Duty station : Vinnytsia
Key working relationships :
Position Reports to : CP Sn Officer, Ukraine
Position directly supervises : N / A
Internal collaborations within IRC : Women’s Protection and Empowerment team; Protection team; Economic Recovery and Development team; Health team.
External collaborations to IRC : CP actors, organizations and agencies
The Child Protection (CP) case worker will provide direct support and case management to at-risk children and their families, specifically the CP case worker will be responsible for :
Reinforce adherence to the CP guiding principles throughout all activities with children and their families. This includes ensuring informed consent / assent and the best interest of the child.
Participate and support the identification of children harmed or at-risk of harm and provide individual case management in accordance with all case management steps and principles, such as :
oConduct initial assessments of CP cases and prioritize based on risk level
oConduct comprehensive assessments of CP cases
oDevelop case management plans that address the needs identified in the initial and comprehensive assessments of CP cases, and seek support from the supervisor as needed
oProvide basic counselling and psychosocial support
oRefer and accompany children in need to more specialized services
oFollow up regularly to ensure that all services and action items listed in the case plan are implemented within the agreed upon time frame.
Ensure that progress is regularly reviewed.
oRegularly monitor and support children and their families through visits, emotional support, counseling, referrals, etc.
Work in close, daily collaboration with the IRC sectors to ensure children and their families have discrete and confidential access to services via the internal referral procedures
Work with the CP team to ensure the response to the evolving needs of children and their families
Identify concerns related to and support adherence to CP referral protocols and CP guiding principles, and bring these concerns to the CP Sn Officer
Maintain effective working relationships with relevant partners, including community leaders and other implementing partners
Complete monthly activity reports, according to the mentorship provided by the CP Officer
Language : Ukrainian required; if possible, English
Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred
Minimum of 1 year experience of implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
Experience with provide direct support (basic counselling, case management, PSS) with children and their families
Previous experience and demonstrated understanding of working with children, particularly vulnerable children
Support distributions of risk reduction items (inc. PSS kits) and follow-on monitoring
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients / beneficiaries
Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel