Child Protection case worker
CP case worker
Duty station: Vinnytsia
Key working relationships:
- Position Reports to: CP Sn Officer, Ukraine
- Position directly supervises: N/A
- Internal collaborations within IRC: Women’s Protection and Empowerment team; Protection team; Economic Recovery and Development team; Health team.
- External collaborations to IRC: CP actors, organizations and agencies
The Child Protection (CP) case worker will provide direct support and case management to at-risk children and their families, specifically the CP case worker will be responsible for:
- Reinforce adherence to the CP guiding principles throughout all activities with children and their families. This includes ensuring informed consent/assent and the best interest of the child.
- Participate and support the identification of children harmed or at-risk of harm and provide individual case management in accordance with all case management steps and principles, such as:
o Conduct initial assessments of CP cases and prioritize based on risk level
o Conduct comprehensive assessments of CP cases
o Develop case management plans that address the needs identified in the initial and comprehensive assessments of CP cases, and seek support from the supervisor as needed
o Provide basic counselling and psychosocial support
o Refer and accompany children in need to more specialized services
o Follow up regularly to ensure that all services and action items listed in the case plan are implemented within the agreed upon time frame. Ensure that progress is regularly reviewed.
o Regularly monitor and support children and their families through visits, emotional support, counseling, referrals, etc.
- Work in close, daily collaboration with the IRC sectors to ensure children and their families have discrete and confidential access to services via the internal referral procedures
- Work with the CP team to ensure the response to the evolving needs of children and their families
- Identify concerns related to and support adherence to CP referral protocols and CP guiding principles, and bring these concerns to the CP Sn Officer
- Maintain effective working relationships with relevant partners, including community leaders and other implementing partners
- Complete monthly activity reports, according to the mentorship provided by the CP Officer
- Language: Ukrainian required; if possible, English
- Technical diploma or degree in social work, human rights, or related degree preferred
- Minimum of 1 year experience of implementing child protection programs, preferable social work or case management, in humanitarian or development settings
- Experience with provide direct support (basic counselling, case management, PSS) with children and their families
- Previous experience and demonstrated understanding of working with children, particularly vulnerable children
- Support distributions of risk reduction items (inc. PSS kits) and follow-on monitoring
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients/beneficiaries
- Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in a team setting
- Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel#LI-GR2