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Full-time Community Based Rehabilitation Officer at IRC

07.30.2013 · Posted in Jobs in African Countries

Location: Nairobi

Job Title: Community Based Rehabilitation Officer
Sector: Health
Location: Kenya
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

Key Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Deadline: 31/08/2013

How to Apply:

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