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The Manav Rehabilitation Center

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Whilst the world has been quick to respond to the growing threats to the human body , little has been done especially in India, in response to the afflictions of the human mind.

The mentally ill. The emotionally disturbed and those with severe personality disorders bear not only the anguish of their suffering but also the additional burden of society’s indifference and ignorance . In spite of falling victim to false beliefs and deeply rooted misconceptions, the issue of mental health features very low on our government;s agenda and almost not at all on society;s list of priorities.

The isolation of the mentally ill, the emotionally disturbed, and of the issue at large has only further perpetuated the callous indifference that exists within society. Integration rehabilitation into community treatment is a necessity that cannot b further ignored.

In recognition of the current dearth of services and the growing need for a multifaceted approach, the MANAV foundation committed itself to the MANAV rehabilitation center for the mentally ill and emotionally disturbed

John Milton (1608-1674),Paradise Lost
"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."

Dear Members,

MANAV Foundation requires a social worker or psychologist, for the post of “Social Worker” for the Manav Rehabilitation Centre, based in Mazgaon opposite Reay Road station. It is a day-care therapeutic centre that focuses on the reintegration of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed adults within mainstream society, using various and alternative psycho-social interventions.

A young and growing organisation working in the field of mental health, the MANAV Foundation has four mandates:

  • Intervention
  • Publicity and Networking
  • Training
  • Awareness and outreach

The job description includes:

  • Counselling – individual and family
  • Coordination of all activities within the centre
  • Planning and implementation of specific functions relating to the centre and all its mandates
  • Documentation and other related tasks

Desired qualities/skills:

  • Committed and dedicated
  • Well spoken in English and Hindi
  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Hard working
  • Good public speaking skills preferred
  • Capacity to work independently as well as within a team

Some experience within the field of mental health will be appreciated.
Remuneration for the full-time position is negotiable dependent on the past experience and the overall aptitude of the applicant.