GLOBAL OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
Under the line management of the Project Officer, the physiotherapist will implement appropriate rehabilitation care to people with injuries and people with disabilities affected by the crisis.
S/he will have to work on the Emergency response to the most vulnerable IDPs at Camps, Emergency Camps and Informal Settlements.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS DESCRIPTION
Based in Mosul with daily visits of the field, under the direct responsibility of the Project officer and in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary Emergency team (outreach workers, psychosocial workers), and the Rehabilitation technical advisor, you will:
- Identify specific needs of the program beneficiaries, contribute to the assessment of these needs and/or directly assess these needs as required:
- Work as a team to identify, register and analyze beneficiaries specifics needs (disabilities and vulnerabilities) in the areas of activities
- Develop a community approach to ensure a confidence in HI process and project
- Ensure a global vision of the individual and familial needs in the identification
- To assess functional capacities of the beneficiaries and identify their needs in terms of rehabilitation and specific items:
- Execute a rehabilitation assessment taking into account physical, social and environmental factors in a holistic way
- Based on the assessment, make a management plan, considering their functional needs, social situation and access to services, with provision of technical aids if required in coordination with the social worker and the project officer
- To offer safe and appropriate rehabilitation interventions:
- The rehabilitation interventions will need informed consent of the beneficiary and should be adapted to her/his essentials needs.
- The intervention should be highly adapted to the limitations of the emergency responses including transfer of basic skills to the family/caretaker
- The intervention has to be comprehensive for the beneficiary and his family/caretaker and in accordance with international rehab standards. The intervention has to be based on the beneficiaries’ objectives as well as on the defined objectives of the rehabilitation activity as well as on the beneficiaries’ objectives
- The therapist has to be able to detect any physiologic or psychological changes of beneficiary and will modify treatment accordingly.
- The therapist has to know and take into account contra-indications and precautions related to diverse illnesses, injuries and treatments.
- The therapist must ensure safety at all times when working with beneficiaries.
- He/she is responsible for the specific services provided to the beneficiary.
- He/she will provide follow up care and make decisions regarding discharge as appropriate.
- To refer beneficiary to other services when needed:
- The therapist has to be able to identify his/her own limits and his/her environment and ask for support when needed.
- He/she will have to recognize emergency situation or situations that need immediate medical care and react quickly to facilitate access to appropriate services.
- He/she will make internal and external referrals in response to identified non-rehabilitation needs in coordination with the team
- Participate to the psychosocial strategy of intervention by identifying the beneficiaries needs:
- Propose an action plan for the beneficiary referral
- Use and promote the “comprehensive approach” to rehabilitation
- In collaboration with the rest of the team, identify the beneficiaries and the families who could benefit from a group sessions
- Report data on group activities, follow-up on individual cases and organize the daily and weekly activities:
- Ensure a qualitative follow up of the beneficiaries and document the follow up according to the monitoring plan during registration period until exiting
- Ensure a daily quantitative and qualitative reporting through the tools (assessment form, follow up form, discharger and monitoring form, donation certificate, groups report) and system in place
- Organization of the weekly plan within the pluridisciplinary team, with the support of the PM and its Project Officer
- Oversee the use of communal assistive device when on duty in the registration area and ensure their presence in HI compound
- Provide a clear handover to following shift, if any
- Any other reports to be made upon line manager request
- Participate in the analysis and reporting of global issues in the IDP/Host community population, with a focus on rehabilitation issues:
- In formal and informal meetings with the team, participate to a qualitative analysis of the different kinds of issues, at individual, familial and community level
- Participate to report with the tools and the internal system all issues identified
- Be part of a constructive holistic team work to develop a very qualitative analysis and response for disable and vulnerable persons
- On demand, participate to build other team members and partner organizations (in assessing the needs of people in terms of rehabilitation, mobility aids or assistive devices:
- Carry out training needs assessment and design training plan in collaboration with the technical advisor
- Implement formal training sessions on rehabilitation, mobility aids and assistive devices
- Provide informal and on the job training as needed
- Within its technical field and scope of work, assist and advise partners on handling cases and report difficulties to Rehabilitation PM, Project Officer and Technical Advisor
- To demonstrate an ethical and professional practice:
- Respect beneficiary confidentiality.
- Respect and promote HI’s Policies on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Child Protection and report to your line manager any non respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
- Address needs and requests in a professional way.
- Report any incidents or acts that cause any harm to beneficiary or to others.
- Always interact with children with the presence of their parents or caregivers
- Always ask the permission to touch or to apply any treatment or manoeuvres to someone.
- Always respect a refusal of treatment.
- Work with the best of knowledge and abilities to offer a good quality rehabilitation treatment.
- Show abilities and competences to execute an efficient rehabilitation intervention.
- Behave respectfully with regards to culture and religious backgrounds of beneficiaries
- Immediately report severe protection issues to Protection PM
- To demonstrate willingness to improve professional competencies to increase quality of care:
- Demonstrate motivation at work.
- Demonstrate willingness to improve own knowledge and skills by participating actively in any training sessions and capacity building activities
- Demonstrate awareness of their professional knowledge and limitations
- Participate in the different activities that are common to all team members (identification of needs of beneficiaries, internal and/or external referrals)
- Respect each team member’s positions, work, and specialty
- Adapt to special situations or demands from supervisor.
Note that the physiotherapist will be requested to remain very flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by his line manager.
The working hours are the following:
A minimum of 40 hours per week is expected of the staff. The working hours can vary due the nature of the emergency response implemented by the project
Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.
· Physiotherapy degree or 2 years of rehabilitation training
· At least 2 years of experience in the rehabilitation field
· English, Arabic mandatory (oral and written);
Other/General: Experience in the humanitarian field is not mandatory
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities
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