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

Job Title      : 3 Social Workers
Organization:
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: 
·        
Participatory
OVC services and resources mapping exercise conducted
·        
Updated
district specific OVC service directories developed
·        
Para
Social Workers identified and oriented referral networks of all service
providers identified
·        
Mechanism
for monitoring and tracking OVC services referral completion developed
·        
Quarterly
sub-county referral reflection meetings conducted
·        
Economic
opportunities for the AGYWs created and child welfare services provided
·        
Community
and Para Social Workers’ capacity assessments and training programs conducted
·        
Conduct
participatory OVC services and resources mapping exercise to identify all
existing community, CSO, public and private sector service providers
·        
Identify
data sources of eligible households within the high burden communities
·        
Develop
updated district specific OVC service directories
·        
Identify
Para social workers and orient them in administration of project tools,
beneficiary enrollment, case management, referral and linkages
·        
Create
functional linkages and referral networks of all service providers identified
in the project catchment areas.
·        
Work
with the Linkages and Referrals Coordinators to develop a mechanism for
monitoring and tracking OVC services referral completion
·        
Conduct
quarterly sub-county referral reflection meetings to share progress, gaps and
case conferencing
·        
Train
Para Social Workers in HIV/AIDS management and psychosocial support
·        
Facilitate
Para social workers to make case plans, referrals and follow up to completion
·        
Engage
corporate partners and faith based organizations to create economic
opportunities for the AGYWS
·        
Empower
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.
·        
Provide
children, families, and caregivers with life-skills training and education to
build self-esteem, resiliency and awareness of available support services.
·        
Help
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.
·        
Provide
quality counseling to children, youths and their caregivers to address
psycho-social and health issues arising from HIV infection.
·        
Explore
the socio-economic systems around OVC households to establish support for them
·        
Strengthen
child-caregiver interactions and increase families’ access to health,
nutrition, livelihood, and education to enhance child, family, and community
well-being.
·        
Help
community-based social and Para-social workers to identify child welfare
services and support family access to these services in specific communities.
·        
Help
Para social workers to build relationships and links with other communities,
CSOs, and government offices to broaden families’ access to coordinated care.
·        
Carry
out regular capacity assessments of community member roles and
responsibilities; identify gaps and recruit community members to fill those
gaps to support vulnerable children.
·        
Train
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.
·        
Attend
scheduled meetings.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
Must
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
advantage.
Additional Training
·        
Evidence
of a professional qualification in HIV/AIDS Counselling
·        
Demonstrated
computer skills in MS Office Applications and experience in strategia
information
·        
Demonstrated
community mobilization skills
·        
Minimum
Experience and Exposure: At least two (2) years’ experience in a field position
with an organization in public health or OVC programming
·        
Excellent
written and oral communication skills in Luganda and English, including report
writing Excellent training skills using adult-learning principles, particularly
at the community level
·        
Experience
in developing and managing referral systems is preferred.
·        
Ability
and willingness to work flexible hours as needed and with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated leadership and
team-building skills
·        
Demonstrated
ability to RIDE a Motorcycle is a MUST
·        
Key
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:
https://www.cognitoforms.com/TASO1/THEAIDSSUPPORTORGANISATIONTASO .
Please note that
only applications received online shall be considered.
Deadline: 30th October 2019 at 11:59
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