Job opportunity: 04 Case worker - IDF

Integrated Development Foundations
Job opportunity: 04 Case worker - IDF

Position: Case Worker

Report to: Case manager coordinator

Place of work: Banso Health district

Number of workers needed: 4

Integrated Development Foundations (IDF Bamenda) is seeking the service of four qualified, experienced and highly motivated Case Workers. The position will be based in Banso health district

Job Summary:

The Case Worker constitute an important element in the case management process. S/he is responsible for establishing good relationship with the project participants and through effective communication ensure that all the steps of case management are implemented.

The Case Worker will work closely with other actors of the KIDSS project to ensure that services which are provided by different actors are monitored. These include Field Agents/PSP, Peer educators, Adult Mentors, Health facility staff, Social Centers and services staff, etc.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Case Worker builds on a good relationship with Health facilities and caregivers to identify/monitor children and adolescents living with HIV (CLHIV) currently receiving ART, HIV-positive Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women (PBFW), and HIV Exposed Infants (HEI) in HIV treatment facilities to achieve the following:
  • Provide services (based on the family-centered case management) to project participants;
  • Enroll into the project new CLHIV, HIV-positive PBFW, and HEI who are resident in the newly assigned health district;
  • Enroll the caregiver(s) and other children
  • Conduct needs assessment of all those enrolled and HIV risks assessment for those whose HIV status is unknown.
  • Developed individualized case plans and ensure that they are implemented based on the priority needs.
  • Deliver layered services directly or indirectly based on the individualized case plans, which will include:
  • Monthly home visits to provide adherence counseling and support for the CLHIV and psychosocial counselling and support for the entire household, age-appropriate HIV disclosure and conduct nutritional assessment, counseling and support;
  • Monthly home visits to provide Early Stimulation and Learning; and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) directed to caregivers.
  • Track developmental milestones for children at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire ((ASQ-3);
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated access to health facilities for children presenting with developmental challenges
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated access to health facilities for project participants needing HIV testing, Early Infant Diagnosis for HIV Exposed Infants (HEI), Viral Load testing, and Tuberculosis diagnosis;
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated access to health facilities for perinatal care including PMTCT;
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated access to health facilities for consultation, laboratory tests and treatment of opportunistic infections, sexually transmissible infections (STI) and cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM);
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated adolescents living with HIV to regularly participate in Adolescent friendly PLHIV support group sessions;
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated access to health facilities for immunization appropriate to age-based according to the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI);
  • Provide post violence first line psychosocial support
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated access to post-violence professional psychosocial care including medical care of GBV survivors;
  • Conduct completed referrals and facilitated access to legal support services for children and adolescents related to maltreatment, GBV, trafficking and exploitation;
  • Work in collaboration with adult mentors and peer educations to conduct evidenced-based intervention on preventing HIV and violence, and in reducing and avoiding sexual risk of 9-14 years including Sinovoyu Teens (Positive Parenting Groups sessions);
  • Conduct visit one in the quarter to provide assistance/ support with homework, reviewing class work and monthly continuous assessments (sequences)
  • Implement educational support for the 2019/2020 school year. This might include provision school material (books, school bags, writing material), payment of bursary and examination fees (scholarship program of KIDSS).

Work with Field Agents to:
  • Provide legal & other administrative fees related to civil registration, e.g., birth certificate;
  • In consultation with the families implement follow up and monitor project participants to ensure that the case plan is being implemented. Monitor progress towards goals either through home visits or check ins with support groups (e.g. people living with HIV (PLHIV, SRH support groups, SILC groups).
  • Conduct the case plan achievement readiness assessment of all beneficiaries every 6 months.
  • Establish individualized and households case files and properly document all enrolled project participants;
  • Work closely with the Case Management Coordinator (CMC) and Data Clerk to provide quality services and data.
  • Be responsible for a maximum of 120 children and adolescents (about 30 households) in all;
  • Initiate referrals to other service providers and ensure effective linkage.
  • Participate on weekly management and data quality assurance meetings.
  • Submit weekly quality and timely reports accompanied with relevant data.
  • Complete the Case Closure Checklist for any project participant who exit the project (e.g. death, transfer, displaced, graduation).
Minimum Qualifications:

Qualification in Social Work
  • At least 2 years of experience in community development activities,
  • Experience with OVC care and support programming
  • Has the physical stamina to work as community Case worker
  • Should be respected in the community
  • Professional proficiency in one or more local languages of the operational area
Personal Skills
  • Critical thinking and strong logical reasoning skills.
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgments.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with health facility staff, local partner staff and community members.
  • Ability to motivate peers to achieve shared objectives.
  • Training and facilitation skills.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Fluency in French, Professional Proficiency in English required/ local language/ pigin.

Application Process:

Applications should include a cover letter, CV and the Application form addressed to the IDF Head of Institution;

Applications should be submitted in hard copy in the office at Mile 3 Nkwen (fonap junction) or online sent to the following address :

Deadline for submission will be 21/04/21

NB: Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered

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