Speech and Language Therapist NGO Jobs – CoRSU

Job
Title:    Speech and Language Therapist

Organization: CoRSU
Duty
Station:
Kisubi, Wakiso, Uganda
Reports
to
: Head of Rehabilitation Services
About
CoRSU:
CoRSU was established in 2006 as a private non
profit, non government organization in Uganda after extensive consultation with
various stake holders. It is a Ugandan initiative which was encouraged and
supported by CBM with the main aim of expanding and improving the
rehabilitation services for children and people with disability.
The primary focus is on children with physical
impairment for whom CoRSU provides orthopaedic and plastic/reconstructive
surgical interventions and rehabilitation services. CoRSU provides free surgery
for CWDs below 17 years of age; parents/guardians are expected to contribute
towards hospital stay (accommodation and food).
Job
Summary:
The Speech and Language Therapist will
primarily develop and implement appropriate therapy programmes for clients with
speech and language disorders.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work with clients on a
    one-to-one basis, group, community or special setting based on their
    levels of function and severity of disability.
  • Provide speech and language
    therapy consultation, support and update about the clients’ progress and
    status to caregivers and all those involved in the rehabilitation team.
  • Training patients and
    attendants on the use of speech and language therapy methods.
  • Evaluates and documents
    clients’ therapy needs and progress.
  • Refer clients to the
    respective specialists for consultation and appropriate intervention.
  • Ensure proper handling of
    therapy equipment during, and after use.
  • Provide on-the-job training
    for speech and language therapists, therapy assistants and volunteers.
  • Actively participates in
    developing and or updating condition specific rehabilitation protocols.
  • Identify the need for, and
    liaise with the Team to facilitate referral to external specialties e.g.
    ENT / Audiology.
  • Actively facilitate
    augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment where
    necessary.
  • Prepare communication books
    where required.
Key
Performance Indicators:
  • Plans for the speech and
    language therapy services provided annually.
  • Provides at least 100 therapy
    sessions monthly.
  • 90% of client rehabilitation
    needs and progress documented monthly.
  • 90% of staff, caregivers,
    students, volunteers and visitors to the department are trained and
    supervised annually.
  • 90% of children undergoing
    therapy are screened for mal-nutrition and refers those in need of
    nutrition therapy.
  • Participates in at least two
    continuous medical education (CME) sessions for the staff monthly.
  • Participates in developing
    and or updating at least one condition specific therapy protocol
    quarterly.
  • Participates in at least one
    departmental meeting monthly.
  • Participates in at least one
    information, education and communication (IEC) trainings for patients,
    attendants and caregivers quarterly;
  • Participates in at least one
    Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) activity annually.
  • Refers clients to the
    respective department or specialists for consultation and appropriate
    intervention whenever required.
  • Ensures daily maintenance of
    all therapy equipment by ensuring regular servicing
  • Liaises with various
    disciplines/departments involved in client rehabilitation whenever
    required.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should hold a
    good Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Therapy   
  • Computer knowledge and documentation
    skills
  • Updated registration and
    annual practicing licence with Allied Health Professionals’ Council 
  • At least two years’ working
    experience   
  • Past experience in
    rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children
  • Working knowledge of
    rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children
  • Detailed knowledge of
    Protocols of Therapy Services
  • Possess excellent
    communication, presentation and social skills   
  • Needs to be flexible and
    creative person
  • Needs to be able to document
    all speech and language therapy activities   
  • Adhering to Professional Code
    of Conduct and Ethics   
  • Working knowledge of English
    and at least two of these local languages (Luganda, Luo, Ateso,
    Runyakitara, Swahili)  
How
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
strongly encouraged to send their application letters with detailed CVs,
motivation letters and copies of professional / academic certificates to hr@corsu.or.ug or hand deliver to the Head of
Human resources, CoRSU Hospital, P.O. Box 46, Kisubi, Uganda.
Deadline:
20th February, 2015
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