Mabatini Community Health of Mwanza, Tanzania seeks applicants for the following positions:
(1) Lead Physiotherapist
Mabatini Community Health, a program of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Transfiguration, was started in early 2009 to address a dire public health situation in the community which included: inaccessibility of common medicines, a need for support and access to education for children with disabilities, high prevalence of health problems of students in primary schools, and lack of access to medical care. Since then, the community health office has continuously sought to adapt to the needs of the community by engaging in community forums, seeking the advice of community leaders, and conducting its own assessments of the health-related needs of the community.
All qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Physiotherapist: The Lead Physiotherapist will have relevant experience working with children or adults with physical and mental disabilities, hold a degree in physiotherapy, and possess a working knowledge of best practices in physiotherapy for children suffering from cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and other disabling conditions. The Lead Physiotherapist will have excellent oral and written communication in English and Swahili. The Lead Physiotherapist will be responsible for the following duties:
Leading the clinic and home visiting program for children with disabilities, and ensuring the desired program outcomes are met.
Leading three times weekly physiotherapy clinics for children with disabilities, and conducting intakes for any new clients.
Developing and managing treatment plans for each client of the disabilities services program.
Maintaining accurate and timely reporting with relevant data on the clinic and home-visiting program including: number of home visits, number of children currently receiving services, background information on each client, and tracking progress according to the treatment plans.
Reporting these figures to the Program Coordinator on a weekly basis.
Program planning for the home-visiting program, including: weekly visiting schedules, optimizing clients contacts, and developing treatment plans with clients and their caregivers to increase their physical mobility, and mental/emotional well-being.
Working according to the WHO Community-Based Rehabilitation matrix to improve the holistic well-being of people with disabilities.
Leading programs of community-engagement including presentations related to the nature of disabilities in schools and other community spaces.
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