Social Worker Residential Manager

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation is looking for a Social Worker Residential Manager
Blue Dragon is an NGO working with disadvantaged children in Vietnam. They are currently looking for a Vietnamese Social Worker to join their residential program in Hanoi.
The Blue Dragon Residence is a home for up to 20 disadvantaged boys with high levels of need. This position requires flexible working hours on a rotating roster including night shifts.

Key objectives of this position:
- ensure the excellent day to day running of the house
- support and supervise residential staff
- be an advocate for the young person and provide support
- coordinate all residential activities.

Job Description:
- manage the day to day staffing issues and provide support and advice to all Residential staff

- manage the day to day running of the residence and provides weekly reports
- oversee all practical aspects of the homes
- work together with the Social Worker's of each child in the Residence regarding any significant issues
- work shifts at the Residence as required in consultation with Step Ahead Coordinator, potentially including overnight shifts, weekend and public holidays.
- deal with any issues in the residence, such as illness, emergencies, conflict between children and disciplines the children where necessary
- case manage no more than 5 children
- manage upkeep of the Residence

Essential Criteria:
- social Work qualifications or experience in social work or related field
- demonstrated skills and experience in working with disadvantaged youth
- excellent communication and organisational skills
- able to work as part of a team and have good leadership ability
- good computer skills
- good level of spoken English

Desirable criteria
- experience working in a residential setting
- experience managing and coordinating staff

Pay scale will depend on the ability and experience of the successful candidate.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

For further information on Blue Dragon, please visit website on
Interested candidates should, by close of business 1st September 2010, send
- an application letter addressing the above criteria
- an up-to-date curriculum vitae
- contact details of 2 references
to their Human Resources Manager, Ms Meke Kamps at: [email protected]

Blue Dragon is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider all suitable candidates for the position. Information received will be used for recruitment purposes only.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2010-09-01