Please send your CV to [email protected] with ‘Social Worker - Beirut' 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 as well.
Psychosocial Support for Children, Youth, and Adults
Following the Beirut explosion and the events that have been taking place in Lebanon in the past year, AMURT Lebanon in partnership with KNH Germany and OH Germany has been offering Psychosocial Support Program for anyone seeking such services. The program includes free group activities for children and youth, therapy sessions for children, youth, and adults, and consultations for parents or couples. The program also includes workshops on life & soft skills and other awareness-related topics for youth and adults. AMURT Lebanon is therefore seeking two experienced social workers to be part of the program.
In coordination with the PSS Project Coordinator, the Social Worker is responsible for the day-to-day social support and group activities with the children and youth.
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 group activities with children and youth.
- Arranging and performing home visits following the PSS and Child Protection guidelines.
- Implementing family intervention theories & practices, tailored to the beneficiaries’ needs.
- Preparing workshops and awareness sessions.
- 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: PSS Project Coordinator
Collaborates with: Other PSS Team members and Community Focal Points
Other Contacts: Logistics Officer, Bus Drivers, Kitchen Team