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ECD Social Worker

Location: Kibera
Reports to: ECD Coordinator and Community Programs Officer
Hours: Mon- Fri, 8:00am to 5:00pm and varied Saturdays

Shinning hope for community seeks to recruit qualified candidates for the positions below.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

The Social worker along with key technical staff will be responsible for coordinating caregiver – early child psycho-social program activities.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Conduct regular home visits for the daycare and preschool children using the home visit tools to ensure the care-giving environment is conducive to help children grow into healthy and happy to harness full development potential
  • Organize and conduct parent/caregiver support group meetings to discuss essence of early child development issues and mobilize them into group savings and loan activities as economic strengthening at household level
  • Use a variety of appropriate formal and informal tools and techniques to evaluate the progress and performance of students and families based on child development milestones
  • Develop long-term and short-term intervention plans consistent with children’s developmental needs to help children attain full development potential
  • Keep proper records of the children in the daycare and preschool programs including family background, health, social and key interventions and follow-up visits forms
  • Assist ECD coordinator to carry-out individual child assessment to ensure each child is attaining proper development milestones
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the supervisor, community programs officer and programs manager
  • Performing other related duties as may be assigned

Personal attributes

  • High level of motivation, organization, honesty, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Accurate and detail oriented

Requirements

  • Must have good counseling skills.
  • Key knowledge on Early Childhood Development
  • Must have at least 2 years working experience

Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Community Development
  • Certificate/diploma in Early Childhood Development is desirable

To apply for this positions, candidates should send their applications to the email address jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org not later than 7th of November 2014.

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