SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
Who we are
SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. We started our humanitarian work in Ethiopia with the opening of our first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. Since then, we have expanded our programs to different regions where there are significant needs for intervention and where we believe we can work in partnership with all relevant actors to bring sustainable positive outcomes for children’s and young people.
Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and those that are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; we aspire that every child grows up with love, respect and security.
Why we need you?
We are looking for a project Community Social Worker, who will be in charge to participating in outreach services in collaboration with partners. Moreover he/she will be responsible to preparing and submitting short and long-term plans for social services.
What we provide?
An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career!
While working with us a project Community Social Worker you will be in charge of the following,
Reporting child abuse cases, providing support services, participating in investigations of abuse based on the existing procedures.
Providing family counseling and support
Preparing court documents for court cases.
Developing and implementing case plans including reviews and evaluations.
Updating data of children and families/ Collect, update, organize, store and retrieve data of all project beneficiaries;
Enhancing children and youth participation.
Following up, evaluating and recommending measures to be taken in order to improve services to children.
Recommending child admission criteria to Alternative Child Care models.
Initiating, coordinating and providing guidance and counseling services to children and youth of target groups.
Collaborating with different external offices on matters of common concern for the provision of better services for children.
Conducting families/community needs assessments with relevant groups.
Facilitating workshops as required.
Advising care takers on issues of hygiene conditions.
Creating awareness on HIV/AIDS, sex education, etc.
Keeping regular contacts with child and family during the implementation of family development plan through phone calls, home visits and meetings in programme premises.
Ensuring that children receive medical attention/ first-aid services if they are ill, injured and need medical treatment, referring serious cases to clinics and following-up referral cases to hospitals.
Keeping care givers informed regarding health care issues, particularly those issues affecting Families such as family planning, vaccination, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and hygiene.
Prepare case histories of clients showing special improvement in the Addis pediatric center. Undertake counseling support for parents/guardians coming.
Follow up the rehabilitation center services and pre, post reunification follows up and reporting
Collect, update, organize, store and retrieve data of all project beneficiaries;
Perform another Other duties as required
Responsible to take part in awareness raising sessions and capacity building trainings in relation to Child Safeguarding to prevent and protect children and young people from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination
Support children and young people to make them understand the CS risks and protection mechanisms
Responsible to report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately, following Child Safeguarding reporting procedures. CS reports should be made to the CS team at programme level and/or to the respective line manager
Up for the challenge...
Then check out our criteria’s:
Education: BA degree in Social work , Sociology, or related field..
Experience: A minimum of 2 years’ experiences
Competencies – Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
The incumbent requires knowledge of social work theories, practices and procedures.
The incumbent requires knowledge and understanding of all pertinent legislation and policies.
The incumbent requires specific knowledge in the areas of needs assessment, family dynamics, the impact of trauma, psychosocial functioning theories and practices and child protection theories, models and practices.
The incumbent requires knowledge of case management, case conferencing and investigation and intervention theories and practices.
The incumbent must be able to respond or assist in emergencies and have very good interpersonal, mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
The incumbent must also has the knowledge of child right and UNCRC
He/she must have well developed organizational, verbal and written communications skills, interviewing and analytical skills and good computer skills.
The incumbent must be flexible, adaptable and able to work effectively in a variety of settings and in a cross-cultural situation and be knowledgeable of the services available in the community. He/she must demonstrate sound judgment particularly in dealing with aggressive caregivers and children at risk
Kindness: Act with empathy towards everyone he/she works with.
Continuous Learning: Make an effort to learn, understand and grow as a person, admitting your own mistakes
Inclusiveness: In any actions show respect and care for others
Initiative: speak up when things are not right, do not hesitate to act and adapt to change when necessary
Results Orientation: prioritize safeguarding, look for solutions and focus on desired results
How to Apply
Excited to take on a new Challenge..
Then send us your application (application letter, detailed CV containing contact detail of there references) electronically through SOS Children Villages Application portal (ICIMS)
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.
SOS Children's Villages Ethiopia provides equal employment opportunities to all co-workers & qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or class.