Child Protection Case Worker
Position: Child Protection Case Worker
Report to: Child Protection Facilitator
Location: West Nile
Purpose of the position:
To support case management in the refugee settlement
Identify. Screen and register vulnerable children at the reception centre and within the refugee settlement
Regular monitoring of all children under alternative care arrangements.
Work with the community based structures in identifying, reporting and following up on child protection cases
Ensure UASCs have access to the basic care relief items, services in the community and interim care.
Hold meetings with vulnerable children and their families together with service providers to formulate and implement case by case action plans in providing appropriate services.
Ensure all the necessary paper work for case management, interim care and reunifications are completed accurately and stored in the case files
Work with children and communities to deliver psychosocial support activities including recreational, creative, cultural and social activities for children in their communities and at the child friendly spaces according to the agreed plan of action.
Mobilize communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the projects’ implementation.
File all accountability and attendance lists in line with the standard requirements
Participate in community sessions with unaccompanied and separated children, interim guardians/caregivers so as to build relationships with communities and children.
Work with the Child Protection structures and foster care networks to support in identifying cases, developing community links and to discuss child protection issues within the community including regular meetings with Child protection committees
Link the foster families to available services providers in the respective zone
Provide child protection information to relevant stakeholders and ensure that consent forms, behavioral protocols, confidentiality forms, foster care agreements among others are signed and on file.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Diploma in Social Sciences, Community psychology or Education.
At least 1 years of experience in working with refugees especially children
Excellent writing and documentation skills