SOS Children’s Villages Ghana Jobs: Social Worker

Posted on :

8 Jul, 2010

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NGO Jobs in Ghana

SOS children villages Ghana is a child welfare organization that provides a stable family environment for children in need, with four villages currently in operation inTema, Asiakwa, Kumasi and Tamale.

SOS Children’s Villages is active in 132 countries and territories worldwide. The variety of this international work is brought together by the umbrella organisation SOS-Kinderdorf International, which unites all of the autonomous national associations.

In all countries where SOS Children’s Villages operates, the aim is to form a national association which is its own legal entity, with its own statutes and Board of Directors. Common for all of them is membership of the international umbrella association, and the fact that their Board of Directors work on an honorary basis. Each member association has to comply with the international statutes and principles for education and child-care of SOS-Kinderdorf International, and for financial and administrative practices.

SOS Children’s Villages Ghana is looking for social worker

Job Description:

The ideal candidate will assist the Village Director in managing members of the SOS families and the other social partners in our village

Applicant will be required to ensure that SOS families receive remedial, special needs & educational support for the children and will be responsible for monitoring the development plans for the children & youth in the village

The incumbent will be involved in the training & counselling of core caregivers and will be responsible for conducting social investigations and play a key role in the child admission process in our village, collecting information on backgrounds of children and undertake legal formalities related to the admission of children

The successful applicant will report directly to the Village Director

Job Requirements:

A degree in Psychology, Sociology, Guidance and Counselling (emotional and academic) with not less than 5 years practical experience


Possess proven ability in problem solving, providing group and individual counselling for children and youth

Knowledge in the preparation and implementation of development plans for children and youth

Skills in the provision of educational information and career guidance. Good planning, communication, interpersonal, social investigation, organizational and reporting skills

Knowledge of family life education

Computer literate, be prepared to travel extensively and work long hours when required

How to apply:

Interested applicant should send their application with photocopies of certificates and CV indicating phone numbers in a sealed envelope addressed to:

The HR Manager

P. O. Box AN 16657

Accra North

or: [email protected]

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