Social Worker (Female only) (Ref: SW-202309)
|Savaştan Etkilenen Çocuklara Yardım Derneği (SEÇ)||Gaziantep|
|Sosyal Hizmet Uzmanı||Uluslararası Organizasyonlar|
|Arapça (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate),Türkçe (C1, Level 5, Upper Intermediate)|
Job Description: Social Worker at SEÇ in Gaziantep
● Intervention Sector: MHPSS
● Application Deadline: on rolling bases until filled
● Contract Type: Full Time
● Period of Employment: 1 year, renewable based on performance and funding
● Salary: competitive
● Education Degree: Social Worker or other related field
● Experience Requirement:1 to 3 years
● Arabic and Turkish: Fluent
● English Language: basic understanding
● Turkish Citizenship Required.
SEÇ provides life-altering medical care and reconstructive surgery for children (0-18 years) who have injuries due to natural or human-induced disasters or unsafe living conditions and cannot access or afford treatment. SEÇ’s work consists of filling the gap in access to free-of-charge medical and surgical treatment. SEÇ also supports ongoing cases with medication, medical equipment (such as prosthetics, eyeglasses, glass eyes, and hearing aids), laboratory and diagnostic testing, transportation, accommodation prior/post-surgery, and other therapeutic regimens (speech therapy, physiotherapy, and psychotherapy). In addition, SEÇ provides psychiatric and psychological therapy services to children in need through its in-house mental health program.
Position Overview: As a Social Worker working for the MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) program at SEÇ in Gaziantep, your main responsibility will be to provide essential social work services to children and their families who have been impacted by natural and human-induced disasters. You will play a critical role in assessing their psychosocial needs, developing support plans, coordinating resources, and advocating for the well-being and rights of the affected population.
- Psychosocial Assessment: Conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments of children and their families to understand their needs, strengths, and vulnerabilities in the aftermath of disasters.
- Case Management: Develop individualized support plans in collaboration with the MHPSS team and other relevant stakeholders, ensuring a person-centered and holistic approach to care.
- Counseling and Support: Provide emotional support and counseling to individuals and families, addressing the psychosocial impact of trauma and disasters.
- Referral and Resource Coordination: Identify and coordinate access to appropriate resources and services, both within the organization and through external partners, to meet the diverse needs of the affected population.
- Community Engagement: Work closely with the community, local organizations, and relevant authorities to establish and maintain strong partnerships, ensuring a coordinated response to the psychosocial needs of the target population.
- Child Protection: Be vigilant about identifying and responding to child protection concerns, ensuring the safety and well-being of children in all aspects of the program.
- Advocacy: Advocate for the rights and well-being of the affected individuals and families, including their access to essential services and resources.
- Psychoeducation: Organize and facilitate psychoeducational sessions for children, families, and community members to promote awareness about mental health, coping strategies, and available support.
- Data Collection and Reporting: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of case management activities, progress notes, and relevant data for reporting and program evaluation purposes.
- Capacity Building: Provide training and support to community members and local staff to strengthen their ability to respond to psychosocial needs effectively.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Bachelors in Social Work or a related field.
- Proven experience in providing social work support to individuals and families impacted by trauma, disasters, or conflict-related stress.
- Knowledge of child protection principles and experience in working with vulnerable populations, particularly children and families.
- Familiarity with MHPSS principles and interventions is advantageous.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills.
- Fluency in Arabic and Turkish. Basic understanding of English is an asset.
- This is a full-time position based in Gaziantep, Turkey, with the possibility of fieldwork and visits to affected communities.
- The role requires flexibility and adaptability to respond to the dynamic needs of the population and the program.
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that SEÇ does not cover any relocation costs for this position.
**This position is posted for female candidates only**