Case Management Officer (two positions)

CONTRACT: Full time position
LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon (with occasional domestic travel to other areas for field work)
DEADLINE: January 10, 2019
START DATE: As soon as possible (interviews may take place on a rolling basis; you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible)

Description

INARA’s Case Management Officer is responsible for establishing a collaborative relationship to plan, seek, advocate for, and monitor services and resources on behalf of target children and their caregivers, adhering to the principals of bioethics and evidence-based practices. The Case Management Officer will limit problems arising from fragmentation of services and inadequate coordination among healthcare and rehabilitation providers. The Case Management Officer is also responsible for closing the gaps in cultural competence and health disparities between different service providers towards vulnerable populations, in addition to advocating the implementation of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards for equity in healthcare.

Responsibilities

Case management and healthcare coordination

  • Ensure holistic management of each assigned case from case initiation to case closure, including: implement bio-psychosocial assessment, accompany children and their caregivers to medical appointments, organize follow-ups and schedule surgeries/treatments, organize logistical support, and general liaison with medical providers and/or humanitarian organizations

  • Advocate for the best interest of children with other members of the interdisciplinary team and within the healthcare institution to ensure children’s and families’ informed decision-making, consent, concordance with plans of care, and quality of life

  • Coordinate hospital discharge and transition planning

  • Facilitate case referrals to/from partner organizations and agencies, and assist families in understanding related policies, eligibility criteria, and financial/legal issues

  • Ensure the implementation of common ethical and legal standards in social work in healthcare settings

  • Identify child protection and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) concerns

  • Identify and build on protective and risk factors

  • Coordinate palliative care, including pain and symptom management, with medical staff

  • Address family systems issues, including the impact of healthcare concerns, illness, and disease on family relationships; life cycles; and care giving roles and support models.

Behavioral health

  • Identify and report to Case Management Coordinator cases related to grief, loss and bereavement; depression, anxiety, substance-use and other mental health conditions; sexual health and concerns related to sexual orientation, gender identity and roles. This should be taken into consideration according to the child’s stage of development

  • Provide counseling and behavioral change evidence-based intervention.

Organizational / administrative tasks

  • Maintain an updated case file using INARA’s digital platforms

  • Request and expend weekly allocated cash advances

  • Keep track of physical receipts and bills from treatment providers

  • Perform data collection for Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting purposes

Working environment

Based in Beirut, the working environment will be a combination of both field and office based work. Field work may be in various settings such as hospitals, primary healthcare centers, community health clinics, and non-profit social services organizations. There may be times when the position holder is required to work on the weekends or evenings and undertake other duties which are broadly in line with the above responsibilities.

Requirements

Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, nursing, or related client-centered discipline

  • Native Arabic; proficiency in English is a must

  • A one-year experience working with children in a humanitarian/health setting is mandatory

  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to different environments and audiences; caring and compassionate while being able to set clear boundaries with target children, caregivers, and partners

  • Familiarity with administrative systems including Microsoft Office

  • Ability to work within INARA’s guiding principles.

Desirable

  • Experience working with vulnerable children who have medical needs and corresponding knowledge of the principles and practices required when working with these children

  • Experience working frontline with vulnerable people in Lebanon or elsewhere in the Middle East

  • An understanding of medical issues which arise out of conflict situations

  • A demonstrable understanding of the current sociopolitical and refugee contexts in Lebanon and Syria

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate to a wide range of actors

  • Ability to multitask and strong organizational skills.

How to apply

Please send your updated CV and a cover letter (up to 300 words) detailing how you meet the Job Description to recruitment@inara.org, with “Case Management Officer” as the subject line. CV only applications will not be considered.

Note that INARA does not cover any relocation costs.