Child Protection Officer ( CM and MHPSS)
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: (select only one)
Level 2: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore, a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).
⦁ Provide regular support to the case management and MHPSS team within the province
⦁ Undertake and meet all case management responsibilities in relation to individual children, including drafting of case plans within two weeks of identification, as directed by the line manager.
⦁ Overseeing child protection cases are being manged properly by case workers
⦁ Act as case worker by Managing child protection cases ( in the absience of CW) considering all case management principles and requirements, the best interests of the child and the Do No Harm principle.
⦁ Establish a good working relation with authorities in communities and maintain regular, effective and meaningful contact with children and families,
⦁ Facilitating case management process/referrals ensuring confidentiality and obtaining informed consent/assent forms.
⦁ Safe storage of all case management forms, ensuring confidentiality and sharing information with approved individuals on a need to know basis.
⦁ In coordination with children, families, teachers and community-based child protection groups, facilitate regular case planning and review of case plans for all cases.
⦁ Facilitate awareness raising for communities on relevant MHPSS, child protection concerns, case management reporting mechanisms, service mapping and referrals.
⦁ Continually update case notes to keep track of the case details and support assessments and revisions of case plans as client needs change.
⦁ Providing support, guidance and counselling to families and individuals in need, including facilitation of group PSS sessions.
⦁ Ensure supervision, coaching and orientation of MHPSS staff working with beneficiaries taking part in MHPSS activities
⦁ Take part of the monthly MHPSS and Case Management technical meetings organized with by the the relevant advisors, document and contribute to the development of the MHPSS and CM activities Tool & curriculum of interventions that are developed throughout
⦁ Ensure all MHPSS related M&E tools are utilized, information collected, analyzed and actions taken to ensure quality service provision;
⦁ Collect, compile and analyze monthly reports from the MHPSS team and submit to central level;
⦁ Participate and ensure participation of MHPSS workers in capacity building initiatives implemented at the sector level;
⦁ Attend the MHPSS trainings organized sci throughout the year and document main messages and protocols of interventions to be shared with MHPSS workers in different projects
⦁ Mapping and regular update of the existing services and awareness raising on existing services among targeted communities.
⦁ Ensure that case plans are regularly reviewed and facilitate the attendance of all key stakeholders at relevant meetings including case conferences and reviews.
⦁ Conduct induction meetings with families, teachers, community, and other stakeholders to establish children group.
⦁ Conduct relevant CP, CM an MHPSS trainings for the project and partner staff and build their capacities according to the capacity gaps assessment key findings.
⦁ Provide technical supervision and support of field staff and (relevant partners) staff through regular contact, field visits or meetings.
⦁ Capacity building of local child protection structures for safe identification and referrals of child protection cases.
⦁ Providing capacity building sessions for communities on Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting, Neglect, Exploitation, Violence and Abuse,
⦁ Support access to legal supports and services for cases and their families as needed and where possible.
⦁ Attend relevant inter-agency coordination meetings, workshops and conferences as required and assigned by Line Manager.
⦁ Maintain and effective filing system for storing project documentation in accordance with standard procedures.
⦁ Conduction of ongoing assessment to address child protection cases
⦁ To assist the CP Officer, referring to other services in case of specific needs
⦁ Attend relevant inter-agency coordination meetings, workshops and conferences as required
⦁ Any other tasks relate to child protection programs given by line manager
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
⦁ Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values;
⦁ Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same;
⦁ Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others;
⦁ Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
⦁ Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues at both national and regional level members, donors and partners;
⦁ Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength;
⦁ Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
⦁ Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
⦁ Willing to take disciplined risks.
⦁ Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
⦁ Always acts in the best interests of children.
⦁ 16th grade graduate
⦁ Well communicate in Dari, Pashto and English
⦁ Diploma from any Field with 2 years of work experience
⦁ Knowledge of the dominant language in the province.
⦁ Computer Knowledge.
⦁ Good knowledge of English language.
⦁ Ability to work in multi-cultural environment
⦁ Strong communication skill especially with the communities and children
⦁ Being able to promote the best interests of a child within case management.
⦁ Being able to empower caregivers to support children.
⦁ Should know what types of child protection issues require a case management response.
⦁ Being able to differentiate child rights from child protection cases in case management.
⦁ Should have enough knowledge of case management principles and Do No Harm Policy
⦁ Being able to travel within the province and outside the province
⦁ The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
⦁ The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures