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Probation And Social Services Trainer

Georgetown Guyana

12 Months | Start Date between Feb - Apr 2019

Location Georgetown, Guyana

Start Date Feb - Apr 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4

Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

 

The Ministry of Social Protection is the main institution mandated to implement laws, policies, programs and initiatives to improve the social well-being of people in Guyana. This is accomplished through poverty alleviation schemes, social safety nets, preventative and care programs and the promotion of decent work conditions. The mission is to contribute to economic and social development by maintaining a stable industrial relations climate, formulating policies and providing integrated employment, training, social and welfare services.

The Ministry is seeking to improve customer service and delivery in the social care and protective services. To this end, the Ministry is seeking to engage the technical assistance of a volunteer to enhance the capacity of staff to deliver quality services to clients.

 

As a volunteer, you will:

-Host consultations with key personnel and stakeholders to review, assess and document current operating procedures and services.

-Develop action plan to protect, promote and monitor the safety and welfare of service users and clients by holistically assessing individual needs and developing and designing care and intervention plans.

-Develop and facilitate training sessions with key personnel and stakeholders involved in the probation and social care services, in areas such as, counselling, case management, court support, and report writing.

-Work with key personnel and stakeholders to document and establish proper protocols and guidelines to improve delivery of probation and social services to clients.

Essential Academic Qualifications:

Graduate degree in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work or related field.

Essential Professional Background:

- 3-5 years’ experience in counseling, probation and social services and training.

- Must possess a proven ability to work autonomously, be highly motivated and conscientious, exhibiting the capacity for independent, responsible professional decision making, whilst contributing to and working as part of a multidisciplinary process.

 

About Our Partner

 

Ministry of Social Protection

The Ministry of Social Protection is the main institution mandated to implement laws, policies, programmes and initiatives to improve the social well-being of people in Guyana. This is accomplished through poverty alleviation schemes, social safety nets, preventative and care programmes and the promotion of decent work conditions. The mission is to contribute to economic and social development by maintaining a stable industrial relations climate, formulating policies and providing integrated employment, training, social and welfare services.  

The Ministry is seeking to improve customer service and delivery in the social care and protective services. To this end, the Ministry is seeking to engage the technical assistance of a volunteer to enhance the capacity of staff to deliver quality services to clients.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

 

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

 

Fundraising

We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

 

E-volunteering

Depending on the nature of the placement, volunteers are encouraged to provide e-volunteering support to the local partner or Cuso International before or after the field placement. Volunteers also have the option of requesting support from an e-volunteer to help them with their work while they are in placement.

 

Residency and Citizenship  

 

Residency

The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process. Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application. In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.

We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time. You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for assessment and training, as applicable.

 

Citizenship

Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of travelling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.

By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to an assessment day, training course, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.

You  must  check the implications that apply to you, but examples include:

  • Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before travelling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada. Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.
  • Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.