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Social Worker - Childline Zimbabwe

Location: Gweru
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Job Description

Job Summary

Childline Zimbabwe is a local Private Voluntary Organisation specialising in child protection looking for a qualified individual to take up the role of Project Officer - Social Worker for a project focusing on creating a safe environment for children.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provide direct counselling & therapeutic support to child survivors of abuse, gender based violence and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Work closely with the relevant government departments in following -up on reports received of child abuse and gender based violence, including home visits within the community using a case management approach.
  • Conduct specialized group counselling services, including therapeutic support groups and running parenting groups.
  • Lead in community risk mapping exercise and advocate for rehabilitation of unsafe spaces in the community.
  • Work jointly with other stakeholders in ensuring effective child protection, GBV and HIV / AIDS programming, making referrals and networking.
  • Maintain accurate records of services provided; submit regular reports on activities and statistics using the case management model.
  • Raise awareness in the community on issues of child protection and gender-based violence giving presentations and facilitating workshops.
  • Work with peer facilitators in coordinating peer to peer activities.
  • Lead in the development of child safeguarding policies in local schools.
  • Support the organisations fundraising activities in the local community.
  • Work as part of a team towards achieving the organisations vision, mission and core values.

Qualifications And Experience

  • A degree in Social Work.
  • Up to date registration with the Council of Social Workers.
  • Previous experience of individual counselling & working with the Department of Social Development, Police - VFU and the justice system.
  • At least 2 years' experience of working with children, child protection and children's rights.
  • Written & spoken proficiency in English, Ndebele/or Shona.
  • Strong networking and advocacy skills.
  • Good analytical and writing skills as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Clean Class 4 Driver's licence with at least 3 years driving experience.
  • Previous experience in the NGO sector is an added advantage.

How To Apply

All applications should include a covering letter and detailed CV. Applications to be sent to The HR Officer on recruitment@childline.org.zw 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted & Childline Zimbabwe reserves the right not to fill the position.

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