5 Youth Care Co-Worker NGO Job Opportunities – SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS
Children’s Villages Uganda
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Kakiri and Gulu, Uganda
Reports to:
Family Like Care Manager
About US:
SOS Children’s
Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social
development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP),
Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of
Job Summary:   The Youth Care Co-Worker is responsible for
guiding SOS Youth according to SOS CV policies and procedures towards
independence, so that when they leave the care of SOS CV they are
self-sufficient and contributing members of society. In achieving this, the
YCCW should be seen as a role model, providing advice, guidance, support and a
positive example to the youth in their development from adolescence to
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Role Model
  • Behaves in an exemplary manner to the youth under his / her care.
  • Lives close to or in the Youth facility / Village and is present
    during weekday evenings, weekends and holidays in order to develop close
    and meaningful relationships with the youths.
  • Follows the rules and regulations of the youth facility and at all
    times acts in accordance with the SOS CV policies and procedures to ensure
    that the youth enjoy the best possible care.
  • Participates with the youths and guides them as they perform their
    day-to-day chores and activities.
Management and
Administrative Duties
  • Properly manages the paperwork and administration of the youth
    facility in collaboration with the Family-Like Care Manager
  • Supports in budget preparation and administration.
  • Ensures proper financial planning and accounts for all financial
    transactions of the implemented activities.
  • Acts professionally to maintain confidentiality of information in
    accordance with the SOS policies and procedures.
  • Gathers and shares good practices and learning lessons in youth
  • Ensures that recommendations based on the evaluation of the youth
    care programme are implemented.
  • Plans and budgets for youth homes.
  • Prepares budgets at the start of each year to support planned
    holiday activities.
  • A Member of the Village Management Committee
Development of the Youth
  • Leads the Individual Development Plan (IDP) process for each
    individual youth and monitors their implementation.
  • Monitors each youth individually to observe social, physical and
    other changes and takes the necessary steps to guide and advise them
  • Leads the transition process from the family house to the youth
    facility and to community resettlement.
  • Creates a safe environment for the youths and involve them in the
    day-to-day running of the home.
  • Encourages youths living together to develop home rules to guide
    them to live harmoniously with others.
  • Enables the youths to take responsibility for their own development
    and supports them to learn personal and practical skills necessary to live
    an independent life.
  • Keeps informed of social issues which influence youths and shares
    such information with the youth on a regular basis to enable them grow and
    mature responsibly.
  • Develops and implements weekend and holiday activity programmes for
    the youth including recreational and educational activities.
Educational and
Career Guidance for Youths
  • Motivates youths to play an active part both academically and
    socially in their respective schools / tertiary institutions.
  • Develops a clear understanding of each youth’s skills, abilities,
    future prospects and aspirations and encourages them to identify and use
    their strengths and weaknesses for personal development.
  • Maintains close contact and links with the schools / tertiary
    institutions to follow up their progress.
  • Seeks opportunities for apprenticeship or job placement amongst
    prospective employers.
  • Provides Youth and village children with ongoing career guidance,
    job application, interview and orientation.
  • Keeps up- to-date with available vocational training, educational
    and job opportunities, and promotes interest among the youth to take up such
    career / job prospects.
Community Service
and Integration
  • Encourages youths to develop and maintain good relationships with
    the wider families and communities.
  • Works closely with SOS Mothers to encourage youths to gain
    understanding of their social, religious and cultural backgrounds.
  • Encourages youths to have regular and on-going contact with their
    families of origin; facilitating specific opportunities for family visits.
  • Identifies and promotes community service opportunities among the
    youth, handling the
  • Administers the placement of youth in short or long-term programmes;
    maintaining close contact with them during such programmes.
  • Encourages youth to take advantage of opportunities which integrate
    them with the surrounding community and exposes them to life outside SOS
    such as clubs
  • Initiate programmes to support the holistic development of all youth
    especially during long holidays/ vacations.
Support to SOS
Mothers and SOS Children’s Villages
  • Ensures youth living in the Youth Home maintain close contact with
    their SOS mothers and families.
  • Consults SOS mothers on major decisions affecting the youth’s
  • Develops a close interaction between youth within the Village and
    those living in the youth home.
  • Assists the Family-like Care Manager and SOS Mothers to identify
    teenagers for admission into the youth homes, ensuring that such youth
    have adequate preparations to move.
  • Performs other reasonable duties as assigned by the Village
    Director. As needs and tasks may change, the Youth Care Co-worker shall need
    to remain flexible in outlook.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Social Sciences,
    Education, Child / Youth care, Psychology, social / community work.
  • Three to five years’ experience in child / youth quality care
  • Work experience in education, social work or community development
    is desired.
  • Work experience with adolescents is desired.
  • Good knowledge of child, youth, family and community development
  • Good knowledge of national child care legislation and child’s rights
  • Strong and highly effective interpersonal, listening and
    communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrates a high level of empathy/emotional intelligence while
    working with young people and adolescents
  • Knowledge of subject matter relating to the care of adolescents
    (e.g. sexual health, HIV/Aids, relationships)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High level of personal responsibility and integrity.
behavioural Competencies (for all SOS CV Staff):
  • Courage: We take action
  • Commitment: We keep our promises
  • Trust: We believe in each other
  • Accountability: We are reliable partners.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their cover letters, CVs and
copies of education certificates as a single document to
sosycw@truenorthafrica.com. The heading of your e-mail should be the title of
the position you are applying for plus the location; for example, Youth Care
Co-Worker Entebbe.
Deadline: Friday 7th September 2018
Only electronic submissions will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
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