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Medical Social Worker

Job Opportunities

To : All interested candidates
From : Human Resource Department, Angkor Hospital for Children
Position : Medical Social Worker
Vacancy : 02 positions
Job Location : Angkor Hospital for Children, Siem Reap
Report to : Social Work Manager
Closing Date : 29th May 2019 at 5.00 pm

General Description

The social worker will join a small, supportive team that is an integral component of Angkor Hospital for Children. The Social worker will be responsible for helping individual patients and their families or caretakers to overcome psychosocial challenges while they are staying in Angkor Hospital for Children or as outpatients, and work closely with Senior Social Work Technical Officer and Unit Manager. The social worker will be responsible for responding to the psychosocial needs of patients and their families or caretakers. The social worker will work to provide quality case management including emotional and counselling support, financial support, social services intervention for child protection-related issues, and appropriate provide referrals and advocacy as required. The social worker will work with AHC staff as well as local authorities and NGOs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Follow AHC social work procedures
  • Conduct psychological assessments
  • Conduct Financial Assessments
  • Provide emotional/counselling support and social service consultations
  • Organize and manage support as needed from hospital
  • Collaborate with local authorities, and other social services agencies or NGOs in order to provide holistic social service support to patients and families.
  • Cooperate with medical staff to provide quality care to patient and families
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams and meetings regarding child protection and support patients and their families or caretakers
  • Facilitate medical examinations and process evidence records as needed
  • Follow up and visit patients and their families at their home if needed
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports
  • Participate in training and team meetings
  • Provide supervision to other staff and assist with management of difficult cases
  • Some other reasonable tasks as assigned by Senior Social Work Technical Officer or Unit Manager

Qualifications and requirements

  • University degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or other related field.
  • Experience working with vulnerable children especially children who have been abused including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and other forms of child abuse.
  • Experience providing emotional support and counselling
  • Experience working in assessment of financial condition
  • Experience working in Social work field is a plus
  • Previous experience working in medical setting is a plus but NOT required
  • Willing to going out to community to assess patient condition
  • Willing to work in the community or with local authorities/NGOs as needed
  • Enthusiastic and hard working
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills with communities and local authorities
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Good written and spoken English and Khmer
  • Ability to learn and adopt new skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit an Application for Employment (available at HR Department or download from http://angkorhospital.org/jobs/job-application-forms/) along with Curriculum Vitae, cover letter and eligible Certificate of degree to: Angkor Hospital for Children, Tep Vong Road & Umchhay Street, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap province‐district, PO Box 50, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia. Tel: (+855) 63 963 409, 017 855 541, 017 72 72 62 or via email: [email protected]. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview and submitted applications will not be returned.

“Applicants who do not complete an AHC application form will not be considered”.

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