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Butaleja, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 9, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

North Bugisu Pastorate is one of the 10 Pastorates in eastern region of Uganda with its Pastoral offices located Sironko town.

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Job Title

Child Development Officer-Home Based Programming job at Pentecostal Assemblies Of God South Bukedi Pastorate

Job Description

Pentecostal Assemblies of God church (PAG) in Uganda is a Christian denomination implementing several development programs across the country, among the many programs is child sponsorship/child protection. Child protection is PAG's heartbeat as clearly articulated in her vision "A world where every child is educated, protected, respected and valued, and grows up to turn the tide of poverty."The ministry puts the welfare and well-being of children and young people first and is committed to preventing intentional or unintentional abuse. In light of the above, PAG South Bukedi Pastorate invites suitable applicants for the child and youth ministry opportunities at Busolwe Child and Youth Development Centre working in partnership with Compassion International to release children from poverty in Jesus' name.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Child Assessment: Conduct developmental assessments and screenings to identify children's strengths, needs, and developmental milestones, using standardized tools and observation techniques.

  • Individualized Planning: Develop individualized learning plans and goals for children based on their assessment results, interests, and developmental needs, incorporating age-appropriate activities and interventions to support their growth and development.

  • Parent Education and Support: Provide guidance, coaching, and resources to parents and caregivers on child development, positive parenting practices, and strategies to promote early learning and school readiness at home.

  • Home Visits: Conduct regular home visits to meet with families, observe children's interactions and environments, assess family needs and challenges, and provide personalized support and guidance to promote positive parenting and child development outcomes.

  • Resource Referral: Connect families with community resources, services, and support networks, such as early intervention programs, childcare services, health care providers, and social services agencies, to address family needs and promote child well-being.

  • Educational Workshops: Facilitate educational workshops and parent-child activities on topics related to child development, early literacy, nutrition, and health and wellness, engaging families in hands-on learning experiences and interactive activities.

  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records and documentation of home visits, assessments, interventions, and progress notes, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with privacy regulations and program requirements.

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including educators, social workers, health professionals, and community organizations, to coordinate services, share information, and advocate for the needs of children and families.

  • Professional Development: Participate in ongoing training, professional development, and reflective supervision to enhance knowledge and skills in child development, family support, trauma-informed care, and culturally responsive practices.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development, social work, psychology, or a related field is typically required for Child Development Officer positions. Advanced degrees (e.g., master's degree) may be preferred for senior roles.

  • Certification: Certification or licensure in early childhood education, child development, or family support services may be required or preferred, depending on the organization and jurisdiction.

  • Experience: Previous experience working with children and families, preferably in a home-based setting or community-based programs, is often required for Child Development Officer positions. Experience with home visiting programs or family support services is desirable.

  • Knowledge of Child Development: Strong knowledge of child development principles, theories, and milestones from birth to age five, as well as understanding of family dynamics, cultural diversity, and the impact of socio-economic factors on child well-being.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with families, communicate effectively with children and adults, and build trusting relationships based on empathy, respect, and cultural sensitivity.

  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational and time management skills to plan and prioritize home visits, assessments, and interventions, maintain documentation, and meet program deadlines and reporting requirements.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to assess family needs, identify barriers to child development, and develop creative and effective solutions to address challenges and promote positive outcomes for children and families.

  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Flexibility to work independently and as part of a team, adapt to changing circumstances and priorities, and adjust service delivery to meet the unique needs and preferences of diverse families and communities.

  • Commitment to Professionalism: Commitment to ethical conduct, confidentiality, and professionalism in all interactions with children, families, and colleagues, and adherence to program policies, guidelines, and standards of practice.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to send their applications to the email above indicating preferred position; recommendation letter from your Pastor/ Reverend, copies of academic documents, CV with 3 referees. The application should be sent through post office and addressed to;
THE UMBRELLA LEADER
PAG SOUTH BUKEDI,
P.O BOX 883 Tororo, UGANDA.

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