Posted on :
30 Aug, 2018
30 Aug, 2018
International Justice Mission (IJM) is a fast growing international organization working to protect some of the most vulnerable and oppressed people from violent forces of injustice by securing rescue and restoration for victims and ensuring public justice systems work for the poor. IJM is seeking a talented social worker to serve as the Aftercare Casework Manager to develop and manage IJM Ghana’s aftercare services for child survivors of forced labor trafficking and their primary caregivers.
This position is based in Tamale, Ghana and reports to the Director of Casework, IJM Ghana.
Job Title: Aftercare Casework Manager
Support government and non-governmental agencies to provide the following crisis care and case management services:
• Immediate crisis care, advocacy and assessments for children coming out of forced labor trafficking situations and ensuringall victims receive legally mandated government protections.
• Assisting IJM multidisciplinary teams and law enforcement officers in conducting child-sensitive interviews with victims and witnesses regarding forced labor trafficking that can be utilized in ongoing investigations, legal proceedings, and aftercare assessments.
• Engaging, preparing and supporting victims and witnesses throughout judicial proceedings in partnership with multidisciplinary teams of advocates and care providers.
• Assessment of child survivors’ needs, strengths and support networks to determine appropriate psychosocial interventions.
• Facilitate the placement for child survivors into approved shelter facilities for immediate protection and care.
• Completion of comprehensive needs assessments, including family and community assessments; toward the safe reunification of a survivor to his or her family and home community.
• Development and implementation of short and long term treatment plans reflecting services needed to ensure the continued welfare and safety of the child survivor, based on the assessed needs of the child and his or her primary caregivers.
• Development and implementation of strategies for the provision of direct assistance to survivors and their families in cases where aftercare stakeholders are unable or unwilling to address critical needs.
• Supervision and guidance to shelter partners on best care practices in supporting child survivors’
• Thorough documentation and monitoring of service provision and progress of participants within IJM’s internal electronic database (CTMS).
Program and Partner Development
• Provide guidance to partners in the implementation of the Standard Operating Procedures to combat human trafficking in Ghana.
• In collaboration with the Director of Casework, develop and implement a model for provision of reunification services for child survivors of forced labor trafficking and their primary caregivers in accordance with standards set by the Department of Social Welfare.
• Develop and maintain a network of collaborative partnerships within key program areas that are equipped to serve the holistic needs of IJM aftercare participants, including service providers in the areas of health, education, income generation, protective services, mental health, basic needs (i.e. food, housing) and other relevant needs.
• Develop a framework for sustainable working relationship with partners and maintain working relationships with existing partner organisations (working on trafficking).
• Explore opportunities to bring new potential partners; shelters into the network.
• Assist the Director of Casework in assessing the gaps in comprehensive survivor aftercare service availability and implementing solutions to address these gaps.
• Identify training and resource needs for aftercare partners and facilitate provision of critical trainings and resources within resource constraints and office priorities for the efficient delivery of support services to victims.
• Carry out regular and robust monitoring of the Aftercare program to ensure quality delivery of outputs and activities; ensure effective evaluation of the program through visits and reports from partners.
• Report on the outcomes and impact of the program internally to assist with programme development
• To liaise with other staff members in the Field Office to strategically manage and deliver programs which are part of our goals.
Qualification Required & Experience
• Master’s Degree in mental health field; social work or psychology degree preferred.
• Minimum five years of relevant experience in provision of case management services, implementing psychosocial assessments and interventions.
• Experience working with survivors of trauma and ability to provide service interventions in a trauma-informed manner.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with children and their caregivers, the indigent and otherwise vulnerable individuals.
• Experience in building and sustaining collaborative partnerships with other social service providers.
• Ability to motivate social service partners to work at their full potential
• Working knowledge of the Northern region will be an advantage
• Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
• Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; fluency in Dagbaani
• Driver’s License preferred.
• Strong result-orientation.
• Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission, values and spiritual disciplines.
• Mature Christian faith.
• Strongly committed to child protection principles against unlawful child labor.
• Attention to detail, organized and disciplined with priorities.
• Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing and oral communication.
• Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude.
• Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity.
• Intelligent, creative and proactive problem solver.
• Strong value of teamwork and collaboration, particularly within a multidisciplinary framework.
The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect people from violent forces of injustice by securing rescue and restoration for victims and ensuring public justice systems work for the poor.
How to Apply
Send Cover Letter, Resume, & Statement of Faith* By E-mail: [email protected]
Closing Date: 20 September, 2018
*What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.