Fresher Social Worker Family Empowerment NGO Jobs – Dwelling Places (DP)

Job Title:          Social Worker Family Empowerment  
Organisation: Dwelling
Places (DP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Rebuild Program
Manager
Project Name:  Children resettled with their families
outside Karamoja region (SCOOP)
Targets: Families of
children below 14 years
About US:
Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization
(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation,
resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall
objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest
their head on and a place to call home.
Job Summary: The Social
Worker Family Empowerment will provide ongoing support for the beneficiaries
(children, youth and their families) to enable sustainable resettlement and
successful exit.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
·        
Read the files of the referred children to
familiarize yourself with their cases.
·        
Accompany the children during resettlement to be
introduced to the family as the social worker in charge of ongoing support.
·        
Plan and budget for the children and their
families in ongoing support
·        
Develop a follow up schedule for the FEP
children below 14 years and conduct quarterly visit to monitor their welfare
and progress.
·        
Fill the child index forms (CSI) for all the
children followed up
·        
Sensitize and encourage parents to take lead in
following up their children’s progress in school, attending class and
visitation days, taking children and picking them from school
·        
Prepare monthly requisition for the FEP
activities in line with the approved budget
·        
Remind parents to bring their children to
Dwelling Places offices for letter writing, collecting their gifts every school
holidays and bringing their school reports
·        
Collect circulars from parents and ensure they
are submitted to the finance office in a timely manner.
·        
Organize and conduct child protection trainings
for the children, youth and parents and involve local leaders
·        
Participate in the planning and implementation
of the annual children and youth camps
·        
Refer all the children that turn 15 to the
Social Worker in charge of the youth and hand over their support
·        
Participate in the bi-annual beneficiary
analysis to determine the level of support for the children and families in FEP
·        
Recommend parents and children able to support
themselves for exit and ensure sustainable exits
·        
Review the family support plans and update the
children’s files weekly
·        
Write and submit weekly progress reports to the
Rebuild Program Manager by the end of business Friday.
·        
Monitor your budget and account for all funds
received within the stipulated time in the finance manual.
·        
Conduct individual and group counseling for the
children and families on the ongoing support.
·        
Liaise with PR to ensure all children have
sponsors in their areas of need
·        
Supervise the volunteers assigned to FEP and
ensure efficiency and effectiveness in performance
·        
Plan and conduct mentorship for the children and
families in FEP
·        
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by
the line manager



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Social Sciences or related field preferred
·        
At least two years of work experience preferred
·        
Good interpersonal skills; able to relate to all
levels of management and staff
·        
Excellent written and verbal communication
skills
·        
Excellent organizational and time-management
skills
·        
Proficient skills in Microsoft Office
·        
Ability to manage files and filing systems
·        
Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills,
good judgment & strong focus
·        
Born again Christian
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
the following;
·        
A handwritten application letter with and
updated CV with academic qualifications
·        
A church recommendation letter (Should be God
fearing)
·        
LC 1 letter
·        
Two passport photos
Deliver your applications to: Dwelling places head office – Off
Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe police station or email to:
hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701
Deadline: 17th
November 2017
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