Social Worker
International Rescue Committee
Athens, Greece
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Job Description

  • Ensure adolescents / young adults residing in the SIL apartments receive individual case management support by conducting assessments, action plans, direct psychosocial service provision, referrals and follow ups;
  • Act as a reference person for an assigned number of adolescents / young adults and closely follow up on their daily routines;
  • Ensure the adolescents / young adults are enrolled in formal and non-formal educational, recreational and integration activities and participate actively;
  • Ensure all adolescents / young adults have a clear life plan, depending on their age, interests and wishes and that the plan is adapted and updated accordingly;
  • Along with the caretakers, organize structured, group skills building sessions to enable adolescents / young adults to enhance and / or develop their life / soft and transition skills;
  • Cooperate closely with the SIL Unit Coordinator to ensure that all adolescents / young adults receive legal support as needed;
  • Organize group activities and group thematic sessions in cooperation with the caretakers;
  • Ensure adolescents closer to adulthood and young adults receive the appropriate services and proactively cooperate with the IRC Livelihoods department and external service providers for the provision of job readiness trainings and the transition planning;
  • Proactively identify any behavioral changes or issues the adolescents / young adults might have and complete the appropriate referrals to the external psychologist or other external specialized services;
  • Ensure effective communication with relevant state and non-state stakeholders, such as EKKA, UN agencies, Prefectures’ social services, other CP actors and NGOs and other IRC programs;
  • Directly work with other profiles and professionals internal or external service providers on management of caseload and referrals;
  • Communicate regularly with other case management and protection staff for updates on achievements and challenges identified with adolescents / young adults;
  • Contribute to the development of proposal activities in relation to legal and health assistance;
  • Keep all case management files updated and secured, according to the Data Protection and Information sharing Protocols in place;
  • Complete all reports in a timely manner;
  • Consistently and proactively monitor / assess the safety and security of adolescents / young adults residing in the apartments;
  • promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management;
  • Participate into case conferences, working groups, ad hoc workshops and thematic trainings when required;
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to support the adolescents / young adults and enable and develop IRC programs.
  • Qualifications

  • Technical diploma or degree in social work, including license to practice;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in social work, case management, provision of psychosocial support to adolescents / young adults, ideally in humanitarian or development settings;
  • Previous experience in institution / safe zone / shelter / SIL for children / young adults and persons with disabilities highly desirable;
  • Previous experience in group work with adolescents / young adults is highly desirable;
  • Fluency in Greek and English is required;
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with adolescents / young adults and / or persons with disabilities;
  • Personal qualities : Team player, responsive, flexible, network-builder, able to handle pressure well and work in cross-cultural setting;
  • 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;
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people;
  • Computer skills : Knowledge of MS Office, Internet, Outlook and competency with new technologies required.
  • OTHER :

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including afternoons and in cases of emergency evenings and / or weekends;
  • Must successfully complete criminal background check.
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