Heshima Kenya Career Opportunities
5. Heshima Kenya Social Worker Jobs
The Social Worker will carry out program activities within the Organizations programs. The Social Worker will be responsible for the management, planning and assessing participant’s cases. This position reports to the case management lead case workerResponsibilities:Responsible for the management, planning and assessing all the refugee cases and give recommendation for the appropriate assistance.
Support in the design and implementation of program activities.
To coordinate the daily and weekly activities and prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
Conduct Best Interest Assessment and Best Interest Determination interviews and prepare reports for all identified children.
Conduct home visits and referrals to check programs.
Identify and initiate alternative care arrangement for vulnerable children and children at risk.
Provide case management services to identified children and foster families.
Identify alternative care arrangement for identified children and children at risk.
Ensure that all protection issues are effectively handled; communicate relevant and urgent details to the Child Protection Officer and the Country Director.
Work closely and collaborate with relevant program staff on a weekly basis about specific cases, progress, and follow-up for referrals.
Oversee case management services, i.e. counseling, social support, educational and training programs, home visits, family tracing, and reunification activities and ensure follow up is conducted in a timely manner.
Maintain accurate and timely case records of activities and plans, Write detailed and highly accurate summaries and report.
Conduct outreach with the respective refugee communities regarding Heshima Kenya’s services, foster good relationships with communities with the goal of strengthening community referral structures, care and support services within the community.
Effectively meet all program goals and targets. Report any challenges or difficulties in meeting program goals immediately to the Child Protection Officer.
Complete reports accurately and on time and submit to the Child Protection officer.
Assist in strengthening of Heshima Kenya’s referral network.
Perform other professional duties as assigned in the implementation of program activities.
Learn and understand thoroughly Heshima Kenya’s mission, vision, programs and goals.
Degree in Social Work, Community Development, International Relation or Humanitarian Affairs and /or Psychology.
3-5 years of professional experience, preferably working with refugee populations
and/or with refugee children.
2-4 years working at the program management level, including leading or assisting with designing, implementing and managing projects.
Extensive experience in implementing culturally appropriate social work and mental health interventions for people who have suffered trauma and torture.
Must be a Kenyan citizen; preference to female candidates; knowledge of refugee language desirable (Somali, Amharic, or Oromo).
Must have a certificate of good conduct.
Skilled at carrying out program needs assessments and program development.
Excellent oral and written communication and reporting skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ready to work as a team.
Able to work independently and as a team.
Must be highly organized, creative, detail oriented and work effectively under pressure with competing priorities.
Excellent research, data-collection, organizational and time management skills.
Strong knowledge of Nairobi, especially refugee-based areas, clinics, primary schools and social service providers and knowledge of refugee communities.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and the internet.
How to Apply:
Qualified and serious applicants should send their application to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Tuesday 28th February 2017.
It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.
NB. All applications should only be send through the email.
P.O Box 63192 – 00619
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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