Counselor, Saksham Pravaah at TISS Mumbai

About the Organisation

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956.

About the Competition/Event/Opportunity

TISS Mumbai invites job applications for Counselor post for the year 2020. Saksham which means “Capable” or “Self- reliant” in Sanskrit is a TISS project that implements counselling services for Drug Resistant (DR) TB patients in collaboration with the Mumbai District Tuberculosis (TB) Control Society (MDTCS). The programme supported by the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria was initiated in August 2014.

Post details

Name of the Post: Counselor, Saksham Pravaah

Location: Yadgir

Duration: Till March 2021

Job description

Register Drug Resistant (DR) TB patients for counselling services and provide regular counselling to ensure treatment adherence.

Undertake home visits to DR TB patients within the district for providing follow up counselling

Provide counseling services to family members of the DR TB patients and refer them for TB diagnosis if required

Liaise with District TB staff to monitor treatment adherence of TB patient at community level

Improve TB-HIV linkages and link with ART centers.

Link DR TB patients to social protection schemes and other health services as required

Ensure timely documentation & reporting as per program need.

Maintain registers and records as per Saksham, TISS guidelines

Attend quarterly meetings as specified by Saksham, TISS


Post graduate in Social Work (Health & Mental Health or Public Health or Community Organization)/ M.A (Counselling or Clinical Psychology)/ Master in Public Health/ Master in Health Administration. MSW in HR will not be considered.

A minimum of 1 to 3 years of work experience in health related counselling. E.g., HIV/AIDS, RCH, TB, STI, ART, suicide prevention.

Good communication skills – written as well as spoken – in English, Hindi and local Language.

Knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel and PPT.

Willingness to travel within the assigned district.

Willingness to work with TB patients and their caregivers.

Candidates from Yadgir district will be preferred.

Important Dates

Apply by Oct 4, 2020

Registration Process

Please send the following documents by e-mail to [email protected] along with the following subject line as ‘Counselor – Saksham Pravaah’:

A Cover Letter

Your updated curriculum vitae with your academic record and experience


Remuneration CTC: Rs. 17,000/- per month.

Other Details

Only shortlisted candidates will be informed about the interview

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