Family Legacy (FL)
Posted Job
about 2 months ago

Assessment and Placement Officer

This listings application deadline has expired so it is probably out of date

View all jobs →

Job Summary

The overall responsibility of the A&P Officer is to conduct intake and reintegration assessments and facilitate admissions and reintegration of children.

Dimensions of the Role:

  • Procedures, processes and applications support
  • Systems support: Responsible for carrying out assessments
  • Policies and procedures: Provide support towards the implementation of policies, procedures, and systems to support ministry operations and ensure compliance.

Responsibility of the Assessment and Placement Officer:


Responsible for ensuring that at-risk children are assessed for best placement.


  • Responsible for coordinating admissions with the Department of Social Welfare, Tree of Life Administration, and transitional Facility Mothers.
  • Facilitate the admission process at the residential facility.
  • Work with Community and Family Strengthening officers on engaging parents and guardians on children admissions.
  • Ensure caretaker consent is obtained


  • Responsible for ensuring that all eligible children are informed about Reintegration, participate in the development of the care plan, family tracing, and post reintegration visits,Conduct reintegration assessments with Social Welfare.
  • Work with Community and Family Strengthening Officers on assessing home situations.
  • Ensure that the child is reintegrated into a safe home and environment.

Care Plan

  • Work with ToL in developing care plans for all Tree of Life children.
  • Update care plans provided by social welfare.

Family Tracing

  • Trace primary guardians or alternative relatives for the children.
  • Confer with the family in instances where the willingness and acceptance of the child becomes a problem.
  • Strengthen the family by encouraging visitations and making regular contact with the caretaker.
  • Find an alternative place for the child when tracing is not successful.

Post Reintegration

  • Work with Community and Family Strengthening officers on conducting post-reintegration home visits.
  • Plan and distribute the reintegration package.
  • Work with Community and Family Strengthening Officers on implementing empowerment activities.

Communication & Reporting

  • Communicate to relevant staff and stakeholders when a child is admitted, or is reintegrated; work in collaboration with the MDT Coordinator.
  • Report regularly to the immediate department Supervisor and prepare weekly and monthly report.

Program support

  • Engages Social Welfare on matters that concern Tree of Life.
  • Conducts reintegration assessments.
  • Participates in Tree of Life holiday release day.
  • Works with Child monitoring on child admission recommendations.


Ensure reports are submitted on a weekly or monthly basis.

Skills Specific to the Post

  • Demonstrate commitment to FL mission, vision, and values.
  • Must have no previous convictions of harm to a child.
  • Must have undergone training on Child Protection from Family Legacy.
  • Share knowledge and experience.
  • Actively work towards continuing personal learning and development and apply newly acquired skills.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Remains calm, in control, and good-humored even under pressure.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and offers points of view.
  • Solicits feedback from co-workers about the impact of his/her behavior.
  • Ability to network and be relational.
  • Ability to work effectively with others on a team and be accountable for any decisions made.
  • Adhere to deadlines
  • Must have a valid class C driver’s license
  • Exhibits and promotes Christian principles of servant leadership.
  • Promotes innovation and learning amongst team members to achieve goals.
  • Creates strong direction for own part of the organization to serve the needs in the overall Family Legacy context.
  • Contributes effectively to the work of other departments and the ministry.
  • Aware of own strengths, and weaknesses and proactive in using feedback for self-development.
  • Aware of impact on others and uses impact to create a positive work environment.
  • Positive about change and able to cope well with ambiguity and support others in doing so.

Educational Qualification and Experience

  • Full Grade 12 certificate
  • Diploma and/or Degree in Social Work or relevant social science.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in the related field.
  • Competency in computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc)
Application deadline
21 Apr 15:00