Child Protection Case Worker for children in contact and in conflict with Law.
The deadline for submission of CV and Motivation letter is on June 27th 2021. The interested applicants should send their CV to the following email [email protected], mentioning the title of the position applied for. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Written Technical Test will be required at the next phase of recruitment, while the shortlisted candidates will also have a Panel interview with the Programs Unit and HR. Employment is subject to donor budget confirmation.
Terre des hommes- Lausanne is seeking a qualified Child Protection Case Worker for children in contact and in conflict with Law.
In local contexts, the Child Protection (CP) case worker acts with the children in contact and in conflict and in contact with Law, their families and social environment through a global approach in order to:
- Provide individual case management for children and youth in conflict and in contact with Law, in accordance with all case management steps and related tools and procedures.
- Provide ongoing support to families and caregivers, foster and alternative care systems.
- Directly communicate effectively with other caseworkers and service providers as part of conducting individual case management.
- Support their reintegration process through provision of specialized services within the case management but also through enhancement of their social environment, aiming at social acceptance and reintegration as well.
- Collaborating closely with other actors, including, security forces, local and national authorities, community and faith-based leaders, religious courts etc.
In an ethical and deontological approach, the CP case worker helps to create conditions for children and their families to have the means to be active in their own development and to strengthen the social links and solidarity where they live but also to enhance their resilience.
Under the management of the Case Management Team Leader, Project Manager and Senior Child Protection Technical Advisor, the Case Worker will perform the following tasks:
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Identify individual CP cases of children in contact and in conflict with Law, through outreach and referrals from other actors, agencies, community members and partners.
- Conduct initial and follow up assessments for GBV cases and prioritize them according to risks levels.
- Develop case plans that respond to needs addressed in initial and comprehensive assessments and seek support of supervisor when necessary.
- Regularly follow up to ensure all services and action points listed in the case plan are carried out within agreed time frames. Ensure that progress is regularly reviewed.
- Regularly monitor and support to children and families through home visits, providing guidance, advice and emotional support, community mediation and referrals.
- Work with supervisors and managers to arrange case conferences for complex cases and ensure children receive multidisciplinary support.
- Manage CP cases in line with Standard Operational Procedures (SoPs), adhere to standard documentation processes and follow best practice guidance.
- Apply the National SoPs for case management, while use Best Interests Assessments (BiA) and Best Interests Determination (BiD) procedures when are requested or needed.
- Ensure Do No Harm analysis are carried out and the principle of Do No Harm is observed and upheld in all the engagements of the CP Case Worker.
- Regularly document cases by using all the approved tools and forms.
- Update databases / CPIMS+, RIMS and other tracking sheets to ensure a comprehensive record of the cases.
- Ensure that data collection and storage respect data protection protocols and confidentiality principle.
- Regularly provide field reports, protection monitoring reports and reports related to project progress to your line manager.
Coordination and Representation:
- Directly communicate effectively with other caseworkers and service providers in order to advocate, collaborate and make referrals according to the best interests of children.
- Regularly attend case management meetings and relevant case conferences at field level.
- In addition to the case management team, collaborate closely with other members of the Child Protection team, ensuring smooth coordination and referrals.
- Direct communication and coordination with Technical Unit and Global Technical Advisors.
- Respect the Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct (GCD), Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP), Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy (PSEA) and Policy on Gender and Diversity and its principles of child protection, ensuring the policy’s implementation and prompt notification of the CSP/PSEA Focal Point with any information regarding potential breaches of the policy
- Abide by and promote the practices and values set out in all other Tdh policies and procedures such as the Internal Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, and other policies
- Undertake all other duties that may be requested by the line-manager and that are compatible with the job
- Participate actively in weekly and monthly coordination meeting with the line managers
Academic Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social work, or other relevant degree.
Experience: At least 2 years of experience in Social Work and Case Management Intervention
Experience working with Children and Youth in conflict with Law.
- Good knowledge in Child Protection.
- Able to deal with very vulnerable youth from different backgrounds and with delinquency behavior.
- Cultural sensitivity.
- Facilitation skills.
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure (responding to high risks cases).
Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC):
- Communication and interaction
- Mission orientation
- Empathy and integrity.
Technical and methodological competencies (TMC) :
- Respect for the institutional framework
- Innovation & Development
- Quality Monitoring & Reporting
- Languages: English and Arabic (written, read and spoken)
- Computer skills: Microsoft office
Reports to: Case Worker Team Leader & Senior Child Protection Technical Officer (Tdh delegation – Technical Line Manager), Project Manager
Location/Travel: South of Lebanon. Office based in Tyre.
Tdh Foundation, Lausanne has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of beneficiaries. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, that enshrines principles of PSEA, always (both during work hours and outside work hours). Familiarization with, and adherence to, the Code of Conduct is an essential requirement of all staff.