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FRONTLINE PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

VISION:

            Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office shall seek to build the capability and empower disadvantaged individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of life in a hazard free environment thru the mobilization of their indigenous resources and promotion of gender and development cultural beliefs and practices.

MISSION:

            To care, protect and assist in the upliftment of well-being of disadvantaged individuals, families and communities thru the delivery of responsive social welfare and development programs, projects and basic social services in partnership with GOs, NGOs and LGUs at all levels.

FUNCTIONS

GENERAL:

  1. Formulate, develop and implement plans, programs and projects in the field of Social Welfare and Development that are locally appropriate in the area.
  2. Ensure effective implementation of social welfare policies and programs.
  3. Promote, support and coordinate the establishment, expansion and maintenance of social welfare policies, projects and services within the municipality.
  4. Promote, build and strengthen people’s organization for a self-directing welfare system at the grassroots level.
  5. Promote, support and coordinate networks and facilities for the identification and/or delivery of appropriate interventions to its welfare constituents.
  6. Disseminate information on Social Welfare and Development.
  7. Assist the regional and national welfare agency in its function to regulate fund drives, public solicitation, donations for charitable/welfare purposes, and mendicancy.
  8. Monitor performance of social welfare activities and projects at the barangay and municipal level.
  9. Exercise functional and technical supervision over municipal social welfare staffs.
  10. Provide disaster relief, restoration and rehabilitation to victims in argumentation to the barangay and municipal efforts.
  11. Coordinate all activities pertaining to the implementation of programs and services for the persons with disabilities, senior citizens, disadvantaged children, women, families and communities within the municipality.

SPECIFICS:

 

A. Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer

  1. Executes and implements policies, regulations, workplans established by appropriate headquarters, entities and render administrative decisions on these matters within the limits of delegated authority.
  2. Make representations for the allocations of funds necessary in the implementation of social welfare program.
  3. Supervises the municipal staff in the performance of their duties and allocated workloads and assignments ensuring equitable and proper distribution thereof.
  4. Conducts supervisory conference with the staff to ensure their growth, better understanding and interpretation of functions of programs.
  5. Makes available to clients the existing community resources which they can use for increased productivity.
  6. Evaluates and recommends the efficiency ratings of subordinates.
  7. Provides technical assistance to the Mayor and may represent the mayor in meetings on Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office concerns.
  8. Conducts periodic consultations with the municipal social welfare staffs for monitoring and tutorial assistance and to ensure effective implementation of social welfare development programs and services in the municipality.
  9. Reviews reports and make proper recommendations to appropriate offices.
  10. Establish various clientele structure from people’s organizations organized by barangay such as but limited to Municipal Federation of Senior Citizens, PWDs, Municipal Youth Associations, Women/KALIPI to empower and become reliant and self-directing partners in social welfare development programs and services.

 B. Social Welfare Officer III

  1. Establishes productive networking with people’s organization, Government Organizations (GOs), Non-government Organizations (NGOs) and other institutions relative to social welfare and development concerns.
  2. Implements municipal programs/services/activities.
  3. Provides technical assistance to SWO I as needed.
  4. Assist the conduct of research and training programs.
  5. Handles court related cases such as Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL), Children at Risk (CAR), Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) and Women in Difficult Circumstances (WEDC).
  6. Assist in handling cases of individuals and families in crisis situations and provide casework and family assistance as needed.
  7. Prepares reports, communications for review and submission by MSWDO to concern office.
  8. Handles any related livelihood projects downloaded by the DSWD CAR for the vulnerable groups and individuals.
  9. Supervise the operation and monitor day to day operation of Child Development Workers.
  10. Performs other tasks as may be assigned.

 C. Social Welfare Officer I

  1. Handles specific workloads in the conduct of municipal plan of activities and programs as may be assigned.
  2. Handles cases of individuals and families in crisis situations and provide casework and family assistance.
  3. Handles adoption cases, drug related cases and Core Shelter Programs.
  4. Assist in the conduct of trainings in the barangay and the municipality.
  5. Assist in disaster relief operations and evacuation.
  6. Interviews walk-in clients and prepare case study reports, project proposals as needed.
  7. Conducts pre-marriage counselling at the municipal social welfare and development office.
  8. Assist SWO III in the preparation and consolidation of reports, review, evaluation and appropriate action.
  9. Performs other tasks as may be assigned.
  10. Conducts Psycho-social counselling to Covid-19 clients
  11. Maintains regular advocacy on Protection Laws, such as child labor, anti-trafficking, RA 9262, 6208 etc.

D. Social Welfare Aide

  1. Assist Social Workers in the implementation of programs and activities (trainings, forum, monitoring).
  2. Records minutes of meetings conducted by municipal social welfare office.
  3. Prepares proposals of Food and Cash for work projects.
  4. Implement Child Development/Day Care programs to include Supplemental Feeding and monitor compliance of Child Development Program by the Child Development Workers.
  5. Act as records officer and assist in the consolidation of office reports.
  6. Assist in personnel concerns.
  7. Encodes communication, forms, office reports and other documents needed for processing and liquidation.
  8. Takes charge in the issuance of allocated food for work, food packs to disaster victims.
  9. May represent the Social Workers in meetings of Senior Citizens, PWDs, Women (KALIPI), CDWs and records minutes of meetings.
  10. Performs other tasks as may be assigned.
  11. Implements Parent Effectiveness Service to parents of Day Care Children.

 E. Administrative Aide

  1. Receive, files and maintains records for reference.
  2. Sort out correspondences and other documents – incoming and outgoing communications.
  3. Help encodes communications, preparations of documents needed for processing and makes follow-up of the same.
  4. Act as information officer of the municipal social welfare office.
  5. Act as errand/messenger.
  6. Does utility works.
  7. Ensures outgoing communications are disposed promptly and incoming of communications are placed for immediate attention and action.
  8. Performs other tasks as may be assigned.

PROGRAMS/PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES (PPAs)

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

  • Relief and rehabilitation of disaster victims
  • Capacity building to vulnerable families and communities from disaster prone barangays
  • Limited financial assistance to families in crisis situation
  • Psychosocial services, stress debriefing
  • Food-for-work and cash-for-work
  • Basic critical incident stress debriefing
  • Emergency shelter assistance/financial assistance

FAMILY WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Training on enhanced Parent Effectiveness Service
  • Enhancement and Re-affirmation of Parental Abilities (ERPAT)
  • Pre-marriage counselling
  • Advocacy for the promotion and support to family development programs
  • Support municipal activities as family day, family forum, parent education congress
  • Referral for livelihood programs

 WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT FOR DISABLED PERSON AND SPECIAL GROUPS

  • Self and social enhancement to persons with disabilities, older persons
  • Advocacy for the promotions and implementation of projects and activities, laws supporting welfare and development of persons with disabilities and senior citizens/older persons
  • Organizational federation of senior citizens and disabled persons group
  • Conduct of capability building for PWDs
  • Referral services for the provision of assistive devices and medical services

 CHILD PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Training on Bio-psychosocial to help children in need of special protection to service providers
  • Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCP) trainings to Child Development Workers and other program implementers
  • Assist in the assessment and accreditation of Child Development Workers
  • Provision of essential health service especially dental care
  • Organization/federation of Child Development Workers
  • Support municipal and barangay activities as children contest, recognition, Christmas program

 YOUTH WELFARE, PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Organization of out-of-school youth
  • Self and social enhancement activities/life skill training
  • Capacity building activities
  • Monitoring and technical assistance to barangay out-of-school youth organization and their activities
  • Support municipal youth camp, leadership trainings and sports
  • Provide technical assistance to the barangays in the handling of Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL)

 WOMEN’S WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Assist and provide psycho-social services to victims of VAWC and WEDC
  • Referral services to VAWC/WEDC with needs not met by local resources and those who needs protection and legal services
  • Continuous advocacy on Anti-Trafficking and violence against women and other protection laws
  • Capacity building activities to disadvantaged women and women violence survivors
  • Referral for practical skills training and livelihood activities

CLIENTELE SCOPE/DESCRIPTION

 INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DISASTERS

  • Injured
  • Missing/lost
  • Dead
  • Houses blown/burned down
  • Destroyed community facilities that immediately needs restoration to restore normal life to people

 INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN CRISIS SITUATIONS

  • Prolonged illness, death, separation, war, social conflict, child abuse, rape, spouse battering and domestic violence and other similar situations.

 DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES

  • Families with marital conflicts, parenting difficulties, relationship problem, security problems, domestic violence
  • Solo-parent who belong to low income group
  • Couples about to get married
  • Low income with no access to education, health and security
  • Drug surrenderees needing other social services

 DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND CHILDREN IN ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES, PERSON FROM BIRTH BELOW 18 YEARS OLD

  • Victims of disasters, abuse, child labor and exploitations, child trafficking, child rape, abandoned and orphaned, separation from family
  • 0 – 4 years old, neglected and potentially neglected children
  • Victims of family disintegration and violence against children
  • Children in Conflict with the Law
  • Children at Risk
  • Children caught in armed conflict
  • School drop-outs
  • Out-of-school youths (OSYs) aging 12 – 24 years old
  • No skills and access to education, information and Social Services

 PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL GROUPS

  • Person’s with disabilities needing rehabilitation, enhancement services, skills training
  • Physically disabled – blind, deaf, orthopedically handicapped, harelip, cleft palate, lame (all ages)
  • Senior citizens/older persons (60 years old and above)
  • Vulnerable groups like heart, kidney, cancer patients

REBEL RETURNEES/FARMER REBELS

  • Former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who returned to the fold of law, male or female

 DRUG SURRENDEREES

  • Male or female, former drug dependents, user, carriers, pushers who would want to reform and rehabilitated

DISADVANTAGED WOMEN, WOMEN IN ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES

  • Women aging from 18 – 59 years old
  • Victims of violence abuse, battering, illegal recruitment and human trafficking
  • Victims of involuntary prostitution
  • Victims of Armed Conflict
  • Solo parent, abandoned, belonging to low income group
  • Low educational attainment, lack of skills for employment
  • No access to social services due to poverty
  • Other difficult, situations/crisis, needing immediate professionals help to prevent further exposure to exploitation and/or abuse