Girls Foster Home Social Worker

Job Description: Girls Foster Home Social Worker at HSCV

Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (HSCV) is seeking a Vietnamese candidate to fill the position as Blossom House for girls Social Worker in Tay Ho, Ha Noi.

HSCV Mission

At Humanitarian Services for Vietnam (HSCV), we’re dedicated to investing in the children of Vietnam. We believe that education is a fundamental ingredient in the fight for a better tomorrow, and this belief is reflected across all of our programs. Our staff works with families in Northern Vietnam, assessing their needs, and their potential. We consider opportunity to be the bridge between the reality of today and the potential of tomorrow, and we apply this philosophy to our lives and our work.

Girls Foster Home (Blossom House for girls)

The Blossom House for girls was founded in June 2011 to provide refuge to girls who have been living within an abusive, or potentially abusive, environment as well as those living in abject poverty with no stable family support. Girls from the ages of 4 to 18 qualify for admittance. HSCV currently has the capacity to house up to 14 girls.

Responsibilities and Duties

The role of the Blossom House Social Worker is to oversee the daily and long-term activities and “life plans”for each of the child living at the BH. The Social Worker is to supervise, instruct, interact and build relationships with the children, provide counseling, psychological support (to the best of their ability, outside support is available as needed) and guidelines, in accordance with those provided by BH Management, and see that these guidelines are followed.

The Social Worker is to keep a clear and frequently updated account of each child’s progress and “life plan” in their individual files.

The Social Worker will work directly with governmental officials, schools and organizational partners. She/He will also work directly with donors and visitors to the house. Additionally the Social Worker will support BH and HSCV fundraising efforts, through events and donor communication.

Additionally, the Social Worker will assist other HSCV staff as needed.

Additional tasks as assigned.

Start Date

A successful candidate will begin working immediately. 

Minimum Qualification and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Education or Phycology or related field
  • Two years of practical experience within the field of Social Work
  • Experience working with NGOs, or other Non-profit organizations
  • Hands on experience working with children
  • Sufficient English skills for speaking and writing

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a group home setting
  • Strong computer skills: MS Office, internet and ability to learn new programs
  • Strong team work skills; conflict and problem solving skills
  • Strongcommunication skills

Personal Traits of an Ideal Candidate

  • Must enjoy children
  • Strong leadership skills and have the ability to motivate staff
  • Must have decision making skills
  • Effectively deal with local authorities at all levels
  • Hard working and have genuine interest in helping others
  • Demonstrate high level of trustworthiness, honesty, empathy
  • Determined, result oriented and ability to work under high pressure
  • Commitment to social welfare awareness and possess a deep knowledge of social welfare issues

Compensation and Benefits

  • Monthly salary depending on qualifications and previous experience
  • Free lunch provided
  • Social Insurance provided 
  • Motorbike insurance provided after one year of employment
  • Normal working hours vary
  • Some weekend work is required
  • National Holiday’s off as well as 12 personal days in the first year, 22 days for every year after

How to apply

Send a Cover Letter, CV, letters of recommendation and any other supporting documents to Blossom House Manager, Pham Quynh Trang at [email protected]. Application should be in English. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.


The Deadline for application is Sunday June 30, 2016. Note: interviews are to begin immediately and the job may be filled prior to the deadline.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Humanitarian Services for Children of Vietnam (HSCV)
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2016-06-30