Case Worker (Child Protection)

Job description

The Case Worker will be responsible for the  identification, assessment, documentation, intervention, referral (to relevant services) and follow-up of vulnerable and at-risk children and families as part of ACTED’s child protection response to the Iraqi IDP crisis.

The Case Worker will support children and their families through the provision of psychosocial support and activities, and provide direct support to children and their families from identification to case closure, based on principles of the best interest of the child.

The candidate need to be able to work in newly liberated areas of Mousel.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

1. Provision of Intervention and Psychosocial support

1.1.     Identify individual cases, assess protection risks and formulate case plans.

1.2.     Document all cases using agreed upon forms and databases, ensuring confidentiality of the data collected.

1.3.     Ensure that all services and action points listed in the case plan are carried out within agreed time frames. Ensure that progress is regularly reviewed.

1.4.     Ensure regular follow up and support to children and families through home visits, provision of psychosocial support, referrals, and access to services.

1.5.     Adhere to standard documentation processes and follow best practice guidelines.

1.6.     Establish trusting relationships with children and families/caregivers.

1.7.     Participating in training, supervision and team meetings.

2. Referral with CFS/YFS and external partners

2.1.     To liaise with CFS/YFS for registration and attendance of children registered in the CPU

2.2.     Coordinate with other organizations/agencies and make referrals to specialized services. .

2.3.     Establish continuing rapport/trust building and interaction with the community and the social environment of vulnerable children for their protection, care, and development

3. Reporting

3.1.     Provide weekly reports to the Child Protection Unit Team Leader.

Keep case files, records and documentation up to date, secure and confidential.

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