DSWD Region 2 has opportunities available to apply

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The Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kagalingan at Pagpapaunlad Panlipunan, abbreviated as DSWD) is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the social welfare of rights of Filipinos and to promote the social development.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is mandated by law to develop, administer and implement comprehensive social welfare programs designed to uplift the living conditions and empower disadvantaged children, youth, women, older persons, persons with disabilities, families in crisis or at-risk and communities needing assistance. DSWD has the responsibility to oversee the implementation of SWD programs and services at all levels being the primary agency on SWD. It is for this purpose that these guidelines on program supervision are issued so that SWD agencies are guided by DSWD, including its own facilities to efficiently and effectively manage cases of disadvantaged individuals, groups, families and communities and learn from and develop skills in the process.

As the lead agency in social welfare and development, the Department exercises the following functions: (i) Formulates policies and plans which provide direction to intermediaries and other implementers in the development and delivery of social welfare and development services. (ii) Develops and enriches existing programs and services for specific groups, such as children and youth, women, family and communities, solo parents, older persons and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs); (iii) Registers, licenses and accredits individuals, agencies and organizations engaged in social welfare and development services, sets standards and monitors the empowerment and compliance to these standards. (iv) Provides technical assistance and capacity building to intermediaries; and (v) Provides social protection to the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged sector, DSWD also gives augmentation funds to local government units so these could deliver SWD services to depressed municipalities and barangays and provide protective services to individuals, families and communities in a crisis situation.

Interestingly, DSWD Region 2 has vacancies available until January 6, 2023.

Six (6) Administrative Assistant I (Php 18,620.00 Monthly Salary)

  • Subject for Email Submission: ADAS 1 – MALASAKIT
  • Status of Employment: Contract of Service (Memorandum of Agreement)
  • Education: Completion of two years studies in college or High School graduate with relevant vocational course
  • Experience: None required
  • Training: None required
  • Eligibility: Career Service (Sub-Professional) First Level Eligibility/Relevant MC 11 s. 1996
  • Area of Assignment: DOH Hospitals with Malasakit Center within the Region

Ten (10) Social Welfare Officer I (Php 27,000.00 Monthly Salary)

  • Subject for Email Submission: SWO I – MALASAKIT
  • Status of Employment: Contract of Service (Memorandum of Agreement)
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Experience: None required
  • Training: None required
  • Eligibility: RA 1080/Registered Social Worker
  • Area of Assignment: DOH Hospitals with Malasakit Center within the Region

One (1) Administrative Officer II (Budget Officer I) (Php 27,000.00 Monthly Salary)

  • Subject for Email Submission: AO II-KALAHI
  • Status of Employment: Contract of Service (Memorandum of Agreement)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the position
  • Experience: None required
  • Training: None required
  • Eligibility: None required
  • Area of Assignment: KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP-RPMO

Two (2) Project Development Officer II (Php 36,619.00 Monthly Salary)

  • Subject for Email Submission: PDO II SLP vice Coria and Narag
  • Status of Employment: Contract of Service (Memorandum of Agreement)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the position
  • Experience: One year of relevant work experience
  • Training: Four(4) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: None required
  • Area of Assignment: Sustainable Livelihood Program

One (1) Social Marketing Officer III (Php 46,725.00 Monthly Salary)

  • Subject for Email Submission: SMO III vice Kayle Angelie Palattao
  • Status of Employment: Contract of Service (Memorandum of Agreement)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the position
  • Experience: Two years of relevant work experience
  • Training: Eight (8) hours of relevant training
  • Eligibility: Career Service (Professional) Second Level Eligibility
  • Area of Assignment: KALAHI-CIDSS-NCDDP-RPMO

Documentary Requirements

Interested and qualified applicants must submit the following documents to the jobs.fo2@dswd.gov.ph, not later than JANUARY 6, 2023.

  1. Application Letter addressed to Dr. LUCIA SUYU ALAN, RSW, MSSW, Regional Director
  2. Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CS Form 212 Revised 2017) with Work Experience Sheet
  3. Photocopy of CS Eligibility or PRC License and Board of Rating (if applicable)
  4. Latest Performance Assessment/ IPCR or its equivalent for External Applicants
  5. Supervisor’s Recommendation (if applicable)
  6. Certificate of relevant trainings and seminars attached
  7. Photocopy of Certificate of Employment (if applicable)
  8. Photocopy of TOR and Diploma

DSWD FO2 encourages application from qualified interested persons, including pregnant women, persons with disabilities, members of indigenous communities and those from any sexual orientation, gender identity and sexual orientation (SOGIE).

The written examination will be conducted virtually via online. Hence, please ensure to hav\ve a stable internet connection and use of laptop/ desktop computer.

Updates regarding these positions shall be posted at DSWD FO2’s website (fo2.dswd.gov.ph).

Send your applications in PDF format to jobs.fo2@dswd.gov.ph not later than November 16, 2022. Walk-in applications shall not be entertained.

Downloadable Forms:

Note: Late submission of application/ request for extension of submission and applications with incomplete documents will not be entertained.

Walk-in applicants will not be entertained in observance of the new normal. All communications pertaining to your application will be sent via email.

History of DSWD

Social welfare as a basic function of the state was a concept that materialized only after the Second World War, although different groups were undertaking pockets of social work in the first decade of the American occupation in the country. After the war, the Philippine government gradually assumed the major responsibility for social welfare.

1915 – The Public Welfare Board (PWB) was created. Its functions were to study, coordinate and regulate all government and private entities engaged in social services.

1921 – The PWB was abolished and replaced by the Bureau of Public Welfare under the Department of Public Instruction.

1939 – Commonwealth Act No. 439 created the Department of Health and Public Welfare

1941- The Bureau of Public Welfare officially became a part of the Department of Health and Public Welfare. In addition to coordinating services of all public and private social welfare institutions, the Bureau also managed all public child-caring institutions and the provision of child welfare services.

1947 – President Manuel A. Roxas abolished the Bureau of Public Welfare and in its place created the Social Welfare Commission (SWC) under the Office of the President.

1948 – President Elpidio Quirino created the President’s Action Committee on Social Amelioration (PACSA) to effect socio-economic reforms in the countryside to counteract social unrest.

1951 – The SWC and PACSA were merged into the Social Welfare Administration (SWA) which marked the beginning of an integrated public welfare program.

1968 – Republic Act 5416 known as the Social Welfare Act of 1968 elevated the SWA into a Department, placing it under the executive branch of government in equal status with other social agencies like health and education.

1976 – The Department of Social Welfare was renamed Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) with the signing of Presidential Decree No. 994 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos. It gave the Department a more accurate institutional identity, in keeping with its productivity and developmental thrusts.

1978 – The DSSD was renamed Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) in line with the change in the form of government, from presidential to parliamentary.

1987 – The MSSD was reorganized and renamed Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under Executive Order 123 signed by President Corazon C. Aquino. Executive Order No. 292, also known as the Revised Administration Code of 1987, established the name, organizational structure and functional areas of responsibility of DSWD and further defined its statutory authority.

1991 – The passage of Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 effected the devolution of DSWD basic services to local government units.

1998 – President Joseph Ejercito Estrada issued Executive Order No. 15 “Redirecting the Functions and Operations of the Department of Social Welfare and Development” to strengthen the DSWD’s repositioning efforts that began soon after the implementation of the Local Government Code of 1991.

2003 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Executive Order No. 221 amending Executive Order No. 15 which defined the mandate, roles, powers and functions of the DSWD.

2005 – The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) approved the DSWD’s Rationalization and Streamlining Plan (RSP) on January 28, 2005 for implementation over the next five years. The RSP emphasizes the Department’s shift in policy, functions and programs in line with its steering role.
Source: DSWD Region II
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