The overall objective of the Social Worker is to ensure, under the responsibility of the supervision team, the implementation of activities related to children’s protection, within the frame of the project.
Responsibility 1: Implement psychosocial and case management activities
Task 1 – Participate in the identification and selection of children at risk, according to standard vulnerability criteria’s.
Task 2 – Conduct follow-up and family visits to provide psychosocial first aid, psychosocial support or any other needed assistance, depending on the child and family’s needs.
Task 3 – Create and implement new adapted recreational activities in cooperation with the recreational facilitators and the Child Protection Officer, in order to improve the children’s well being
Task 4 – Ensure that urgent and challenging cases are immediately discussed with direct supervisors and the Child Protection Officer
Task 5: In line with KR-I SOPs (Standard operational procedures), provide case management services to the children identified, and follow all case management steps from identification to closure or transfer, including referrals to specialized services in coordination with the supervisors and the Child Protection Officer.
Task 6- Advice the parents and raise their awareness on children’s rights and children’s wellbeing.
Task 7– Ensure coordination and information sharing with the Child Protection Officer, while preserving the confidentiality principle
Task 8: Be responsible of the data management of the cases, using the case management tools: documentation of cases, referrals, etc and of the archiving of the files regarding the cases followed.
Task 9 – Assures coordination with all relevant stake-holders regarding case management.
Responsibility 2: Provide awareness and capacity building in child protection consistently with the community based approach
Task 1 – Follow up on the needs in terms of awareness and be proactive in the definition of the awareness program
Task 2 – Conduct awareness sessions using a community based approach focusing on child protection, GBV and general protection issues
Task 3 – Participate in capacity building of community based structures/public services (for instance: Child Protection Committee, Youth committee, Sector leaders, teachers, authorities, etc)
Responsibility 3: Reporting, planning and communication
Task 1- Participate in weekly meetings regarding the activities of the project
Task 2- Provide a weekly activity planning to the Team leader.
Task 3- Report to his/her supervision any development or change of circumstances regarding the context and actors
Task 4- Provide the daily report to the team leader
Task 5- Update frequently the database with the dataclerk, or the Child Protection Officer
Responsibility 4: Translation
Provide translation, oral and written when needed
Qualifications & Preferred Skills
- Social worker and/or proven strongly experience on PSS and Case management
- Proven experience of working in capacity building.
- Proven experience of facilitating trainings
- Knowledge on Child Protection, Psycho Social Support (PSS), Psychosocial First Aid (PFA), Case Management (CM), Gender Based Violence (GBV) concepts and tools. .
- 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 activities with active participation and stimulation.
- Experience in supervision of staff
- Good communication and social skills to establish relationships with different communities.
- Computer skills (MS Office).
- Strong organizational and reporting skills.
- Very creative, active, positive and flexible.
- Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.