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Social worker / Social Advisor – Bangkok

EMPLOYMENT OFFER – Urgent

Social worker / Social Advisor –  Bangkok

Baan Dek Foundation (BDF) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization based in Bangkok & Chiang Mai. BDF supports access to essential services for more than 1,500 vulnerable children and their families living in construction sites and slums. Through specifically tailored educational programs and flexible individual support, Baan Dek Foundation protects endangered children, enables families to become self-sustainable and provides opportunities for a better future.

Job Description

Job Title

:  Social worker / Social Advisor

Type of Contract

:  Full-time position, 1-year contract (with possibility of extension pending grant funding)

Department

:  Programs Department

Location

:  Bangkok, Thailand

Expected Start Date: 

:  1st of October, 2020

 

 

Responsibilities of the advertised position:

Baan Dek Foundation is currently looking for a professional and dedicated local Social worker / Social Advisor who will commit to contribute to the overall goals of Baan Dek Foundation and provide specialized support for the Communities Management Program, and emergency case management and.

The employee will work under direct supervision of the Program manager and Directors

 

Role and responsibilities include - but are not restricted to:

SOCIAL WORK DIRECTLY WITH BENEFICIARIES

  • Conduct in individual case management (involving a team of 5 social workers)
  • Identification of the beneficiaries (through regular outreach) and assessment of their needs;
  • Providing appropriate social counselling and ensuring regular and effective follow-up by implementation of support plan through social work activities;
  • Promotion of child protection: education, safety, healthcare, hygiene...;
  • Design and implementation of activities and tools (such as life skills) dedicated to improving the beneficiaries' living situation and facilitating their future autonomy.
  • Identify and develop partnerships with relevant local partners (schools, medical centers, social services, etc.)

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND COORDINATION

  • Preparation and coordination of field activities (life skills);
  • Support the in the design, implementation, evaluation and achievement of the objectives of Baan Dek Foundation’s projects by targeting as much as possible the most vulnerable children and families in Thailand.
  • Conduct research and develop data on life skills and migration to support Baan Dek activities. Participate also to the elaboration of qualitative monitoring on activities run with vulnerable children and families.
  • Developing and implementing the overall monitoring system for activities well as throughout Thailand.
  • Contribute to develop network and relations with local partners that are relevant to the project in consideration

MONITORING and REPORTING

  • Support in organizing and monitoring the reporting and communication of information on the beneficiaries within the team,
  • Monitoring and reporting on social work activities;
  • Reporting on every follow-up action held with the beneficiaries (home visits, activities, meetings, phone calls, …) and organizing the reports in the beneficiaries' files;
  • Support in terms of administrative/legal matters related to the project; and

Assistance with any task as per the needs of the organisation and the management team.

 

Qualifications:

Nationality: Thai

Language: Native Thai, Thai-Khmer speaking will be considered, fluent spoken and written English (knowledge of Thai-Yai, or Burmese considered an asset).

Education: Degree or experience in a relevant field (/ social work / social development/ political science / international development/ etc.)

Experience:

  • Experience as a social worker or experience related to development or social work
  • Ability to understand family situations and conduct assessments
  • Experience as a project coordinator or research coordinator considered an asset
  • Experience in interviewing, counseling, and case management considered an asset
  • Experience with non-profit organizations or in the humanitarian sector will also be strongly considered

Other skills/interests:

  • Dynamic, creative, and demonstrates proven skills to work and engage with children
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multicultural team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to provide and receive positive criticism in a sensitive manner
  • Highly motivated and flexible
  • Committed to social work/child welfare and dedicated to the organization’s mission and values
  • Positive energy and spirit and strong communication skills
  • Reliable and respectful of local culture.

 

Working hours:  Full time - Monday to Friday (flexible schedule) and occasionally on weekend & evenings

Salary: Starting at 20,000 THB (to be defined based on experience and qualifications) Complementary advantages provided (transportation and phone allowance, etc.)

How to Apply:

Please send all applications in English (CV/cover letter/2 professional references) via E-mail only to: to Ms.Tanaporn Ormtavesub,  Director of Advocacy and Engagement  (Tanaporn@baandekfoundation.org) and please always CC. naphaphon@baandekfoundation.org

In the subject line of the email, please write “Social worker / Social Advisor Bangkok - (Your name)”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for ainterview in English. Baan Dek Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that selects candidates based on merit. To comply with Baan Dek Foundation Child Protection Policy, the selected candidate will be requested a copy of his/her criminal record. The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Baan Dek Foundation's Child Protection Policy.

Closing date for applications:  none

More details on Baan Dek Foundation’s programs on www.baandekfoundation.org

 

Contact : Tanaporn@baandekfoundation.org

 

Contact : Tanaporn@baandekfoundation.org


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