Outreach Occupational Therapist
Society of Physically Handicapped People Gaza Strip “SPHP” Established in 1992, SPHP is a non-profit organization, based on building confidence and capacities of the marginalized disabled people to meet with their rights and needs and to achieve their integration into community as possible registered by the Palestinian Authority, located in Own Al shawast., Al Zaytoon, Gaza City.
Therefore a partnership agreement with Handicap International, runs projects under its operating name “Humanity & Inclusion” was developed in order to implement the project entitled “Addressing urgent injury care and rehabilitation needs of the causalities of border clashes (March of Return) in the Gaza Strip”, funded by center de crisis CDC- France and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA under the Trust Fund For Disaster Relief (sub-account for the oPt Humanitarian Fund). The project aims at mitigating the outset of physical disabilities due to injuries as a result of the March of Return demonstrations through provision of critical and lifesaving injury care and multi-disciplinary rehabilitation services for children and adults in order to maintain and/or develop best functional abilities possible and consecutive inclusion in family and community life.
SPHP is currently looking for a qualified three candidates to fill the position of Occupational Therapist (OT)
Duty Station/ Location: East Gaza & Rafah Governorate.
Duration: 5 months, with possibility of extension upon availability of fund.
Starting Date: 1st August, 2018
Under the supervision of SPHP Project Coordinator, the Occupational Therapist will work in SPHP in order to conduct assessment of the needs to occupational therapy services, conduct OT sessions, and follow up visits to persons with injuries PwIs and fulfill the following responsibilities :
Main duties and Responsibilities:
- Assess the rehabilitation needs and provide occupational therapy sessions and follow up to persons with injuries PwIs.
- Coordinate with the project coordinator and other outreach team members in setting up the intervention / therapy plan for the PwIs to ensure a multidisciplinary approach in services planning and delivery.
- Identify PwIs specific needs of assistive devices and write clear and correct prescription and submit to the project coordinator on regular basis.
- Conduct training to assistive devices beneficiaries on how to use it properly.
- Propose to beneficiaries/families/caregivers investments of the environmental resources to contribute to adapting the homes to their specific needs in order to improve their participation in the daily activities of life.
- Participate in the technical trainings that Hl will conduct in order to improve the team members’ intervention quality with PwIs and other vulnerable groups.
- Conduct trainings to families/caregivers of beneficiaries on home basic follow up exercises and ensure OT exercises are implemented after discharge.
- Use the physio-tool resources and share with beneficiaries, their families and caregivers according to their needs.
- Respect and implement the quality criteria system that will be trained on by HI during working with PwIs.
- Report to the project coordinator using the monitoring tools and reports’ forms on daily weekly/monthly/quarterly basis.
- A minimum university degree / or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
- A minimum of 5years’ experience, preferably in the rehabilitation of PwIs and PwDs.
- Very positive communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong command of spoken and written English
- Excellent Computer Skills ( Excel , PPP, Word)
- Excellent teamwork skills and spirit
Interested candidates may send their CV and a motivation letter to [email protected] no later than Saturday 28th July, 2018.
Please include the job title as Occupational Therapist in the subject line of your application e-mail.
SPHP and HI are equal opportunity employers and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities PwDs.
Only applicants live in Gaza and Rafah are eligible to apply.
Recently, HI in collaboration with its partners partners delivered a training course on Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Response for 250 selected volunteers, of those in particular are highly welcome to apply.