Child's i Foundation Social Worker Jobs in Uganda

Child's i Foundation Social Worker Jobs in Uganda


Role Purpose:

  • To provide a comprehensive social work service to children and families in need.

  • To carry out child and family assessments for children in and out of care.

  • To safely reintegrate children in care into families.

  • To work in partnership with children and families.

  • To take responsibility for a caseload according to qualifications and experience.

    Key responsibilities and duties

  • To carry a complex child and family workload, which includes children in care, children in need, child protection, and caregivers

  • To participate in regular supervision with the Project Manager and to ensure that the project manager is made aware of any issues of major importance or concern.

  • To work on own initiative, managing and prioritizing own workload under the direction of the supervisor.

  • To undertake appropriate training.

  • To carry out the full range of assessments and plans within the organization’s timescales and standards.

  • To attend team meetings and contribute to team development.

  • To maintain individual case records including updating the case management system in accordance with the Organization’s guidance and procedures.

  • Establish effective links with the media and participate in filming and social media activities that promote CiF and partners

  • To develop innovative solutions to intractable family problems

  • Manage resources effectively including money, equipment and stock allocated to you.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

    Person Specifications

    Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration

  • Post qualifying experience covering assessment; report writing; ability to form trusting relationships; case planning, implementation and review, managing a complex caseload, working with communities, local governments and authorities and partners.

  • Previous work experience relating to OVC programming.

    Knowledge

  • Child development, theories of attachment and loss, Alternative care, child protection and safeguarding

  • Government policies: National Child Policy, Foster care guidelines, Uganda National Alternative Care Guidelines

  • Legislation in relation to OVC, alternative care and
    adoption

  • Basic IT systems knowledge required

  • Commitment to learning and keeping up to date.

    Skills

  • Flexibility to adapt to new roles, tasks and situations.

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in a crisis.

  • Strong observation, analytical and listening skills.

  • Ability to negotiate and mediate on behalf of children and families.

  • Good organizational skills to work with minimum supervision and plan meetings for the caseload of clients.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal.

  • Negotiation, conflict resolution and advocacy skills.

  • Able to demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice in all areas of work.

    Personal attributes

  • A strong and determined commitment to getting best results for children.

  • Motivated and independent.

  • A team player.

  • Well organized, flexible and clear thinking.

  • Patient, empathetic, persistent and diplomatic.

  • Willingness to participate in media activities to promote advocacy and fundraising.

  • Willingness and ability to travel and stay away from home overnight as required.

  • Be able to speak at least one of the local languages in the area.

    How to apply

  • If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), only and names and contact details of three referees as a single document** to

  • applications@childsifoundation.org

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. E-mail applications should bear the name and the position in the subject line of the email

  • All applications should be submitted not later than November 26, 2021 by 5 pm.


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