HRM-745 – Crisis Counsellor – Based in NHQ-Colombo (1 position)


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Crisis Counsellor

01 Position


Based in NHQ, Colombo



Basic Salary 100,000


     HRM 745

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry or Clinical social work. A valid certification to practice at national level in clinical psychology or psychiatry or clinical social work is required.


Additional training or certification is also required in a broad range of related fields, such as alcohol/substance abuse, stress management, traumatic stress, cross-cultural communication or conflict resolution.




A minimum of five (5) years of progressively experience in staff clinical counselling, mental health, cross cultural communications, counselling, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work, and related areas is required.

Respect to diversity and high religions and ethnic tolerance.


Excellent planning and organising skills.

Ability to work under stressful situations.


Proven skills in training lay counsellors, and peer supporters/

Excellent Interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship at all levels.


Well-developed language skills in oral and written Sinhala/Tamil and English

Other Requirements

  • Sound understanding of humanitarian, community and volunteer-based service interventions.
  • Willing to travel and work throughout the country when required.
  • Should be a quick learner with the ability carry out SLRCS management guidelines and procedures.
  • Should be a team player who is self-motivated and with the ability to work under challenging circumstances.
  • Abide by and work according to Red Cross and Red Crescent Fundamental Principles.


The SLRCS conducts its general administrative and operational affairs in English Language.

The appointment will be on a fixed term contract basis.

Only short-listed applicants will be called for interviews;


Please submit your applications to reach the below mentioned address on or before 9th May 2019.

Director General,

Sri Lanka Red Cross Society,

106, Dharmapala Mawatha,

Colombo 07.


Email to;

Pelase indícate on the top left -hand corner of the envelope the post applied for and the relevant reference number (HRM 745) 


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