Social Worker at MYM – Youth Building Development

Job Description

Make Your Make is looking to employ a Social Worker with outstanding communication, counseling and people skills. The Social Worker is expected to be a conceptual thinker with fantastic organizational and conflict management skills. Our Social workers are responsible for helping children out of street life, serving impoverished families, and various groups of people to cope with problems they’re facing and to improve their lives. One aspect of this is teaching skills and developing mechanisms for our beneficiaries to rely on, to better their lives and future.

To ensure success, the SW should exhibit strong listening skills giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Social Worker Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with MYM Children & Families including each families’ mothers, children and youth to establish trust and open lines of communication in the KKH and PLF programs
  • Work with Families to create Individual Development Plans for each child/youth in collaboration with the Program Manger, Project Coordinator and Education Dept.
  • Provide social work resources and recommendations for the specific needs of individuals
  • Provide one-one & group counseling and guidance services to the MYM children and youth
  • Through Outreach build relationships with children actively living in the streets establishing trust and open lines of communication
  • Selection of the group of children from the streets to enter the day center programs.
  • Prepare and facilitate developmental and life-skills training for Children/Youth
  • Visit every MYM PLF home at least twice a month during out-of-school hours
  • Recognize and reward positive life choices among MYM youth
  • Other related works when needed. Team Player!

Job Requirements

Social Worker Special Skills:

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Service Oriented — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Social Worker Requirements:

  • Bachelors or MA degree in Social Worker or related (essential).
  • 3 years of experience as a Social Worker (essential).
  • An understanding of Trauma and its effects of children/people.
  • Excellent record keeping skills for data collection.
  • Fantastic knowledge of child protection and best practices.
  • Works comfortably under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Remarkable organizational and conflict management skills.
  • Self-reliant skills on computer; ie. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in Amharic and English language proficiency. (Essential)
  • Knowledgeable of Case Management process

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