Physiotherapy Technologist at Archie Hinchcliffe Disability Intervention November, 2023
Archie Hinchcliffe Disability Intervention (AHDI) is a local non-governmental organisation providing early intervention and education to children with disabilities. It collaborates with government and other NGOs in the provision of these services to the children with disabilities, with activities in Lusaka, Southern and Eastern Provinces.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To provide physiotherapy and ensure smooth running of physiotherapy and child empowerment programmes.
- Coordinate the building of capacity to stakeholders in disability, child protection, children’s rights, and gender related issues.
- Networking and coordinating with implementing partners involved in programmes
- Be involved in the planning and implementation of the five-year strategic plan
- Mediator for Lilliana Fonds (LF)
- Assess children for placement in schools and postural supportive aids
- Planning and facilitating workshops
- Conduct mini studies of the various aspect of Physiotherapy services and the beneficiaries.
- Conduct / facilitate sensitisation activities
- Train parents, volunteers and teachers
- Periodic and activity report writing
- Keep data for AHDI for planning and fundraising purposes
- Monitor and evaluate performance of AHDI clinics
- Work closely with DHMT Physiotherapists / sisters in charg
- To provide physiotherapy in all the clinics
- Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is understood and disseminated to the stakeholders
- Monitor parents supports groups (PSG) in all the designated areas around Lusaka.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Planning and budgeting for activities under Physiotherapy department and SLF.
Supervise the volunteers
Work as delegated to by supervisor
Diploma in Physiotherapy with specialization in working with children with cerebral palsy children and allied conditions.
At least one-year experience working with children with disabilities.
SKILLS AND ABILITY
Ability to plan, coordinate, implement the AHDI programme with minimum supervision. Should be confident in dealing with the AHDI’s stakeholders. Must be flexible and be ready to work necessary number of hours in order to have the job done. The skills and abilities include:
In depth understanding or personal experience of disability.
Communication skills include effective management of training programmes, documentation of programme information on regular basis, monitoring and progress reporting as required.
Computer literacy is an important feature of all AHDI staff and is incumbent on all senior staff to become familiar with the software used by AHDI and this includes:
Spread sheet – excel
Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed CV and be emailed to [email protected]