Job at Save the Children: Social worker (Deadline: 10 April 2017)
TITLE: Social worker
LOCATION: Kirehe District (Mahama Refugee Camp)
CONTRACT LENGTH: one year
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Program Coordinator – HIV/TB
Staff reporting to this post: NA
Budget Responsibilities: NA
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Help patients navigate the complicated levels of public assistance requirements and other hierarchal social services
• Help HIV patients by advocate for basic human necessities like food and shelter.
• Help patients tackle the stigmatization of being treated as living with HIV.
• Incorporate cultural sensitivity into daily work with patients tackling myths about HIV/AIDS by encouraging learning and advocacy.
• Teach patients safer sex practices, encourage condom use, and provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes healing and self-confidence.
• Help patients regain control of their lives through self-reflection.
• Conduct health education to the patient and his family, attend health education sessions to other patients seen in hospital
• Design of the micro-social support services
• Make the necessary support processes of social or abandoned cases and coordinate activities aimed at assisting vulnerable
• Conduct home visit to PLWA
• following a social worker’s care plan
• Keeping records and writing reports
• Perform duties requested by his supervisor in the work
• Observe and respect the values & taboos as developed in the internal regulation rules
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
• holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
• sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
• builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
• develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• willing to take disciplined risks.
• honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
1. A1 degree /certificate holder in Social Sciences (Social work, Sociology,
2. Having a certificate in counselling is an added value
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least one year working experience in clinical HIV programs
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures
CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:
Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is 10th April 2017.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted