Rescue Officer and Warden at Dwelling Places

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Dwelling Places (DP) is a registered Christian Non Governmental Organization

(NGO) which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation, reconciliation, resettlement and follow-up of children living on the streets. The overall objective of DP is to have a society where every child has a chest to rest their head on and a place to call home.

Job Summary: The Rescue Officer and Warden will mainly rescue and provide holistic, safe residential support to help rescued children rehabilitate and recover.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

As Rescue Officer

  • Plan and map street outreaches
  • Participate in the annual planning and budgeting for outreach activities
  • Mobilize the rescue team for planning of outreaches
  • Prepare requisitions and account for the funds received within 5 working days
  • Collect data and ensure proper documentation of the rescue information
  • Identify children that fit the DP category (children living on the streets part time or full time aged 12 years and below) and recommend for recruitment on the DP program
  • Organize the proper documentation for the children and open files for the children (Recruitment forms, CSI baseline, photographs, consent forms for children with parents or guardians, referral letters, photos etc.)
  • Organize transport for the children from the streets to the Transitional Rehabilitation Home
  • Refer children that do not fit in the DP support categories to other organizations
  • Write weekly reports and submit them by end of business Friday.
  • Maintain up to date registers of the street outreach and referral data
  • Represent Dwelling Places at the crane monthly street children working group
  • Participate in tracing/ resettlement and follow-up activities whenever the street outreach role is inactive

As a Warden:

  • Conduct counseling and reconciliation sessions for the children in Buloba
  • Update the children’s files (Both Buloba and documentation office) with the day to day progress of the children including the database
  • Plan and conduct weekly sports and recreation activities for the children in residential care
  • Participate in Planning and implementation of family time, peer tutoring, Etiquette classes for the children in residential care
  • Assist the Restore Program Manager in the implementation of the child protection policy
  • Discipline the children in residential care in line with the guidelines and policy
  • Prepare and deliver letters to the Probation and Social Welfare officer of children coming in and going out of the home.
  • Conduct mentorship activities for the children in residential care, those in reintegration and their families.
  • Perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the Immediate supervisor or Line Manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma or Degree in social work
  • Two years of related work experience in an NGO.
  • Able to effectively communicate and relate to people of all levels of internal management, staff and volunteers within the organization
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, good judgment & strong focus
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, especially Access, excel and Word
  • Ability to collect data and analyse the success and failure of programs
  • Ability to produce clear written documentation
  • Experience and qualifications
  • Born again Christian
  • Fluent in Ngakaramojong, English, some Luganda and swahili
  • Male applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Please kindly deliver your applications to our office, Dwelling Places head office -off Nalukolongo Masaka road near Mutundwe Police Station or email hr.dwellingplaces@gmail.com or call 0312-513701 between 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday to Friday.

Deadline: 19th April 2019 by 5:00PM

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