Established in 1992, Rescue Dada Centre has grown into an experienced, registered Charitable Children Institution with the capacity to rescue, rehabilitate, reintegrate and resocialise 70 street girls every year and successfully returns former street connected girls into a conducive family environment, where their basic needs are met and they feel a sense of belonging through a secure attachment to caring adults.
The Counselor, reporting to the Head of Social Service, is responsible for providing psychosocial support activities to the RDC target groups; this will involve an assigned caseload according to RDC Standard Operating Procedures; supporting vulnerable girls and their families, and help improve outcomes in their lives; maintaining professional relationships and act as guide and advocate for children’s rights.
S/he will treat children with respect, sensitivity and affection and will maintain discipline without recourse to physical punishment. S/he has to be flexible as the requirements vary according to the situation at the project and the psychosocial needs of the children under rehabilitation and must be committed to the promotion of children’s rights.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Continuous assessment of girl’s well-being and respective support planning.
- Provide every girl on his/her caseload with counselling session for the duration of rehabilitation and maintain records of the girl’s case. Including family counselling sessions if need be.
- Counseling of other target groups of RDC in case of need.
- Facilitate and document weekly psycho education and life skills sessions with girls enrolled in Rescue Dada Centre’s Child Protection Programme.
- Facilitate and document special group counseling sessions.
- Undertake parenting skills training.
- Networking with relevant Stakeholders, i.e. other CCIs, NGOs, Government Institutions.
- Maintain complete confidential documents of the progress of every girl on his/her caseload.
- Regularly update the Programmes database.
- Work in a multidisciplinary team to ensure quality and holistic care for all girls.
- Provide back-up support to counselling and social work colleagues.
- Undertake any other activities falling under the Child protection programme, as needed.
- Attend fortnightly departmental meetings.
Education and Experience required:
- Minimum of a Degree in Counseling Psychology or similar field.
- At least two (2) years’ relevant work experience.
- Solid understanding of children’s rights, and their promotion through social services activities.
- Sound knowledge of the Case Management Approach.
- Experience in building and maintaining partnerships /networking.
- Sound knowledge of computer packages.
EXPECTED CORE COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ATTITUDE:
- Sensitive, respectful and responsible handling of the girls;
- Sound Communication skills – empathic communicator, motivator;
- Analytical, problem solving skills;
- Teamwork skills;
- Organized, accurate, independent and result driven working style;
- Ability to develop detailed work plans and respective budgets, and deliver on them for development results;
- Will need to be flexible and understanding;
- Reliable, honest and sincere work attitude;
- Respect for Diversity;
- Must be prepared to work in potentially high risk environments;
- Must have certificate of good conduct.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply via email with the following documents:
Cover letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for the position, including salary expectations
CV and three referees
Copies of all relevant Certificates
Certificate of Good Conduct
Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document.
Only complete applications will be considered!
Applications should be sent via email and not later than 11th of December 2022 to
RDC Director: [email protected]