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Social Worker

The Organizational Context

Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.

Job Purpose

This is a position based in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The holder will be under the direct supervision of the JRS Counselling Coordinator and takes responsibility for conducting recruitment, interviews, referrals and follow-up of persons with specific needs including the vulnerable within the community.



Location
Kakuma Refugee Camp – Kenya

Report to
Counselling Coordinator

Responsibilities

·         Develop interview tools including interviewing of clients to understand client’s situations, needs and strengths.

·         Develop a database for all persons with specific needs within Kakuma refugee camp and ensure confidentiality of beneficiaries is maintained all the time.

·         In cases of abuse or neglect, he/she will liaise with law enforcement agencies and other partners to address the issue.

·         Help vulnerable clients get better by recommending adjustment to their health care, lifestyle or housing

·         To assess clients referred directly to him/ her, and refer them to appropriate agencies.

·         Provides psychological first aid to clients when necessary, though the community counselors will carry out most counseling.

·         Ensure that clients’ records are kept up to date and that the principle of confidentiality is adhered to.

·         Meet regularly with the program coordinators and report progress and challenges of persons with specific needs.

·         Identifying and developing an understanding of client’s problems by creating an action plan.

·         Refer persons with specific needs to service providing agencies make follow up on the referral and evaluate the impact of the intervention offered.

·         To collaborate with Counseling Coordinator in conducting needs assessment.

·         To collaborate with Counseling Coordinator on outreach to partner agencies and identification of training needs of focal persons and specific groups within Kakuma.

·         To collaborate closely with JRS Counseling Coordinator on developing new training modules and assist with facilitating the weekly in-service training

·         Be actively involved in advocacy on behalf of refugees

·         To undertake any other duty and responsibility that may be assigned to him/her.



Qualifications

·         Undergraduate degree/Diploma in a related field e.g. psychology, counseling, social work or related field and at least two years practical working experience in community service.

·         Ability to work in environment of relief emergency operation

·         Experience in working in the field of social work.

·         Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.

·         Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills.

·         Excellent analytical and reporting skills.

·         Good knowledge of MS word/Office.

·         Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.

·         Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background

Personal Qualities:

·  Patience, perseverance and ability to work in a stressful environment

·  Proactive and self-motivated

·  Be able to demonstrate compassion and motivation to accompany and serve beneficiaries to the last stage

·  Be able to endure basic living and working conditions for a duration of time

·  Be able to take initiatives and work without supervision

·  Be open minded, have self-respect , respect the beneficiaries and the community  with whom JRS works

·  Adhere to the internal rules especially time for work, JRS Staff Code of Conduct and security rules.



Conditions

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Contact information

Send your cover letter and CV to the JRS Kakuma Project Director, P.O.Box. 76490, 00508 Nairobi Kenya. Email: ken04.director@jrs.net, applications to be received before 26th January 2018. JRS is an equal opportunity employer and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.



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