Fresher Social Worker Charity Jobs – Child’s i Foundation

 

Job Title:          
Social Worker

Organisation: Child’s i Foundation  

Duty Station: Tororo, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager – DI Tororo

 

About US:

Child’s i Foundation is a charity with a small footprint, making a big
impact for children and families in Uganda. Child’s i Foundation helps
reunite children with their own families where possible and finds loving,
Ugandan adoptive or foster families where the child’s own family cannot be
found or is unsafe. We help re purpose orphanages into community hub
centres that provide services that prevent family separation in the first
place.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
To carry
a complex child and family workload, which includes children in care, children
in need, child protection, and care givers

·       
Manage a
cross cutting case load

·       
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.

·       
Attend
monthly supervision with Project Manager.

·       
Report
any Child Protection issues to the Safeguarding & QA Lead through the
Project Manager

·       
To work
on own initiative, managing and prioritizing own workload under the direction
of the supervisor.

·       
Being up
to date with own cases e.g. status and care plans as well as having information
on the fingertips about own cases.

·       
To
liaise effectively with other agencies and, where appropriate to be involved in
multi-disciplinary work.

·       
Develop
good working relationships with key government officials and partners like
Probation officers, police, Local Councils to mention but a few.

·       
Network
with other agencies/organizations developed for referral purposes for
prevention, resettlement, fostering and adoption.

·       
Represent
CiF when called upon to promote her interest & position.

·       
To carry
out the full range of assessments and plans within the organisation’s
timescales and standards.

·       
Child average
stay under 3 months in Residential care facility

·       
Child
care plans are updated as & when the care plan changes.

·       
Fostering
and adoption assessments are of good quality and error free.

·       
Child
and Family assessments are of good quality and error free.

·       
Children’s’
files and on Case Management System are up to date with all necessary documents
– Ongoing.

·       
Carry
out risk assessments as & when required.

·       
Carry
out 2 monthly case audits – by end of Month.

·       
To
attend team meetings and contribute to team development.

·       
Attend
when required fortnightly safe guarding meeting to give progress updates.

·       
Attend
fortnightly team meetings.

·       
Attend
when required monthly case reviews.

·       
Contribute
to team development by participating & support in organising staff team
building days among others

·       
To
maintain individual case records including updating the case management system
in accordance with the Organization’s guidance and procedures.

·       
Adoptive/foster
parents’ files and on Case Management System are up to date with all necessary documents
– Ongoing.

·       
Children’s
files and on Case Management System are up to date with all necessary documents
– Ongoing.

·       
To
participate in the planning of future service delivery as part of a team.

·       
Provide
appropriate feedback including activities during planning

·       
Use own
practice & experience to inform organization policies & procedures

·       
Establish
effective links with the media and participate in filming and social media
activities that promote CiF and partners

·       
Support
CiF media team in the production of promotional videos as & when required.

·       
To
develop innovative solutions to intractable family problems

·       
Demonstrate
good problem solving skills with clear examples

·       
Manage
resources effectively including money, equipment and stock allocated to you.

·       
Keep and
maintain CiF equipment like computer among others in a good and working
condition – Ongoing.

·       
Spend
money in a cost-effective way ensuring value for money.

·       
Submit
timely accountabilities to finance.

·       
Any
other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
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.

·       
Previous
work experience in Tororo particularly related to OVC programming.

·       
Child
development, theories of attachment and loss, Alternative care

·       
Government
policy relating to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and in particular with
regard to alternative care

·       
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
organisational 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 of Tororo

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications and updated CVs to applications@childsifoundation.org

 

Deadline: 15th
December 2020

 

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