SOCIAL WORKER

Application ends: June 8, 2023

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SOCIAL WORKER

 

SOS Children’s Villages was established in Sierra Leone in 1974. We work with government and partners in communities to help families care for their children or to provide an alternative family for children who have no one to care for them, or who have lost parental care or are exposed to risks of neglect, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of programmes, in which the love of a caregiver is essential, to ensure children grow in a loving home and become their strongest selves.

 

Our Vision: Every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security.

 

Our Mission: We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we 

share in the development of their communities.

 

Our Values: Courage

Commitment

Trust

Accountability

 

Programmes include Alternative Care settings, Interim Care Centres, Youth care programmes that support more than 530 children and young people leaving in villages and in communities. In addition to quality care, we advocate for children, young people and women’s right, protection, safeguarding and empowerment. SOS Children’s Villages also provide quality education to over 4,000 students through its Herman Gmeiner International Schools, Kindergartens and Technical Vocational/ Employability and Entrepreneurship Training Centre in support of care-exit strategies and reintegration processes. Other projects include the Youth Innovation challenge & Youth-Can! which support young entrepreneurs with their businesses and young people on their quest to employment. The emergency programmes aid vulnerable families cope with the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn to prevent family separation. 

 

SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone is recruiting a Social Worker to supervise and monitor all welfare issues with our participants (Children and Youth) in the Village, to promote and strengthen good social relationship in the village. Reporting directly to the Children’s Village Manager, the Social Worker will work closely with the biological families of our participants (Children and Youth), SOS Mothers and communities, based on the professional social worker practice, ethics, vales to achieve the sustainable development of the families and integration in the community.

 

Under the leadership of the Children’s Village Manager, the social worker supports programme development in the field of Family Based Care in line with the “Vision, Mission, Values”, the brand and approved strategies, policies, guideline of the organisation and nation legislation. 

 

He is also responsible to ensure the timely completion of the case management procedures at all stages based on the individual approach and on the active participation of children, parents/caregivers. 

 

He is to conducts comprehensive assessment of children and families in strong cooperation with the multidisciplinary team using different resources and social work techniques/methods to identify family needs and strengths and define the required services.

 

Prepares transition plans, with the strong participation of the village team, caregivers, children and the multidisciplinary team.

 

Arranges, provides and coordinates the delivery of services to children and families in strong partnership with other services providers and in line with the family development plan.

 

Keeps regular contracts with child and family during the implementation of family development plan through phone calls, home visits and meeting in programme premises.

 

Advocates for the individual child and his/her family to have access to social entitlements or obtain needed services.

 

Contributes in community development undertaken by the Family Based Care Programme, i.e. organise/participate in awareness raising activities, community mobilisation events and capacity building of the community partners.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

  • Minimum Diploma in Social Work, Development Studies, or related field.
  • 1-year professional experience in related filed.
  • Willingness to live and work in remote areas
  • Possession of valid motorbike driver license is an advantage
  • Experience in project cycle management
  • Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

 

WORK CONDITIONS

 

STARTING DATE: 1st July 2023.

DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year with a possibility of an extension based on performance     

                                 and/or availability of funding.

LOCATION: Children’s Village in Makeni.

 

WE OFFER:

  • Attractive salary and package. 
  • A supportive team and compelling working environment.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of children and young people in a recognised International NGO. 

 

To apply: submit a cover letter, with your Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three (3) professional references with at least one (2) from direct supervisors, by email only to apply.sl@sossierraleone.org  Please indicate in the subject line the position, the location and the subject area desired

This position is for Female candidates only 

Closing date for the submission of applications is Wednesday 7th June, 2023.

Only the successful candidates will be contacted.

In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks, police clearance.

 

What We Stand For:

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.

 

www.sos-childrensvillages.org