FTEHIM BEJN IL-MINISTERU U CARITAS

Ftehim bejn il-Ministeru għall-Intern u l-Caritas għal tisħiħ fil-programmi ta’ rijabilitazzjoni mill-vizzji tad-droga għar-residenti tal-FKK b’investiment ta’ €250,000 fis-sena.
Il-programmi ta’ riabilitazzjoni mill-vizzji tad-droga għar-residenti tal-Faċilità Korrettiva ta’ Kordin fi strutturi lill’hinn minn ambjent karċerarju, ġew imsaħħa permezz ta’ iffimar ta’ kuntratt ġdid bejn il-Ministeru għall-Intern u s-Sigurtà Nazzjonali u l-Caritas.
Ftehim li se jara t-tkomplija tas-servizzi lill-Faċilità Korrettiva ta’ Kordin, li għall-ewwel darba se tkun waħda strutturata, organizzata, u definita, grazzi għal dan il-ftehim formali bejn il-partijiet ikkonċernati. B’hekk ser jibqa’ jkun assigurat li s-servizz offrut jibqa’ professjonali u ta’ livell għoli.
Il-Ministru għall-Intern u s-Sigurtà Nazzjonali Carmelo Abela irrimarka li l-Ministeru ser ikun qed jinvesti madwar €250,000 fis-sena f’dawn is-servizzi f’komunità terapewtika mill-Caritas għal riforma fl-imġieba tar-residenti tal-Faċilità Korrettiva, fuq perjodu ta’ tliet snin.
Żied jgħid l-istatistika turina li mill-2014 sa issa kien hemm aktar minn 60 resident li bdew jipparteċipaw f’dawn il-programmi residenzjali tal-Caritas, magħrufa bħala l-Prison Inmate Programme ġewwa Dar Sant’ Anna f’Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq għall-irġiel, u Dar Iris għan-nisa f’San Blas. Bħalissa hemm 11-il resident li qed isegwu dan il-programm. Numru ta’ parteċipanti li, fi kliem il-Ministru Abela, huwa pożittiv, għaliex ifisser li r-residenti qegħdin isibu l-motivazzjoni u r-rieda sabiex jieħdu dawn il-passi kuraġġużi.
F’dan ir-rigward, il-Ministru Abela elenka kif grazzi għal dan il-ftehim mal-Caritas, il-Gvern se jkompli bl-inizzjattivi tiegħu sabiex ikun ta’ spalla għal vittmi tad-droga, inkluż dawk li jkunu qegħdin iservu piena karċerarja. Spjega kif il-Caritas se jkunu qegħdin jgħinu numru akbar, dak ta’ 14-il raġel u 4 nisa f’ħin wieħed. Kull programm residenzjali hu ta’ madwar tmien xhur, u se jibqa’ fuq bażi volontarju, bir-referrals isiru permezz ta’ applikazzjoni mir-residenti lill-Care and Reintegration Unit tal-Faċilità.
Huwa qal li preferibilment ir-residenti jiġu referuti fl-aħħar parti tas-sentenza tagħhom, pero jista’ jkun hemm każi fejn ir-residenti jkun jeħtieġ li jiġu referuti qabel. Semma wkoll li l-Caritas se tkun assista mis-servizzi ta’ żewġ uffiċjali korrettivi.

Tkellem kif miżura oħra li daħlet fis-seħħ hija li bi qbil mal-Caritas dawn ser iżidu l-eżerċitazzjoni ta’ motivazzjoni b’mod regolari fil-Faċilità Korrettiva ta’ Kordin permezz ta’ motivational interviews u sessjonijiet ta’ counselling, sabiex iżjed residenti ikunu mħeġġa.
Il-Ministru Abela qal li sħubija f’dan il-programm ser tkun tirrikjedi li l-persuna taħdem għal dan u turi li hi denja li tingħata din l-opportunità. B’hekk ġew stabbiliti sett ta’ kriterji fejn resident jiġi assessjat fuqhom minn team ta’ professjonisti, qabel ma’ l-applikazzjoni tkun approvata. Dawn jinkludu li l-persuna tkun verament immotivata, b’sentenza ta’ mhux inqas minn tnax-il xhar, b’record ta’ imġieba tajba fil-Faċilità, u li ma tkunx meqjusa ta’ periklu għas-soċjetà. Prijorità se tingħata li dawk li jkunu waslu fit-tmiem tas-sentenza tagħhom, sabiex dan iservi bħala perjodu ta’ tranżazzjoni.
Il-Ministru Abela awgura lill-Caritas aktar ħidma impenjattiva favur programmi li jwasslu għal ħajja ‘l bogħod mill-vizzji. Temm jgħid li jħares b’ottimiżmu lejn dan il-ftehim mibni fuq il-valuri tar-rispett lejn il-persuna umana, edukazzjoni fuq l-impatt tal-kriminalità fuq il-vittmi, il-familji, u l-komunitajiet.
Il-Viċi Chairperson tal-Fondazzjoni tar-Rijabilitazzjoni tad-Droga Il-President Emeritus George Abela għamel appell biex ħadd ma’ jaqta’ qalbu. “Min jaqa’ fil-vizzju għandu jirrikorri għall-għajnuna. Anki jekk il-persuna jkollha relapse, m’għandha taqta’ qalbha qatt u terġa’ tipprova. Ħadd m’għandu jistenna li jista’ joħroġ mill-problema waħdu u għalhekk hemm din it-tip ta’ għajnuna.” Kompla jgħid li dan is-servizz huwa estiż għall-familjari wkoll, u spjega kif il-Qrati jħarsu lejn l-għajnuna li toffri l-Caritas; imma l-Caritas waħidha ma tistax terfgħu dan il-piż. Wassal messaġġ lil min iħaddem biex jiftaħ idejh u ma jibżgħax jagħti ċans lil dawk il-persuni li jkunu rriabilitaw irwieħhom u joffrulhom opportunità fil-post tax-xogħol.
Id-Direttur ta’ Caritas Malta Leonid McKay rringrazzja lill-Ministru Carmelo Abela tas-sapport fil-ħidma fil-qasam ta’ rijabilitazzjoni kontra l-abbuż mid-droga, u tkellem dwar il-bżonnijiet differenti li jkollhom il-persuni li jagħmlu dan il-programm. Mill-Faċilità Korrettiva, il-persuna tiġi f’komunità terapewtika, fi programm strutturat. “Meta nitkellmu dwar il-persuna, inkunu qed nitkellmu dwarha b’mod sħiħ, inkluż il-familja tagħha.”
Id-Direttur McKay spjega dwar l-ispejjeż li jsiru fil-komunità terapewtika, li tinkludi il-post fejn jgħixu. Bejn l-2015 u l-2016 saret kċina ġdida, gymnasium, u wkoll terapija permezz tal-arti tal-mużika facilitated drum circle. “Komplejna ninvestu wkoll f’terapija psikoloġika, fejn il-persuna jista’ jkollha dawk is-sessjonijiet one to one.” Leonid Mckay enfasizza l-importanza li meta persuna lestiet programm, għandha tkompli tinvesti fl-after care, u proprju hemm fejn l-iktar ikollha bżonn l-għajnuna.

Minister for Home Affairs and National Security Carmelo Abela presides over the signing of an agreement between MHAS and the Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Caritas) [7-2-17]

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 10:30 am  
VACANCY

Data Management and Research Officer

A vacancy has arisen for the post of a full time Data Management and Research Officer. The selected person is to undertake the monitoring, collection, reporting and analysis of all Caritas data/statistics, emerging from our rehabilitation services.

This role entails the responsibility of generating reports about current and developing trends in substance use and treatment demand of our service users.

Directly accountable to the Director, the ideal candidate should be in possession of the following:
– a strong understanding of databases, data analysis and statistical procedures and proficient in Microsoft Office;
– able to formulate and deliver accurate reporting both internally and to external stakeholders;
– a degree in the social field and/or related IT qualification.

On a personal level, the applicant should have:
– excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
– in possession of high ethical standards in the maintenance and protection of data;
– able to work independently whilst also being a good team player;
– sound moral values.

You are requested to send an application including an updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via email vacancies@caritasmalta.org by not later than Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 10:35 am  
VACANCY

HEAD OF DRUG REHABILITATION UNIT (Full-Time)

Caritas Malta offers various residential and non-residential drug rehabilitation services to persons (and their families) with problematic drug use. We are currently seeking to employ a Head of Unit of one of our residential units on full time basis who meets the following requirements.

In possession of a professional qualification in either Psychology (Clinical, Counselling, Forensic), Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counselling or a related field
Previous working experience in a similar setting and position with a proven track record will be considered an asset.

Other requirements include:
– Experience in working with prison populations;
– Excellent leadership qualities with good interpersonal communication and organisational skills;
– It literate with good verbal and written communication;
– Be prepared to work flexible hours as required;
– Self-motivated and able to work under pressure;
– Good team player whilst enjoy working in a dynamic organisation.

Interested persons are requested to send an application together with an updated CV via vacancies@caritasmalta.org to the Human Resources Manager by not later than the 19th December 2016.

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:04 am  
VACANCY

 ACCOUNTS CLERK (Full-Time)

We are seeking to employ a mature, reliable and energetic Accounts Clerk to join our Finance Unit on a full time basis. The successful applicant must be:
– In possession of an AAT diploma or equivalent and have a minimum of three years working experience in a similar position;
– Of sound values, meticulous and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills;
– Able to work independently while being a good team player;
– Proactive and enthusiastic to tackle new challenges with a can do attitude;
– Able to prioritise multiple tasks effectively;
– IT literate with good verbal and written communication skills, and fully conversant with SFM and Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Outlook and Word.

Interested persons are requested to send an application together with an updated CV via vacancies@caritasmalta.org to the Human Resources Manager by not later than the 19th December 2016.

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:02 am  
VACANCY

 

Caritas Malta offers various residential and non-residential drug rehabilitation services to persons and their families with problematic use of drugs.

Are you ready to embrace and form part of our rehabilitation services? Then come and join our committed team! We are seeking to employ a full time Facilitator who meets the following requirements:

  • Previous working experience in a similar setting with a proven track record;

and/or

Graduate qualifications preferably in Psychology or Psychotherapy or Social Work or Community Youth Studies or a related degree.

Other requirements should include:

  • Good interpersonal skills, a team player, creative with an energetic personality
  • IT literate with good verbal and written communication
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours as required including shift work
  • Be of sound values and maturity
  • Pro-active to work shifts as required

Interested persons are requested to send an application and an updated CV to the Human Resources Manager via vacancies@caritasmalta.org by not later than Monday 14th November 2016

 

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 10:50 am  
Awguri lill-Caritas Youths

Nawguraw lill-Caritas Youths li wara xhur ta’ ħidma se sseħħ waħda mill-ħolm tagħhom li jingħaqdu ma’ miljuni ta’ żgħażagħ minn madwar id-dinja għall-World Youth Day.

Dawn iż-żgħażagħ huma simbolu tal-pożitiv u l-ferħ li nawguraw li żgħażagħ oħra jsibu fil-ħajja tagħhom!
Żur din il-link :

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=276879599346560&id=135247100176478

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 11:12 am  
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Caritas Malta require a small number of mature, trustworthy and respectful volunteers for the following activities:
(1) Physically able persons to move items such as furniture, white goods etc.

(2) Mature persons who are able to assess the condition of items donated to Caritas, such as furniture, white good etc., for re-use by people in need.

The services of both categories would be required once or twice a week, as agreed in advance. kindly email us on marica.mizzi@caritasmalta.org or fill our contact form accordingly

Many thanks…

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:52 am  
A Minimum Essential Budget for a Decent Living – 2016. Aġġornament ta’ studju li sar fl-2012.

Caritas Report 2016 Final (high res)

Caritas Malta ppreżentat l-istudju bit-titlu A Minimum Essential Budget for a Decent Living – 2016, liema studju huwa aġġornament tar-riċerka li saret fl-2012.

Caritas temmen li strateġiji effettivi kontra d-deprivazzjoni materjali, irid ikollha diversi indikaturi biex jitkejjel in-numru ta’ persuni u familji fil-faqar.

Is-Sur Leonid McKay, Direttur ta’ Caritas Malta, spjega kif il-Caritas qed tistabbilixxi kemm jiswa basket ta’ oġġetti u servizzi essenzjali għal familji bi dħul baxx biex ikunu jistgħu jgħixu ħajja diċenti. Il-basket jinkludi: ikel, ħwejjeġ, iġene personali, mediċini, bżonnijiet tad-dar u servizzi fosthom telefown, mowbajl, televixin, internet, dawl, ilma, gass u għamara, edukazzjoni, stationery, uniformijiet, trasport pubbliku u l-ispiża ta’ kirja ta’ dar għal dawk li jgħixu f’akkomodazzjoni tal-Gvern. Dawn l-ammonti jirriflettu l-prezz tas-suq tax-xahar ta’ Novembru 2015.

Dr Suzanne Piscopo, f’isem it-tim ta’ riċerkaturi spjegat li koppja b’żewġt itfal jinħtieġu €11,446 fis-sena, ekwivalenti għal €954 fix-xahar. L-ispiża għal omm jew missier weħidha/waħdu b’żewġt itfal tlaħħaq €9,197 fis-sena jew €766 fix-xahar, filwaqt li koppja anzjana għandha spiża minima ta’ €6,527 fis-sena, ekwivalenti għal €544 fix-xahar. Dawn il-figuri jinkorporaw u jieħdu inkonsiderazzjoni l-massimu tas-sussidji u l-benefiċċji  li jipprovdi l-Istat lil dawn il-familji bi dħul baxx fosthom skemi ta’ ikel, enerġija, mediċina u l-akkomodazzjoni soċjali (tal-Gvern).

L-ispiża għall-familji li ma jikwalifikawx jew ma jirċevux dawn il-benefiċċji u sussidji, se tkun ħafna għola.

Meta wieħed jikkompara mal-istudju li sar fl-2012, irriżulta li xi prezzijiet għolew u oħrajn naqsu fosthom żieda fl-ispiża tal-ikel u tnaqqis fl-ispiża tal-enerġija u l-ilma. Infatti l-ikel baqa’ l-ikbar spiża fil-basket.

Ir-riżultati wrew ukoll li dħul ta’ familji li jirċievu assistenza soċjali jew familji fejn għandhom paga minima waħda u eleġibbli għal in-work benefit, huwa inqas mill-minimu stabbilit għall-basket.

Min-naħa l-oħra dawk li għandhom paga minima nazzjonali waħda u qed jibbenifikaw mill-iskema tat-tapering għandhom biżżejjed dħul biex ikopru l-basket stabbilit. L-istudju jikkunsidra wkoll li dawn il-familji, fejn tidħol saħħa, edukazzjoni, dar u divertiment, is-servizzi tagħhom huma pprovduti b’xejn.

Finalment, Caritas minn dan l-istudju tixtieq tara li kull persuna fis-soċjetà Maltija, jkollha dħul adekwat, irrelevanti persuna taħdimx jew le,  biex tixtri l-affarijiet essenzjali ta’ kuljum.

“Kuntrarju għal dak li ħafna jemmnu, il-faqar mhux bilfors huwa tort ta’ dik il-persuna li qed tesperjenzah u  nittamaw li dan l-istudju jservi ta’ strument biex jgħin lill-policy makers”, temm jgħid Leonid McKay, Direttur ta’ Caritas Malta filwaqt li ppreżenta l-pubblikazzjoni kompluta tal-istudju lil midja preżenti.

 

 

 

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 9:59 am  
VACANCY FINANCIAL CONTROLLER PART-TIME

 

Caritas Malta is seeking to employ a FINANCIAL CONTROLLER on a PART-TIME BASIS. S/he will form part of the management team and will report directly to the Director. The selected candidate will be responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and the implementation and monitoring of internal controls. The selected person will be responsible to provide senior management with guidance on all financial matters of the organisation and ensures its sustainability and supports its continuous development. The role entails the responsibility of management of accounts, annual budgets and cash flow forecasts.

The successful applicant must:
– be in possession of an Accountancy degree or a related recognized professional qualification;
– be fully conversant with financial regulatory matters;
– have a minimum of three years working experience in a similar position;
– be able to manage a team.

Other required characteristics include:

– be of sound values and maturity;
– good interpersonal skills and creativity;
– IT literate with good verbal and written communication;
– Flexibility in working hours required in line with Unit’s requirements.

Interested persons are requested to send their application including a CV to the Human Resources Manager via email “vacancies@caritasmalta.org” by not later than Monday 29th. February 2016

 

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 9:30 am  
VACANCY SOCIAL WORKER FULL-TIME

 

A vacancy has arisen for a FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORKER to form part of the Counselling and Social Work Unit. S/he will provide support through social work interventions to improve the quality of life and enhance wellbeing of individuals and families.
Applicants should be in possession of:
– A degree in social work with experience in a similar role
– The ability to deliver high quality client care through strong interpersonal communication and organisational skills
– Responsible, mature person who is an effective speaker, a good listener, is reflective, creative and assertive.
– A team player who is capable to work with a team of professionals.
– Is of sound values and maturity.
– Is IT literate.
– Flexibility in working hours required in line with Unit’s requirements.
Interested persons are requested to send their application including a CV to the Human Resources Manager via email “vacancies@caritasmalta.org” by not later than Monday 29th February 2016.

 

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 9:29 am  
VACANCY

 

A vacancy has arisen for the post of a full-time Facilitator to work with females following a Drug Rehabilitation Programme within Caritas Malta.

The person we are looking for must meet the following requirements:

– Graduate qualifications preferably in psychology or psychotherapy or Social Work or Community Youth Work, or a related degree and/or persons with previous experience in a similar setting with a proven track record.

Other required characteristics:

– Be of sound Christian values and maturity;
– Good interpersonal skills, creativity and the ability to work in a team;
– IT literate with good verbal and written communication;
– Be prepared to work shifts as required.

Interested persons are requested to send an application with their C.V. to the Human Resources Manager, via e-mail vacancies@caritasmalta.org, by not later than Wednesday 20th January 2016.

All applicants will be treated in strictest confidence. Caritas Malta is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm  
Konferenza Nazzjonali – Epilessija

 

Tgħix bl-Epilessija 2016 

Li tgħix ħajja ‘normali’ bl-epilessija hija t-tema li ntgħażlet għall-konferenza nazzjonali ta’ din is-sena mill-Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association. Il-Konferenza qed tittela’ flimkien mad-Dipartment of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics tal-Università ta’ Malta.

Il-Konferenza se tlaqqa’ lil min hu interessat fid-Dolmen Resort Hotel nhar is-Sibt 13 ta’ Frar 2016, u se tenfasizza dawk l-aspetti prattiċi : li tgħix bl-epilessija, il-ħin liberu, sports u l-familja.

Madwar 4000 persuna huma dijanjostikati bl-epilessija f’Malta u Għawdex. L-Epilessija ħafna drabi hija kundizzjoni medika li tinħtieġ diversi attenzjoni medika u sapport u taffettwa l-ħajja soċjali ta’ persuna u anki l-ħajja personali tiegħu. Il-Konferenza se tkun inawgurata mill-ET l-President ta’ Malta, u fost il-kelliema li se jindirizzaw lil dawk li se jattendu, se jitkellem il-Prof Giuseppe Capovilla, Is-Sur Phil Lee u d-direttur ta’ Caritas Malta, is-Sur Leonid McKay. Se jitkellmu wkoll diversi kelliema distinti lokali bħal Dr Stephen Attard, Dr Anna Micallef u Ms Trudy Kerr, personalità  magħrufa fil-qasam tat-televiżjoni Maltija u wkoll għall-workshops interattivi.

Din il-Konferenza hija ta’ interess għall-persuni bl-epilessija u wkoll għall-qraba u ħbieb tagħhom, persuni professjonali fil-qasam relattat u fl-edukazzjoni.

Għall-aktar informazzjoni u għar-reġistrazzjoni żur is-sit :

http://www.caritasmalta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Caritas-Malta-Epilepsy-Association-2016-Feb-conf-registration-form-final.pdf

 

Living with Epilepsy  2016 National Epilepsy Conference 

Living  a  ‘normal’  life  with  epilepsy  has  been  chosen  to  be  the  theme  of  this  year’s  national  conference  of  the  Caritas Malta  Epilepsy  Association.   The  conference  is  being  held  in  conjunction  with  the  Department  of  Clinical  Pharmacology  and  Therapeutics  of  the  University  of  Malta.

The  conference,  which  will  convene  at  the  Dolmen  Resort  Hotel  on  Saturday  13  February,  2016,  will  highlight  practical aspects  of  living with epilepsy, leisure  time,  sports,  family.

There are  over  4,000  persons  who  have  been  diagnosed  with  epilepsy  in  Malta  and  Gozo.  Epilepsy  is  often  a  hidden  medical  condition  which  requires several  varying  medical  and  support  services  and  it  can  greatly affect a person’s social and personal life. The conference will be opened by HE, President of Malta and among the speakers there will  be Prof Giuseppe Capovilla, Mr Phil Lee, Mr Leonid McKay, Director of Caritas Malta, There are also several distinguished local speakers such as Dr  Stephen Attard, Dr Anna Micallef and Ms Trudy Kerr, a well‐known TV personality in Malta and also  interactive workshops.

This conference will be of interest to persons with epilepsy and their relatives and friends. health care professionals, employers and educators. The registration form and more information can be downloaded from

http://www.caritasmalta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Caritas-Malta-Epilepsy-Association-2016-Feb-conf-registration-form-final.pdf

 

 

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm  
Caritas Youths – The Encounter

Make better use of your time and join Caritas – You will be teaming up to organise events & activities to help us help others – We guarantee you a unique experience! We are looking forward to meet you on Saturday 28th of November at 10.00 a.m – Caritas Malta, 5, Triq l-Iljun, Floriana. For more details contact us on 2590 6600.

Please do press attend on – facebook:Caritas Youths – The Encounter

Caritas Youths - The Encounter

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm  
NATALE CON SUOR CRISTINA

suor cristina backdrop

NATALE CON SUOR CRISTINA

KUNĊERT F’DAR IL-MEDITERRAN FL-20 TA’ DIĊEMBRU MINN CARITAS MALTA

Suor Cristina, ir-rebbieħa ta’ The Voice of Italy 2014, illum kantanta ta’ fama dinjija, se tkun il-protagonista ta’ kunċert għal żmien il-Milied b’risq Caritas Malta. Soru żagħżugħa li ddur id-dinja twassal messaġġi ta’ mħabba, ferħ u paċi permezz tal-vuċi stupenda tagħha b’mużika moderna.

Il-kuntatt mal-kumpanija tad-dar tad-diski Universal ilu għaddej għal diversi xhur u l-kantanta għażlet lil Caritas għall-kariżma tan-natura ta’ xogħol ta’ din l-entità, avolja kellha diversi kuntatti minn kumpaniji kummerċjali lokali.

Fl-20 ta’ Diċembru, fit-teatru ta’ Dar il-Mediterran, Suor Cristina se tkun qed tferraħ l-udjenza li se tattendi flimkien mal-artisti lokali Amber, Gianluca Bezzina u Southville Dancer.

“Dan il-kunċert se jtemm sena ta’ ħidma intensa fi ħdan Caritas Malta, fejn fi tmiem din is-sena se nkunu qed inniedu l-ftuħ ta’ ċentru ġdid ta’ riabilitazzjoni kontra d-drogi għan-nisa, ċentru li wara xhur ta’ xogħol strutturali se jkun qed jilqa’ nisa u tfajliet li jridu joħorġu mill-vizzju ta’ abbuż minn sustanzi.” Dan qalu Leonid McKay, id-direttur tal-Caritas waqt li kien qed jindirizza konferenza tal-aħbarijiet.

Inizjattiva oħra se tkun imnedija fit-28 ta’ Novembru, fl-10 ta’ filgħodu, fil-binja tal-Kurja. Dakinhar Caritas se tkun ukoll qed tilqa’ żgħażagħ li se jiltaqgħu biex jiffurmaw parti mill-Caritas Youths.

“B’din l-inizjattiva se nkunu qed naħdmu u nimmotivaw dawk iż-żgħażagħ li se jilqgħu din l-istedina u permezz ta’ diversi attivitajiet noħolqu sens ta’ eċitament u permezz ta’ dawn iż-żgħażagħ, il-Caritas toħloq inizjattivi u attivitajiet fil-komunità,” temm jgħid is-Sur McKay.

Il-biljetti għall-kunċert Natale con Suor Cristina jistgħu jinxtraw jew online mcc.com.mt jew minn Dar il-Mediterran. Il-prezzijiet jvarjaw bejn 15 u 25 ewro. Dan se jkun kunċert għall-familja kollha fil-jiem sbieħ tal-Milied li ħadd m’għandu jitlef.

Il-prezz tal-biljetti nżamm baxx grazzi għal bosta organizzazzjonijiet li taw l-appoġġ finanzjarju tagħhom lil Caritas b’risq din l-inizjattiva.

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm  
Call for Volunteers

Għandna bżonn voluntiera sabiex jagħtuna daqqa t’id f’din l-attività nhar il-Ġimgħa 28 ta’ Awwissu bejn is-sebgħa u d-disgħa ta’ filgħaxija. Min hu interessat jibgħat messaġġ. Grazzi

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Posted on August 24, 2015 at 1:17 pm  
VACANCY

Title: New Hope Coordinator

The New Hope is the Caritas Malta Foundation for the rehabilitation of persons with problematic use of drugs. Caritas Malta is seeking to employ a coordinator for the New Hope Services.

The primary aim of this role is to co-ordinate the Caritas Malta residential and non-residential drug rehabilitation services and programmes; both at an operational and administrative level. In liaison with the Management and the Heads of rehabilitation units, s/he is to coordinate, develop, modify and implement effective strategies for the enhancement and consolidation of the rehabilitative services.

The Coordinator’s core assigned duties and responsibilities inter alia are to:

  • Ensure that each and every service user within the Caritas rehabilitation services receives an effective rehabilitation treatment;
  • Liaison with the clinical consultant to ensure the appropriate clinical assessments and treatment plans for service users (and their families);
  • Conduct regularly an evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of the overall therapeutic programme;
  • Develop the already existing services and create new ones in reply to the emergent social and cultural needs;
  • Ensure that the Standard Operating Procedures and internal policies within the various therapeutic programmes are adhered to, reviewed and updated regularly;
  • Assess carefully internal and external challenges and possible risks they may prevent Caritas Malta from achieving its rehabilitation goals and objectives;

Reporting directly to Director, the applicants must have:

    1. A thorough knowledge of :

  • The substance misuse and the addictions fields;
  • The emerging trends in problematic use of drugs;
  • Treatment alternatives and of evidence-based practices in residential and non-residential therapeutic/rehabilitation programmes;
  • Caritas Malta mission and vision.

2. A Qualification of a Clinical/Counselling psychologist or a psychotherapist;

3. Experience in management in a similar position with a proven track record.

Other required characteristics include: 

  • Sound Christian ethos;
  • Pro-active and visible styles of leadership and management, capable of driving change effectively;
  • Ability to generate synergy and collaboration among the various rehabilitation units;
  • A flexible, creative and self-disciplined character;
  • A pro-active and problem-solving attitude;
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken Maltese and English;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications and familiarity with social media;
  • Strong media presence and good public speaking skills;
  • Clean driving licence.

All applications to be sent to albert.buttigieg@caritasmalta.org not later then 30th. August 2015

 

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:56 am  
STUDJU F’SAN ĠILJAN MID-DJAKONIJA

REPORT QUESTIONNAIRE in St Julian

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 11:06 am  
ATTIVITÀ B’RIŻQ CARITAS MALTA

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Posted on July 17, 2015 at 11:01 am  
Diskors Mid-direttur Leonid McKay f’Jum il-Gradwazzjoni 2015

Leonid McKay

Eċċellenza Sinjura President, Eċċellenza Monsinjur Isqof, Mistiedna Distinti, Għeżież gradwati, residenti, familjari, kollegi u ħbieb, f’isem il- Bord tad-Diretturi nsellmilkom.

Bidla fit-tmexxija ma tfissirx bidla fid-direzzjoni. Ma tfissirx lanqas bidla fil- filosofija tal-programmi tagħna. Il-prijorità fit-tranżizzjoni tat-tmexxija f’Ottubru li għadda, kienet ċara ħafna. Filwaqt li nżommu f’moħħna l-għeruq u l-identità tagħna, ispirati mil-valur Kristjan tar-rispett lejn il-persuna umana, ma nistgħux ma nirrikonoxxux l-bidliet soċjali u demografiċi li qed iseħħu fis-soċjetà tagħna.

L-akbar sfida li għandna quddiemna hija li nkomplu nifhmu s-sinjali taż-żminijiet u naggornaw is-servizzi u l-programmi skond ir-realtajiet tallum.   Nifhmu li t-tiġdid huwa proċess inevitabli f’suq li l-ħin kollu qed jisfidana.

Huwa għalhekk li diġa nedejna l-aġġornament fl-operat tax-Xelters. Sodisfatt li l-ewwel fażi saret b’suċċess. Ix-Xelter tal-irġiel għadu kif beda jopera mill-binja li tinsab fuq il-lemin tagħkom. Huwa post li fih nilqgħu persuni li għadhom ġejjin mit-triq u li jkunu għaddejjin minn mument kaotiku. L-iskop prinċipali jkun li jerġħu jsibu lilhom infushom u jkomplu programm ta’ riabilitazzjoni.

Wara ftit skossi mhux ħazin, beda x-xogħol, propju din il-ġimgħa fuq ix-Xelter tan-Nisa. L-għan tagħna huwa li nibdew noperaw f’ambjent aktar attreżżat u adatt minn dak preżenti għall-bżonnijiet ħolistiċi tan-nisa. Matul is-snin, anke jekk għadhom ħafna aktar l-irġiel li qed jitolbu s-servizzi tagħna (aktar minn 80 fil-mija), qed naraw żieda gradwali, żgħira kemm hi żgħira ta’ nisa, ommijiet u/jew tfajliet fis-servizzi tagħna. Lkoll bil-bagalja tagħhom. Nifhmu l-ħtieġa ta’ dan is-servizz u qed nippjanaw li x-xogħol jitlesta iktar tard matul din is-sena.

F’dan it-tiġdid, investejna wkoll fl-aġġornament tas-Sistema tal-Informatika tagħna. Nemmen li dan ix-xogħol, għalkemm sewa ħafna flus, ser jiswa ħafna wkoll sabiex ikollna statistika aġġornata u eżatta li tinforma l-policies u d-direzzjoni tagħna. Nemmen bis-sħiħ fir-riċerka. Riċerka mhux biss sabiex nagħtu kontribut fit-tfassil tal-politika soċjali f’oqsma bhal ma huma d-droga, l-faqar, il-benefiċċji soċjali u l-paga minima, iżda wkoll riċerka sabiex tinforma l-aġġornament intern tas-servizzi tagħna.

Qed naħdmu fuq żewġ riċerki differenti li ser jiġu ppublikati fil-ġimgħat li ġejjin. Fl-ewwel riċerka, ser inħarsu lejn realtà li ftit li xejn nafu dwarha. Ser nikkollaboraw ma’ akkademiċi mill-Università ta’ Malta u man-National Focal Point sabiex inħarsu lejn il-fenomenu ta’ persuni li mhux qegħdin f’xi servizz residenzjali tal-aġenziji. Ser nistudjaw ir-realtà ta’  persuni li jagħmlu użu minn xi tip ta’ sustanza imma jibqgħu soċjalment integrati u li jkomplu l-ħajja tagħhom b’mod ‘relattivament’ normali.

Ser inkunu qed nniedu wkoll riċerka kwalitattiva ma tnax -il żgħazugħ u żgħażugħa fl-adoloxxenza tagħhom f’kuntatt mas-servizzi tal-Outreach bl-iskop li nifhmu kif persuni li bdew jużaw id-droga sa minn kmieni, jħarsu lejn id-droga minn lenti personali sa mill-fażi tal-esperimentazzjoni sad-dipendenza.

Għandna diversi sfidi quddiemna. Insemmi erba’ partikulari;

  1. Minkejja li l-eroina tibqa’ d-droga primarja l-aktar użata, minn sena għal oħra, qed nirreġistraw żieda fl-użu tal-kokaina bħala d-droga primarja. Sadanittant, is-suq għadu qed isuq u qed jirnexxielu jikkreja sustanzi sintetiċi aċċessibli ħafna. Faċilment jagħtu l-impressjoni li huma legalment safe. Sentejn ilu, minn fuq dan l-istess stage, sar appell li d-drogi sintetiċi qed jiżdiedu. Dan huwa fatt. L-isfida li għandna hija li mhux biss ma nafux x’effetti qed iħallu fuq is-saħħa tal-persuna iżda wkoll kif is-servizzi tagħna ser iwieġbu għal din ir-realtà li qegħda dejjem tinbidel. Dan fiħ innifsu għandu jixgħelilna l-bozza l-ħamra u nirrakkomandaw li tintensifika l-ħidma ta’ prevenzjoni u edukazzjoni fl-iskejjel;.
  1. It-tieni sfida. Matul is-sena 2014, kellna aktar minn sitt mitt persuna li fittxew xi wiehed mis-servizzi tad-droga tal-Caritas. Sitta fil-mija tal-persuni li missew mas- servizzi mhux residenzjali tal-Outreach li kienu fl-eta ta’ bejn l-14 u d-19 -il sena. Inħoss li huwa importanti li nifhmu aktar il-fenomenu tal-użu fis-stadji bikrija tal-iżvilupp. Imma ma nistgħux ninsew u ma ninnutawx ukoll żieda ta’ persuni li qed jitolbu l-għajnuna u li l-età tagħhom hija Ïl fuq minn 40 sena. Matul is-sena 2014 irreġistrajna l-ogħla rata ta’ persuni f’din il-kategorija (19%) mis-sena 2004 lil hawn; L-istess jista’ jingħad għall-kategorija ta’ bejn it-30 u d-39 sena. Ir-raġunijiet jistgħu jkunu varji. Huwa fatt li dan il-fenomenu wkoll jimmerita ħafna aktar attenzjoni.
  1. Sfida oħ Kull esperjenza hija differenti. Iżda, ir-re-integrazzjoni lura fil-komunità tibqa’ sfida kbira. Irridu nammettu li din il-fazi, il-fażi li aħna nsejħulha re-entry hija delikata ħafna. Irridu nifhmu li x’ħin tispiċċa l-fażi residenzjali ġewwa programm ta’ riabilitazzjoni, ikun għad baqa’ ħafna xogħol x’isir. Mhux faċli terġa tidħol lura. Il-kobba titħabbel aktar għall-persuni li temmew programm b’suċċess mill-ħabs fil-Prison Inmates Programme jew għal dawk li għandhom każijiet pendenti fil-qrati. In-nukleju tal-familja sar ħafna aktar frammentat u mhux dejjem jista’ joffri s-sapport idejali. Hemm riskju li nerġgħu nduru fl-istess ċirku jekk wara programm ta’ riabilitazzjoni ma jkunx hemm is-sapport neċessarju għall-persuna fil-komunità. Il-maġġoranza tal-persuni li missew mal-Caritas (kważi 40 fil-mija) jiddikjaraw li kienu bla xogħol. Ix-xogħol, b’paga tajba, għalkemm importanti, huwa biss fattur wieħed. L-akkomodazzjoni, sigura u affordabbli għandha tkun prijorità wkoll minħabba li s-sitwazzjoni finanzjajra ta’ persuna li għadu ħiereġ minn programm mhux dejjem tkun tali għal xi kirja ta’ post fuq r-rata kummercjali;
  1. Ir-raba sfida. Semmejt faxxa ta’ persuni li jagħmlu użu minn xi tip ta’ sustanza imma jibqgħu integrati u li jkomplu l-ħajja tagħhom b’mod normali. Ma nistax ma nsemmix faxxa oħra, n-naħa l-oħra tal-munita, ta’ persuni li għal raġunijiet varji huma kompletament esklużi, fosthom dawk bi problema akuta ta’ droga. Persuni li jgħixu fil-periferija u li missew mas-servizzi kollha possibli. Persuni li d-diskors ta’ tkabbir ekonomiku huwa aljen għalihom. Persuni li għalihom il-famuż kejk nazzjonali ftit jew xejn ma għandu togħma. Din hija realtà li faċli ninsewha. Din ir-realtà tagħmel il-ħtieġa ta’ drop-in aktar urġenti.

F’dawn id-disa’ xhur li ili Direttur, iltqajt ma esperjenzi li laqtuni personalment.

  • Fhimt kemm bħalma l-bieb tagħna jibqa’ dejjem miftuħ għal kull persuna, anke għal iktar minn darba, xi wħud hawn preżenti jistgħu jixħdu dan, grat ħafna li l-bieb tal-poplu Malti wkoll huwa miftuħ għalina. Din il-fiduċja ttina kuragg u ħeġġa nkomplu naħdmu anke jekk xi drabi niltaqgħu ma’ ħafna ntoppi. Grazzi lill-Gvern preżenti u dak ta’ qabel li emmnu fis-sħiħ fix-xogħol tagħna u tawna s-sostenn finanzjarju.
  • Fhimt li r-ruħ tal-programmi tagħna hija l-filosofija tal-programm. Il- mudell ta’ komunità li ma tħalli qatt lill-persuna waħidha. Fhimt xi jfisser l-programm għar-residenti. Fhimt kemm ir-riabilitazzjoni mid-dipendenza huwa proċess twil u li jinvolvi ħafna fażijiet.
  • Fhimt ukoll li jekk verament irrid ngħixu l-motto li tħaddan il-Caritas li tkun fuq in-naħa tal-persuna fid-diffikultà, fiha prezz xi ġġ Nammetti, prezz u piż akbar milli qatt stennejt.

Illejla għandna għalfejn nifirħu mal-protagonisti tal-lejla, il-gradwati. Kull wiehed u waħda minnkom ħa ħafna mħabba – sirt nafkom matul dawn ix-xahrejn – tajtuni l-opportunità li nifhem xi tfisser il-Caritas għalikom. Issa ċ-ċans tagħkom li tagħtu lura. Tinsew qatt dik is-sigra li ħawwilna flimkien. Imma dak huwa biss punt tat-tluq. Nawgura lilkom u lill-familji tagħkom kollha taħsdu dak li żrajtu fikom infuskom.

F’dan il-jum, għandna niftakru wkoll f’ħafna oħrajn li reġgħu lura fit-triq. Persuni li qegħdin f’periklu, uħud tilfu kollox u l-prijorità m’hix il-ħajja. It-triq li ftit ittihom tama ġdida. Oħrajn m’għadhomx magħna. Dawn ukoll huma parti mil-familja tagħna.

Il-protagonisti l-oħrajn, ħafna drabi fis-silenzju huma l-istaff tal-Caritas. Il-Caritas m’hiex xi istituzzjoni, m’hiex struttura. Il-familja Caritas għandha identità u għandha wiċċ, intom il-Caritas. F’isem ir-residenti, l-gradwati u l familjari tagħhom, nirringrazzjakom tal-impenn, l-istima u r-rispett li għandkom lejn kull persuna, minkejja d-diffikultajiet li thabbtu wiċċkom magħhom.

Nieħu din l-opportunità u nsellem persuna li f’dawn il-ġranet li ġejjin ser tkun qed ittemm il-missjoni twila tagħha fil-Caritas. Dejjem ħadmet fis-skiet u mingħajr ħafna daqq ta’ trombi. Kienet parti minn din l-esperjenza sa mill-bidu nett, iż-żmien meta l-bidu kien iebes u bla riżorsi ta’ xejn. Qed nirreferi għal Marika Gabarretta. Marika, grazzi talli tajt ħajtek għall-Caritas.

Grazzi lil Isqof Mario Grech li qiegħed magħna hawn illejla u ser jindirizzana. Lil Monsinjur Charles Cordina tad-disponibiltàkull meta fittixtu. Grazzi wkoll lil Monsinjur Arċisqof Charles Scicluna li matul dawn il-ftit xhur, tani tant sapport fiduċja u direzzjoni.

Ma nistax nagħlaq mingħajr ma nsellem lill-persuna li mhux biss huwa l-Fundatur u missier il-Caritas f’Malta, imma huwa wkoll persuna li ħalla wirt kbir fil-qasam tal-ġustizzja soċjali fis-socjeta Maltija. Il-persuna li tkellem b’mod ċar dwar ċertu pjagi soċjali imma dejjem żamm il-persuna fiċ-ċentru. Illum għadni qed nibda nifhem l-ħolma li ħolom Dun Victor aktar minn tletin sena ilu, żmien meta ma fehmuħx, anzi ostakolawħ. Illum ħallilna dan il-wirt, ħalla din l-esperjenza ta’ mħabba. Dun Victor, ma hemmx kliem biex nirringrazzjawk.

Nikkommetti ruħi li l-Caritas kienet u ser tibqa’ minn ta’ quddiem sabiex mhux biss tkun ta servizz, izda wkoll titkellem dwar dawk kollha fil-‘periferija’.

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 11:35 am  


VACANCIES WITHIN CARITAS MALTA

A number of vacancies have arisen within Caritas Malta for:

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OFFICER

Assigned duties and responsibilities include:

Facilitating community outreach projects for vulnerable groups;

Liaising and networking with Parishes structures and other NGOs working in the social field;

Be involved in advocacy projects

 

Applicants must have:

A Degree, preferably in Social work, Community and Youth work or Social policy

And a minimum of two years in a similar position with a proven track record

OR

A minimum of four years in a similar position with a proven track record.

 

Other required characteristics:

Sound Christian ethos,

A flexible, creative and self-disciplined character,

A pro-active and problem-solving attitude,

Team player with strong interpersonal skills,

Excellent written and spoken Maltese and English,

Good knowledge of Microsoft applications and familiarity with social media,

Strong media presence and good public speaking skills,

Clean driving licence.

 

PART-TIME FACILITATOR (15 hours)

A vacancy has risen for a mature Facilitator on part-time basis (15 hours a week) to work with people following Re-Entry Phase and After Care within Caritas Malta’s New Hope Project.

 

Applicants must have:

A general degree, preferably in Psychology, Social Work, Psychotherapy or Community and Youth Work

OR

A minimum of three years in a similar position with a proven track record.

 

Other required characteristics:

Sound Christian ethos,

Good verbal and writing skills,

IT literate,

Good team player,

Clean driving licence.

 

FULL TIME FACILITATOR

A vacancy has risen for a mature Facilitator on full-time basis to work with female clients following a rehabilitation programme within Caritas Malta’s New Hope Project.

 

Applicants must have:

A general degree, preferably in Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Work or Community and Youth Work

OR

A minimum of three years in a similar position with a proven track record

 

Other required characteristics:

Sound Christian ethos,

Good verbal and writing skills,

IT literate,

Good team player,

Clean driving licence.

 

All interested applicants are requested to send their C.V. together with two character references via email to albert.buttigieg@caritasmalta.org not later than noon of Monday, 9th March 2015.

All applicants will be treated in strictest confidence.

Caritas Malta is an equal opportunities employer.

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 8:48 am