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Saint John of God Hospitaller Services provides both residential and community-based mental health services, and services for children with a disability and/or special needs in the cities of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and their environs. This is done through inpatient, outpatient and community based mental health programs; rehabilitation and vocational training for people recuperating from mental illness, people with disability and other special needs; special education and community-based rehabilitation for children with disability or epilepsy. The service also provides university level training in psychiatric nursing, general nursing, clinical medicine (psychiatry) and counselling.

POSITION: SOCIAL WORKER (One position)

Location: Mzuzu

Reports to: Umoza Children’s Program Coordinator


Purpose of the Position


Under the general supervision of the Umoza Children’s Program Coordinator, provide Social work services to clients availing of our services at Umoza Childrens’s Program Department.

Responsibilities (which include, but are not limited to):

  • Proactively carry out social needs assessment on clients availing of our services.
  • Respond to all referrals and provide respective social service to clients presenting with social needs
  • Conduct home visits and follow-ups of clients as requested by the department
  • Link clients to government, non-Governmental organizations and other appropriate agencies.
  • Facilitate foster homes/ and or coordinate supported living for service users who may have no one to care or provide for therms.
  • Empower carers in social aspects through education and other empowerment modalities or by networking them to other agencies


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with at least two years’ work experience from a university accredited by the National Council for Higher Education or other international regulatory bodies
  • Team player with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strict adherence to our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy
  • A clean motor cycle riding licence will be an added advantage

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the above-named requirements should send their application letters with Curriculum Vitae stating at least three traceable referees with email addresses and mobile phone numbers to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Saint John of God Hospitaller Services,
P.O. Box 744,
MZUZU
Fax: 01 311 213

Email: vacancy@sjog.mw 

Closing date: Friday, 8th November, 2019


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Mzuzu
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    23 Nov, 2019

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