Social Worker 254 views15 applications


JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Social Worker
Location: East Pokot- Chemolingot Office, Baringo County.

About the Job Role:

The social worker will provide assistance and advocacy to improve social and psychological functioning of children and their families. She/he focuses on maximizing academic functioning and outcomes of children as well as improving the family’s overall well-being. He/she will assist the parents/guardians with school and psychosocial support for the children including to prevent abuse.
He/she will address school problems such as truancy, bad behaviour, peer pressure, drug use, and poor grades. He/she will advise teachers and act as liaison between students, schools, parents, children’s services, and other service providers. Social workers work with children and their families to support them through difficult times and ensure that they are safeguarded from harm. Their role is to provide support to enable service users to help themselves.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Conducting interviews with participants and their families to assess and review their situation
• Undertaking and writing up assessments (sometimes in collaboration with other professionals), which meet specified standards and timescales
• Offering information and support to participants and their families
• Accomplishing administrative duties and diligently completing paperwork
• Organising and managing packages of support to enable participants to lead the fullest lives possible
• Participating in multidisciplinary teams and meetings regarding, for example, child protection or education or psychosocial support and integration
• Maintaining accurate records and preparing reports as necessary
• Participating in training, supervision and team meetings
• Participate in investigating child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary
• Counseling participants in individual and group sessions to help them overcome trauma and adjust to life.
• Monitor, evaluate, and record participant’s progress according to measurable goals described in their care plans.
• Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the participant
• Perform other duties as may be reasonably directed by the supervisor and as dictated by the needs of the organisation

Education and experience:

 Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
 At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in a relevant field
 Competent IT skills
 Excellent ability of report writing skills
 Integrity and confidentiality.
• Experience working with communities
• Knowledge of NGO operational policies/procedures desirable
• Experience in working with local governments/NGOs desirable
• Demonstrated understanding of the global Child Protection and safeguarding practices.
• Demonstrated capacity to organize the collection and analysis of relevant data

Language and other requirements

• Fluency in written and spoken English essential. Good spoken Swahili
• Should be a team player and a self-starter.
• Should have ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
• Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, attention to detail and accuracy.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the clients and other staff.

So They Can is a strong Child Protection Organization. Any form of child safeguarding breach is not tolerated.

• Application should be made to HR So They Can Kenya at
[email protected]
• Quote expected Salary
• Applications should be received on or before Friday 5th February 2023
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

More Information

  • Job City Nakuru
Apply for this job
Share this job


We work together with communities and their governments in Kenya and Tanzania to educate and empower, so they can break the poverty cycle, realise their own potential and meet their own needs.

We are a not-for-profit organisation registered in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Kenya and Tanzania.

Education is at the core of everything we do.

Since inception we have chosen to partner with local communities and with local and national governments in Kenya and Tanzania in implementing our education strategies. This ensures our model is sustainable and we are meeting the critical needs of the communities we partner with.

We focus our efforts and funds on providing quality education to children and adults, specifically women, to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and can seek further education or employment. This in turn grows the economy and breaks the cycle of poverty.

Connect with us
More jobs from So They Can (STC)
0 USD Nakuru CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week So They Can (STC)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Social Worker Location: East Pokot- Chemolingot Office, Baringo County.

About the Job Role:

The social worker will provide assistance and advocacy to improve social and psychological functioning of children and their families. She/he focuses on maximizing academic functioning and outcomes of children as well as improving the family’s overall well-being. He/she will assist the parents/guardians with school and psychosocial support for the children including to prevent abuse. He/she will address school problems such as truancy, bad behaviour, peer pressure, drug use, and poor grades. He/she will advise teachers and act as liaison between students, schools, parents, children’s services, and other service providers. Social workers work with children and their families to support them through difficult times and ensure that they are safeguarded from harm. Their role is to provide support to enable service users to help themselves.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Conducting interviews with participants and their families to assess and review their situation • Undertaking and writing up assessments (sometimes in collaboration with other professionals), which meet specified standards and timescales • Offering information and support to participants and their families • Accomplishing administrative duties and diligently completing paperwork • Organising and managing packages of support to enable participants to lead the fullest lives possible • Participating in multidisciplinary teams and meetings regarding, for example, child protection or education or psychosocial support and integration • Maintaining accurate records and preparing reports as necessary • Participating in training, supervision and team meetings • Participate in investigating child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary • Counseling participants in individual and group sessions to help them overcome trauma and adjust to life. • Monitor, evaluate, and record participant’s progress according to measurable goals described in their care plans. • Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the participant • Perform other duties as may be reasonably directed by the supervisor and as dictated by the needs of the organisation

Education and experience:

 Diploma in Social Work and Community Development  At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in a relevant field  Competent IT skills  Excellent ability of report writing skills  Integrity and confidentiality. • Experience working with communities • Knowledge of NGO operational policies/procedures desirable • Experience in working with local governments/NGOs desirable • Demonstrated understanding of the global Child Protection and safeguarding practices. • Demonstrated capacity to organize the collection and analysis of relevant data

Language and other requirements

• Fluency in written and spoken English essential. Good spoken Swahili • Should be a team player and a self-starter. • Should have ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, attention to detail and accuracy. • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the clients and other staff.

So They Can is a strong Child Protection Organization. Any form of child safeguarding breach is not tolerated.

• Application should be made to HR So They Can Kenya at [email protected] • Quote expected Salary • Applications should be received on or before Friday 5th February 2023 • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

2023-02-06

NGO Jobs in Africa | NGO Jobs

Ngojobsinafrica.com is Africa’s largest Job site that focuses only on Non-Government Organization job Opportunities across Africa. We publish latest jobs and career information for Africans who intends to build a career in the NGO Sector. We ensure that we provide you with all Non-governmental Jobs in Africa on a consistent basis. We aggregate all NGO Jobs in Africa and ensure authenticity of all jobs available on our site. We are your one stop site for all NGO Jobs in Africa. Stay with us for authenticity & consistency.

Stay up to date

Subscribe for email updates

February 2023
MTWTFSS
« Oct  
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728 
RSS Feed by country: