Social Worker job at Children of Africa

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  • Full Time
  • NAIROBI

Website Children of Africa

Role: Social Worker
Department: Rural Villages
Working Time: Full Time, Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with frequent travels
Direct Supervisor: Project Coordinator / Project Manager
Location: Ukunda
Contract: 1 year, renewable
Compensation: From 18,000 to 24,000 Kshs – based on experience
Starting Date: 01/01/2022

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The social worker is responsible for managing the families and children supported through distance sponsorship, following the children through their education, supporting their emotional, mental and physical well-being and supporting the family, making sure they are fulfilling their role correctly and following them in carrying out small income-generating activities.
The work of planning, coordinating and reporting occurs from the office and the work of implementing activities, monitoring and identifying needs occurs in the field.

Key Responsibilities
Planning, coordination and implementation of family support activities, which include:
• Identification of possible families to be included in the program
• Placement of children in school (school fees payment, purchase of school books, personal effects and uniforms)
• Constant follow-up of school performance and of the host institution (school visits, meeting with school principal and class teachers)
• Organize and implement home visits of the beneficiaries
• Hold regular meetings with the parents’ group aimed also at identifying needs, strengths and weaknesses of the community
• Hold / organize possible empowerment training sessions, aimed at empowering families and children on key issues
• Management and implementation of income-generating activities for families
• Identifying needs and proposing activities / corrective actions
• Schedule and undertake counseling sessions with children and parents where needed
• Establish relations with local authorities and relevant stakeholders with the goal of create a solid network and referral system
• Organize and arrange regular medical check up per year
• Define and manage an annual and monthly budget in collaboration with the accountant and the project coordinator
• Monitoring and reporting

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Essential Requirements
We are looking for an emotionally intelligent and empathetic social worker who is able to relate to our beneficiaries with the aim of improving their daily lives, within the specified standards and timeframe.
• Bachelor’s degree in Community Development and Social Work, related fields or equivalent level of experience in this field
• Minimum age of 24 years old
• Previous experience in a similar position
• Excellent leadership and empathic skills
• Excellent skills in context analysis and needs identification
• Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and decision making skills
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Cultural awareness
• Excellent communication, networking and negotiation skills
• Excellent level of english, both written and spoken
• Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of Google Drive is a plus

How to apply

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Please send your CV and cover letter to human.resources@childrenofafrica.ngo specifying the subject “SOCIAL WORKER” and by 25/11/2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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