Psychosocial Support (PSS) Worker at Terre des hommes (Tdh)

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is a child relief Non-Governmental Organization with a presence in over 30 countries of the world and more than 90 projects. Our goal is to make a significant and lasting difference the lives of children in need.We support children in areas of Child and Maternal health, protection, Water and sanitation and Migration. Our humanitarian services sector aid children in crisis situations across the world.Tdh in Nigeria implements projects in Health, Wash and Child Protection sectors and is recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Psychosocial Support (PSS) WorkerLocations: (Monguno/Kukawua/Crosskuwua) BornoContract Duration: 8 MonthsGeneral ObjectiveReporting to the Child Protection Team Leader, the main purpose of the position is to carry out an array of age and gender appropriate psychosocial support activities for the most vulnerable and at-risk children, adolescents and caregivers with respect to their culture and contextual sensitivities.The activities will be well-integrated into Northeastern Nigerian protection system and humanitarian coordination practices and guidelines.The activities will be carried out in Borno State areas according to the evolving needs of the project. Therefore the post holder is required to accept workplace flexibility.Responsibilities & TasksPsychosocial Support:Conduct specific child-focused activities for psychosocial well-being and building resiliency for the most vulnerable and at-risk children and adolescents by ensuring a variety of activities that include active games, sports, expressive/creative activities, life skills, educational activities;Mobilize adolescent boys and girls to launch empowering activities that suit their interest, promote their psychosocial well-being and create an opportunity for their direct social engagement at community level;Conduct emotional group support sessions for caregivers;Conduct awareness sessions on child protection issues and issues affecting the protection and well-being of children;Support and empower children and caregivers in accessing and benefitting from services and activities that enhance their integration within the host community;Provide basic counseling sessions to support children and their caregivers to better cope with difficulties, distress and enhance their resiliency;Identify vulnerable children and adults in a need of protection or support and conduct referral to the case management team;Establish and maintain positive and efficient relations with target beneficiaries, community members, partner’s staffers and all the other key actors;Make sure to have material available for the activities at all times and ensure that at the end of the day the material is securely stored;Seek for synergies to optimize resources and time and strengthening services for the beneficiaries whenever possible;Prepare weekly activity schedule, keep record of newly registered beneficiaries, fill beneficiaries daily’s attendance lists and other reports as required by the line manager and ensure accuracy and timely submission;Under the guidance of the PSS Team Leader, conduct participatory monitoring activities to collect beneficiaries’ feedback and opinions on the quality and satisfaction of activities;Provide supervision, mentorship and guidance to PSS volunteers and animator volunteers;Participate in surveys and data collection when required;Perform any other job-related duties as requested by the line manager.Child Protection:Promote inclusion and equal access for every child, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and at-risk children;Identify potential cases of children victims and/or at heightened risk of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect and any other child protection concern or threat and report to the Case Worker;Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information and data of beneficiaries at all times;Ensure Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Minimum Standards are mainstreamed through all the programmatic activities;Report serious cases of abuse committed against children to the Child Protection Project Manager. Strict confidentiality must be respected.Coordination & Representation:Coordinates with other Tdh sectors to ensure implementation of standardized activities and with other departments (programme and support) of Tdh Nigeria as necessaryRepresent Tdh project in fora and meetings held at site level in her/his field of expertise.Other:Fully comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and ensure Child Safeguarding Policy is upheld at all timesEnsure adherence to Tdh standards and quality requirements in all the project activities.

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