Lead Social Worker

Job Description

Position: Lead Social Worker

Hours: Full time with flexible hours, On Call

Location: Tay Ho, Hanoi

Job Description

Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (HSCV) is seeking a Vietnamese candidate to fill the position as Blossom House for girls Social Worker in Tay Ho, Ha Noi.

Purpose of position

To provide a high level of direct care to girls living at the Blossom House. This includes short-term and long-term goals and development of individualized action plans. In addition, the Lead Social Worker will provide support and coach junior Social Workers.

HSCV Mission

HSCV is dedicated to providing Vietnam’s most vulnerable groups with the opportunities, tools and resources needed to develop in all of their capacity so they can resist exploitation, break free from poverty, and build a better future.

Blossom House for girls

The Blossom House for girls was founded in 2011 in Hanoi Vietnam to provide refuge to girls who have been living within an abusive environment as well as those living in abject poverty with no stable family support. Once in the home, the girls are given access to health care, education, and emotional support, providing much-needed stability in their daily lives. By addressing the challenges and struggles faced by girls in Vietnam, we encourage young women to become capable and strong members of the community and identify their individual strengths.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Case Management

  • Assess potential clients. Interview each girl, and their families to better understand their situations. Assess each girl’s capabilities, and problems to determine what services or care is required to meet their needs.
  • Develop a trusted relationship with each client that is based on truth and transparency
  • Work on personal goals with girls through a personalized action plan and help girl formulate personal goals/problems/ skills
  • Support the clients with seeking opportunities for personal growth to enable them to develop their skills, passions, and dreams.
  • Engage with each child’s family and ensure they are included in the decision making process for the child.
  • Keep organized, clear and up to date record of each child’s progress and action plan in their individual files.
  • Provide crisis intervention and care

Teamwork

  • Attend scheduled team meetings
  • Hold informal meetings among house staff as needed
  • Support fellow team members by providing feedback, guidance and coaching

Other tasks

  • Help create an environment that is friendly, accepting and supportive for all clients and teammates.
  • Create and support fun and engaging recreational activities, events and workshops
  • Work directly with governmental officials, schools and organizational partners.
  • Engage with donors and visitors to the house.

Start Date

A successful candidate will begin working immediately.

Minimum Qualification and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Education or Phycology or related field
  • Three to five years of practical experience within the field of Social Work
  • Experience working with NGOs, or other Non-profit organizations

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a group home setting
  • Good computer skills: MS Office, internet and ability to learn new programs
  • Strong teamwork skills; conflict and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Some English

Personal Traits of an Ideal Candidate

  • Hands on experience working with children and families
  • Highly organized and able to work under pressure
  • Driven and motivated to support children
  • Strong leadership skills and have the ability to motivate staff
  • Must have decision making skills
  • Effectively deal with local authorities at all levels
  • Demonstrate high level of trustworthiness, honesty, empathy
  • Determined, result-oriented and ability to work under high pressure
  • Commitment to social welfare awareness and possess a deep knowledge of social welfare issues

Compensation and Benefits

  • Monthly salary depending on qualifications and previous experience
  • Free lunch provided
  • Social Insurance provided
  • Motorbike insurance provided after one year of employment
  • Normal working hours vary
  • Some weekend and overnight work are required
  • National Holiday’s off as well as 12 personal days in the first year, 22 days for every year after

How to apply

Send a Cover Letter, CV, letters of recommendation and any other supporting documents to Blossom House Manager, Pham Quynh Trang at ptrang@hscv.org. Application should be in English. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline

The Deadline for application is March 31, 2021.

Note: interviews are to begin immediately and the job may be filled prior to the deadline. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Job Details
Organisation Name: HSCV
Location: Hanoi
Application Deadline: Wed, 2021-03-31
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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