• Social worker - ERM Rwanda

    Employer: ERM Rwanda
    Posted: 18 December 2019
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    ERM-RWANDA is an international organization with the mission to serve orphans, widows and vulnerable people in the communities of Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region by offering opportunity and hope through vocational training and projects that empower self- sustainability.

    We do what it takes to equip and restore the lives of Africa’s orphans, widows and the most vulnerable. In the vision to better serve our communities we would like to add a highly qualified and motivated social worker to our team:

    Job title: Social worker

    Reporting to: Director of Sponsorship

     competitive salary
     medical insurance
     paid leave

    Hours: this is a full time position

    Location: Kabuga with frequent travel around Kigali and upcountry.

    Principal Responsibilities: The social worker will provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families in order to maximize the family well-being and the academic performance of children He/she might work with the following groups: The elderly, people with learning and physical disabilities, young offenders, and people with mental health conditions, school droppers, drugs and alcohol abusers His/her tasks typically involve:

    •  implement partner’s child protection policy
    •  conducting home and school visits and doing interviews with individuals and families to assess and review their situation
    •  Identifying, reporting and following up on child abuse or any kind of abuse arising in the beneficiaries.
    •  undertaking and writing up assessments (sometimes in collaboration with other professionals), which meet specified standards and timescales
    •  Offering information and support to the sponsorship department.
    •  Working closely with student’s teachers and work with the children to improve their school performance.
    •  organizing and managing packages of support to enable people to lead the fullest lives possible
    •  recommending and sometimes making decisions about the best course of action for a particular child or family
    •  liaising with, and making referrals to other agencies
    •  participating in multidisciplinary teams and meetings regarding, for example, child protection or mental health
    •  maintaining accurate records and preparing reports for legal action
    •  Participating in training, supervision and team meetings.

    Qualification and experience

    •  A Bachelor’s Degree in social work, rural development or related studies
    •  3 years working experience of which 2 years are relevant experience at expert level in social work/community development/social expertise or related discipline.
    •  Computer literacy and proficiency in MS office package

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should email their CV, Degree and application letter addressed to the director of sponsorship at louis.masengesho@rebuildingrwanda.org before December 30th, 2019. The title of the position should be clearly indicated in the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Director of sponsorship


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