Case Worker- Child Protection job at Lutheran World Federation

kampala, uganda
negotiable Expires in 2 months


Job Purpose: The Caseworker will provide grassroot case management support to children with specific needs through case identification, assessment/registration, documentation, Case planning, case plan implementation (including direct and indirect services of referrals and FTR) follow- up/ monitoring and case closure for UASC & CR children.

The Caseworker will generate reports in different forms, share data/ information with respect to the information sharing protocol and assume the responsibilities given under the purpose in accordance with a well-defined framework of policies and procedures under immediate supervision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• With support from the different Community-based Child Protection Structures, identify children with different protection concerns and provide needed protection services to the children
• Conduct registration and Best Interest Assessments (BIA’s) of children with protection concerns in regard to the BIP process to assess their risks and needs.
• Develop a case plan for each case identified with support from the child, family and Child Protection Committees to help identify the services or support they would require.
• Ensure timely implementation of case plans developed through direct (e.g. PFA, mediation, skills building and giving resources), indirect services and support through use of the referral pathway for other services and coordination multiple services through case conference.
• Regularly follow-up and monitor children with protection concerns to assess progress and additional needs
• Review and (where necessary) modify plans in case of changes or persistence of risk of an individual child
• Close the cases of UASC and vulnerable children following the evaluation (if the goals have been met and there are no new protection concerns).
• Provide daily, weekly and monthly reports on cases of children and progress against case plans
• Ensure child protection case management using ProGres V4
• Maintain standards for child participation, including data confidentiality, filing and maintaining case history reports.
• Strengthen the capacities of CBCPS through planning and feedback meetings on CP services and referral pathway.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Diploma in Social work, Social Sciences, Development studies or any related fields.
• Ability to ride with a valid Class A driving permit
• Child protection case management experience is an added advantage
• Competent skills in information management including MS Packages, ProGres V4, SurveyCTO
• Experience in working with refugee children and communities.
• Strong communication skills.

Personal qualities:
• Should be between the age of 23-28
• Must have a sound track record to work with children (no criminal record).
• Team player, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure, enjoys working in the field.
• Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills.
• Able to adhere to set security standards.

Job application procedure

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Uganda, Kampala