Case Worker

Country: Nigeria
Organization: INTERSOS
Closing date: 21 May 2020

Job position – Case Worker

Work location – Bama

Reporting to – Protection Case Management Team Lead

Supervision of – N/A

General purpose of the position

Under the Protection Case Management Team Lead, the Caseworker provides appropriate and timely case management services; assessing the needs of individuals, developing and implementing case management plans, ensuring appropriate follow-ups are done while creating a climate of trust and care. He/she conducts protection activities in-line with project activities and indicators as directed by immediate supervisor and management.

Tasks and Main Responsibilities

· Manages an open caseload as per INTERSOS standards and conducts intake interviews with individuals and develops a tailored case plan with the client, based on the needs identified during assessment sessions.

· Documents cases and ensures that any progress on the individual’s action plan and any significant change in the client’s psychosocial well-being and overall situation is duly recorded in a timely fashion.

· Provides continuous basic emotional support via regular follow-up meetings, establishing a relationship built on trust and respecting confidentiality protocols.

· Discharge cases when the objectives in the case plan have been met and no further needs have been identified

· Conducts service mapping assessments in the assigned area and support the development of referral systems with different service providers and the local NGO/CSO partner.

· Plans and implements awareness raising activities, focus group discussions, and training workshops as instructed by the supervisory/managerial team.

· Participates in individual supervision sessions on a weekly basis with the Case Worker Team Lead, bringing immediate attention to any case of special/emergency needs.

· Participates in internal case conferences, team meetings, trainings and workshops as scheduled by the supervisory and management team.

· Collaborate with INTERSOS teams from other departments (WASH, Health & Nutrition, Livelihoods, etc…) in order to ensure holistic solutions to beneficiaries’ needs.

· Identify and report gaps in the availability and quality of service provision for clients in the target areas.

· Documents all general protection activities as per INTERSOS and donor reporting regulations and transmit these on a weekly basis to the Case Worker Team Lead for compilation.

· Carry out all tasks respecting key protection principles, including but not limited to; do no harm; non-discrimination; confidentiality, accountability, and need-to-know principles.

· Any other activities specified by the supervisory/managerial team.

Position Requirements

Professional requirements

· University degree in a related field (e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Law, etc…)

· Minimum 1-year relevant work experience with an INGO, NGOs and/or related local authorities in Nigeria.

Personal requirements

· Essential computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, etc…)

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

· Ability and motivation to work well with local authorities, local leaders and the local community.

· Willing to work extra hours and available at the weekend for emergency cases.

· Capacity to work under pressure and willingness to work and live in a complex context.

How to apply:

This is a proposal position, and recruitment depends on funding. Interested candidates should complete this form and attach CV with the following format “Surname Position you applied for”. ONLY applicants whose competencies meet the requirement of the position will be contacted.

Application deadline: apply no later than 21st May 2020 at 4:00 PM.

INTERSOS does not ask for any form of payment at any stage of recruitment.

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