Social Worker Job Careers – Hospice Africa Uganda

Job Title:      Social Worker
Organisation: Hospice Africa
Duty Station: Mobile Hospice
Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) is a national organization which was
founded in 1993 to promote modern methods of pain and symptom control as well as
“whole-person” (holistic) care for patients living with cancer and
HIV/AIDS. HAU strives to uphold excellent clinical standards and provide
quality education courses and advocacy activities to promote the spread of
palliative care throughout Uganda and Africa.
Job Summary: The Social
Worker will provide social work support to patients, train and educate
colleagues at HAU and train health workers attending courses in the education
Key Duties and
Direct Patient Care:
Take lead in psychosocial work with the team to
identify and support patients that may need social welfare;
Follow-up patients on comfort fund and ensure
accountability and transparency;
Network patients with other organizations
according to their needs;
Provide counseling and use effective
communication skills to identify psychosocial problems & find suitable
options/ solutions;
Participate in health education and health
promotion of patients and family members;
Develop & maintain appropriate information,
education & communication materials for patients & their families;
Work closely with other health professionals for
appropriate patient consultations and referrals for care;
Attend to documentation of patient and family
interactions in the case notes;
Ensure adequate discharge planning;
Follow-up patients;
Coordinate day care activities.
Teaching and Training:
Teach, train and provide supervision for
colleagues (clinicians, volunteers, interns) at HAU regarding social work
Offer timely support, supervise and mentor
social work students on placement and training programs at HAU;
Assist in building a reservoir of resource
persons, materials and audiovisual aids for training in Palliative care;
Teach and reinforce learning of psychosocial
skills for patients and their families so that they cope with their illness and
have increased resilience.
Project Leadership (Coordinate the Give A Chance (GAC) projects):
Make school fees, scholastic and sundries
requests for Give A Chance beneficiaries every term;
Make school fees payment for GAC beneficiaries
and ensure all receive scholastic materials and sundries;
Provide support and supervision for children’s
schooling every term and make termly reports; Write annual reports for Give A
Chance projects.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: Monitor, evaluate and
report on social work activities at HAU
Advocate for welfare of patients admitted in
hospitals, in the community and those enrolled on research studies;
Actively promote access to comprehensive quality
palliative care to people living with HIV/AIDS and cancer and their families.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration
At least three years’ experience caring for
terminally ill patients and families, and managing their psychosocial issues;
Good teaching skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications including a resume with three work related referees and a
cover letter via E-mail to:
Address your applications to:
The Human Resources and Administration Office,
Hospice Africa Uganda,
Plot 130, Makindye Road, Opposite Makindye Country Club,
P.O. Box 7757, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 19th November 2016
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