Social Worker

Zambia, Full Time Salary:

Job Purpose: As a social worker with Kids Alive Zambia, you will serve the children in our care and their communities by facilitating support for who are affected by issues such as poverty, abuse, illness, neglect, and more. Together with your co-workers, you will be responsible for providing in-take assessments for cases, gathering necessary information relevant to each case, creating intervention plans, and coordinating with other agencies and individuals to implement the said plan. You will work as part of a team focusing on family reintegration cases; you will be responsible for assessing eligibility of families for the reintegration process and/or finding eligible family members, preparing the family and the child with proper caretaking and lifestyle skills, pioneering the reintegration process for each family case, and monitoring the family to care for its ongoing needs. Or you may work as part of a team focusing on supporting the families of children studying at Kids Alive schools or care centres. You will take every opportunity to empower and equip your co-workers by passing on social work principles, practices and processes in ways that allow them to adapt and apply these tools in culturally appropriate ways. With others on the Kids Alive Zambia team, you will work to provide a safe environment in which the children can learn and grow toward wholeness.
Kids Alive International is a Christ-centred organization that believes every child deserves to live free from the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation.
Our commitment to this Biblical truth compels us to deliver life’s essentials and with the same compassion and excellence that we would want for the children in our lives.
We rescue and provide for orphaned and forgotten children one at a time, but we accomplish so much more.
Together, we empower families and communities by developing partnerships and sharing the faith, knowledge, and infrastructure that creates self-sustaining legacies of transformation.
Key Responsibilities: Develop and/or refine processes of the intervention program to guide social work-related aspects of Kids Alive Zambia ministry. This includes to;
Develop and/or improve current tools for family reintegration, and ensure adequate documentation of the reintegration process
Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs
Develop and refine information gathering and record-keeping systems.
Identify and assess the children’s and families’ needs, situations, support network, strengths, and goals
Advocate for and assist families in finding extra support services as needed
Evaluate, recommend, prepare, and empower children, caregivers, staff families, and communities for children’s needs, difficult situations, and transitions in the lives of children in the program.
Work towards empowering team members to lead initiatives with their own cultural knowledge and experience, while supporting with your own knowledge and expertise
Educate caregivers and community members, empowering them to broaden and improve their caretaking skills
Conduct research on psychological and emotional well-being of children and prepare training modules for staff, following adult/community learning principles
Network with valuable organizational partners that will be helpful to Kids Alive Zambia
Safeguard the vulnerable children of Kids Alive Zambia from potential or perceived safety risk, either by other individuals or dangerous situations.
Champion and uphold the Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy as instituted by Kids Alive International
Perform other related tasks as assigned by the supervisor or Country Director
Minimum Education and Experience:
Diploma in social work or a closely related subject.
Minimum two years of experience in a social work field, more especially around Trauma Care, case management and livelihoods empowerment.
Thorough knowledge of best practices in social work
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with individuals of all ages, many different cultures, and various socioeconomic/ cultural backgrounds
An empathetic and inviting presence
Reliability and trustworthiness
Enthusiastic, encouraging, and hopeful presence.
Must Agree with Kids Alive Christ centred statement of faith
Have a living and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Demonstrate spiritual and emotional maturity, with a well-formed sense of identity in Jesus Christ
Be active participants in a Christ-professing church/community of faith
Have experience using their spiritual gifts and skills to serve their local church/community of faith
Have the willingness and humility to learn from others
Demonstrate social maturity and the ability to form and grow relationships
Demonstrate the ability to resolve conflict in a Biblical manner, with grace and patience
Patiently adapt to continuously changing situations and people
Demonstrate a humble willingness to be supervised.
Manage sensitive situations with discretion and respect in professional life
Demonstrate excellent team/group work experience
Demonstrate ability to motivate self and work independently within established guidelines
Demonstrate ability to organize complex information and changing situations
Deadline: 14th December 2020
How to apply: email your application to stating in the subject line – “Social worker -Mongu” or “Social worker-Lusaka”

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