Child Friendly Space Facilitator
Background to IRC:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. In response to the arrival of refugees in Greece in 2015, the IRC has been offering SMS, WASH, Livelihoods and Protection services to children, women and people in need of mental health support. IRC Hellas currently has offices in Athens and on Lesvos, Chios and Samos.
Scope of Work:
IRC Greece is initiating early integration programming such as informative and educational activities and support in navigating public services for refugees and asylum seekers in Lesvos. The IRC is recruiting a CFS (Child Friendly Space) facilitator to be responsible for delivering age and culturally appropriate activities for children whose parents/caregivers are attending language classes. The CFS Facilitator will deliver activities for childen 2 to 10 years old, in order for them to feel safe, develop their social and emotional skills and learn.
- Use child-centered approaches and provide a safe environment for playing, socializing and learning according to established schedules and routines in the educational center or in different environments when needed;
- Keep accurate and safe records of children/youth daily attendance;
- Ability to work under changing and difficult circumstances on the field, maintaining composure and be flexible to conduct activities under any circumstances.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead games and activities and regularly revise them and adapt them to the needs of the children;
- Help in setting schedules for daily/weekly activities for children;
- Closely supervise children during group play and ensure they are safe while receiving services in the CFS;
- Appropriately handle any crises or issues that arise in the CFS;
- Create a positive and trustful atmosphere while interacting with children and parents, encouraging them to express their needs and ensuring their feeling of safety;
- Observe children with special needs and ensure they are well integrated into the activities and if needed refer them to relevant services;
- Take children’s attendance for each session, keep accurate, daily updated records and safely store them;
- Answer questions from community members and parents about what activities are taking place in the CFS;
- Maintain effective communication with parents/caregivers and establish professionals but caring relationships with them and their children;
- Identify and provide materials required for activities preferred by children, in coordination with relevant departments and procurement procedures;
- Attend trainings organized by the IRC and/ or other organizations;
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy and IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct;
- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs
All CFS Facilitators are required to adhere to the IRC Child Safeguarding Principles, The IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.