Child Safeguarding Focal person Non-profit Jobs – CORSU

Job Title:           Child Safeguarding Focal
Organization: Comprehensive
Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CORSU)
Duty Station: Kisubi,
Wakiso, Uganda
Reports to: Head of
Outreach, Partnerships and Advocacy
About US:
Comprehensive Rehabilitation
Services in Uganda (for people with disability) was established in 2006 as a
private non-profit, non-governmental organization and is supported by CBM
(Christian Blind Mission). CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital and Rehabilitation
Centre on Entebbe Road provides Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and
Rehabilitation, mainly for children with disability.
Job Summary: The Child
Safeguarding Focal person will mainly ensure there are child safeguarding
policies, procedures, systems, structures, resources and personnel in place to
promote the welfare and protection of children. The jobholder will also support
the hospital management in providing children’s social and welfare services at
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Carry
    out risk assessments (audits) for activities involving children and
    develop mitigation procedures/actions in collaboration with heads of
    departments to improve safeguarding awareness and practice
  • Develop
    relevant Child safeguarding procedures, activities and educational
  • In
    conjunction with HR office, participate in the development and delivery of
    safeguarding/child protection training for staff.
  • Respond
    appropriately to disclosures or concerns which relate to the well-being of
    a child.
  • To
    maintain accurate records of case management of individual child abuse
  • As
    appropriate, to act as lead focal person and coordinate children’s focus
    group discussions/
  • Maintain
    and update active links with the Police, Children at Risk National Collaboration
    of Christian Agencies in Uganda (CaRNAC) and other organizations involved
    in child safeguarding activities.
  • Work
    closely with various departments involved in client rehabilitation
    whenever required.
  • To
    signpost available support services for children who require it and have
    been discharged.
  • Work
    closely with the Teacher to ensure that the play areas in the various
    departments have adequate children play materials.
  • Design
    and promote play therapy in collaboration with the Teacher and other
    relevant units and departments.
  • Review
    and recommend to the SMT any safeguarding related guidelines for
    implementation. Prepare a quarterly report on child safeguarding. Keep own
    knowledge of safeguarding practice up-to-date by attending relevant
    training opportunities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social
    Administration, Community Psychology or its equivalent
  • At
    least three years’ experience in undertaking child safeguarding/protection
  • Sound
    knowledge and understanding of child safeguarding/protection procedures
    and related legislation
  • Computer
    knowledge and documentation skills
  • Knowledge
    of rehabilitation of people with disabilities especially children
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications (detailed CV
with covering letter plus copies of academic qualifications) to The Head of
Human Resources, CoRSU Hospital P.O. Box 46 Kisubi, Uganda or email to
Deadline: 5th January 2018 by 5:00pm

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