Job Vacancy For Social Work Interns At International Justice Mission (IJM)

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a fast growing international organization working to protect some of the most vulnerable and oppressed people from violent forces of injustice by securing rescue and restoration for victims and ensuring public justice systems work for the poor.  IJM is seeking a talented Social Work Intern to join our  aftercare team to provide psycho-social services to child survivors of forced labor trafficking and their primary caregivers.

This internship opportunity, with duration of 6 months, will equip the selected candidate with in-depth and hands-on social work experience of serving the oppressed in our society.  The position is based in Accra with frequent travels to the Volta Region; and reports to the Director of Aftercare.


•   Provide immediate crisis care, advocacy and assessments for children coming out of forced labor trafficking situations and ensure all victims receive legally mandated government protections;
•   Assist IJM multidisciplinary teams and law enforcement officers in conducting child-sensitive interviews with victims and witnesses regarding forced labor trafficking that can be utilized in ongoing investigations, legal proceedings, and aftercare assessments;
•   Engage, prepare and support victims and witnesses throughout judicial proceedings in partnership with multidisciplinary teams of advocates and care providers;
•   Facilitate placement of child survivors into government approved shelter facilities for immediate protection and care;
•   Complete comprehensive needs assessments, including family and community assessments, toward the safe reunification of a survivor to his or her family and home community;
•   Develop and implement treatment plans reflecting objectives and services needed to attain sustained restoration of the child survivor, based on assessed needs of the child and his or her primary caregivers and in accordance with IJM Minimum Standards of Care;
•   Facilitate reunification service referrals through a network of partner providers;
•   Develop and implement strategies for the provision of direct assistance to survivors and their families in cases where aftercare stakeholders are unable or unwilling to address critical needs; and
•   Thoroughly document and monitor service provision and progress of participants within IJM’s internal electronic database (CTMS).

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Recent graduates with Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology degree preferred;
•   Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with children and their caregivers, the indigent and otherwise vulnerable individuals;
•   Experience in building collaborative partnerships with other social service providers;
•   Computer literate with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel;
•   Excellent listening and analytical skills; and
•   Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English; fluency in Ewe and Twi preferred.

Critical Qualities

•   Strong result-orientation;
•   Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values;
•   Mature Christian faith;
•   Strongly committed to child protection principles against unlawful child labor;
•   Attention to detail organized and disciplined with priorities;
•   Professional in demeanor, appearance, writing and oral communication;
•   Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude;
•   Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity;
•   Intelligent, creative and proactive problem solver; and
•   Strong value of teamwork and collaboration, particularly within a multidisciplinary framework.

The Mission

The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect people from violent forces of injustice by securing rescue and restoration for victims and ensuring public justice systems work for the poor.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Send Cover Letter, Resume, & Statement of Faith:-

By E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 24 July, 2015

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.
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