Interim Social Worker, RefugePoint

Interim Social Worker
Interim Social Worker
ID: 2062
Department: Nairobi Office
Closing Date: This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Do note that short-listing will be on a rolling basis. ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED.
Title: Interim Social Worker
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: 5
Daily Stipend: KES 3,075
Duration: Approximately 3 months
Anticipated Start Date: 02 October 2017
Supervisor: Program Manager, Social Work and Child Protection
Supervision Given: [None]

RefugePoint was founded in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees. We work to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict that have fallen through the net of humanitarian assistance, in particular women, children and urban refugees.

The primary responsibility of the Interim Social Worker is to provide social work support to urban refugees towards stabilizing them and promoting their self sufficiency.

The core responsibilities of this position:

1. Case management
Identify vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi as potential new clients, conduct intake assessment and refer for services when appropriate.
Conduct case plan reviews and assessments for existing clients and work closely with them to graduate from direct assistance to self reliance.
Make recommendations to child protection, medical, livelihoods and counselling units to ensure that clients receive support in a timely manner.
Conduct individual case management for clients in close coordination with other units. This includes conducting home visits and regularly meeting with clients to promote their stabilization.
Facilitate in workshops and support groups as part of social work assistance for refugee communities.
Link clients to community resources, government agencies and other partners when appropriate.
Attend to other program duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
2. Networking/ collaboration
Participate in regular inter-unit coordination meetings to discuss provision of services to clients.
Represent RefugePoint in different forums as assigned.
3. Reporting
Update the database with basic case information, dated case notes on activities and referrals, assessments and recommendations on urban action page, and comprehensively complete necessary forms.
Update client files with session notes to depict social work-specific interventions.
Provide a monthly report on core tasks to the supervisor.
University degree in social work or related field required.
At least two years’ work experience in a social work position required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Experience assisting refugees and asylum seekers in an urban environment strongly preferred.
Commitment to rights based, empowerment based approach.
Excellent computer skills.
Special Requirements:
a. A certificate of police clearance will be required prior to engagement.

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