Social Worker x 2 (Bulawayo - Kwekwe & Chiredzi - Mutare): JF Kapnek Trust

Social Worker x 2 (Bulawayo - Kwekwe & Chiredzi - Mutare): 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.

This post reports to the Senior Social Worker. The Social Worker is responsible for leading child protection and Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights interventions for adolescents with disabilities in particular and implement child protection and safeguarding interventions for children with disabilities in general. This includes engagement with key government departments and coordinating with other CSO partners to provide quality ASRHR services for girls and women with disabilities.

Main Duties
Support ASRHR system strengthening through training and capacity building of key state and non-state actors; Establish and district level ASRHR coordination platforms to actively identify and address ASRHR concerns for adolescents with disabilities; Facilitate sensitization of adolescents with disabilities and their circles of care on ASRHR information and available services; To establish and maintain sound linkages between the ASRHR and Child protection systems through functional integration with the National Case Management System; Engaging with adolescents with disabilities at community level to provide sound input, participation and feedback in ASRHR services in their districts; Coordinate with other stakeholders to establish and maintain disability and adolescent friendly SRHR services; 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; Registered with the Council for Social Work in Zimbabwe; Additional qualification related to ASRHR (added advantage); Working experience of at least 3 years in Child Protection; Conversant with programmes involving children, youths and adolescents; Excellent knowledge of training and capacity building (a must); Good 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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