Protection Assistant (CaseWorker Child Protection)
North Governorate (Lebanon)
About the job
Respond to children and their families survivors of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect through the provision of child protection case management.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- In compliance with best-practice, international standards in CP response and national SoP, provide case management services to boys and girls at high risk
- Ensure the child is involved and participates in the establishment of the case plan
- Ensure the social, physical, psychological and emotional well-being of the children
- Flag all high risk cases in which judicial intervention is required to the Case Management Officer and/or Protection Manager ensure they are referred immediately to UPEL or Himaya when relevant
- Ensure the utmost confidentiality of case management data and information throughout the case management process; including protection referrals
- Ensure close coordination with focused and community based PSS teams in order to ensure children and their caregivers are referred from case management to focused and CB PSS and vice-versa
- Raise gaps in CP response services and referral protocols to the Case Management Officer and/or Protection Manager
- Adhere to the principles and guidance of the National CP Case Management SOPs
To be successful in this role we expect you to have a Bachelor Degree in Social work, Counseling, psychology or other related field. Moreover, we also expect the following:
- 1 to 2 years of experience as a child protection caseworker, completed training on National CP Case Management SOPs with a preference of experience with GBV
- Previous experience in international organizations, humanitarian settings and working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, respect, non-discrimination and safety of client at all times
- Excellent case management, psychosocial support and communication skills
- Driving license of at least 2 years validity
- Master degree in social work and/or psychology
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: Till 31 December 2020 (Pending Donor Approval)
Band/Level: I1 – salary equivalent to 1350 USD
Duty Station: NOL
Start date: End of October 2020
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered. Interviews might take place on a rolling basis!
Closing date for applications: 26 October 2020
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.