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Social Worker – Baidoa

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Position title:  Social Worker
Place of performance: Baidoa, Somalia
Apply by 03/03/2020
Start date 14/03/2020
Duration: up to 6 months (@21.75days/month)
Diploma in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Teaching, Healthcare & Community Development..
Sector experience Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Social Development experience.
Geographical experience Minimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (essential).
Language Fluency in English and Somali are essential.
Job description
CTG Overview CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
IOM & the Federal Govt. of Somalia’s National Program for the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants are seeking experienced Social Workers to provide comprehensive support to beneficiaries in our Baidoa centre. The position sits within the Federal Govt. of Somalia’s National Program for the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants & is co managed by the South West State govt. & IOM with dual reporting requirements.
Role objectives
The Social Worker will play a pivotal role in the Baidoa Centre through helping the beneficiaries to develop individual plans. Each Social Worker will have an assigned caseload & will be the key worker responsible for overseeing the case management process form entry to exit. This will include coordinating the various services that will constitute the rehabilitation process, linking individuals to families, communities & identifying external service providers in accordance with individual care plans with the goal of reintegrating according to defined Exit criteria.
Key responsibilities:
Conduct interviews with individual at intake & complete registration process & documentation.
Undertake initial needs assessments & document outcomes in case files, including identifying personal strengths, weaknesses, risk & protective factors.
Develop individual care plans in collaboration with other sectors & service providers in the centre which will meet specified standards & timescales, this will include creating Personal Education Plans (PEP).
Maintain accurate case files including regular updates & progress of individuals against goals & objectives detailed in care plans & use information to prepare reports for the exit board.
Provide information regarding the entry & exit procedures & support services available to defectors & their families.
Ensure awareness of & compliance with safeguarding policies & practices.
Liaise with & make referrals to, other service providers both internal & external.
Coordinate case reviews & case conferences.
Participate in multidisciplinary teams & meetings regarding, education, VET, psycho social well being & health including mental health.
Facilitate access to & contact with family including visits & outreach support services.
Identify & facilitate linkages to community based support mechanisms to optimise sustainable reintegration on exit as part of care plans.
Identify options for reintegration alternatives including resettlement for individuals who may not wish to return to communities of origin.
Provide psycho social support including guidance & basic, culturally appropriate, counselling services including screening & referral to specialist service providers as needed / appropriate.
Participate in training, supervision & multidisciplinary team meetings.
Recommend & contribute to making decisions about the best course of action for a defector in line with individual care plan goals, exit & criteria.
Project reporting
This role reports to the IOM / DRP.
Key competencies Education:
– Diploma in relevant field, i.e. Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Teaching, Healthcare & Community Development.
– Prior work experience in South West State regions is highly preferred.
– Demonstrable experience in a related field working with vulnerable youth & adults within the health care, protection, human rights, education or community development / mobilisation sector within an NGO, CBO or similar.
– Proficient in computer MS Office.
– Must be fluent in Somali, working knowledge of English is required.
Required competencies:
– Accountability: Takes responsibility for action & manages constructive criticism.
– Client orientation: Maintains high customer service standards at all times.
– Performance management: Identifies ways & implements actions to improve performance of self & others.
– Professionalism: Displays mastery of the profession & conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times.
– Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
Internals of the organisation & NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as 1st tier candidates.
This vacancy is also open to 2nd tier candidates.
This role has been published on 18.2.2020& candidates interested in applying for this role need to do so on or before 3.3.2020.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

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