6 Fresher EU Project Community Support Worker Career Positions – Cheshire Services

Organisation: Cheshire
Services Uganda
Funding Source: European
Union (EU)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Livelihood
Resource Centre (LRC) Manager
About US:
Cheshire Services Uganda is a
nongovernmental organization working the field of disability and development.
CSU works with and for Persons with Disabilities through four thematic programme
areas of Livelihoods, Inclusive Education, Advocacy and campaign, health and
rehabilitation. CSU in collaboration with Leonard Cheshire Disability has
received funding from the European Union to implement a three year livelihoods
project for Persons with Disabilities in Adjuman and Moyo districts.
Job Summary:  The Community Support Workers will primarily
support the identification and mobilization of Persons with Disabilities at
community level and engage community stakeholders to ensure successful project
implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Identify
    and mobilize persons with disabilities for establishment of disabled
    people’s groups;
  • Works
    with families to support their family members with Disabilities and raise awareness of disability issues;
  • Actively
    facilitate the registration of disabled people into the LRC for career opportunities and guidance;
  • Involve
    communities and Persons with Disabilities in the planning and implementation of community
    and project activities
  • Support
    community awareness raising events;
  • Support
    and supervise the disabled trainees to prepare their work plans and weekly
    schedules for the implementation of planned activities, working closely
    with the project team;
  • Prepare
    and submit monthly progress report;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Community Support Social Workers should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Social
    Work / Community Development Studies;
  • Excellent
    communication skills and understanding of English;
  • Good
    working knowledge local language especially;
  • Good
    report writing skills;
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Past
    experience working with persons with disabilities is desired
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates are
encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs and supporting documents to the
address below. Please indicate the position you are applying for on the
envelope. Note that no email applications will be considered.
The Chairperson
Cheshire Services Uganda
Plot 935 Old Kira Road Bukoto
near Kadic Hospital or opposite MTN Stage
P.O. Box 70012 Clock Tower
Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 27th February, 2015
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