Please send your CV to [email protected] with ‘Social Worker - ECE Project' in the subject line.
AMURT Lebanon Background
AMURT’s mission is to help improve the quality of life for the poor and disadvantaged people of the world, and those affected by calamity and conflict. It aims to assist individuals and communities to secure life’s necessities and to gain greater social and economic fulfillment, while honoring individuals’ customs, language, and religious beliefs.
AMURT Lebanon registered in 2012 as an independent charitable organization and is affiliated with the AMURT Global Network, headquartered in Washington, USA.
Since 2012, AMURT has been addressing the Syrian crisis and its effects, as well as hardships the Lebanese community is experiencing. Its programs have ranged from disaster relief and emergency response, to psychosocial support, diverse education programs, child protection, social stability, and is currently focusing on the livelihoods sector.
Holistic Preschool Education and Systemic and Psychosocial Support for Children
According to MEHE's Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020, AMURT in collaboration with Orienthelfer is launching a Community-Based Early Childhood Education project funded by BMZ Germany. The project aims to support children outside of school to transition into formal education by preparing them both academically and psychologically. AMURT is therefore opening space for 3 social workers to be part of the implementing team.
In coordination with the ECE Project Coordinator, the Social Worker is responsible for the day-to-day social support, awareness workshops, and outreach activities with the children, youth, and parents.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Aiding in the planning of PSS activities and procedures to be implemented in these activities.
- Working alongside other professionals in planning how best to work with the participants (what kind of approach may be used, intervention strategy, etc).
- Conducting thorough observation throughout the program.
- Collecting relevant information from different team members who are in contact with the participants.
- Encouraging participants to talk about and explore their feelings and behavior.
- Conducting awareness activities with children, youth, and parents.
- Arranging and performing home visits following the PSS and Child Protection guidelines.
- Keeping files and reports archived in a locked and secure location.
- Conducting research and writing reports.
- Networking with the professional health community for case referrals.
- Participating in meetings and requested work-related workshops or conferences.
- Perform any other duties as required and agreed upon.
- Excellent organizational and planning skills
- Strong problem analysis and assessment skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
- Good MS Office and data entry skills
- Demonstrated capacity to innovate and think creatively
- Ability to work independently and within a team
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Compassionate, caring, and non-judgmental
- Sensitive and respectful of ethnic and cultural differences
- Approachable, trustworthy and discrete
- Willingness to improve own knowledge and skills by participating actively in training sessions and capacity building activities
- Committed to equality and social inclusion
- Conscientious, with an excellent sense of judgment
Overall Monthly Reporting: Head Psychotherapist
Collaborates with: Other PSS Team members and Outreach Officers
Other Contacts: Head Teacher, Logistics Officer, Bus Drivers, Kitchen Team
- Mount Lebanon