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SOS Children's Villages Zimbabwe
Parkway Rd, Harare
SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe is a member of SOS International – a worldwide children’s social welfare organisation, providing children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing parental care with a caring family and secure home.
Besides children in our direct care, SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe has established family strengthening programs in Chitungwiza, Bulawayo and Shamva districts. The Programme supports children and families in difficult circumstances. The Organisation works in co-operating partnership with communities and the local authorities. SOS Children’s Villages is also the responsible authority for the Herman Gmeiner Group of schools and kindergartens inclusive of farming operations in Mashonaland Central province.
In keeping with the Government’s Residential Care Standards, we seek vibrant and results oriented individuals to take up the positions of Resident Social Worker(s) in Bindura and Bulawayo. The successful candidates will report directly to the Family Based Care-Coordinators in the respective locations.
Job Responsibilities, Duties and Tasks
Ensures newly admitted children have relevant documents such as court orders, probation officer’s report, medical report, police report, assisted medical treatment order, birth certificate; Develops care plan actions, with the child’s SOS Mother and other co-workers to meet the needs of the child and to guide the child to become a well-balanced individual; Prepares children and youth for smooth discharge and departure from the village; Provides psycho-social support for children and families in the programme; Organizes psycho-social support and life skill camps/sessions/workshops for children; Train co-workers and caregivers in parenting skills and residential care standards; Liaises with the Department of Social Welfare and other child welfare organizations on referral cases; Produces quality child and facility sponsorship photos; Writes quality facility and end of year sponsorship reports; Timeously respond to sponsorship queries
The Ideal Candidate should have:
A Degree in Social work; Be committed to the mission, vision and values of SOS Children Villages Zimbabwe; Have courage to stand up for children’s rights and protection; Have hands on experience in working with children from various backgrounds and difficult circumstances; Be a very good communicator who can effectively communicate with children and young adults; Have excellent repot writing skills and be able to operate in a highly confidential environment; Strong analytical skills and a good team player
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Social work.
Locations: Bindura and Bulawayo
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