Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Social Worker Part time / Sharya Duhok

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Job Overview

General Purpose of the Position

The Social Worker

  • helps to implement the protection component of the JRS programme in Sharya, Duhok
  • provides holistic individual social work support and group activities
  • ensures the safety of and improves practical and social support for displaced genocide survivors, including survivors of ISIS captivity and GBV.

Main Responsibilities of the Position

1. Individual Case Management/One-to-one Support

  1. Conduct assessment and plan of support according to case management steps and guidelines
  2. Provide individual support to improve social and practical problems and emotional well-being
  3. Work closely with MHPSS team to ensure safety risks are managed and high-risk and protection cases are dealt with accordingly, particularly for GBV and Child Protection cases
  4. Provide tailored case management for child survivors of ISIS captivity, work with MHPSS team on rehabilitation programme
  5. Work with caregivers and family of child survivors to improve home environment and engagement in the programme
  6. Support the Family Visits teams to identify protection concerns and collaborate to support families in the home, conduct visits.

2. Referrals 

  1. Ensure individuals can access all relevant JRS services
  2. Manage referrals to external service providers and ensure adequate follow-up
  3. Cultivate relationships with local organisations to improve referrals and map services.

3. Awareness Raising 

  1. Assist teams to carry out awareness raising sessions with groups of adults and/or children on protection topics
  2. Help individuals to understand their rights and services they can access
  3. Help to provide psychoeducation to community members on mental health topics and to reduce stigma on accessing services.

4. Protection Focal Point 

  1. Act as a focal person for protection in Sharya
  2. Analyse the needs of people served, collect information on protection issues and trends as part of daily work
  3. Ensure implementation of protection policies and guidance
  4. Conduct and attend protection training as required.

 

5. Recording & Reporting 

  1. Assist FV teams to carry out awareness raising sessions with groups of adults and/or children on protection topics
  2. Help individuals to understand their rights and services they can access
  3. Help to provide psychoeducation to community members on mental health topics and to reduce stigma on accessing services.

Other

  1. Respond to other tasks as required by the supervisor
  2. Attend supervision meetings
  3. Attend working groups as required.

Skills and qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or other qualification in Special Education  or social work, psychology, nursing, sociology, or relevant field.
  • Reliability and confidentiality.
  • Previous experience would be an asset
  • Outstanding communication skills, reporting skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-awareness, objectivity, a strong desire to help others
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office365 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent Kurdish and Arabic, and proficiency in written English.

More Information

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