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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.