Job Title: Community Based Rehabilitation Officer
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time
Under the direct supervision of the CHP manager, the CBR Officer will be overall in charge of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) program at Kakuma Refugee Camp. He/she will ensure provision of quality services to persons living with disabilities
Develop a work plan for all CBR activities
Design a comprehensive training plan for the community based rehabilitation program staff.
Directly supervise the occupational and occupational therapists.
Plan, organize and assist in the conduct of occupational and physiotherapy activities in the health facilities and community settings and supervise the occupational and physiotherapists in the same
Take a lead in identifying persons with disabilities in the community, in collaboration with the community health promoters
Supervise and support the occupational therapist in organizing psychosocial therapeutic group sessions for persons with disabilities, parents, careers and guardians
Participate in training parents and guardians of children with developmental disorders on life management skills.
Organize and supervise the distribution of mobility devices to persons with disability
Organize and maintain a database for persons with disability
Organize and supervise community mobilization and awareness sessions on disability to the refugees
Coordinate service delivery at the various CBR sites and other IRC facilities
Coordinate client`s referral for rehabilitation services
Coordinate visiting consultancy visits targeted towards persons with disabilities
Ensure program supplies are ordered and distributed in a timely manner
Keep inventory and records for all program items and supplies.
Submit weekly and monthly reports on the CBR sector as scheduled
Keep the management informed on all significant developments in the program.
Represent the CBR sector in internal and external coordination, planning and review meetings so as to clearly articulate achievements, challenges and unmet needs in the sector
Key Result Areas:
Training for community based rehabilitative workers as well as facility based CBR staff is conducted
An up to date database of persons with disabilities maintained
Ensure quality delivery of occupational therapy services at all the CBR sites
All CBR activities implemented as per annual work-plan
Ensure that the national and staff refugee staff in the CBR department are managed and developed properly in accordance to the IRC HR policies
Diploma or higher training in Occupational Therapy or related field from a recognized training institution.
Registered with the Kenya Occupational Therapists’ Association (KOTA).
Required Experience & Competencies:
At least 5 years work experience in working within a community setting
At least 3 years experience of working in a resource poor setting and/or camp environment is an added advantage
Language preferences: Fluency in Turkana/ Somali an added advantage.
Must be a good team player
Must be flexible and culturally sensitive
Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation skills
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