International Medical Corps seeks for a Gender-Based Violence Case Workers (Athens-Ioannina)
The GBV Case Workers are responsible for providing GBV case management and psychosocial support to GBV survivors. This includes ensuring individuals at risk of GBV are identified and provided with safe entry points to access services through disseminating information about available GBV services and strengthening GBV referral pathways. GBV Case Workers will directly provide survvor-centered case management, including assessment, development of action plans, direct service provision, referrals, follow-up, and case close, for a caseload of clients. They will ensure to follow GBV Guiding Principles and adhere to strict confidentiality and respect of survivors.
Together with the Women Center staff, GBV Case Workers will also work to raise awareness about GBV and available services and build prevention with the community, service providers, and other stakeholders. GBV Case Workers will be involved in GBV trainings, referral workshops, safety audits, awareness campaigns, and other community initiatives, to promote GBV mainstreaming and risk mitigation.
The objective of the GBV Case Workers is to provide and expand access to GBV services for GBV survivors. GBV Case Workers will coordinate closely with the Women Center/Community Engagement Officers, medical focal points trained in Clinical Management of Rape, local GBV partners providing complementary services, and other Protection teams. GBV Case Workers will report to the GBV Program Officer/Manager.
- Support in GBV assessment and start-up of GBV case management services in new sites as needed.
- Conduct outreach and disseminate information regarding GBV services in the community.
- Conduct mapping of services in the community.
- Participate in and support with the identification of individuals at risk of GBV.
- Provide individual case management for clients in accordance with the survivor-centered approach and all case management steps and related tools and procedures: conduct needs and risks assessments, care planning, safety plans, case conferencing, referrals, and provide emotional support to survivors, as appropriate and based on their consent.
- Ensure that all high risk cases are addressed immediately in coordination with the direct line manager.
- Ensure the correct documentation and compilation of case management forms in accordance with the GBV IMS.
- Undertake weekly clinical supervision, consultation, and case management team meeting.
- Train service providers on Psychological First Aid (PFA) and GBV Basics/Guiding Principles.
- Work closely with other service providers to ensure strong referral pathways for GBV survivors.
- Collaborate with other GBV and Protection staff to support in raising awareness and building GBV prevention through community activities, campaigns, and initiatives.
- Support GBV mainstreaming and coordination in field sites, including regular safety audits.
- Develop and manage workplan to reach indicator targets and be in line with spending/procurement plans.
- Communicate regularly with GBV Program Officer/Manager for any time-sensitive information and updates on achievements and challenges.
- (Training/education/experience/physical demands required; provide 6-8 requirements)
- Technical diploma or degree in social work, psychology, counseling, human rights, law, international relations, or related degree.
- Minimum of one year experience in implementing GBV programs, preferably in social work or case management role, in humanitarian or development settings.
- Experience working with refugees preferred.
- Experience with community-based psychosocial and women empowerment programming desired.
- Experience with overall Protection, Child Protection, and/or MHPSS is a plus.
- Committed to rights-based and community-based approaches.
- Demonstrated understanding of working with vulnerable women.
- Experience with training facilitation preferred.
- Good data management and qualitative/quantitative reporting skills, including ability to manage case documentation.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong capacity for engagement of teams, communities, and various stakeholders on GBV, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural and sensitive issues.
- Ability to represent on GBV/Protection programs and support GBV mainstreaming and field coordination with other Protection actors and sectors.
- Ability to support with program development.
- Good computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office.
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to both work independently and take initiative, as well as interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with team-members.
- Good listener.
- Positive, respectful, and collaborative attitude; commitment to participatory approach.
- Strong problem-solving skills and innovation to address gaps and challenges.
- Demonstrated high level of flexibility, responsiveness, and reliability.
Strict adherence to confidentiality and other GBV and Protection Guiding Principles, as well as organizational policies including Code of Conduct and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).
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PAY ATTENTION: Closing dates of the applications: June 30th, 2016.