Role of Social Worker/Psychologist
We are seeking to hire four to six national Social Workers/Psychologists on behalf of our national NGO client to work in their new program to protect and empower vulnerable women and girls through improving the quality of MHPSS services and survivors’ access to them. Social Workers/Psychologists will provide mobile services to women and girls. While all Social Workers/Ppsychologists will receive some training and guidance, successful candidates must be compassionate, confident, diligent, trustworthy, resourceful, interested in learning new skills, and be able to work both independently, and as part of a team. Social workers/psychologists must be willing and interested to work with women and girls of different religious, ethnic, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds.
We are seeking a candidate to start in October 2016, to be based in Duhok.
- Create and maintain a welcoming and safe environment within the mobile unit, which reflects awareness and understanding of the different religions, cultures and experiences of clients.
- Travel to locations across the KRI as required with the mobile unit.
- Receive clients, conduct client intake assessment, and create case files as needed.
- Help clients with identifying available resources and solving everyday problems.
- Identify more complex cases, and work with the Project Manager to create a plan for delivering services, which may include referrals to other services.
- Maintain detailed and accurate case notes and files.
- Follow-up with clients, as appropriate, including potentially, home visits and other outreach activities.
- Conduct needs assessments with clients and deliver counseling, where appropriate.
- Facilitate and lead effective group sessions, and trainings for clients/participants.
- Provide emotional support to women, men, boys and girls.
- Advocate for and develop plans to improve clients’ well-being and daily lives.
- Participate in the development and implementation of outreach and community engagement plans.
- Support the development and utilization of a camp-specific referral pathway for SGBV cases.
- Attend relevant training sessions to ensure that the highest quality services can be delivered.
- Provide confidential services to clients either in their tents or in the mobile unit, in accordance with their wishes and SGBV guiding principles.
- Maintain a good working relationship with all organizations, women’s committees and other community?based groups, to facilitate referrals and support related and/or joint activities.
- Complete activity and other requested reporting.
- Perform other duties as necessary.
- University degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field.
- Minimum 2 years of professional experience as a Social/Case worker, preferably with IDPs or refugees, in an NGO.
- Knowledge of case management and community outreach.
- Experience of dealing with and addressing GBV, access to social protection and social inequalities.
- Counseling experience and/or psychological first aid, a plus.
- Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
- Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships
- High standard of spoken and written Kurdish and Arabic; ability to communicate in English is a plus.
- Good computer skills.
- Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environment.
Kindly write your cover letter in the first page of your CV.
Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.