The Case Worker has the responsibility to initiate, oversee and support the implementation of Child protection, GBV and MHPSS strategies and activities at the camp/community level. The Case Worker will be responsible for implementing the work of and providing guidance to the Community on Child Protection, GBV and MHPSS activities.
Job Title: Case Worker
Duration: Six months
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
- Represent TPO in the field, with professionalism, honesty and commitment
- Interview potential CP, GBV and Mental health cases, documenting interview prior to referral to relevant service providers.
- Implement program objectives, strategies and activities in agreement with local customs
- Identify CP, GBV and Mental health cases for assessments, home visits and follow-ups
- Assist the Child Protection officer in carrying out interviews with children.
- Serving as a liaison between the client and social, financial, health and legal services
- Developing a plan of action to improve the client’s well-being
- Planning regular follow-ups to assess progress and additional needs
- Reviewing and modifying plans as circumstances change for the individual
- Support the establishment of Child Youth Support Structures (CYSS) to strengthen peer interaction, coordination, Inclusion and participation in accessing services
- Support the Identification and establishment Parenting Clubs to promote effective engagement and inclusion of women in discussing parenting issues as well as GBV, SEA and other protection
- Filling in the relevant monitoring tools for the individual cases management of the of UASC and other vulnerable children accordingly
- Identify high priority cases requiring referrals and report to CP, GBV and MHPSS officer as they arise for necessary referral
- Facilitate the implementation of a mobilization strategy for community structures and target beneficiaries
- Mobilize community structures as required
- Participate in training courses and meetings for the community structures and fill the relevant monitoring tools
- Attend camp/community level staff and planning meetings monthly
- Give information to the beneficiaries on the services provided by TPO.
- Comply with all relevant TPO policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety and other relevant policies
- Perform any other duties that will be assigned by the supervisor
- Minimum of Diploma in Social Work, Social Science or equivalent with at least one-year experience in a similar role preferably with an NGO.
- Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English
- Knowledge of Hausa or Kanuri is a must.
- Good IT skills including the use of Word and database software
- Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
- Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
- Positive attitude towards community work with an emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem-solving
- Commitment to TPO Protection Policy
- Knowledge of local languages
- People of those locations are highly encouraged to apply
- Experience and skills in the management of staff
- Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
- Understanding of the regional dynamics of the conflict
- Experience in working in an insecure environment
Method of Application
- Interested candidates should click on the link below to apply. Women are encouraged to apply.