Caretaker
International Rescue Committee
Athens, Greece
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Job Description

  • Position objectives : 1.Support and coordinate individual daily care plans for unaccompanied adolescent children;2.Provide daily supervision in ensuring the health and safety and security of UAC consistent with IRC’s security procedures / policies and according to the SIL Standard Operating Procedures;
  • 3.Coordinate and facilitate unaccompanied children’s involvement in community-based educational, social, health, recreational, integration programs / activities;
  • 4.Directly work with the rest team members for the efficient and effective delivery of UAC case-plans and all the related activities;KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Establish positive relationships with the UAC to facilitate the provision of daily psychosocial support, socialization and mentoring activities by specialized staff;
  • Consistently monitor / assess the safety and security of UAC, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the social worker and the SIL Unit Coordinator;
  • Proactively identify any behavioral changes or issues the children might have and immediately report them to the social worker;
  • Communicate regularly with the social workers and the SIL Unit Coordinator on critical incidents, UAC achievements and challenges;
  • Whenever needed, participate in the formulation of UAC case plan reviews, case-plans and case consultations / conferences;
  • In coordination with the social worker, coordinate with medical personnel to ensure the physical / health needs of the children are met;
  • Assist the children in the operation of daily care routines / chores and thorough upkeep of the apartments;
  • Ensure that UAC follow all daily care routines including daily waking / hygiene, dressing and showering, meal and dietary requirements including group dining and attending appointments;
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of activities and be responsible for making appropriate arrangements for appointments and scheduled regular activities;
  • Coordinate with the social workers and the interpreters in order to implement structured, group life / soft skills building activities;
  • Motivate the UAC in participating in group activities that will promote their development, well-being and integration to the Greek and / or European society;
  • Proactively organize thematic sessions and groups around various issues that are of interest to the children, such as living together, healthy lifestyle e.tc;
  • Organize homework support groups;
  • Organize daily lessons of Greek and English language;
  • Foster an inclusive attitude that will establish the engagement of all children residing in the apartments;
  • Provide interpersonal support and guidance to young UAC in independent living skills, daily problem-solving, budget management and communication skills with family & community networks;
  • Facilitate the cohabitation between the UAC and the rest residents of the block of flats;
  • Facilitate monthly residents meetings with the children living in all 5 apartments;
  • Assist in any other task, as per each shift’s needs;
  • Perform safety and security checks as needed;
  • Whenever needed, undertake along with the participation of the adolescent children any house reparations and assist in fixing any damages;
  • Provide input for weekly and monthly activity reports;
  • Update the daily reports and records, with respect to the confidentiality principle;
  • Directly communicate effectively with the rest team members on the quality and effectiveness of individual UAC case plans;
  • Regularly attend team meetings and other internal and external meetings;
  • Create and maintain effective working relationships with other IRC departments and external services, including the guardians, other CP actors, UN agencies e.tc.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to protect and support the UAC and enable and develop IRC programs.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree ineducation, cross-cultural education, Greek philology or a related field, isconsidered as an asset;
  • Aminimum of 1 year experience in working as a caretaker or / and educator / teacher withadolescents / teenagers, experience working with UAC is highly preferred;
  • Experienceimplementing group activities with adolescents is highly desirable
  • Experiencein shelters / safe zones / hotels / SIL for UAC is an asset;
  • Good verbalcommunication and interpersonal skills with adolescents;
  • Demonstratedempathy and understanding of vulnerable unaccompanied adolescents;
  • Previousexperience in supporting dependents in obtaining independent living skills and enactingdaily routines & self-care plans;
  • Personal qualities : Team player, responsive, flexible,able to handle stress and high pressure work environments effectively & workin culturally and linguistically diverse work settings;
  • Understandingand sensitivity to the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds andcultures;
  • Strongsense of personal integrity;
  • Strongnegotiation and coordination skills;
  • Strongattention to detail and ability to multi-task while working in a fast-pacedenvironment;
  • Fluencyin Greek and English is required. Preference will be given to candidates withfluency in the following languages : Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic;
  • Computerskills : Knowledge of MS Office, Internet, Outlook and competency with newtechnologies required
  • OTHER :

  • Mustpossess a valid Greek driver’s license with no record of criminal drivingoffense
  • Mustsuccessfully complete criminal background check
  • Ableto participate in physical activities with children that may include running,bending, stooping and moderate lifting
  • This call concerns the FUTURA project, which is being implemented under the Asylum and Migration programme, of the EEA Grants, by SOL Consulting S.

    A in partnership with HumanRights360.

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