Family is the anchor for an individual’s emotional and physical well-being. A weakened family structure or absence of it hinders the development of an individual into a confident, strong, and emotionally balanced individual, who is capable of caring for his/her own family in the future.
Udayan Care was established in 1994 by Dr. Kiran Modi. Udayan Care’s single-minded focus is on strengthening the family structure and it also informs and drives the curation and design of its programmes – whether it simulates a family environment or supports them through providing for education, vocational skills and employability training to children and youth coming from lower socio-economic strata, so that they can sustain and strengthen their families.
· Through the power of mentorship, we nurture children, who are orphaned, abandoned, and at risk, in the warmth of a simulated family environment at our 17 Udayan Ghars, in 4 States. Once the children reach the age of 18 years, they move into our Aftercare Programme and continue with higher education or vocational training towards employment. So far more than 1500 children and youth have been impacted through the programme.
· We support higher education of young girls whose families cannot afford it through the Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme. More than 11000 Shalinis from 26 chapters across India, have gone on to complete their education since the programme’s inception in 2002.
· We empower under-served youth and adults to improve their employability skills at 16 of our Information Technology and Vocational Training Centers across Delhi NCR, Kurukshetra (Haryana), and Srinagar (Uttarakhand). The plan is to roll out more centers across other states in the coming years. We are working with State governments of Bihar and MP to develop demonstrable models of Aftercare, in partnership with UNICEF.
· Our Aftercare Outreach Programme started in 2020, caters to youth coming out of other Child Care Institutions. It encourages them to create associations and self-help groups which provides them with learnings and support of shared experiences.
Udayan Care advocates for children’s rights in alignment with the Indian Constitution, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), and the Sustainable Development Goals, in its programmes, as well as through its efforts in advocacy, research, publications, and by organizing and participating in seminars and conferences, and through training, childcare cadres in standards of Alternative Care.
To work as a part of a committed and dedicated care giving team comprising of managers, social workers, care staff, mentor parents and volunteers to achieve the best possible outcomes for children living in ghars – Udayan Care’s children’s residential care programme for orphaned and abandoned children
• Obtain case history, assess immediate care needs & prepare the child & home for admission.
• Complete full assessment, develop the care plan, monitor, review and record progress
• Maintain case file, write reports for child welfare committee, courts and the organisation
• Visit Child Welfare Committees/ Govt. Offices/ Police Stations as and when required
• Maintain registers and records for the running of the home
• Liaise with schools, health agencies and accompany children when necessary
• Provide education support to the children in the home
• Identify volunteering needs in consultation with the care giving team and liaise with the volunteer coordinator
• Develop and run life skills, educational and therapeutic group work programmes •Organise and accompany children for outings/ excursions, camps, sports activities & external visits
Liaising with donors, funders & sponsors
• Write funding proposals for specific programmes and needs identified for children’s development
• Provide regular reports of the child’s progress to donors, sponsors and funders
Support and capacity building
• Supervise volunteers on placement and provide regular reports/updates/feedback to the volunteer coordinator
• Develop and run appropriate workshops for caregivers to increase competency in their caregiving role and supervise and support them
•Attend and document team meetings and supervision meetings in the home & HO
•Network with other NGOsand attend and document training events and workshops.
•Collaborate with inter & intra departmental collaterals; thereby meeting the larger goal of the organisation
• Ensure professional knowledge is continuously updated
•Ability to engage with and communicate with children
•Ability to advocate for children
•Ability to plan and prioritize workload effectively
•Written and oral communication skills
•Assessment and analytical skills
•Networking Skills, Problem solving skills
•Literacy in computers – word, power point, excel, electronic communication
•Ability to think and act on own initiative
• Awareness of key requirements of JJ Act 2000/ 2015 for the care & protection of children
•Awareness of theories of child development& impact of trauma on normal development
• Understanding of living in group care
Section 5 | Experience and Qualifications
Around 1-3 years of work experience preferably in NGO sector
Masters in Social Work / Sociology / Psychology/ Education
₹25,000.00 – ₹27,000.00 per month
• Provident Fund
• Day shift
• Gurgaon, Haryana: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
• total work: 1 year (Preferred)