(CBID) Social Work Team Leader
Overall Job Purpose
The Project Social Worker (i.e. Community Based Inclusive Development – CBID) person shall use the CBID centered and community focused approach to the provision of rehabilitation services to persons with disability. The Project Social Worker will be responsible for the field related activities in the 2 districts of the Central Region while based at CoRSU.
To increase the number of children seeking treatment, the program raises awareness in the community that clubfoot is treatable without invasive surgery and organizes early detection and referral (EDR) workshops for health professionals.
He/she shall involve the persons with disability, the community, service providers and the government institutions mandated to serve persons with disability in the reporting and the day today duties. The Social Worker shall alternately work with other Social Workers in the hopital to achieve to:
- Promote delivery of efficient Social Work services that enhances quality of life for persons with disabilities and particularly children through Rehabilitation, Disability Awareness, Social Inclusion, Child Safeguarding and Provision of Social Support services to Patients and Caregivers
- Ensures that patients receive Rehabilitation and Social interventions, provides mentorship to Social Work Volunteers, Care givers and Community Mobilisers
CBM International, the German NGO and all its association members were instrumental to the foundation, development and support to the development of CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital, the local partner. The CBM BMZ project is designed with a duality of approaches to achieve 15,000 people with disabilities served by 2024 successfully with a variety of disability programming initiatives in 10 districts of Uganda to:
- in type of rehabilitation approach by using community based inclusive development and medical based rehabilitation approaches and;
- secondly, in location of the programing by selecting both rural based and urban based districts.
The Consortium will be based along Community Based Inclusive Development approaches and medical based rehabilitation approaches.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Field Outreach Programme & coordination:
- Carry out assessments in communities and provide on-site rehabilitation services.
- Identification, Assessment and Referral of Children with Disability
- Use the mass-media, community-based health camps and awareness campaigns to conscript, serve and educate persons with disabilities on disability management by targeting their communities.
- Help clients get access to rehabilitation services within their proximity of persons with disability.
- Carry out home-based care and monitoring visits to target those that are unable to come to the rehabilitation centers.
- Contribute to improvement on the level of inclusiveness of persons with disabilties in the community development
- Contribute to the change in perceptions about disability in the communities of implementation.
- Offer pre and post counselling to both parents and children with Disabilities
- Sensitize parents, community leaders, schools, health centres and other stakeholders on the causes, prevention and management of Disability
- Collaborate with other Actors to enhance Referrals and Networking
- Organize Review meetings with Parents and Community Volunteers at District Level
- Fully acquainted with Safeguarding practices especially with children at CoRSU
- Support the orientation of new staff in Safeguarding
- Sensitize Patients and Caregivers on Safeguarding
- Disseminate child and adult at risk safeguarding materials
- Identity child safeguarding issues and discuss with the Safeguarding Focal Person.
Social Work Services
- Carry out Patient Social Assessments and plan appropriate interventions.
- Providing Counselling services and coping strategies to CWDs, Parents and Caregivers while at the Hospital.
- Support Vulnerable patients (Children and Adults) to benefit from the CoRSU subsidy scheme.
- Coordinate with CoRSU partners’ organizations for booking and referral of patients.
- Provide Patients and caregivers with appropriate information about Hospital services, systems and payments.
- Referral of Patients in need of Psychotherapy while at the Hospital
- Submit monthly reports and Statistics to Head of Department on a monthly basis
- Coordinate and participate in the information, education and communication (IEC) training sessions for clients, attendants and caregivers.
- Facilitate the process of assigning attendant prefects and liaises with them and the nurses.
- Participate in resolving disputes between attendants in liaison with other hostel staff.
- Participate in ward rounds where Appropriate.
- Conduct discharge sessions for patients and care givers.
- Participate in developing a payment plan for patients in liaison with the Head of Finance and waiver committee.
- Conducting Patient satisfaction surveys.
- Conducting monthly meetings with patients and Caregivers Admitted at CoRSU to generate feedback on services at the Hospital.
- Coordinate all activities with the social work team, the customer care officer and the clinical psychologist.
- Participate to recreational activities for children with the therapy team
- Any other assignments as given by the supervisor.
Minimum Training and Experience:
- University Degree in Disability Studies, Community Based Rehabilitation, Social Work and Social Administration, Social Science, and Community Development Studies or its equivalent.
- Recognised training in Medical Rehabilitation, Advocacy, CBID, leadership and community work skills is added advantage.
- 3 years’ experience in Disability, Community Based Rehabilitation and Community development work
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Dynamic professional with experience in CBID centered and community focused approach
- Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power point)
- Excellent communication, presentation social, reporting and Training skills
- Training and mentoring skills
- Good communications (oral and written), presentation and report writing skills
- Excellent knowledge of Health and safety
- A Clear understanding of Disability and rehabilitation programmes and systems and NGO operations in Uganda
- Experience in Disability management, Advocacy work, Community Based Rehabilitation work and familiar with the rehabilitation in Uganda
- Knowledge of English, Luganda and other local languages from western and central Uganda.
- Must be flexible and able to travel and attend to field work requirements; culturally sensitive with high ethical and moral standards.
- Must be able to provide technical advice and support to the Grants Manager.
- Good understanding of consortium partners’ administration systems as well as that of CBM BMZ.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines.
- Excellent people relational and counselling skills.