Social Worker: Terre des hommes

Social Worker: Terre des hommes
Deadline: 24 April 2019 (1pm)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of a Social Worker which has arisen within Terre des hommes Italia Office. The contract will be for fixed term duration of up to 8 months with a possibility of renewal. The placement will be in Tongogara Refugee Camp, Chipinge.

The Job Overview
To provide a variety of social work interventions including casework, direct work on an outreach basis, and if appropriate, group work or other social work services relevant to meeting the assessed needs of individuals and families including those with disabilities. The position is also responsible for SGBV and psychosocial support services in the camp.

Reporting to the Programmes Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
Plan and implement effective and efficient childcare and child protection investigations, assessment and case management services; Undertaking assessment of children deemed to be in need of care and provide an appropriate package of care; Produce a child protection register (of children in need and children at risk) and follow up on all children in the register; Prepare records of all cases and maintain case records in accordance with the policy of UNHCR, TDH and CPS updating ProGres; Training of protection structures on child protection issues Child and Adult Led Child Protection Committees and identification of Case Care Workers (CCWs); Facilitate case conferencing with CCWs for identified cases; Monitor progress of care plans and agreements with the clients, and amend where necessary; Availing counselling and psycho-social support services to the refugee community for solving individual and group problems; To contribute to the multi-disciplinary assessment of family’s needs, children’s unmet needs to promote the child/family’s well-being and resilience, areas of risk, and to formulate appropriate plan of care; To offer an advocacy service to children, young people and their families when they are interfacing with statutory services e.g. birth registration; To participate in external multi-disciplinary meetings with statutory and non-statutory organisations and agencies relating to children, young people and their families, i.e. Child Protection Conferences, Child in Need meetings; Safeguarding children and young people who may be at risk, offering advice support and training on safeguarding matters as required; Linking with community services for the benefit of children, young people and their families and support families and people with disabilities to access appropriate services; To remain up to date with regard to statutory changes/legal framework regarding the provision of care; To implement SGBV activities, promote and take account at all times of equality, diversity, dignity and to promote the rights of children, young people and their families; To actively contribute towards qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation systems as required within the clinical governance framework; Produce reports whenever they are required and carry out from time to time, additional duties commensurate with your grade as required.

Qualifications and Requirements
A Social Work Degree a MUST; 3 years experience working with children either in an NGO environment or with the Department of Child Welfare and Protection Services; Have been trained in Child Protection and safeguarding; Previous Probation work experience an added advantage; Must be registered with the Council of Social Work; A clean class 4 driver’s license a MUST

To apply
Candidates meeting the above criteria should forward their Curriculum Vitaes (CVs), copies of academic certificates and application letters with the subject line clearly marked “Social Worker” to the Country Representative via the following email, address: / /

Created: April 16, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Location: Chipinge
Expiry Date: April 24, 2019

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