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Social Worker

Position: Social Worker

Project: MSF Europe Migration/Balkan Projects

Location: Chios

Starting Date: Immediately

Duration: 3 months (possibility of indefinite extension)


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centers (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. The MSF-Mission in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrants populations fleeing conflict in their home countries and following a migration route via Greece and the Balkans towards Northern Europe.


Main purpose
Support the patients of the Mobile Clinic by carrying out all social-related activities, in order to ease the patient’s situation, to provide vital and precise information for the current context and his/her rights and obligations, to maximize his/her access at health services and to improve his/her psychosocial condition. Support the Social Service of the General Hospital in issues relevant to the refugee and migrant population.



  • Identify social, medical, legal or other needs of patients through a social assessment. Respond to the patient’s social needs, according to the scope of the project, by giving direct social support (as transport, food, legal info) and/or refer to other social actors, in order to actively contribute to the improvement of their quality of living. (According to inclusive criteria for Social Worker).

  • Contact patients to follow up the evolution of their condition when needed (home visits, defaulter tracing, escorts to medical or admin services).

  • Participate in the creation of any material needed for the activities of social workers. Take care of social services facilities, materials and equipment in order to ensure continuity.

  • Mapping and regular update of social partners, local authorities, other NGOs, and governmental social services in order to improve social services scope and responsiveness.

  • Keep records, statistic and files updated, reporting any social activity, in order to prioritize and develop.

  • Appropriate programs or projects. Archive social forms according to MSF protocols.

  • Provision of social worker services to the patients of our medical team.

  • Case management of cases with social related issues.

  • Participate in working groups and meetings relevant to project activities.

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team of professionals addressing individual patient needs in a holistic manner.

  • Advocacy in micro level in the framework of the collaboration with other services related to succeed access in health care services or to other benefits.

  • Responsible to follow and report of Advocacy cases.

  • Participate in the case management of the Sexual Violence cases.

  • Upon request from the Social Service responsible undertake and carry out specific tasks for refugee and migrant population in the Hospital.

  • Support the maintenance of hygiene in the clinic and reinforce waste collection.



  • Degree in Social work and license to practice social work in Greece.

  • Registered Member at the Professional Association of Social Workers.

  • Two years of experience minimum in a similar social job, desirable previous experience with MSF or with other NGO’s.

  • Fluency in English and Greek.

  • Knowledge of French an advantage.


Post conditions

  • Full time position.

  • Annual gross salary: According to MSF Salary Policy.

  • Private insurance.


To apply
Please send your CV in English quoting reference code “Social Worker Chios" in the subject line of the e-mail at: Msfch-athens-recruitment@geneva.msf.org
Closing Date: 10/08/2018
All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted