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Social Worker

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Job Description

Vacancy-specific information
Position title Social Worker
Number of Positions 3 Social Workers
Estimated closing date 29th Nov 2019
Estimated start date 1 Dec 2019

Organizational Context and Scope

SYSFSomali Youth Spotlight FoundationIs a non-profit organization (NGO) focused on youths’:- Education, Health care, livelihood improvement and sustainable development peace promotion, Improving skills, human trafficking Environmental and rehabilitation of social infrastructure, human right, As well as responding emergencies, The organization was first founded on 2009 by a group of Somali Youth intellectuals after realizing the need of elite back-up in the development stages in out-spoken voice representing the youth words, with the aim of promoting the civil societies engagement and developing Somali youth grass-roots who entirely need the promotion.

SYSFMission is to address a significant contribution to assure stable peace by fighting with ideologies of extremists, human right exercises and development to the entire community and to reduce poverty and human trafficking and to contribute to an overall improvement in the standard of living and quality of life to Empower youth in gender balance and to engage civil work development as well as peace initiative through consensus awareness and mutual agreement approaches for Somalia communities.

SYSFaims to fulfil its Mission by playing a meaningful role in a society in which inclusion is increasingly under threat. It does this by focusing on empowering the community and individuals to attain basic human rights through, capacity-building and development, delivery of high impact rights, focused social economic services, facilitating poverty-reduction and self-sustainability.

SYSFCore Values are Humility, Patriotism, Responsibility, Efficiency, Transparency, and Accountability among others. These core values are coupled with the role through which we help build the community by providing leadership, expertise, connections and support to a range of local organisations, while also ensuring that the challenge posed by the denial of self-development is understood and addressed by a wider array of actors whose missions intersect with ours.

SYSFcurrently partnered with IOM DDR (Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration Department) on Community based case management during reintegration phase of the national program on disengaged combatants for Males in Baidoa Rehabilitation Centre. The position sits within the Federal Government of Somalia’s National Programme for the Treatment and Handling of Disengaged Combatants and is managed by SYSF.

We are willing to employ highly motivated and experienced person to fill the position described below.

Project Background:

Community based case management during reintegration phase of the national program on disengaged combatants for males in Baidoa is three months program that aims to provide proper transitional plan for the graduating combatants undertaking outreach services monitoring the progress at the community level

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

This is a full-time position based in Baidoa. The specific tasks include:

The Social Worker will play a pivotal role in helping the beneficiaries to implement individual livelihood plans.  Each Social Worker will have an assigned caseload and will be the key worker responsible for overseeing the case management process form entry to exit.  This will include supporting the beneficiary in implementing the livelihood plan developed during the rehabilitation process, coordinating the various services that will constitute the reintegration process, linking individuals to families and communities, and identifying external service providers in accordance with individual livelihood plans with the ultimate goal of helping beneficiaries implement their goals for sustained income generation and social reintegration.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identification of Disengaged Combatants
  • Develop plans to improve Disengaged Combatants
  • Help Disengaged Combatants adjust to changes and challenges in their lives;
  • Help Disengaged Combatants reintegrate socially and economically in communities to become productive citizens;
  • Ensures that Low – Risk male Disengaged Combatants are rehabilitated at SYS rehabilitation centre and that they get access to protection, basic needs, psychosocial and livelihoods support as a result of their successful return to civilian life;
  • Carry out case management, career counselling, and community outreach and social support, closely linked with existing services at SYS rehabilitation centre among other duties he/ she may be assigned
  • Conduct interviews with individual at intake and complete registration process and documentation
  • Undertake review of the initial livelihood plan and document outcomes in case files – including identifying personal strengths, weaknesses, risk and protective factors
  • Develop individual plans in collaboration with other service providers in the centre which will meet specified standards and timescales
  • Maintain accurate case files including regular updates and progress of individuals against goals and objectives detailed in livelihood plans
  • Ensure awareness of and compliance with safeguarding policies and practices
  • Liaise with, and make referrals to, other service providers both internally and externally
  • Identify and facilitate linkages to community-based support mechanisms to optimise sustainable reintegration
  • Participate in training, supervision and multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Recommend and contribute to making decisions about the best course of action for a particular defector’s livelihood goals

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

·         Diploma in relevant field, i.e. livelihoods, social work, psychology, teaching, healthcare and community development.

Experience

·         Demonstrable experience in a related field working with vulnerable youth and adults within the health care, protection, human rights, education or community development/mobilization sector within an NGO, CBO or similar

  • Experience with livelihoods or career counselling
  • Proficient in computer MS Office.

Languages

Required Advantageous
1.     Somali

2.     Mai

3.     English

Arabic

DESIRED QUALITIES

Compassion: Social workers often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations, for this case they will work with Disengaged Combatants. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for them;

Interpersonal skills: Being able to work with the Disengaged Combatants will be an essential skill. Successful candidate will need strong people skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with these Disengaged Combatants returnees;

Listening skills: Disengaged Combatants will talk to a social worker about challenges in their lives. To effectively help, social workers must be able to listen to and understand Disengaged Combatants’ needs;

Organizational skills: Helping and managing multiple clients, often assisting with their paperwork or documenting their treatment, requires good organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills: Social workers need to develop practical and innovative solutions to Disengaged Combatants’ problems;

Time-management skills: They must effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all Disengaged Combatants.

Application Procedure

Candidates should submit their full application via emailtosyspotlight.org@gmail.com no later than midnightFriday 29th November 2019.The email subject should state ‘Application: Social Worker. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Full applications should comprise:

⎯       A cover letter (no more than 2 pages) setting out the candidate’s suitability for the job, addressing all criteria in the Person Specification;

⎯       A Curriculum Vitae (no more than 2 pages);

⎯       Applicants called for interview should also be prepared to submit two references upon request

 

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