Society of Physically Handicapped People Gaza Strip “SPHP” Established in 1992, SPHP is a non-profit organization, based on building confidence and capacities of the marginalized disabled people to meet with their rights and needs and to achieve their integration into community as possible registered by the Palestinian Authority, located in Own Al shawast., Al Zaytoon, Gaza City.
Therefore a partnership agreement with Handicap International, runs projects under its operating name “Humanity & Inclusion” was developed in order to implement the project entitled “Addressing urgent injury care and rehabilitation needs of the causalities of border clashes (March of Return) in the Gaza Strip”, funded by center de crisis CDC- France and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA under the Trust Fund For Disaster Relief (sub-account for the oPt Humanitarian Fund). The project aims at mitigating the outset of physical disabilities due to injuries as a result of the March of Return demonstrations through provision of critical and lifesaving injury care and multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services for children and adults in order to maintain and/or develop best functional abilities possible and consecutive inclusion in family and community life.
SPHP is currently looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Social Worker (SW)
Duty Station/ Location: East Gaza Governorate.
Duration: 5 months, with possibility of extension upon availability of fund.
Starting Date: 1st August, 2018
Under the supervision of SPHP project coordinator, the Social Worker (SW) will work in SPHP in order to conduct assessment of the social needs of the persons with injuries PwIs, identify existing sources available to meet the client’s need, refer the beneficiaries towards needed service upon their needs & demands, facilitate the coordination of the Referral Network at the governorate level that would enable early detection and early intervention and liaison plentiful stakeholders around the vulnerable groups to ensure a maximized access to their needed services to PwIs and persons with disabilities PwDs and fulfil the following responsibilities:
- Main duties and Responsibilities:
- Be present at SPHP to register, assess clients’ social needs and direct them towards the adequate rehabilitation, medical, basic services in the community that would ensure equalization of their opportunities and integration in the society.
- Conduct field visits to shelter locations and homes of PwDs and PwIs in order to assess PwDs / PwIs needs for the identification of project beneficiaries.
- Assess physical and social environment of the client in order to identify obstacles and facilitators and to make realistic plan of intervening on them according to the assessment form.
- Coordinate with the project coordinator and other outreach team members in setting up the intervention / therapy plan for the PwIs and PwDs to ensure a multidisciplinary approach in services planning and delivery.
- Facilitate internal and external referrals of identified PwDs and PwIs.
- Map the existing resources in the community (services, funds, programs, human resources) that could be activated / mobilized to support clients and their families’ increased access to needed services.
- Ensure users and their representatives’ involvement in project activities and follow up.
- Participate in the technical trainings that Hl will conduct in order to improve the team members’ intervention quality with beneficiaries of project services.
- Respect and implement the quality criteria system that will be trained on by HI during working with project beneficiaries.
- Follow up and coordinate for the SPHP referral network with relevant stakeholders in East Gaza
- Organize and participate on monthly referral network meetings between SPHP and other stakeholders in the governorate.
- Report on the referral network indicators, challenges to SPHP and HI on monthly basis.
- Support in entering the data of assessed PwIs and other vulnerable groups using HI & Partner’s data base forms.
- Report project coordinator using the monitoring tools and reports’ forms on weekly/monthly/quarterly basis.
- A minimum university degree in Social Work in addition to CBR training.
- A minimum of 5years’ experience, preferably working with PwIs and PwDs.
- Very positive communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent networking and coordination skills
- Advanced understanding to stakeholders in the target area.
- Strong command of spoken and written English
- Excellent Computer Skills ( Excel , PPP, Word)
- Excellent teamwork skills and spirit
Interested candidates may send their CV and a motivation letter to [email protected] no later than Saturday 28th July, 2018.
Please include the job title as Social Worker in the subject line of your application e-mail.
SPHP and HI are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities PwDs.
Only applicants live in Gaza are eligible to apply.
Recently, HI in collaboration with its partners partners delivered a training course on Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Response for 250 selected volunteers, of those in particular are highly welcome to apply.