3 Social Worker NGO Job Opportunities – The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO)

Job Title      : 3 Social Workers
The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO)
Duty Station:
 Kampala, Uganda
Reports To:
Cluster Team Leader
Job Title – REF: TS/HR/ PMGT 01: Social Worker (SOCY/DREAMS) (03
Directly Supervises: Para-Social Workers (PSW)
About us:
The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda) was founded to contribute to a process of preventing
HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons,
families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.
Job summary: The
Social Worker-SOCY/DREAMS Project will play a critical role in the planning and
implementation of Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth / Resilient,
Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) OVC interventions in the
project area. Working with the district and community structures, the Social
Worker shall be responsible for identifying beneficiaries, conducting
individual and household vulnerability and prioritization assessments and
identifying children, youth and care givers whose HIV status is unknown and
linking them to HCT, and those that are food insecure and link them to
comprehensive OVC services..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
OVC services and resources mapping exercise conducted
district specific OVC service directories developed
Social Workers identified and oriented referral networks of all service
providers identified
for monitoring and tracking OVC services referral completion developed
sub-county referral reflection meetings conducted
opportunities for the AGYWs created and child welfare services provided
and Para Social Workers’ capacity assessments and training programs conducted
participatory OVC services and resources mapping exercise to identify all
existing community, CSO, public and private sector service providers
data sources of eligible households within the high burden communities
updated district specific OVC service directories
Para social workers and orient them in administration of project tools,
beneficiary enrollment, case management, referral and linkages
functional linkages and referral networks of all service providers identified
in the project catchment areas.
with the Linkages and Referrals Coordinators to develop a mechanism for
monitoring and tracking OVC services referral completion
quarterly sub-county referral reflection meetings to share progress, gaps and
case conferencing
Para Social Workers in HIV/AIDS management and psychosocial support
Para social workers to make case plans, referrals and follow up to completion
corporate partners and faith based organizations to create economic
opportunities for the AGYWS
families to provide a nurturing environment and meet children and youth’s most
critical care needs such as food security, and physical and mental health.
children, families, and caregivers with life-skills training and education to
build self-esteem, resiliency and awareness of available support services.
children, youths and families to build internal and external resources through
parenting classes and family support groups, or peer support groups, and safe
social spaces for children and youth.
quality counseling to children, youths and their caregivers to address
psycho-social and health issues arising from HIV infection.
the socio-economic systems around OVC households to establish support for them
child-caregiver interactions and increase families’ access to health,
nutrition, livelihood, and education to enhance child, family, and community
community-based social and Para-social workers to identify child welfare
services and support family access to these services in specific communities.
Para social workers to build relationships and links with other communities,
CSOs, and government offices to broaden families’ access to coordinated care.
out regular capacity assessments of community member roles and
responsibilities; identify gaps and recruit community members to fill those
gaps to support vulnerable children.
and support community Para social workers and VHTs in their roles.
Help to
deliver training programs to Para-social workers and VHTs and help them to
access additional training opportunities.
scheduled meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Social Work and Social
Administration (SWASA), Social Sciences, Education, Community Psychology or
Public Health. A related qualification in management studies is an added
Additional Training
of a professional qualification in HIV/AIDS Counselling
computer skills in MS Office Applications and experience in strategia
community mobilization skills
Experience and Exposure: At least two (2) years’ experience in a field position
with an organization in public health or OVC programming
written and oral communication skills in Luganda and English, including report
writing Excellent training skills using adult-learning principles, particularly
at the community level
in developing and managing referral systems is preferred.
and willingness to work flexible hours as needed and with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated leadership and
team-building skills
ability to RIDE a Motorcycle is a MUST
Qualities/Attributes: Strong integrity, Honesty and confidentiality.
How to Apply:
 Only qualified candidates who meet all the
above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified
academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of which should be
professional referees including their telephone and email contacts.
N.B TASO staff,
former staff and clients must attach a signed recommendation letter from the
respective Center Program Manager.
All interested
Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save
all the relevant documents in one folder and forward online applications with
the relevant credentials to:
Please note that
only applications received online shall be considered.
Deadline: 30th October 2019 at 11:59
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