Social Worker Job in Siaya County

Vacant Position: Social Worker

Location: Siaya County

Sustainable Community Opportunities for Restoration and Empowerment (SCORE) is a Child-focused Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose goal is “To reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS among communities of Lake and Nzoia Regions” as envisioned in SDGs
especially SDG 1, 3 & 16 through facilitating community led care for OVC and their households.

SCORE is looking to recruit competent and self-driven Social Workers (SWs) for it’s OVC Project based in Siaya County.

About the role:

  • This role will be based at the SCORE Siaya Sub-County satellite offices
  • Support the Project grassroots level coordinator in ensuring project quality assurance and measurement of outcomes from the project.
  • Ensure a strong linkage exists between Childrens’ Department and SCORE.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with relevant stakeholders in the field of Child support and development including local community structures, County Government, Childrens’ Department, MoH, CHVs and other likeminded partners
  • In close collaboration with the M&E, ensure accuracy and timeliness of data collected from the CHVs.

Jobs in Kenya 2018Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Sub-County level OVC services
  • Collect and collate OVC project reports
  • Document best practices and develop periodic relevant reports as required
  • Ensures that the beneficiary OVC and their households are adequately served
  • Maintain OVC files and records
  • Follow up on education issues (e.g. school fees, performance, etc.) and other OVC and household benefits
  • Support in identification, recruitment and enrolment of OVC and other Community level Volunteers (e.g. CHVs, etc.)
  • Supervise VCOs and CHVs – Conduct capacity assessments, mentorship, OJT and capacity building of CHVs and VCOs.
  • Convene and conduct cluster (Sub-County) meetings with the assigned CHVs
  • Collect and validate data from CHVs – in charge of data quality
  • Conduct sampled household visits on targeted beneficiaries
  • Represent the CHVs at the organization (SCORE) meetings
  • Conduct the TNA on the CHVs and build their capacity in areas of need.
  • Support appropriate referrals of targeted households and OVC.
  • Identify the training needs and train the Households as appropriate
  • Support the VCOs and CHVs to implement the Case management plans at HH level
  • Carry out other SCORE responsibilities as appropriate/called upon (e.g. assisting with kitchen gardens, organizing child recreation, etc.)
  • Support the CHVs to complete OVC project paperwork: records of visits and OVC information, with assistance from M&E Officer.
  • Confirm with the M&E department for complete details and documentation of OVC and their HHs in the system.
  • Attend SCORE meetings and participate with opinions and ideas.
  • Facilitates community mobilization and sensitization on project issues.
  • Ensure the OVC documentation is up to date – file 100% updated
  • Confirmation and validation of follow up on the defaulters and exits.
  • Identify networks and links the HHs/ groups appropriately
  • Facilitate the HH vulnerability assessment and transition as appropriate.
  • Support Linkage of OVC HHs to Community Units for continuum of care.
  • Facilitate OVC HTS, follow up and linkage to facility link persons.
  • Identification, and assigning the CHVs as facility link persons to support HTS and follow ups.

Social Worker Job in Siaya County

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Updated: January 8, 2018 — 9:34 am