Junior Counsellor, PRIDE (New Delhi)

Sangath is seeking to hire junior counsellors for its PRIDE project. The aims of PRIDE are to

(i) establish a trans-diagnostic psychological intervention for adolescents with common mental health difficulties, and

(ii) test its cost-effectiveness when delivered by counsellors in schools of Goa and New Delhi. The programme is now in its third year, involving the completion of formative qualitative research and a clinical case series, leading on to pilot and full-scale randomized controlled trials.

The project will be implemented in Goa and New Delhi, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School (USA) (Principal investigator: Prof. Vikram Patel). The post-holder will work under the supervision of Intervention Coordinator/ Director and have overall responsibility for delivering the low-intensity psychological intervention to students with mental health difficulties in government schools. The post is based in Delhi and is for a starting appointment for one year, extendable up to one year.


Job Responsibilities

• Delivering low-intensity psychological counselling to adolescents with mental health difficulties

• Liaison with officials in the schools/ community as relevant

• Building awareness amidst stakeholders regarding the project and its services

• Filling out necessary forms for documentation purposes

• Translating intervention materials into local languages as and when necessary

• Attending supervision & clinical meetings at Sangath, as per the protocol




Graduates preferably in Psychology or Social Work. Other graduates can also apply if they have previous experience of working as counsellors/ field investigators/ field data collectors.

Skills and experience

• Candidates should have good communication skills

• Any previous formal or informal experience of counselling, dealing with school children or youth and or data collection would be an advantage.

• Candidates should be fluent in Hindi language (speaking, reading and writing).

• Candidates should be willing to work hard, travel and work in government school environment with limited school resources situated in low-income communities.


Apply before April 27, 2018, by sending an email to


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