JOB ADVERTISEMENT: Social Workers (2)



Job Title: Social Worker

# of positions required:: 2 Positions

Location: Garowe

Contract: 12 Months (it could be extended depending on availability of funds)

Closing Date: 20thOct, 2020


Puntland Youth and Social Development Association (PSA) is local non-governmental, non- profit organization established in 2002 by a group of enthusiastic young educated members of society and it is based in Puntland state – Somalia

In 2020/2021 Puntland Youth and Social Development Association (PSA) together with UNICEF and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is implementing Diversion program that will respond to the needs of children in conflict with law in Garowe by ensuring there are structured and capacitated standard diversion program, the sole mandate will be to facilitate children’s involvement in addressing and resolving grievances by taking responsibility of their actions; vocational and educational opportunities; building healthy peer to peer relationships; community and family based support network, community awareness on diversion programme including engaging youth in mentorships programmes.

Key Responsibilities: 


The Social Worker will be responsible but not limited to the following:

  1. Conduct interviews with individual at intake & complete registration process & documentation.
  2. Undertake initial needs assessments & document outcomes in case files.
  3. Maintain accurate case files including regular updates & progress of individuals against goals & objectives detailed in care plans & use information to prepare reports for the exit board.
  4. Ensure awareness of & compliance with safeguarding policies & practices.
  5. Liaise with & make referrals to, other service providers both internally & externally.
  6. Coordinate case reviews & case conferences.
  7. Participate in multidisciplinary teams & meetings regarding, education, psycho social wellbeing & health including mental health.
  8. Facilitate access to & contact with family including visits & outreach support services.
  9. Identify & facilitate linkages to community-based support mechanisms to optimize sustainable reintegration on exit as part of care plans.
  10. Provide psycho social support including guidance & basic, culturally appropriate, counselling services including screening & referral to specialist service providers as needed/appropriate.
  11. Participate in training, supervision & multidisciplinary team meetings.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned

Skills required

  1. BA or equivalent in Law, Social Science, Social Work, justice restoration related programs
  2. Minimum 3 years of senior level experience in protection programmes
  3. Strong analytical and strategic policy development experience
  4. Knowledge of and capacity to work on Office applications
  5. Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  6. Knowledge and ability to speak Somali and English
  7. Ability to work with a team and to operate as a team leader

Application and CV:

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated their CV with contact details for 3 referees and cover letter explaining his/her motivation and why they are suited for the post to this email: [email protected] or deliver it physically to PSA’s offices in Garowe along 30 Road behind NECSOM company and to be received by 20th October 2020. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. PSA is an equal-opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.