Social Worker NGO Jobs – Baylor-Uganda

 

Job Title:    Social Worker

Organisation: Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Baylor College of
Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous
not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the
Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a
Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres
of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa
and Eastern Europe.

 

Job Summary:  The Social worker is responsible for ensuring
retention of clients into care, strengthen linkages and referrals between
communities and Baylor Uganda PIDC clinic. They are responsible to support
problematic clients through working with health workers, community volunteers,
peers and other community structures to attain the global target of 95-95-95.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Implement
and monitor the community health linkage work plan through adoption of the CQI
approach and DSDM activities on targeted HTS and CCLAD models of care.

·       
Create
awareness, identify and enroll eligible clients for the community based DSDM
models.

·       
Identify
and address barriers to ART adherence and appointment keeping among clients at
the facility and in the community. Contact and attend to clients who miss
appointments and propose mitigating measures in order to improve client
retention in care as per the clinic SOPs.

·       
Ensure
the routine update of client phone contacts and home addresses at every clinic
visit and document in the EMRx in order to enable patient tracking and foster
good retention.

·       
Update
the community/ facility referrals and linkages register and ensure no empty
data field. Call or track clients to ensure that they received the services for
which they were referred for.

·       
Build
capacity of community structures including the COE based PHA network to establish/strengthen
linkages and referral systems/processes as well as provision of HTS, OVC and
GBV services through trainings and mentorships.

·       
Regularly
track department indicators in line with project objectives and work plan.

·       
In
liaison with the community stake holders’, maintain a vibrant functional
network of PLHIV, community health workers, family support groups and other
community stakeholders.

·       
Develop
and implement strategies for demand creation and communitymobilization
including the involving of the community to curb barriers to health seeking
behaviour and factors hindering behaviour change plus promotion of male
involvement in the interventions in line with project objectives for MCH and
HIV/AIDS.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
for the Baylor-Uganda Social Worker job should hold a diploma in humanities
studies

·       
Three
years’ experience and knowledge in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment

·       
Good
interpersonal and communication skills

·       
Ability
to solve psychosocial problem

·       
Good
counseling skills

·       
Good
motorcycle riding skills

·       
Good
computer skills

·       
Team
oriented with high integrity

 

NOTE:

·       
Applications
should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable
professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified
University Transcripts

·       
You must
have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Please note only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

How to Apply:

All qualified and
interested candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 26th March 2021

 

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