Social Worker

at Catholic Medical Mission Board
Published April 16, 2022
Location Yambio, South Sudan
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Job Summary

Catholic Medical Mission Board has been operational in Western Equatoria, South Sudan since October 2009. With a focus on development and transitional programming, CMMB is implementing Health with a focus on Neonatal and Child Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, and GBV as well as COVID19 vaccination programs in 5 Counties in Western Equatoria, South Sudan. The case workers/social workers’ role is to conduct case management including FTR activities in the field through identification, documentation, tracing, reunification, follow ups and interim care arrangements for CAAFAG and unaccompanied, separated, and missing children. This will also include family mediation to resolve family conflicts that directly affect wellbeing of children. The social worker manages assigned cases at the field level, fills all required case management forms, initiate tracing actions, temporary care monitoring and reunification etc. as per the interagency case management guidelines.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

• Adhere to weekly FTR schedules and work to achieve at least 5% weekly follow up for TCMs etc. Achieve no of cases assigned per week.

• Identify individual cases through regular presence in the community and accept referrals from other agencies and community members**

• Conduct initial assessments for CP cases and prioritize them according to risk levels. This includes CAAFAG, child survivors of GBV, UASC, children living with disabilities etc.**

• Develop case plans that respond to needs addressed in assessments and seek support of supervision when necessary**

• Regularly follow up to ensure all services and action points listed in the case plan are carried out within agreed time frames including case management packages, tracing, temporary care monitoring etc. Ensure that process is regularly reviewed.**

• Regularly Monitor and support to children and families through home visits, providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals.**

• Work with supervisors and managers to arrange case conferences for complex cases and ensure children receive multi-disciplinary support.**

• Manage cases in line with SOPs, adhere to standard documentation process and flow best guidance.**

• Document all cases using relevant interagency case management forms including consent, registration, comprehensive assessment, case plan, case update, tracing, referral etc. and ensure that data collection respect data protection protocols**

• Participate in weekly meetings with social worker with case management officer to review case progress and ensure data entry is accurately completed and verified.**

• Raise awareness on prevention of family separations and available case management services

• Conduct beneficiary feedback mechanisms with children and caregivers

• Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned to him/her by the supervisors

1. Skills and Abilities

• Ability to set ambitious practical goals for themselves and achieve them

• Ability to work independently and hold themselves accountable to decisions made, resources managed and expected deliverables

• Creative and innovative where necessary, for timely, cost-effective and high impact achievements

• Approachable, a good listener and able to channel a diversity of ideas into a successful program

• Honest, open and transparent, adhering to organizational policies as applicable.

• Excellent communication skills with a strong command of the English language; Local Arabic, local language skills required.

2. Qualifications and Competencies.

· College diploma in Psychology, counselling, social sciences, social work, development studies, education etc. from a recognized university/institution.

· At least three years’ proven experience working in child protection in emergencies including knowledge of case management and family tracing and reunification.

· Strong experience in child protection policies and practices in South Sudan

· Training and experience in Do No Harm and conflict sensitivity.

· Interested in working with youth and children

· Professional and friendly to children

· Demonstrate cultural, gender, religious, nationality and age sensitivity

· Great team player, excellent communication skills, maintains good working relationships and ability to work under minimum supervision.

· Exercise self-control and self-respect

· Ability to work in hard-to-reach areas

How to apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressed to CMMB South Sudan at the following email address

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