Caretaker/Educator
International Rescue Committee
Athens, Greece
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Job Description

Position objectives :

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

  • Establish positive relationships with the adolescents / young adults to facilitate the provision of daily psychosocial support, socialization and mentoring activities by specialized staff;
  • Consistently monitor / assess the safety and security of adolescents / young adults, promptly reporting concerns or incidents to the social worker and the SIL Unit Coordinator;
  • Proactively identify any behavioral changes or issues the adolescents / young adults might have and immediately report them to the social worker;
  • Communicate regularly with the social workers and the SIL Unit Coordinator on critical incidents, adolescents / young adults’ achievements and challenges;
  • Whenever needed, participate in the formulation of adolescents / young adults 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 adolescents / young adults are met;
  • Assist the adolescents / young adults in the operation of daily care routines / chores and thorough upkeep of the apartments;
  • Ensure that adolescents / young adults 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 in order to implement structured, group life / soft skills building activities;
  • Motivate the adolescents / young adults 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 adolescents / young adults, such as living together, healthy lifestyle e.tc;
  • Organize homework support groups;
  • Foster an inclusive attitude that will establish the engagement of all adolescents / young adults residing in the apartments;
  • Provide interpersonal support and guidance to adolescents / young adults in independent living skills, daily problem-solving, budget management and communication skills with family & community networks;
  • Facilitate the cohabitation between the adolescents / young adults and the rest residents of the block of flats;
  • Facilitate bi-weekly residents’ meetings with the adolescents / young adults 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 adolescents / young adults 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 adolescents / young adults 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 other CP actors, UN agencies e.tc.;
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to protect and support the adolescents / young adults and enable and develop IRC programs.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in education, cross-cultural education, Greek philology or a related field;
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in working as an educator / teacher with adolescents / young adults, experience working with person with disabilities is an asset;
  • Experience implementing group activities with adolescents is highly desirable;
  • Experience in institution / safe zone / shelter / SIL for children / young adults and persons with disabilities is an asset;
  • Possession of creative, fine arts or technical skills, such as wood-working, electronics, painting, music e.tc. is an asset;
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills with adolescents / young adults;
  • Demonstrated empathy and understanding of vulnerable adolescents / young adults;
  • Previous experience in supporting dependents in obtaining independent living skills and enacting daily routines & self-care plans;
  • Personal qualities : Team player, responsive, flexible, able to handle stress and high pressure work environments effectively & work in culturally diverse work settings;
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the needs of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures;
  • Strong sense of personal integrity;
  • Strong negotiation and coordination skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Fluency in Greek and English is required;
  • Computer skills : Knowledge of MS Office, Internet, Outlook and competency with new technologies required.
  • OTHER :

  • Must possess a valid Greek driver’s license with no record of criminal driving offense;
  • Must successfully complete criminal background check;
  • Able to participate in physical activities with children that may include running, bending, stooping and moderate lifting.
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