Social Care Program Leader

International Programs · Silverdale , Washington
Department International Programs
Employment Type Full Time at 40 hours/week
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $48-55K Based on education and work experience. This includes stipend and support raising.

Social Care Program Leader


MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS: Child Development, Trauma Informed Care, Counseling, Emotional and Mental Health, Training, Assessment, Program Development


SUMMARY:

Social Care End Result: Children of the Nations is committed to raising emotionally healthy children who can integrate their past experiences into their lives, maintain connections with their communities, achieve lasting and meaningful relationships, and thrive at home, in school, and the workplace.

 

As the Social Care Program Leader, you will be part of a dynamic International Development team, advocating for critical social/emotional care for children from traumatic backgrounds. 

You will provide development support and advise local staff who provide direct care to children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. Working collaboratively with a team of international program leaders in education, physical health, and spiritual care, you will provide expertise in child development, trauma informed care, counseling, and emotional/mental health.

 

YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR…

  • Advocating for the social/emotional needs of children in our programs.
  • Providing ongoing education on how to best work with children from traumatic backgrounds.
  • Working collaboratively with teams to develop and write social care trainings and best practices. Areas of critical importance include individualized care plans and child protection.
  • Assisting in assessment of social/emotional care of children provided by local staff.
  • Supporting local social care staff in goal setting and budgeting processes to ensure excellent care of children.
  • Filing, tracking statistics, and facilitating follow up on urgent, sensitive, and confidential child related issues reported by local staff.
  • Developing partnerships with mental health professionals, qualified lay counselors, and other social work/counseling agencies.
  • Overseeing the International social care department budget.
  • Assisting with revisions and development of Social Care Standards of Service (as needed) and ensuring assessment of standards.
  • Traveling to our 5 countries, as needed, to provide updated materials, training, participate in assessment, and observe current social care work.


YOU MUST HAVE…

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, child development or closely related field.
  • Some clinical experience working with traumatized children and their families.
  • Working understanding of the effects of trauma on child development.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Empathetic, flexible, and relational.
  • Professional writing and organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach, train, work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Humble, disciple of Christ.


IT’S AN ADDED PLUS IF YOU HAVE…

  • Master’s or Doctorate in child development or social work
  • Trauma Informed Care Certification or extensive training
  • Extensive clinical experience working with traumatized children
  • Professional teaching/training experience
  • International and cross-cultural experience, especially in Africa, the Dominican Republic or Haiti


BENEFITS, PERKS, & OUR TEAM…

We have the joy of working hard to change children’s lives every day and are passionate about taking care of our teams!

 

Children of the Nations offers flexibility in where/when you work, medical benefits, paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and new parent leave. We are dedicated to helping staff grow professionally and thrive in their roles. We take time for prayer and connection with one another, read books together, and enjoy having fun too!

 

We pursue excellence in all we do and strive to be:

  • RESPECTFUL: We are gracious, friendly, and treat each other with honor. 
  • GLOBAL: We value and promote cultural diversity. We actively study and work to understand all cultures represented within the COTN Global Alliance.
  • ADAPTABLE: We seek to be open-minded and see challenges as opportunities to be innovative.
  • ENGAGED: We are proactive, committed and solution-driven in our work, continually seeking to improve and expand the ministry.
  • COLLABORATIVE: We work together and support and learn from one another in a spirit of helpfulness.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

We believe all children deserve the chance to reach their full potential! At Children of the Nations (COTN), we are dedicated to raising children out of poverty and hopelessness so they can become leaders who transform their nations. We currently provide care to orphans and children from the most destitute situations in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. We work through local staff to provide long-term holistic care for children – we have a Children’s Homes Program for orphans, Village Partnership Program for children living with destitute families or caregivers who cannot properly provide for them, and a University & Vocational Program to provide continued education and support for high-school graduates…helping them reach their fullest potential! We believe true, lasting, and meaningful change to families, communities, and nations takes place when you deeply invest in children, so they are our mission. Join us and you will help children go from living on the street to graduating from college and becoming entrepreneurs, teachers, and doctors! For more information, visit cotni.org.

 

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  • Location
    Silverdale , Washington
  • Department
    International Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full Time at 40 hours/week
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $48-55K Based on education and work experience. This includes stipend and support raising.