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Jul 6, 2017

St John’s Community Centre Social Workers Jobs in Kenya

St John’s Community centre in partnership with Global Communities is implementing a USAID funded project aimed at reducing the HIV risks in Adolescent Girls and young women (10 – 24 years). 

This is an 18 months project to be implemented in Kamukunji and Starehe Sub Counties of Nairobi County and we are seeking to recruit several and suitable professionals as listed below:

Social Workers

 
Key Responsibilities
  • The purpose of the Officers is to provide social work services to all the enrolled adolescent and young women.
  • The project will implement case specific intervention aimed at empowering the clients to be determined and resilient in reducing their vulnerability to HIV as well as ensuring each accesses the intervention needed to be safe as well as mentoring them until they are empowered individuals.
  • Enrolling the clients,
  • Assessing risk factors of each Adolescent girl and young woman, making case treatment plans and executing them promptly while involving the clients significant others including their male companions ,
  • Conducting follow-up visit,
  • Managing referrals to access needed health, reproductive health, economic, training, education or legal services and updating clients records.
Qualifications
  • Kenyan citizen, female aged 25-35 years who has a strong drive to empower young girls and women from the urban informal communities.
  • University degree or Diploma in Social work. It will be essential if the person has done diploma or certificate courses in HIV/AIDS management, Counselling psychology, and is computer literate.
  • A holder of a certificate in prevention of Gender based violence will have an added advantage.
  • The degree holder should have 2 years working experience in doing social work, and a Diploma holder should have 3 years working experience in doing social work at a community setting.
  • Have excellent skills in interpersonal relations, interviewing, active listening, social perceptiveness, clear speaking, critical thinking, Coordination, report writing, creative in complex problem solving, decision making, ability to advocate for clients, managing referrals, counselling, prompt execution of client treatment plans , updating case files and mentoring clients.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili
How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit their applications, complete with a CV, copies of certificates, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, reliable telephone number via Post office mail to:

The Chairman Human Resource Committee, 
P.O. Box 16254-00610 
Nairobi, Kenya

To be received not later than 14th July 2017.

Only short listed persons will be contacted.

For those who had applied previously need not apply again

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