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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 19, 2021
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  • Uasin Gishu County is situated in the mid-west of the Rift Valley covering an area of 3,345.2 square kilometers and lies between longitude 34 degrees 50’ east and 35 degrees 37’ west and latitude 0 degrees 03’ south and 0 degrees 55’ north . The county is further sub-divided into six sub-counties namely; Soy, Turbo, Moiben, Ainabkoi, ...
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    Chief Social Service and Special Needs Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Answerable to the Deputy Director Gender and Social Services
    • Assist in the general administration of the section and supervision of staff under him/her.
    • Assist the Deputy Director on policy formulation on matters of social welfare, Special Needs and implementation of County policies
    • Coordination of social welfare work including assessment, counseling, social inquiries, advisory services to vulnerable individuals and groups.
    • Coordinate home tracing, placement, and rehabilitation of vulnerable individuals.
    • Carry out home visits and follow up programs with persons benefiting from social welfare programs.
    • Assist in compilation and preparation of the departmental quarterly and annual reports and annual work plans.
    • Promote and coordinate social welfare programs that targets vulnerable groups in order to improve their livelihoods.
    • Advise and sensitize communities on existing social welfare and Special Needs programmes.
    • Promote and coordinate programs that enhance and protects Persons and Children with Special needs rights.
    • Scrutinize, advice and assist in coordinating performance contract appraisal in the section
    • Identification and collaboration with stakeholders in Social Welfare and Special Needs activities, rights and protection programmes in the County
    • Ensure consistency of social development work standards and implementation of developmental activities within the community.
    • Preparation and extension of treatment/rehabilitation plans
    • Ensure documentation of client’s case histories
    • Coordinate referral to services and resources.
    • Enforcement of all regulation and institute proper mechanism on Persons with Special needs right and protection
    • Act as a link and advocate for Social Welfare and Special Needs clients.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for appointment

    • Degree in Education with a bias in special Education from a recognized institution of higher learning.
    • Knowledge of relevant professional standards affecting the operations including the code of ethics.
    • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
    • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030.
    • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant legislation and the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
    • Five (5) years of relevant work experience in either public or private sector
    • Demonstrate good leadership, communication, interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills and ability to build and lead cohesive teams
    • Be computer literate.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Uasin Gishu County on jobs.uasingishu.go.ke to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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