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Child Protection Case Worker

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

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

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Identify. Screen and register vulnerable children at the reception centre and within the refugee settlement

  2. Regular monitoring of all children under alternative care arrangements.

  3. Work with the community based structures in identifying, reporting and following up on child protection cases

  4. Ensure UASCs have access to the basic care relief items, services in the community and interim care.

  5. 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.

  6. Ensure all the necessary paper work for case management, interim care and reunifications are completed accurately and stored in the case files

  7. 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.

  8. Mobilize communities to identify children with disabilities and also model families for the projects’ implementation.

  9. File all accountability and attendance lists in line with the standard requirements

  10. Participate in community sessions with unaccompanied and separated children, interim guardians/caregivers so as to build relationships with communities and children.

  11. 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

  12. Link the foster families to available services providers in the respective zone

  13. 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