Support Person

Posted By: Neha Gramin Mahila Vikas Samiti

Bihar Sharif

Junior Management

Program Implementation

Youth

Job Description

Job Posting: Support Person - Child Sexual Abuse Intervention

Location: District Nawada, Bihar

Are you passionate about safeguarding children and ensuring their well-being? We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Support Person to intervene in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) cases in Nawada district, Bihar.


Requirement Details:

Salary: INR 25,000 per month

Travel Allowance: INR 3,000

Minimum 3 years of work experience in the child protection field.

Own personal laptop is required.

Scooty or bike is a must.

Basic computer knowledge, including drafting emails and documents in MS Excel and MS Word, is required.

The employee must reside in Nawada district.


Role of the Support Person:

As a Support Person for Child Sexual Abuse cases, you will be entrusted with the critical responsibility of providing support and assistance to children and their families who have experienced such traumatic incidents. Your role will include:


Establishing Trust: Building a trusting and caring relationship with the child and their family, offering a safe space for them to share their experiences.


Confidentiality: Ensuring the utmost confidentiality and protecting the child's identity at all times, preventing any unnecessary media exposure.


Accompanying the Legal Process: Guiding and accompanying the child and their family throughout the legal proceedings, offering emotional support during court appearances and investigations.


Communication: Keeping the child and their family informed about case progress, including updates on arrests, bail applications, and statement recordings.


Financial Assistance: Assisting the child in opening a bank account to secure their financial interests.


Legal Documentation: Providing support in filing compensation applications in court and Special Relief applications before the Child Welfare Committee.


Reporting to Authorities: Ensuring timely and accurate communication with the


Child Welfare Committee regarding the child's progress and well-being.


Social Welfare Connection: Connecting the family with relevant social welfare schemes and resources offered by the Government.


Counselling Services: Collaborating with NGOs, district Child Protection Unit, or Child Welfare Committee to arrange counselling services for the child and family.


Education Support: Assisting the child in returning to school and facilitating the enrolment of out-of-school children in nearby educational institutions.


Attendance Monitoring: Collaborating with school authorities to monitor the child's attendance and ensure their consistent attendance in school.


Safe Environment: Ensuring that the child is protected from any contact with accused or suspected individuals.


Ethical Conduct: Upholding professional ethics, refraining from any exploitation of the relationship for personal, religious, political, or business interests.



Requirements:

Empathetic and compassionate individual with a strong commitment to supporting child victims of sexual abuse.


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust and rapport with children and families.


High level of integrity and respect for confidentiality.

Knowledge of local social welfare schemes and legal processes (preferred, but not mandatory).


Prior experience in child support, social work, or related fields (desired).

Location: Nawada, Bihar


Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other


Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Neha Gramin Mahila Vikas Samiti
  • About Organization:COPASAH is a community where practitioners who share an interest and passion for the field of community monitoring for accountability in health interact regularly and engage in exchanging experiences and lessons; sharing resources, capacities and methods; in the production and dissemination of conceptual, methodological and practical outputs towards strengthening the field; and in networking and capacity building among member organizations. This Community of practitioners was established as result of a three day 'Practitioners Convening on Community Monitoring for Accountability in Health' organised by the Accountability and Monitoring in Health Initiative (AMHI) of the Open Society‚Äôs Public Health Program in July 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.