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Caretaker

Athens

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Athens
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date:

SCOPE OF WORK: Under the guidance and supervision of the SIL Unit Coordinator, the caretaker will be responsible for implementing daily independent living care plans, supervision and monitoring of adolescents/young adults residing in the SIL apartments. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the adolescents/young adults are safe and participating in daily education activities, as well as in extracurricular, recreational and integration activities. S/he will be responsible for the implementation of activities related to the daily house management and housekeeping and the life/soft skills building of the adolescents/young adults, in cooperation with the social worker. The caretaker will further ensure the adolescents/young adults are safe during night hours.   


Position objectives: 
  1. Support and coordinate individual daily care plans for adolescents/young adults;
  2. Provide daily supervision in ensuring the health and safety and security of adolescents/young adults consistent with IRC’s security procedures/policies and according to the SIL Standard Operating Procedures;
  3. Coordinate and facilitate adolescents/young adults’ 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 adolescents/young adults’ case-plans and all the related activities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Establish positive relationships with the adolescents/young adults to facilitate the provision of daily psychosocial support, socialization and mentoring activities by specialized staff;
  • Assist the adolescents/young adults in the operation of daily care routines/chores and thorough upkeep of the apartments;
  • Ensure that adolescents/young adults follow all daily care routines including daily waking/hygiene, dressing and showering, meal and dietary requirements including group dining and attending appointments; 
  • Ensure that adolescents/young adults understand, agree on and follow safety/cohabitation rules as described in Internal Rules of Procedure; 
  • Consistently monitor/assess the safety and security of adolescents/young adults, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the social worker and the SIL Unit Coordinator; 
  • Consistently monitor and identify any accessibility challenges that adolescents/young adults with disabilities may encounter; promptly report arising issues to the social worker and SIL Unit Coordinator and cooperate in solutions;
  • Proactively identify any behavioral changes or issues the adolescents/young adults might have and immediately report them to the social worker; 
  • Communicate regularly with the social workers and the SIL Unit Coordinator on critical incidents, adolescents/young adults’ achievements and challenges;
  • Whenever needed, participate in the formulation of adolescents/young adults 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 adolescents/young adults are met;
  • Foster an inclusive attitude that will establish the engagement of all adolescents/young adults residing in the apartments;  
  • Facilitate bi-weekly residents’ meetings with the adolescents/young adults 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 adolescents/young adults 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 adolescents/young adults 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 other CP actors, UN agencies e.tc.;
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to protect and support the adolescents/young adults and enable and develop the programme.

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