ECD Social Worker Job – Shining Hope for Communities

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Position: Early Childhood Development Social Worker

1 Position

Location: Kibera
Reports to: ECD Coordinator and Community Programs Officer

Hours: Mon- Fri, 8:00am to 5:00pm and varied Saturdays

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

How to Apply

Qualified candidates can apply to [email protected] by C.O.B 2nd October 2015.

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