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15 May 2017

ECD Social Worker Job in Kibera

Location: Kibera
Reports to: ECD Coordinator
Hours: Mon- Fri, 8:00am to 5:00pm and varied Saturdays

Duties
The Social worker along with key technical staff will be responsible for coordinating caregiver –
early child psycho-social program activities.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Conduct regular home visits for the daycare and preschool children using the home visit tools to ensure the care-giving environment is conducive to help children grow into healthy and happy to harness full development potential
  • Work closely with SHOFCO psychologist for cases that need counseling
  • Organize and conduct parent/caregiver support group meetings to discuss essence of early child development issues and mobilize them into group savings and loan activities as economic strengthening at household level
  • Use a variety of appropriate formal and informal tools and techniques to evaluate the progress and performance of students and families based on child development milestones
  • Develop long-term and short-term intervention plans consistent with children’s developmental needs to help children attain full development potential
  • Keep proper records of the children in the daycare and preschool programs including family background, health, social and key interventions and follow-up visits forms
  • Assist ECD coordinator to carry-out individual child assessment to ensure each child is attaining proper development milestones
  • Work closely with health, WASH, Education, gender and Economic empowerment programs for referral of children and the caregivers as per their needs
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the supervisor, community programs officer and programs manager

Personal attributes

  • High level of motivation, organization, honesty, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Accurate and detail oriented

Job Requirements

  • Must have good counseling skills.
  • Key knowledge on Early Childhood Development
  • Must have at least 2 years working experience (Past experience working in an informal settlement is desirable)
  • Willingness to work beyond working hours
  • Degree in Social Work/ Community Development or any other related field
  • Certificate/diploma in Early Childhood Development is desirable

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, jobskibera@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries. Applications without this information will not be considered.

DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should reach us no later than 24th May 2017.

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