PROVISION OF SUPERVISION FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTITIONERS
Duration: 02/01/2017 -
CODECA works toward a society where well-trained and well-supported social service workforce effectively delivers promising practices that improve the lives of vulnerable populations. In this respect supervision is offered either in group or individual sessions for interested practitioners in any social services field.
Supervision is a shared process that identifies, and enhances facilitation of, the inner resources of the supervised, whilst also providing teaching, sharing of experiences, care and support, and the ongoing development of their professional role and identity.
The purpose of supervision is to encourage effective, ethical counselling for clients while attending to the personal and professional well-being of the supervised. Supervision is a process of accountability, reflection, and a wider perspective and extra resource for the supervisee’s work.
Supervision topics include areas such as the Diagnostic Assessment, Treatment Planning, Clinical Interventions, Professional Development and setting of Goals, Boundaries and Use of Self, self-care, Risk Assessment and Review of the Case in discussion.
The process runs in full confidentiality and complies with the ethics of the organisation aiming to promote social cohesion and development.
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COMMITTEE FOR MISSING PERSONS IN CYPRUS- STAFF SUPERVISION
Duration: 01/06/2018 -30/10/2019
Provision of supervision to CMP members of staff who provide psycho-social support to missing persons’ families. Practitioners’ supervision has two main types educational and supportive in order to build skills and knowledge as well as to support their daily interaction with missing persons’ families.
The sessions- group and individual are taking place on a weekly basis at the premises of the organisation running in full confidentiality and with respect to the sensitivity of the subject.
EUROPAID Title: SNAPSHOTS FROM THE BORDERS: SMALL TOWNS FACING THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES OF AGENDA 2030
Duration: 25/05/2018 - 30/06/2019
Snapshots from the Borders: Small Towns Facing the Global Challenges of Agenda 2030 is a project running under the auspices of Agios Athanasios Municipality in Limassol. The main activities of the project include training and conduction of reports of professionals on raising awareness on Asylum and Immigration issues. The project commenced on May 2018 and will be completed by the end of June 2019. CODECA is a partner to the project providing qualified research and scientific support.
ANEMOPLOIA – CYPRUS NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AUTHORITY
Duration: 27/12/2019 - 26/12/2020 (Extended)
ANEMOPLOIA project runs under the umbrella of the National Addictions Authority The program commenced on December 2018 and will last until June 2019. The main activities of the project are focusing on supporting young population of 9-13 years old by covering their needs in the fields of education, psychological support as well as social support and/or health oriented alternative activities.
Through the creation of early intervention programs, the pillar of Prevention of the National Strategy to Address Dependence on Illegal Substances and the Harmful Use of Alcohol and Action Plan 2017-2020 prioritise the promotion of healthy lifestyle among children and young people belonging to vulnerable groups. The EU Drugs Strategy 2013-2020 also states that prevention measures should include the promotion of healthy lifestyles, among families and communities. The project is focusing mainly on young population whose families are
considered vulnerable cases and might not be able to cover or provide the adequate support needed in such cases.
MANAGEMENT OF THE FIRST RECEPTION CENTRE (FRC) FOR PERSONS WHO NEED PROTECTION,
Duration 01/01/2019 - Onwards
Since January 2019 CODECA has undertaken the management of the First Reception Centre (FRC) for persons who seek international protection in Cyprus. The program is running under the auspices of the Civil Defence in Cyprus and it is funded by the Internal Security Fund (ISF) -Borders and Visas 2014-2020 (Project No.001/2019).The FRC is located in Kokkinotrimithia in Nicosia district and is considered the first centre where migrants who seek asylum in Cyprus, should stay for few days so the authorities can verify their cases.
The main activities of the organisation are the General management and daily management of the Centre, to ensure the smooth running as well as to organise and coordinate the overall operation of the premises. Through the agreement, CODECA is in charge for maintaining the cleaning of the premises in full compliance with the Health and Safety regulations. The staff members of the organisation working at the Centre are also in charge for the management of the warehouse, the inspection of the infrastructure and equipment and to run small maintenance works such as hydraulic, sewerage and electrical installations. Yet the organisation is providing security services at the Centre.
Early on February 2019 the Executive Director a.i Mr Jamil Addou of
the European Asylum Support Office- EASO, visited Cyprus. He met
with the staff working at the two reception centres Kofinou and
Pournara where the Agency will provide support for a safe zone for
vulnerable persons. CODECA’s staff had the opportunity to discuss
in depth the situation at the FRC in Pournara and had a fruitful
conversation with EASO’s members. The Agency’s agenda included
also consultations with the Asylum Service and the UNHCR.
PROVISION OF SECRETARIAL SERVICES TO THE ASYLUM SERVICE -MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
Duration: 01/02/2020 - 31/12/2020 (Extended)
Since January 2019, CODECA is offering secretarial services to the Asylum Service by employing four secretaries at the head office of the body for a six months duration. The project is co-funded from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 2014-2020 and the Republic of Cyprus (Project No. YA/13/2020-B).
The main role of the staff of the organisation is to offer administrative support for the services and the procedures that the Asylum Service carries out in regards to the procedures of asylum application in Cyprus. The aim is to smooth and consequently assist the procedures on the examination of the asylum applications filed in
Cyprus from people who are seeking international protection.
PROVISION OF SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS AT KOFINOU RECEPTION CENTRE (KRC)
Duration: 16/10/2019-15/07/2020 (Extended)
The project is co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 2014-2020 and the Republic of Cyprus (Project No. YA/18/2019). Since January 2019 CODECA runs the management of Kofinou Reception Centre under the auspices of the Asylum Service. The main role of the organisation is to provide assistance to the residents of the Centre and work in direct communication with the Asylum Services as well as other public bodies for maintaining the everyday tasks and functions at the Centre.
Among CODECA’s main activities are the arrangement and
hosting of residents in appropriate accommodation, provide
information to residents and ensure compliance with the
Centre’s Rules of Operation, ordering and distributing the
food to the residents, keeping data and statistics and
communicating with various governmental and
non-governmental organisations. Yet the organisation is in
charge for the distribution of tickets for public transportation,
the distribution of admissions package and other consumables
to residents and the transfer of consumables / equipment from
the General Assistant / Food Delivery Assistant with the
Contractor's Vehicle to the Centre.
PROVISION OF SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND
SECRETARIAL SERVICES AT KOFINOU RECEPTION CENTRE (KRC)
Duration: 06/02/2019- 31/12/2019
The project is co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 2014-2020 and the Republic of Cyprus (Project No. YA/01/2019). The main role of the organisation is to provide social support services for asylum seekers residing in the Centre, as well as administrative and secretarial support.
Since February 2019 CODECA’s staff members are offering their scientific services and expertise in the Centre. Two social workers are employed to work closely with the residents, providing social support and advise in collaboration with other public services, organisations and NGO’s working in the field of migration. Yet the social workers are in charge of referring cases that need further scientific support to other fields of expertise, promoting and maintaining the social cohesion and care of the residents.
The administrative support provided at the Centre is mainly oriented in constant communication and update with the Asylum Service, the rest of the employees in the Centre as well as other organisations implementing any kind of activities and actions aiming to ameliorate the well being of the residents. Admin officers are also in charge of referring to the responsible authority any changes or requirements that need to be taken into consideration, and inform the rest of the members on new regulations and requests, likewise keep up to high standards the effective cooperation of all members working in the Centre promoting the sustain living and social cohesion of all residents.