World Vision International

Psychosocial Support Facilitator

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The focused Psychosocial Support activities Facilitator has the knowledge and practical skills to carry out focused psychosocial support activities with children at high risk of vulnerability. Focused PSS activities will be carried out in line with individual organization and interagency guidelines.

The intention of this position is to build the resilience of Most Vulnerable children Through Psychosocial Support activities. The Facilitator implements the activities in a manner that leaves considerable positive impact on children

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1- Planning and implementation responsibilities:

  • Assess the main similar needs / issues faced by the targeted community group of children.

  • Form a homogenous group based on similar issues or characteristics between all children members.

  • Develop an action plan of PSS activities, topics and other type of interventions with the group based on a “Group intervention approach”.

  • Implement these sessions on a periodical manner and evaluate each session with the children as well as with the project coordinator.

  • Revise sessions according to each feedback/evaluation and constantly adapt approaches and exercises.

  • Promote and ensure the Children participation in all activities.

  • Ensure that all activities are done in an appropriate location in line with minimum standards.

  • Document all necessary feedback and provide regular monitoring report to the project coordinator on the progress of children.

  • Ensure that parents receive regular feedback and advice on their children progress and interaction.

  • Ensure that all children and caregivers are aware of any accountability/ complaint mechanism.

  • Refer cases of children when needed.

  • Ensure sector specific tools (eg SDQ pre and post questionnaire) as well as any specific organization assessment tools are implemented.

2- Facilitation responsibilities

  • Ensure the use of good facilitation skills that make the children feel comfortable and enhance their participation and personal development.

  • Ensure that children are not exposed to any form of harm or stress during the activity and that they feel safe and respected.

  • Positively interact with children and encourage them to express their needs and ensure their safety.

  • Ensure participation of children in the focused program in a non-discriminatory as well as age and gender sensitive and appropriate approach.

  • Provide all material needed for each activity.

3. Other:

  • Respect and Abide to the organizations internal code of conduct and child protection policy.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor

4- Case Management; Reporting and Referring

  • Report all the cases to the project coordinator.

  • Refer children attending PSS activities to case management agencies working in the area when needed.

5. Safety and Security responsibilities

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security environment within PSS Centre

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to Project Coordinator

HEA responsibilities:

Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented

Other duties:

-Represent World Vision, when requested and is necessary.

-Provide needed information during operational and financial audit during audit of projects.

-Attend and participate in local and capacity building events as needed

-Be available to attend and participate in internal and external meetings

-Meet with other program staff is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor degree in a social development related field, ( Social worker, psychology, sociology, specialized education)

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with children and preferably high risk children and/or refugee/ vulnerable population

  • Knowledge in Child Protection

  • Strong facilitation and organizational skills;

  • Motivated-and ability to work in a team

  • Strong interpersonal skill

  • Excellent communication skills (including active listening);

  • Good knowledge word and excel;

  • Good in written and spoken Arabic;

  • Flexibility in working hours and willing to work in volatile environments;

  • Willing to travel within Akkar and Beirut regions and between National Office when for any training, meeting or workshop.