Community Psychologist / Play Therapist

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Job Ref No: CHJ/SEP/J64 | Closing Date: 28/August/2020


Reports To:

Clinical Psychologist (or to Second level supervisor/delegate)

Supervises:


Objective of the position:

To promote wellbeing of children and youth while admitted at CoRSU by enhancing their education, life skills and emotional well-being to promote social inclusion in their communities.

Key Result Areas (Outputs)

  1. Improved resilience (personal protective factors) of children and youth with disabilities to handle life experiences and difficult situations.
  2. Vibrant Play therapy and co-curricular activities for children and youth that are admitted.
  3. Clean, organised and attractive play areas (OPD, Therapy, Orthopaedic workshop and Wards) and functional playground.
  4. Improved personal hygiene of children and youth.
  5. Adherence to the Safeguarding policy strengthened.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provide guidance and expert advice to children, youth and their attendants regarding well-being and education.
  2. Empower children and youth with self and or emotional regulation strategies.
  3. Weekly training and demonstration about personal hygiene for children.
  4. Guiding behavior change regularly in order to maintain good order and discipline of children.
  5. Advocates for child and adult at risk safeguarding and ensures adherence of the safeguarding policy.
  6. Encourage child participation in play therapy and related recreational activities.
  7. Oversee the day today organisation and management of classroom, play areas (OPD, Therapy, Orthopaedic workshop and Wards).
  8. Attend to children and youth on a one-to-one basis, group or special setting based on their level of education, learning aids, mobility/function and disability.
  9. Conduct psycho-social needs assessment for children before and/or whenever they are to be seen by the Clinical Psychologist.
  10. Give sound advice to attendants concerning their children’s education.
  11. Participate in the development of training materials for children and youth and capacity building of staff under the guidance of the Clinical Psychologist.
  12. Ensure up to date record keeping including preparation of teaching materials for children, counseling notes and related records, and prepare periodic reports to the Clinical Psychologist.
  13. Work closely with the respective professionals regarding children’s consultations under the guidance of the Clinical Psychologist.
  14. Work closely with the Safeguarding Focal Person to strengthen adherence to Safeguarding policy.
  15. Participate in developing and or updating psychotherapy-specific protocols under the guidance of the Therapy team and the Clinical Psychologist.

 

Qualification & Skills:

  • Bachelors of Community Psychology is essential.
  • Computer knowledge and skills is essential
  • A basic training in play therapy or physical education is desirable.
  • Flexible person with creativity skills.
  • A grade three teaching certificate is an added advantage.
  • Art and craft skills is an added advantage.

 

Experience

  • At least 3 years working experience in a Hospital or Inclusive school setting.
  • Experience working with children with disabilities is desirable.
  • Ability to conduct outdoor recreational and sport activities.
  • Good communication and social (inter-personal) skills.
  • Good guidance and counselling skills.

Qualified persons should submit their applications (detailed CV with cover letter plus copies of Academic Qualifications) to The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development, P.O. 46 Kisubi or email to recruitment@corsuhospital.org. Note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.
NB: Capable People with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.



Closing Date: 28/August/2020