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Caretaker

Athens (Greece)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Athens (Greece)
  • Grade: Level not specified
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  • Closing Date:

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Position objectives: 
1.Support and coordinate individual daily care plans for unaccompanied adolescent children;
2.Provide daily supervision in ensuring the health and safety and security of UAC consistent with IRC’s security procedures/policies and according to the SIL Standard Operating Procedures;
3.Coordinate and facilitate unaccompanied children’s involvement in community-based educational, social, health, recreational, integration programs/activities;
4.Directly work with the rest team members for the efficient and effective delivery of UAC case-plans and all the related activities;
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Establish positive relationships with the UAC to facilitate the provision of daily psychosocial support, socialization and mentoring activities by specialized staff;
  • Consistently monitor/assess the safety and security of UAC, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the social worker and the SIL Unit Coordinator; 
  • Proactively identify any behavioral changes or issues the children might have and immediately report them to the social worker; 
  • Communicate regularly with the social workers and the SIL Unit Coordinator on critical incidents, UAC achievements and challenges;
  • Whenever needed, participate in the formulation of UAC case plan reviews, case-plans and case consultations/conferences;
  • In coordination with the social worker, coordinate with medical personnel to ensure the physical/health needs of the children are met;
  • Assist the children in the operation of daily care routines/chores and thorough upkeep of the apartments;
  • Ensure that UAC follow all daily care routines including daily waking/hygiene, dressing and showering, meal and dietary requirements including group dining and attending appointments; 
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of activities and be responsible for making appropriate arrangements for appointments and scheduled regular activities;
  • Coordinate with the social workers and the interpreters in order to implement structured, group life/soft skills building activities;
  • Motivate the UAC in participating in group activities that will promote their development, well-being and integration to the Greek and/or European society;
  • Proactively organize thematic sessions and groups around various issues that are of interest to the children, such as living together, healthy lifestyle e.tc; 
  • Organize homework support groups;
  • Organize daily lessons of Greek and English language;
  • Foster an inclusive attitude that will establish the engagement of all children residing in the apartments;  
  • Provide interpersonal support and guidance to young UAC in independent living skills, daily problem-solving, budget management and communication skills with family & community networks; 
  • Facilitate the cohabitation between the UAC and the rest residents of the block of flats;
  • Facilitate monthly residents meetings with the children living in all 5 apartments; 
  • Assist in any other task, as per each shift’s needs;
  • Perform safety and security checks as needed;
  • Whenever needed, undertake along with the participation of the adolescent children any house reparations and assist in fixing any damages; 
  • Provide input for weekly and monthly activity reports; 
  • Update the daily reports and records, with respect to the confidentiality principle;
  • Directly communicate effectively with the rest team members on the quality and effectiveness of individual UAC case plans;
  • Regularly attend team meetings and other internal and external meetings; 
  • Create and maintain effective working relationships with other IRC departments and external services, including the guardians, other CP actors, UN agencies e.tc. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to protect and support the UAC and enable and develop IRC programs.

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