The Amani Orphans Home Mbigili was founded in the light to improve the standard of living of AIDS orphans and destitute children and to provide them access to all basic human rights.
The underlying guiding principles for the care of orphans are to
Reproduce family and clan structures to convey social behavior and interaction
Respect and emphasize the origin of the children to avoid them being uprooted
Accompany each child to the end of its school and job education and help to integrate into adulthood
Protect the children from being stigmatized as AIDS-orphans, avoid them being discriminated and deprived of their basic rights
Aspire to the highest possible level of self-sufficiency in the care center, in order to convey a wide range of economic and maintenance abilities, as well as assisting in keeping running costs low
Connect the care centers in many aspects with the local community
Strengthen family ties and clan structures
To support children and their families through difficult times and ensure that vulnerable children under the support of AOHM are safeguarded from harm. This role is to help in improving outcomes in children’s lives.
As a social worker, you will work in a variety of settings within a framework of relevant legislation and procedures, supporting children, families, and groups within the local communities under
The Home-Based Care program and
At the orphanage.
You may work in homes or schools, hospitals and most of the time at Amani Orphans Home Mbigili.
Key Relationships With:
Children under AOHM Care program
Central and Local Government authorities
Schools, Hospitals, Neema Reha, Community leaders
Police Children and Gender Desk
The project manager
Other Non-Government Organizations in the region dealing with children
AOHM Management team
Sponsors, teachers, and volunteers
Key Tasks / Responsibilities:
This position will require you to work with Children at the orphanage and their families. You might also work with the following groups:
people with health conditions
school dropouts and non-attenders
Children in need of Psychological support
These tasks typically involve:
conducting and documenting interviews with individual children and families to assess and review their situation
Identify the needs of the most vulnerable children in Iringa and means for support
Provide counseling to the children and suggest the measure to address their situation
Undertaking and writing up individual assessment reports which meet specified standards provided by the organization
Mobilize the children living alone to encourage and accept fostering
Offering information and conducting awareness training to the children and housemothers
organizing and managing packages of support to enable children make position choices in their career to lead the fullest lives possible
Ensure and support child participation at all stages of programming
Recommending and sometimes making decisions about the best course of action for a particular child or family to the German Board
Preparing work plans, monthly/weekly/quarterly and semiannual as requested by the project manager and the German Board
Communicating with matron and project manager in making referrals to other agencies
Participating in multidisciplinary teams and meetings regarding child protection or health
Organizing and designing children clubs, music and sports activities that are tailored towards removing stress and other emotional situations to children
Maintaining accurate records and preparing reports for child elopement (?)
Work with Matron to develop the care plan for every individual child and make follow-ups about the implementation.
Participating in training, supervision, and team meetings.
Position Core Competencies:
You will need to show evidence of the following:
Patience and the ability to remain calm in a crisis
Flexibility to adapt to new roles, tasks, and situations
Strong observation, analytical and listening skills
Pedagogical and psychological skills
The capacity to absorb legal and procedural information
The ability to negotiate, mediate and interpret on behalf of service users
Good organizational skills to work autonomously and plan meetings for a caseload of clients.
Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Counselling or relevant social science with at least a year of relevant working experience in social work and protection.
Experience working with children and youth, and especially vulnerable children desirable.
Counseling skills are highly required and an added advantage
Basic IT skills: knowledge of MS Word; Excel and Outlook required.
Swahili and English skills in speaking and writing required.
Familiar with core principles of Children Rights, Participation, Do No Harm, Community and Family Support
Ability to cope and work under pressure
Excellent facilitation skills
Excellent organization and communication skills.
This position is for a social worker with the age limit 25 – 35.
Women are highly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply?
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified, highly motivated, dynamic and results-oriented individuals who demonstrate self-drive and initiative for the following posts; please send your application with CV, school leaving certificate, bachelor certificate, work experience and your motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Project Manager
Amani Orphans Home Mbigili
P.O.BOX 304 IRINGA