Social Worker Case Management 9 posts at Plan International December, 2019

Date: 02-Dec-2019

Location: Nyarugusu & Kibondo Kigoma, 08, TZ

Company: Plan International

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Social worker ensures children’s facing significant personal adversity improves their well-being and social engagement by working closely with families and other agencies for referrals and ensure effective case management.

 

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:

  • Manage case in line with SOPs
  •  Adhere to standard documentation processes and follow best practice guidance
  • Identify individual cases through regular presence in the community and accept referrals from other agencies and community partners
  • Schedule and supervise case management meetings
  • Conduct initial rapid) assessments for CP cases and prioritize them accordingly.
  • Responsible for developing case plans that respond to needs addressed in initial and comprehensive assessments.
  • Support individual cases and provide regular monitoring of all aspects of case management services.
  • Regular follow up to ensure all services and action points listed in the case plan are carried out within agreed timeframes.

 

 

Dealing with Problems:

The position involves resolving a wide range of challenges which occur in managing different people with different background and culture. The position holder will be required to demonstrate attributes such as honest and trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics. S/he will demonstrate the ability to solve problems, be creative while providing support.

 

 

 

Communications and Working Relationships:

At field office the post holder will work closely with the emergency team staff and mostly with CPiE Specialist.

 

Skills specific to the post

  • Participatory planning and monitoring, Understanding of emergencies with basic technical knowledge of child protection, WASH and EiE
  • Proficient in team building and community work
  • Use a rights-based approach in child protection
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili.  Knowledge of French and Kirundi is desirable
  • Community mobilization, problem solving skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Proficient in computer skills and ability to work under stress and in stressful environments

 

Qualifications and experience

  • Degree in sociology, psychology, social work or related field International Development, Social Science or related field or significant relevant work experience
  • At least 2 year’s working experience in a similar role with a good awareness of current issues in the field of development, emergencies and familiarity with children’s issues in particular

Experience in facilitating the implementation and monitoring of community managed projects with an NGO environment and ccomputer literate.

 

Key Behaviours

  • Relates to people in a friendly, open and accepting manner
  • Timely and accurate in executing his/her duty
  • Pays attention to detail

 

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

We are inclusive and empowering

 

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

 

Physical Environment and Demands:

Typical working at the field with limited stay at the office

 

Level of Contact with Children

Mid contact:     Frequent interaction with children

 

Location: 4 positions Nyarugusu, 5 positions Kibondo

Reports to: Case Management Officer

Closing Date: 11th december, 2019

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