Social Worker – Ubuntu Life Foundation

at Ubuntu Life Foundation (view profile)
Published June 10, 2024
Expires July 10, 2024
Location Old Naivasha Road, Maai Mahiu, Kenya, Old Naivasha Road, Maai Mahiu, Kenya., Kenya
Category Community Development  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Job Title: Social worker
Company: Ubuntu Life Foundation
Location: Maai-Mahiu

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The social worker is responsible for building intervention strategies for a wide range of issues that special needs children face (e.g. discrimination and learning difficulties). They collaborate with parents, teachers, and school administrators to ensure children feel safe and happy. The social worker also identifies and reports on severe problems, such as child
abuse and neglect.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Identify children and communities in need of help with our special needs facility services.
-Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals.
-Help clients adjust to changes and challenges in their lives, more so for those with children with special needs.
-Research, refer, and advocate for community resources, such as food stamps, childcare, and healthcare, to assist and improve a child’s well-being.
-Respond to crisis situations such as child abuse and mental health emergencies.
-Monitor clients' situations, and follow up to ensure that they have improved.
-Maintain case files and records.
-Provide psychotherapy services.
-Conduct home visits for our children and assess their needs.
-Conduct home background checks and offer feedback to the organization in regards to parents socioeconomic status.
-Refer children with special needs to our facility.
-Issue reports on the home visits conducted, action plans, and recommendations for each case.
-Dissemination of neuro policy to all the new neuro clients.
-Determine copay for the active neuro patients.
-Address concerns of patients who lack social support in the treatment of any condition.
-Follow up on our clients to ensure they pay the amounts they ought to for meds and services.
-Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications:

-Diploma/Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.
-Three to Four years of experience in social work, case management, or a related field.
-Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Familiarity with community resources, social services, and relevant laws and regulations.
-Commitment to helping others.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position to hr_foundation@ubuntu.life with the subject line "Social Worker Application".