SOS Children’s Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization. We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development.
SOS Children’s Villages Palestine in partnership with Islamic Relief Worldwide seeks to recruit a Social Field Worker based at SOS Children’s Village Programme Rafah.
Location: SOS Children’s Village Programme Rafah
Position: Social Field Worker
The Social Field Worker will take part in the day-to-day implementation of the sponsorship program monitored by Islamic Relief Palestine. S/he will be responsible to assess the children/family situation and support the family development planning (FDP) process. Through regular family visits, s/he will support families to ensure children's essential needs are met as the goal of this position is to ensure quality care for orphaned children.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to:
Undertake the social investigation of each individual child and ensure that all related information is collected properly through reliable sources.
Screen admission cases as per the organization admission criteria
Follow-up issuing official papers for the admitted child in the sponsorship program
Conduct field visits to the candidates in the program.
Update information concerning any changes in the status of the biological families
provide and supervise all other relevant materials and reports as reasonably requested by IRPAL and within the agreed timeframe
keep a copy of reports and documents; retain files and records for safe keeping
Support the provision of services to beneficiaries and their families
Assist with the initial assessment of potential beneficiaries, as required
Establish and regularly review family development plans with each family to ensure children's essential survival and developmental needs are met
Fill questionnaires and forms on child development plans, progress field visits or reports
Degree in social science, psychology, or related field
Minimum 2 years' experience working in the field of social work
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently
proven reporting and communication skills
Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic
Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and three traceable references to:
by 3rd February, 2018
Stating in the subject line: Social Worker
Only short listed candidates will be contacted