The Social worker, as a part of an Education and Protection mobile team, provides specific support for conflict affected children and families through case management services and psychosocial activities in targeted areas.
Under the supervision of the Protection Team leader and Project Manager, the Social worker will be responsible for:
- Participate in the assessment, design and implementation of the psychosocial and case management activities and needs in the targeted locations.
- Participate in the identification and selection of beneficiaries in terms of child protection.
- Plan and create new recreational activities (psychodrama, art therapy, group discussion…) in cooperation with the recreational facilitators and the Protection Team Leader in order to increase children’s well-being.
- Collaborate with the teachers and the recreational facilitators to design recreational activities in link with child protection.
- Ensure safety and good condition during activities implementation.
- Through group activities assess the conditions and potential trauma cases of the children.
- Meet with the teachers, recreational facilitators and Protection Team Leader to talk about special cases if needed.
- Conduct sensitization/awareness campaign to promote children’s rights (children, families, school…).
- Strengthened local capacities (community members) with training sessions on Psycho Social first Aid and preparedness.
Case management activities:
- Conduct global and/or individual evaluation of children and propose adapted response.
- Identify children at risk through recreational activities.
- Follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Guideline and tools for case management process.
- Establish the appropriate case evaluation and implement an appropriate case management.
- Ensure that urgent and challenging cases are immediately discussed with direct supervisors.
- Advice the parents and raise their awareness on children’s rights and children’s wellbeing.
- Make the link between families, local authorities, school managers and other partners to support children with specific disorder.
- Suggest improvements for sensitization sessions.
- Work closely with all members of the Education/Protection project team.
- Ensure an equal treatment to the beneficiaries, respect confidentiality and follow TGH ethical guidelines.
- Participate in evaluation and impact assessments.
- Participate in and contribute to weekly project team meetings.
- Ensure the regular data collection and report to the Protection Team Leader.
- Prepare daily/weekly activity plan and reports.
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- Social worker and/or proven strongly experience on PSS and Case management and Diplomas.
- Proven experience of working on Psychosocial and case management activities.
- Experience in community mobilization and conducting outreach activities.
- Knowledge on Child Protection, Psycho Social Support (PSS), Psychosocial First Aid (PFA), Case Management (CM), Gender Based Violence (GBV) an others.
- Knowledge on Department of Labour and Social Affairs (DOLSA) official guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures for Child Protection Case Management (SOP) or other official guideline and tools.
- Good capacity to provide active participation and creativity stimulation of the children.
- Good communication and social skills to establish relationships with different communities.
- Computer skills (MS Office).
- Fluency in written and spoken in Kurdish and Arabic.
- Strong organizational and reporting skills.
- Very creative, active, positive and flexible.
- Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.