World Vision International

Social Worker Assistant

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to support the Social Worker in delivering specialized/focused psychosocial (PSS) support to children and in some cases to parents. The purpose of this position is to implement focused PSS activities for child laborers and children at high risk.

MAJOR RESPONSABILITIES:

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

60%

Facilitate project’s implementation

Projects activities are implemented as per the developed action plan

  • Support social worker to conduct Focused PSS activities such as emotional support groups, facilitate focus group discussions and develop both of the knowledge and skills of children engaged in different form of labour, as well as children at high risk or survivors of workplace, community, domestic, school, violence survivors of exploitation, neglect and abuse in order to identify and mitigate these risks

  • Discuss assigned duties with social worker in order to coordinate instructional efforts.

  • Prepare session materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.

  • Organize and label materials and display children’s work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.

  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.

  • Provide children with special needs with the needed support.

  • Assist children in getting in and out of the bus.

  • Supervise and treat children with dignity and respect.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the premises (kitchen, room, toys)

  • Make sure that unauthorized members are present in the childcare area at any time.

  • Liaise with the social worker in the implementation of the daily or weekly activities and share the work progress periodically.

  • Facilitate FPSS activities in line with global and national inter-agency SOPs/standards

  • Create a safe space where participants can voice their opinions, thoughts and emotions, share experiences and brainstorm on solutions in a confidential and respectful manner

  • Actively refer cases when necessary from community-based protection activities to focused PSS

  • Support participants to provide feedback on focused PSS through the SDQ

  • Maintain positive relations with local implementing actors, local authorities and other international and local stakeholders;

10%

Ensure children’s safety and Protection

Children attending the activities are protected and safe

  • Identify cases in need of referral to specialized services

  • Identify and refer children in need of tailored support to the appropriate institutions/service providers (health services, other NFE programme, PSS services)

  • Ensure that children, caregivers and adolescents are registered in focused PSS activities without creating stigma and/or judgement

  • Ensure that the provided materials are properly used, kept and cleaned;

  • Ensure an adequate environment for the storage and distribution of healthy refreshments.

  • Ensure that the caregivers of children engaged in child labour are referred to livelihood opportunities whenever possible

  • Ensure that all children and adolescents in focused PSS are referred to education services or livelihood opportunities for those above 15 years old

20%

Handle tracking, reporting on activities and filing

Progress reports are done and submitted as per the required deadline

  • Ensure the proper documentation of data collected (hard and soft copies) during focused PSS (attendance sheets, parental consent, referrals etc.)

  • Support the social worker in developing a monthly operational progress.

5%

Handle logistics responsibilities as necessary

  • Support the logistics and procurement processes needed for the implementation of focused PSS

  • Report the items needing repair or replacement.

  • Coordinate the purchase of the sessions materials.

5%

Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally.

  • Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events.

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture.

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Degree in a social development related field, ( psychology, sociology, social sciences/humanities, specialized education or social animation) is preferable

  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and report writing.

  • Good written and spoken English. Knowledge or Arabic language is necessary.

  • Candidates must have skills in working with people of all ages and social groups;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility

  • High integrity in social interactions

  • Preference to candidate with field experience in Bekaa region

  • Excellent communication, reporting, and pro-active negotiation skills

  • Skilled at working with local communities and authorities

  • Understanding of policies concerning Child Protection

  • Knowledge of the psychosocial guidelines and approaches related to emergency context (MHPSS IASC guidelines, PFA principles, etc.).

  • Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support as well as Children in Emergencies minimum standards.

  • One year experience in a similar related job.

  • 85% field work and 15% Office work.

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.