Protection Assistant-Pediatric Counselor (Kakuma)
Jobs at:Danish Refugee Council
Deadline of this Job:
18 July 2022
Date Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
R1. Case management:
• Facilitate and conduct provision of professional counselling services for children with protection concerns by conducting play and art therapy, individual and group sessions, psycho-education session and work with caregivers to address children concerns.
• Conduct/ensure regular follow-up visits to monitor the rehabilitation and reintegration of clients, and document changes identified.
• Participate in the interpretation of the analyzed data on trends and work with team to disseminate information to all relevant stakeholders.
• Support in the preparation of accurate reports for all Psycho-social related activities.
• Ensure that child survivors of sexual gender base violent (SGBV) and exploitation receive appropriate care and follow-up.
• Undertake documentation of counselling services in accordance with DRC broader Case Management and CPIMS protocols and systems.
• Facilitate direct professional counselling services for UAMs, separated children and other vulnerable children identified and/or referred by child protection social workers and partners
• Participate in monthly CFS coordination meetings and work with all key stakeholders to advocate for improvements in systems that affect child safety and well-being in the camp and settlement.
• Conduct counseling follows up to children referred for BID process and update their information to be presented in BID panel meetings review for decisions.
• Facilitate play and art therapy, psychoeducation session at the CFS and community level.
• Ensure proper management of the child friendly spaces (CFS) and smooth running of psychosocial activities within the settlement/camp are functional.
• Participate in crisis response, provide crisis counselling to individuals and/or groups during emergencies and after critical incidents, and ensure follow up support.
• Empower and support structures that enable children and their caregivers to participate in decision-making and understand their rights through dissemination of relevant, child friendly information at the community level.
• Submit timely weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual reports to the Protection Team Leader
R2. Coordination and Networking:
• Maintain and strengthen existing networks through other service providers at the camp level, to ensure that survivors receive quality services and support both at the agency levels.
• Actively participate in scheduled meetings such as the Case Conferences, safe haven inter-agency meetings and as assigned.
• Strengthen existing referral systems and identify new networks to work with to ensure holistic support to the clients.
• Work in close collaboration with the prevention team to ensure ongoing needs of at-risk groups, children are being met in the prevention related activities.
• In collaboration with other partners, improve psychosocial interventions within the refugee community focusing on the psychosocial needs of adolescent youth and children.
• Facilitate training for key stakeholders on child protection standards, children rights, case management and psychosocial support.
R3. Community Engagement and Outreach:
• Facilitate formation of support groups for teenage mothers and other vulnerable children.
• Identify and strengthen Community structures through engaging community leaders, camp management and other stakeholders to ensure that the survivors receive adequate support at the community level.
• Support the Pediatric Officer and PC Assistants, in dissemination of relevant information during the feedback meetings and forums with children.
R4. Monitoring and Evaluation:
R5. Staff supervision and Development:
• Provide supervision to the Para counsellors and ensure effective provision of Psycho-social services.
• Conduct continuous performance/evaluation for the Para counsellors working under her/him.
• Conduct regular case conference meetings with the Para-counsellors both at individual and group levels.
• Participate in regular supervision session for counselors and case workers.
Experience and technical competencies:
• At least 2 years’ hands on experience in providing psychosocial support and counseling to children survivors of trauma, SGBV and other children at risk.
• Must be a Licensed Counsellor. (Resisted with relevant counselling body e.g. Kenya Counsellors and Psychologist Association)
• Must have in depth technical expertise in case management and psychosocial support -pediatric counseling to children at risk including Unaccompanied children and separated children (UASCs)
• Experience in providing trauma counseling
• Experience and technical knowledge in establishing community-based child protection networks including foster careers, committees etc.
• Knowledge of international and national child protection standards and instruments
• Experience and proven ability to work as part of a team and lead teams to strive for result
• Excellent analytical and writing skills; cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with local partners and other stakeholders
• Experience and willingness to work in the field and proficient in the use of computer/email/internet
• Bachelor’s Degree in (Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology)
• Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 24
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
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