ChildFund International Fresher Careers – Social Worker

Job Title: Social Worker
Organisation: ChildFund International
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Social Worker
About ChildFund:
For over seventy years globally, ChildFund provides help to deprived,
excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives
and opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting
and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose
individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing
the worth and rights of children.
About Project:
Child Fund Uganda has won an award on the Deinstitutionalization of
Orphans and Vulnerable Children, this project is a 3-year and six month period
(42 months) Project implemented by a consortium of partners namely; ChildFund
International, TPO Uganda, Child’s Foundation and Retrak.  The key goals of the project are to
strengthen national child protection systems in order to prevent unnecessary
family separation and enable children outside of families to be placed in family
or family based care.
Job Summary: The jobholder
mainly offers a comprehensive social work service to children and families in
need in partnership with children and families.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for training and providing guidance
    to social welfare front line workers, CSO partners, care givers and
    community members and other service providers on child care and
    protection, Prevention, Tracing and resettlement/ reintegration of
    children from children’s institutions and the streets, and disaffiliated
    children; fostering and adoption.
  • In charge of quality assurance of social
    work practice on alternative care at all levels of implementation
  • Responsible for the mentorship and
    supervision of other practitioners at different levels to ensure effective
    and efficient Case Management
  • Monitoring of Child Care Institutions and
    other partners in implementation of Alternative Care Framework
  • Support the establishment and operation of
    District Alternative Care Panels
  • Support other practitioners including CCI
    SWs, parasocial workers and CDOs in assessment of families and monitoring
    of families
  • Support the establishment and operation of
    Team Around The Child (TAC) at the district
  • Disseminate OVC /child protection resource
    materials, guidelines and policies
  • Work closely with the probation officers,
    provide Technical support to Child Care Institutions to acquire various
    court orders – production orders, care orders, exclusion orders.
  • To liaise effectively with other agencies
    and, where appropriate to be involved in multi-disciplinary work.
  • To work on own initiative, managing and
    prioritizing own workload under the direction of the supervisor.
  • Collect and analyse basic information
    required-far  planning, monitoring,
    Project implementation and prepare periodic progress reports
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration only
  • Working knowledge of child development,
    Child Protection, Policy on Vulnerable and Orphan Children, UN convention
    on the Rights of a Child The Children Act and other relevant legal and
    policy frameworks
  • Pre-qualification experience with children
    (whether paid or voluntary)
  • Past experience of community and
    multidisciplinary work
  • Prior experience in using computer
    applications (word processing, excel, database, internet
  • Assessment skills-ability to demonstrate
    understanding of process
  • Working in partnership
  • Written Communication and Recording Skills
    – ability to analyse, summarise and record relevant information clearly
    and concisely so that the information can easily understood by colleagues
    and family members
  • Anti-discriminatory practice – have a
    clear understanding of the ways in which people are discriminated against
    and to be committed to work in a way that addresses issues
  • Ability to manage a workload.
  • Ability to support colleagues.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their applications including
detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of three
professional referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to: The
National Director, ChildFund International, P.O. Box 3342, Kampala, Uganda
Email: hr@uganda.childfund.org OR Hand deliver to ChildFund National Office
located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala NOTE: While we
appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will be
contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline: 22nd August, 2014

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