Job opportunity - Social worker

Naivasha Children’s Shelter is seeking to fill the position of a social worker as detailed below;

Job title: Social worker  

Reporting line: Administrator


To ensure efficient and effective day to day running of social activities in the project and the welfare of all beneficiaries (direct and indirect) are well observed. This should be done in line with Shelter policies on beneficiary protection and care within the delegated authority of a results based management framework.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to;

  1. Maintain up to date office files for all boys at Naivasha Children Shelter.

  2. Compile and take the monthly returns for the home to the Sub County Children Officer on time and without fail.

  3. Ensure the respective Sub County Children Officer and other involved parties have up-to-date information and requested reports on the boys.

  4. Conduct home/school visits for reintegrated boys and update the administrators and write reports on the same.

  5. With the guidance and approval of the Administrator, rescue and rehabilitate boys in the streets as described by the Naivasha Children Shelter’s Rescue and Rehabilitation Manual.

  6. Create and maintain relationships with stakeholders in a professional manner.

  7. Advocate for family based care in the local community, alongside the administrator and directors. Create useful tools to desensitize people about foster care and other types of alternative family care.

  8. Work with local authorities and extended family members of beneficiaries to promote family rescued boys to prepare for reintegration.

  9. Conduct counsel sessions to children, parents and extended family members to enhance rehabilitation and reintegration.

  10. Recommend temporary foster care and advise foster or adoptive parents.

  11. Work closely with the Project Officer to ensure smooth running of Family Empowerment and School Mentorship programs.

  12. Prepare annual and monthly work plans as well as progress reports for the social department in conjunction with other departmental staff

  13. Perform any other duties assigned by the Administrator.


Minimum Requirements and experience

  • Diploma in Social work or related field.

  • Computer literacy: working knowledge of MS office required;

  • Experience in capacity building which includes facilitation of community-based training and awareness

  • Good knowledge of children rights and abuse prevention

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • No less than 2 years previous work experience,


Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications with Subject. Social worker Job Application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, certificate of good conduct and copies of both academic and professional certificates stating their current position, three (3) professional referees, current and expected salary and their daytime contacts.

The Closing date for receiving applications will be 31 October 2018. Naivasha Children’s Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.