Social Worker @ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Lesbos

Project: Europe Migration / Balkan Projects

Location: Lesbos

Starting Date: Immediately

Duration: 3 month contract (high possibility of indefinite extension)

 

Context

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centres (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. The MSF-Mission in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrants populations fleeing conflict in their home countries.

 

Main Purpose

Carry out all social-related activities and liaise with legal aid actors, in order to ease the patient’s situation, to maximize his/her adherence to treatment and to improve his/her psychosocial condition.

 

 Accountabilities

  • Participate to the holistic care of the patients in the MSF clinic by identifying the social and legal needs of patients through a social assessment and in collaboration with legal aid actors,
  • Respond to the patient’s social needs, according to the scope of the project, by giving direct social support and/or refer to other social and legal actors, in order to actively contribute to the improvement of their quality of living.
  • Contact patients to follow up the evolution of their condition when needed (home visits, defaulter tracing)
  • Participate in the creation of any material needed for the activities of social workers. Take care of social services facilities, materials and equipment in order to ensure continuity.
  • Mapping and regular update of social partners, local authorities, other NGOs, and governmental social services in order to improve social services scope and responsiveness.
  • Keep records, statistic and files updated, reporting any social activity, in order to prioritize and develop appropriate programs or projects.
  • Support the referral system of MSF patients to local hospital and private specialists in collaboration with the supervising Medical Doctor.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Work is essential
  • Fluency in Greek (written & oral)
  • Very good (written & oral) knowledge of English
  • Essential working experience of two years in similar job/ Desirable experience in NGOs.
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

 

Post Conditions

  • Full time position
  • Annual gross salary: According to MSF Salary Policy
  • Private insurance

 

To apply

Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English quoting reference code «Social Worker Lesbos» in the subject line of the e-mail at:  msf.hr.lesvos@gmail.com

Closing date: 02/03/2018

All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

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