Job Opportunity

Social Work Consultant

Location: Poipet

Duration: 6 months

BACKGROUND

Damnok Toek’s mission is “to enable vulnerable or marginalised children and youths to have all of their basic needs met and their rights respected”. Damnok Toek operates various projects providing care to street children, child victims of trafficking or affected by migration, abandoned children, and children with disabilities.

Damnok Toek also provides social work services to children, youth, and their families in order to provide support and improve their livelihoods.

The social Work project focuses on conducting outreach in targeted locations including the Thai-Cambodia border area, slums, the Thai market and local community four times per day, seven days per week.

Damnok Toek recently conducted an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 upon our target group.  The findings included:

  1. People of a lower-socio economic background were hit the hardest, through a lack of economic opportunities families are severely struggling
  2. Domestic violence has increased significantly
  3. Substance abuse amongst minors has also increased

To address these findings, the activity Family Empowerment” will be implemented in 2021 aiming to reach the most vulnerable of families. This activity will identify both children who are motivated to attend Non-Formal Education (linked to the Drop In Center) as well as families who can benefit from family empowerment activities such as income generation, job placement, parenting skills training and general counselling. These families will be assessed regarding their needs and expectations, if they meet the criteria, they will be offered support. Children will be assessed based on their attitude towards school, their overall knowledge, behaviour and needs with the aim to improve opportunities available to them in the futuretheir overall situation The range of services will address the different needs, expectations and abilities of the target group.

Damnok Toek places a strong emphasis on parenting skills and educating parents on how to take proper care of their children. This is implemented through our team of Social Workers who work directly with families and the children. The Social Workers help parents and family members develop a plan for the future including employment opportunities, saving money and supporting their children’s education. This helps families to stay focused in creating a more structured life. This is particularly important for families who have been separated from their children to allow for family reintegration.

While our team of Social Workers are extremely experienced, dedicated and hardworking, there is a need for a structured approach with professional theories and concepts to be applied and taught to enhance the project.  By having a trained professional leading the team of Social Workers the effectiveness of the outreach project will be greatly increased and provide quality assistance to children and their families who are in need. The general objective of this assignment is to enhance the knowledge of social workers to improve their approach and increase support to beneficiaries in Poipet.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Social Work Consultant, you will work directly with our highly motivated team of Social Workers in Poipet.

Firstly, you will assess the gap in conceptual and practical understanding of social work in the day-to-day work of our Social Workers.

Secondly, you will develop a social work manual for Damnok Toek Poipet.

Thirdly, you will provide hands on training to local staff through a series of workshops.

You will be working closely with the Deputy Director of the Damnok Toek  Poipet branch and our Senior Management Team in Phnom Penh. Below is a list of the  primary responsibilities:

  • Gap assessment of social work approach and plan for capacity building training of Social Workers in Poipet;
  • Development of a Social Work Manual, including principles, ethics and social work skills;
  • As part of the Social Work Manual, develop different modules for social work and outreach:
    • Communication
    • Social Work
    • Counselling
    • Case Management
    • Domestic Violence
    • Drug Abuse
    • Understanding of Child Development (different stages of development)
    • Working with vulnerable families
    • Develop an outreach toolkit for Social Workers to use with different groups of vulnerable children, youth, parents and/or guardians (for both individual and group dynamics)
    • Training of all Social Workers currently working in Poipet;
    • Development of social work supervision guidelines and training to relevant staff (10 Social Workers, 1 Social Work Coordinator);

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 5 years’ social work-related experience in developing countries;
  • Motivation to work for a grassroots organisation;
  • Fluent in English both spoken and written skills required – knowledge of Khmer is an asset;
  • Excellent communication and ability to work with local staff members;
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humour;
  • Experience working in the field, directly with beneficiaries in the community;
  • Knowledge of Social Work Assessment methods and identification of needs in the community;

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Nurse (Damnok Toek Neak Loeung)

Damnok Toek (DT) is looking for a dynamic individual to pursue the Nurse Position in Neak Loeung, Prey Veng. Damnok Toek is a local NGO working in Cambodia since 1997 and with the aim of enabling vulnerable and marginalized children, youth, and their family to have all of their basic needs met and their rights respected. Damnok Toek is supporting street children, children with disabilities, and children victims of trafficking/unsafe migration. Damnok Toek has projects in Poipet, Neak Loeung, and Kep.

The purpose of this position is to improve care to children with disabilities (CWD) currently benefiting from DT’s Disability Program in Neak Loeung and to provide support to DT’s Medical Assistant and DT/Don Gnocchi’s Disability Expert (Expatriated Staff Member). The nurse will be in direct contact with all CWD that benefit from the educational, medical, and rehabilitation services provided at DT Neak Loeung’s Day Care Center (DCC). S(he) will be responsible for providing care for all children involved in the project, assisting in the provision of disability-related treatments, and helping in the organization of files, cataloging, and verbal/written translation from Khmer to English and vice-versa. The Nurse will also be involved in training sessions and family visits for assessment and provision of care for CWD in Neak Loeung region.

Location: Neak Loeung, Prey Veng Province.

Report line: This position is reporting to Damnok Toek Neak Disability Programs Coordinator

Salary: $300

Closing date: 30 April 2021

  • Role and responsibilities
  • Assists on the organization of children’s daily and monthly health check-ups;
  • Assists on the provision of follow-ups for children’s medication intake;
  • Assists on any medical emergency and provides first aid if necessary;
  • Assists on making sure all children are healthy and safe during their stay in DT’s Day Care Center and Small Group Homes;
  • Provides support to parents and children during their stay in DT’s Day Care Center;
  • Provides advices and makes referrals to hospitals, health centers, rehabilitation centers, etc.;
  • Assists on the provision of disability-related exercises to children in the Day Care Center;
  • Assists on assessments and provides support on writing disability-related records to children in the Day Care Center;
  • Provides support for staff training on disability-related topics;
  • Follows DT/Don Gnocchi Disability Expert and provides Khmer-English and English-Khmer translation on a daily basis;
  • Provides verbal Khmer-English and English-Khmer translation to other International Technical Advisors, Disability Experts, and Volunteers when required;
  • Translates documents related to medical and rehabilitation treatments (assessments, check-ups, progress notes, etc.);
  • Assists with translation on training sessions related to disability;
  • Assists with the organization of documents both in English and Khmer;
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Position requirement/qualification

  • Written and spoken Fluency in both Khmer and English;
  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Nursing or relevant field;
  • At least 2-year experience in a similar position;
  • Previous experience working for NGOs, especially grass root organizations, a plus;
  • Previous experience working with children with disabilities a plus;
  • First-aid knowledge – Certification a plus;
  • Basic organizational skills – able to organize files and documents;
  • Ability to manage own time, different tasks, and deadlines;
  • Honest and positive attitude;
  • Ability to work as team member;
  • Interpersonal communication skills;
  • Computer literacy – MS Office, Email, Internet;
  • Comply with the Child Protection Policy and no prior offence in regard to children.

Interested candidates are required to send your updated CV and cover letter with your expected salary to admin_hr@damnoktoek.org, disability@gouttedeau.org, and nl_director@damnoktoek.org before 30 April 2021.

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Social Work Coordinator

Damnok Toek (DT) is looking for a dynamic individual to pursue the Social Work Coordinator. Damnok Toek is a local NGO working in Cambodia since 1997 and with the aim of enabling vulnerable and marginalized children, youth, and their family to have all of their basic needs met and their rights respected. Damnok Toek is supporting street children, children with disabilities, and children victims of trafficking/unsafe migration. Damnok Toek has projects in Poipet, Neak Loeung, and Kep.

As a Social Work Coordinator, you will work in collaboration with other project coordinators on supporting the all social worker and senior social worker and educators on their daily task.  S/he is ensuring the social work component project “Protection and Rights for Children in Cambodia (PaRC – Cambodia)” under EU and Caritas Switzerland (CaCH) financial support. S/he will work on the training of local staff to perform Social Work activities within the community. More specifically, the Social Work Coordinator will be responsible for training of local staff. It will also be your responsibility to ensure the implementation of SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures) in our programs in Poipet and for providing supervision to social workers across the project.

Location: Poipet city, Banteay Meanchey Province.

Report line: This position is reporting to the Poipet Branch Director.

Closing date: 26 March 2021

  • Role and responsibilities

You will work closely with DT Director of Poipet Program, and our coordination Team and will have, within other duties, the following main responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the good functioning of the social component of the programs in Poipet;
  • Development of the approach to families for recruitment to the outreach and other programs in Poipet;
  • Ensure the implementation of SOPs, ToRs, and guidelines for Social Work practice in Poipet;
  • Ongoing training of social worker, senior social worker, and all non-formally educated social workers currently working in Poipet;
  • Support to the social component of all social work-related activities in Poipet (DI, Child Safe Program, Non-Formal Education (NFE), Family Tracing, Referrals, Family Reintegration, Counseling);
  • Improve, if needed, assessment tools for identification of services needed by families in Poipet;
  • Provide ongoing supervision to social workers            

Position requirement/qualification

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work is a must
  • Minimum of 3 years’ social work-related experience;
  • Motivation to work for a grassroots organization;
  • Interest in Child Protection issues and projects supporting vulnerable and street-children, including children with disabilities;
  • Fluent spoken and written English – Knowledge of Khmer is an asset;
  • Excellent communication and ability to work with local staff members;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor;
  • Ability and willingness to travel often to other location;
  • Experience working in the field, directly with beneficiaries in the community;
  • Knowledge on Social Work Assessment and identification of needs in the community;

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