Onsite Social Worker at Kenya Relief

Kenya Relief

Social Worker Responsibilities

The Dorm Parent’s primary duty is to provide compassionate, child-centered care to ensure the health and well-being of the children under their supervision. This involves continuous monitoring, assessment, and addressing immediate needs.

Key Tasks

  1. Identify and assess the physical and material needs of the children, such as clothing, basic supplies, and medication. Report these needs to the social department and act as an advocate for the children by ensuring timely access to necessary resources.
  2. Monitor the emotional and mental well-being of the children and collaborate with the social department to implement care plans. Assist Social Workers in achieving measurable outcomes while maintaining a child-centric approach through compassionate communication and empathy.
  3. Keep track of the academic performance of the children and provide individual or group tutoring as needed. Address challenges and follow teacher recommendations to help children meet their academic goals. Additionally, aid in Transition Services by identifying children’s strengths and abilities.
  4. Foster sponsor relationships by meeting quarterly quotas for sponsor communication. Create personalized letters, videos, and pictures to promote meaningful connections with sponsors.
  5. Carry out daily responsibilities, including: a. Supervising children actively and visibly. b. Assisting with daily routines like school preparation, meals, and bedtime. c. Helping children complete their daily duties. d. Maintaining accurate inventory records and ensuring the appropriate distribution of supplies. e. Ensuring a clean and safe environment. f. Assisting kitchen staff during meal times.
  6. Identify and address medical needs promptly, monitor progress, request medication refills, document activities, and communicate with the Social Department.
  7. Uphold the “English Only Campus” policy by ensuring both dorm parents and students speak English at all times and setting an example as a dorm parent.
  8. Adhere to the Disciplinary Guidelines by using positive reinforcement and a child-first approach as outlined in the Policy for Disciplinary Action.

Key Performance Measures

  1. Team satisfaction
  2. Reporting
  3. Health and safety
  4. Company efficiency (Processes and systems)

Knowledge, Experience, and Qualifications Required:

  1. 3–5 years of experience in social work.
  2. Must hold a diploma in social work or a related field.
  3. Prior experience as a dorm parent is essential.
  4. Ability to offer expertise in co-curricular activities like spirituality, singing, and games.

Personal Skills and Attributes Required:

  1. Capable of working independently.
  2. Strong multitasking abilities and the capacity to work efficiently under pressure.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated leadership, management, and initiative-taking skills.

If interested, please urgently send your cover letter and CV to:


To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@kenyarelief.org