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Social Workers

Job Description

The Social Workers provide direct service and other forms of assistance to recognized refugees, stateless persons, asylum seekers, and their families. Their interventions include assessing needs; crisis intervention; providing or arranging access to basic services; and providing information on key issues and concerns, such as cultural adaptation. Social Workers also provide individual, family and group counseling—where appropriate—and other forms of psychosocial care.

They promote the development of life skills and greater self-reliance; arrange access to additional social, health, and legal
services, as required; and make every effort to help the persons of concern find durable solutions.

Other responsibilities include conducting home visits and liaising with others. Social Workers develop social support groups, referral pathways, and carry out other appropriate interventions (e.g. health, education, advocacy, and networking) for the benefit of these uprooted people from various parts of the world. Social Workers coordinate with UNHCR, government agencies, service providers, and other key stakeholders in the course of providing protection and assistance to these uprooted persons.

Qualifications: Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar capacity preferably focused on case management and direct service with individuals, families, and groups. Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred. Cross cultural experience and demonstrated skills in networking and advocacy ideal.

Knowledgeable about refugee protection issues, policies, programmes, and services. Proactive approach to responsibilities and problem-solving. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent English language skills and writing skills. Proficiency with personal computer and appropriate software. Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-cultural


CFSI values diversity, is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes into the Organization those who are committed to human rights, subscribe to the Humanitarian Principles, and meet the requirements of specific posts. Committed to being a learning organization, CFSI invests in the further development of its human resources, including contributions towards higher education.

Applicants should send the following documents to headquarters@cfsi.ph: Cover letter expressing interest in employment with CFSI addressed to the Screening Committee; updated and complete résumé; names and contact details of three (3) references. The deadline for applications is 28 May 2017. The Screening Committee will contact only short-listed candidates. For more information, visit www.cfsi.ph.