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Clinical Sociologist

Aliases: Group Sociologist

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Clinical Sociologist is expected to perform include:

  • Developing and implementing corrective procedures to alleviate group dysfunctions
  • Conferring with individuals and groups to determine nature of group dysfunction
  • Observing group interaction and interviewing group members to identify problems related to factors such as group organization, authority relationships and role conflicts
  • Developing approaches to solve a group's problems based on findings and incorporating sociological research and study in related disciplines
  • Developing intervention procedures and utilizing techniques such as interviews, consultations, role playing and participant observation of group interaction to facilitate resolution of group problems
  • Monitoring group interaction and role affiliations to evaluate progress and to determine need for additional change​​
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, Master's degree in sociology

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in conducting sociological research 
  • Skilled in studying peculiarities of group dysfunctions
  • Ability to incorporate research findings in solving a group's problems
  • Knowledge of common conflicts among group members
  • Skilled in conducting group guidance programmes 
  • Knowledge of human psychology 
  • Basic knowledge of behavioural sciences
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard-working​​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Universities offering courses in sociology across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://targetstudy.com/courses/ma-sociology.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5
​ Head of the Department
   ↑
Clinical Sociologist
   ↑
Junior Sociologist → Consultant
   ↑
Intern
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 15,000 to Rs 21,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

​Generally, 3 to 5 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4
  • ​Government and private companies
  • Self-employed
  • Consultancy services
KEYWORDS 

Clinical Sociologist

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152632.0300Clinical Sociologist
ISCO 20082632 Sociologists, Anthropologists and Related Professionals
NIC 200872200Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 2
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3https://www.naukri.com/job-listings-Clinical-Psychologist-Pathfinder-Management-Consulting-India-Ltd--Kota-3-to-5-years-031216000624?src=seo_srp&sid=14809422419557&xp=2&qp=clinical%20psychologist&srcPage=s
4https://www.naukri.com/job-listings-Clinical-Psychologist-Pune-Piramal-Swasthya-Pune-1-to-6-years-211116005928?src=seo_srp&sid=14809422419557&xp=5&qp=clinical%20psychologist&srcPage=s​
5http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-2.pdf
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