Case Management Officer x 2 (Bulawayo & Matobo): JF Kapnek Trust

Case Management Officer x 2 (Bulawayo & Matobo): JF Kapnek Trust
Deadline: 21 October 2018

JF Kapnek Trust is a registered charitable trust, which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986. JF Kapnek Trust seeks to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable sustainable programmes. JF Kapnek Trust is seeking to fill this vacancy in anticipation of funding.

The Case Management Officer, reporting to the Senior Social Worker, is responsible for leading an integrated HIV/AIDS and Child Protection project targeting children with disabilities and their circles of care. This includes engagement with key government departments and coordinating with other CSO partners to provide quality HIV/AIDS and Child Protection Services. The role specifically entails engaging communities in general, children and their caregivers in particular to enable them to access quality HIV/AIDS and Child Protection services through established community-based systems.

Main Responsibilities
System strengthening through training and capacity building of community cadres including CCWs, VHWs and CATs; Monitoring, supporting and supervising community level cadres to enable to act as a surveillance and reporting mechanism for children in need of HIV/AIDS and Child Protection services; Community level engagement with children, adolescents families to facilitate access to HIV/AIDS and Child protection information and services; Facilitating parenting support interventions through use of developed parenting guidelines; Providing services to children and families through processes like assessment, care planning, referrals and case conferencing as guided by the National Case Management System (NCMS); Documentation of beneficiary information and record keeping as guided by the NCMS; Supporting and referring children identified in communities to facility-based services and other; Supporting child protection activities including supporting organizational and Government of Zimbabwe Social Workers in handling cases of children with special needs using the National Case Management System; Provide mentorship on the management of cases of Children with disabilities in targeted districts using the National Case Management framework; Support the DSS to establish and maintain a coordinated approach to handling cases of children with disabilities through various Platforms including District Coordination Meetings; Providing mentorship and support to key actors in supporting adolescents who face challenges in accessing SRHR and child protection services; Interpreting international and national policies on access to ASRHR and Child Protection services and supporting targeted districts to implement the provisions; Participate in the development of IEC material which meets the needs of adolescents with disabilities; Ensure that case intake, assessments, care plans, reviews and documentation are conducted according to organizational requirements; Ensure that activity reports are compiled and submitted timeously in line with organizational reporting guidelines; Ensure that monthly reports are collected and compiled appropriately on all the aspects of the program; Compile statistical data and draft appropriate reports on activities; Analyze the project implementation and prevailing trends and provide constructive written feedback.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; Registered with the Council for Social Workers in Zimbabwe; Working experience of at least 2 years in Child Protection; Proven understanding of linkages between HIV/AIDS and Disability in Child Protection; Conversant with community-based models in HIV and Child Protection Programming; Excellent knowledge of various training and capacity building models (a must); Proven coordination skills at district level; Demonstrated understanding of the Health System and Child Protection System in Zimbabwe

To apply
Applicants should indicate the post applied for and the preferred district in the subject line. A cover letter with an up-to-date CV and at least 3 contactable professional references should be forwarded to: Applications will be considered as they are received. JF Kapnek Trust is an equal opportunity employer and committed to upholding the rights of children. The successful candidates will be required to commit to child protection/safeguarding and to be bound by the JF Kapnek Child Protection Policy. People living with disability are encouraged to apply.

Created: October 12, 2018
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Expiry Date: Oct. 21, 2018

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