Notification No.: IISERK/RECTT/Temp-03/2017 dated 15/11/2017

Date of posted/circulated on the Institute website: 15 November 2017

Name of the Position:
Psychologist/ Counsellor/ Clinical Psychologist

Number of Position: Two

Essential Qualification: Masters in Psychology. /M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from RCI registered Institute

Desirable Qualification: PhD

Desirable Candidate will have relevant experience in the following areas:

(a) Have training in counselling technique and/or any therapeutic module.

(b) Experience in psychotherapy of students of residential Institutes of higher learning.

(c) Administrative experience in managing relevant counselling service set-ups.

Job Responsibilities: The job would involve active counselling of students mostly between the ages 18-28, organizational work in connection with developing a suitable counselling program for students and liaison work with professional volunteer agencies and hospitals for the benefits of the students of IISER Kolkata.

(a) Targeted psychological counselling of individuals for common conditions such as anxiety, disorders arising out of staying away from home, depression, addiction;

(b) Group therapy for certain conditions;

(c) Developing and executing appropriate follow up procedure for monitoring progress;

(d) Developing a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure the smooth operation of counselling services and crisis management;

(e)Designing and organizing regular workshops including but not limited to stress management, self esteem, examination anxiety, mood swings, enhancing study skills, stigma attached to accessing mental healthcare;

(f) Counselling students on different challenges faced by them frequently. The challenges include peer pressure, relationships, academic stress, learning to make decisions, making responsible choices, knowing when to ask help for oneself and for others, family related issues, sexuality, identity, beliefs, time management, substance abuse, physical well-being etc);

(g) Training and guiding the team of student volunteer associated with counselling service;

(h) Acting as a referral to the Institute administration

Age: Maximum 55 years

Remuneration range: Rs. 15,000.00 - 30,000.00 per month consolidated based on availability/experience/qualification

Application Procedure: Application complete with all the above details in the proforma to be sent by email to:

Last date of submission: 30 November 2017 at 5 PM.

Date of joining: Immediate