Fresher Social Worker Job Opportunities – Child’s i Foundation

 Child’s i Foundation
  • Mpigi, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : November 15, 2021
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Job Description

Job Title:  Social Worker (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Child’s i Foundation

Duty Station:  Mpigi, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager – Mpigi DI Project

 

About US:

Child’s i Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates change by re-imagining care, rebuilding families and support systems, and re-purposing orphanages into services that support children growing up in safe and loving families.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 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





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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:

All Interested applicants please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), only and names and contact details of three referees as a single document to [email protected]

 

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

 

Deadline:  26th November 2021  by 5:00pm

 

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