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SOS National office A Loving Home for Every Child
Hermann Gmeiner Avenue +232-78-355-258
Beach Road, Lumley
P.O Box: +322
SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone was established in 1974 (the village in Freetown being the
second oldest in Africa), we work with partners in communities to help families care for their
children or to provide an alternative, for instance an SOS family, in which the love of a Care Giver
is essential.
Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of
programmes (Children’s villages, youth facilities, educational facilities, clinics) which supports
more than 4,199 children in accessing and exercising their rights.
In addition to quality care, we seek to provide quality education to all the children through our
Herman Gmeiner International Schools and Kindergartens through service providers.
SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone is recruiting it new Social Workers to support children
who are at risk of losing the care of their biological family which includes direct work with the
children, caregivers, communities, based on the professional social worker practice, ethic, vales to
achieve the sustainable development of the families and integration in the community.
Under the leadership of the Village Director, the social worker supports programme development
in the field of Family Based Care in line with the “Vision,Mission,Values” , the brand and
approved strategies, policies, guideline of the organisation and nation legislation.
He/she is also responsible to ensure the timely completion of the case management procedures at
all stages based on the individual approach and on the active participation of children,
S/he is to conducts comprehensive assessment of children and families in strong cooperation with
the multidisciplinary team using different resources and social work techniques/methods to
identify family needs and strengths and define the required services.
Prepares transition plans, with the strong participation of the village team, caregivers, children and
the multidisciplinary team.
Arranges, provides and coordinates the delivery of services to children and families in strong
partnership with other services providers and in line with the family development plan.
Keeps regular contracts with child and family during the implementation of family development
plan through phone calls, home visits and meeting in programme premises.
Advocates for the individual child and his/her family to have access to social entitlements or obtain
needed services.
Contributes in community development undertaken by the Family Based Care Programme, i.e.
organise/participate in awareness raising activities, community mobilisation events and capacity
building of the community partners.

SOS National office A Loving Home for Every Child
Hermann Gmeiner Avenue +232-78-355-258
Beach Road, Lumley
P.O Box: +322

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum Diploma in Social Work, Development Studies, or related field.
1-year professional experience in related filed.
Willingness to live and work in remote areas
Possession of valid motorbike driver license is an advantage
Experience in project cycle management
STARTING DATE: Immediately
DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year with a possibility of an extension based on performance and/or

availability of funding
To apply: submit a letter of interest, with Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three
(3) professional references with at least one (1) from a direct supervisor, by email only to Please indicate in the subject line the position, the location and
the subject area desired, for example: “Teacher to teach Chemistry ”.

Closing date for the submission of applications is Friday 29th May, 2020

Only the successful candidates will be contacted.
In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.
What We Stand For:
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective
environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and
exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or
outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted
abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms
are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They
range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to
measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.

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