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DSWD CAR has opportunities available to apply

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 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 the disadvantaged children, youth, women, older persons, person with disabilities, families in crisis or at-risk and communities needing assistance.

With the passage of Local Government Code in 1991, the delivery of most basic services was devolved to the Local Government Units. On the other hand, the department is mandated to do policy and program development, standard setting, technical assistance and monitoring functions to Local Government Units (LGUs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to effectively implement Social Welfare and Development (SWD) programs in target areas as reflected at EO 15 s. 1998 “Redirecting the Functions and Operations of the DSWD”. Through authorizing SWD agencies to implement SWD program and deliver service, DSWD extends its mandate and share responsibility and potential liability for all clients that these agencies serve. Therefore, 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 is 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.

With the mandate of DSWD to monitor and provide technical assistance to SWD service providers or duty-holders nationwide through its Field Offices, program supervision is seen as a means of helping them deliver their respective mandates, as pointed out above, and improve the services for the target clients in center and community-based settings hence, these guidelines.

Interestingly, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office CAR is inviting applicants for the following vacant positions listed below.

Forty five (45) Field Validators (Php 20,000 Monthly Salary)

  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Senior high school graduate or completed at least 2 years of college education or its equivalent
    • Preferably with experience in the conduct of households assessment or similar projects/ activities/ related task
    • Must be a resident of the province where s/he will be assigned to
    • Must be able to write legibly
    • Team player, knowledgeable in local language or dialects of the province
    • Willing to be deployed in far-flung or remote areas of the province
    • Physically fit
    • Must possess good interviewing and listening skills
  • Application Documents
    • Letter of Intent
    • Personal Data Sheet (download HERE)
    • Work Experience Sheet (download HERE)
    • Vaccination Certificate/ Card/ Proof

Five (5) Area Supervisors (Php 22,000 Monthly Salary)

  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Completed 4 years college education, preferably with experience in the conduct of households assessment or similar projects/ activities/ related task
    • Must be a resident of the province where s/he will be assigned to
    • Must be able to write legibly
    • Team player, knowledgeable in local language or dialects of the province
    • Willing to be deployed in far-flung or remote areas of the province
  • Application Documents
    • Letter of Intent
    • Personal Data Sheet (download HERE)
    • Work Experience Sheet (download HERE)
    • Vaccination Certificate/ Card/ Proof

How to Apply

Should you be interested to apply, address your letter of intent to DSWD-CAR Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla. Only applications accomplished in via this link below will be processed.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJ41rT_9ubvj0weAytu4J1CtAXzCKYKNbQe9sQptuoMw-llA/viewform

Notes:

NOTE: This office highly encourages interested and qualified applicants including persons with disability (PWD), members of indigenous communities and those from any sexual orientation and gender identities (SOGI) for there shall be no discrimination in the selection of employees on account of gender, sexual orientation, civil status, disability, religion, ethnicity, or political affiliation. Also, this office preferred those non-smoker applicants.

Deadline of Application is on October 31, 2022/5:00 p.m.

History

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 CAR

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