55 Diploma Jobs – OVC Facility Case Worker/Manager – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

 Job Title:    OVC Facility Case
Worker/Manager (55 Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to:
OVC/DREAMS District Officer

 

About US:

The Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) was established in 1987 as a collaboration between
researchers at Makerere, Columbia and John Hopkins Universities, the Division
of Intramural Research at the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious
diseases and the International Centre for Excellence Research (ICER). This was
as a result of the first identification of clinical AIDS in Rakai district
Uganda in 1982 by Drs. Sewankambo and Serwadda. The initiation of the Program,
then known as Rakai Project led to a series of clinical studies characterizing
the disease and its epidemiology; and also brought the partnership with other
colleagues including Professor Maria Wawer and Prof Ronald Gray.

 

Job Summary:   The OVC Facility Case Worker/Manager will
support coordination and integrated programming between the clinic and the OVC
providers. The OVC Facility Case Worker/Manager position will work closely with
the assigned health facility to support OVC services that includes OVC
screening, enrolment, treatment adherence counselling, coordination officiality-community
referrals, follow-up of OVC medical treatments and leading the linkage to
social support services offered by the OVC program. The goal is to ensure that
all eligible children at the facility enroll on the OVC program and that they
have timely access clinical care and social services. The Facility In-Charge
and the RHSP OVC/DREAMS Officer will supervise the Facility Case
Worker/Manager.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Screening and
Assessment for OVC services

·       
Work
together with Clinical Staff to identify current clients who are eligible for
OVC case services

·       
Support
the completion of the screening documentation to determine eligibility for OVC
case management services.

·       
Be
responsible for mentorship of facility staff and clients on OVC case management
and services procedures

·       
Link up
with OVC CBOs to ensure completion of the OVC vulnerability assessment, initial
screening and give feedback to health facilities

·       
Assist
the facility staff in ensuring that documentation of screening for OVC services
on the HIV Care/ART card – health education and psychosocial support page is
properly filled.

Referrals and Case
Coordination

·       
Attend
and participate in Facility OVC-HIV Collaborative Meetings as scheduled

·       
Work
with community-based organizations to ensure complete documentation of all referrals
and services received

OVC Service
Delivery

·       
Support
documentation of treatment adherence activities and counselling in OVCs files
at the facility

·       
Support
adherence activities including follow up on OVC keeping medical appointments,
VL bleeding, ART refills IAC sessions, etc.

·       
In
liaison with the facility, organize appropriate DSDM approaches that are
favorable to OVC needs/situations

·       
Coordinate
with the facility and CBOs to organize treatment improvement meetings for OVCs
including SWITCH meetings, case conferences, etc.

·       
Assist
the Para Social Workers in monitoring the home environment and linking with
respective CBOs for early intervention to address risks of HIV and violence in
the homes

·       
Assist
in updating client files with OVC program related information at facility level

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Diploma/Equivalent in Social work, community health
or a related field

·       
At least
a one (1) year implementing OVC programs – preferably those targeting HIV infected
and affected children/families (either voluntary or paid experience)

·       
Demonstrated
understanding and commitment to serving vulnerable children while maintaining
the do no harm and best interests of the child principles

·       
Fluency
in English speaking and local language of the assigned health facility

 

Other Requirements

·       
Applicant
Must be a resident of the above district or nearby areas.

·       
Attach a
photocopy of an original National ID

·       
An LC I
Recommendation Letter from the area of your residence

 

How to Apply:

All interested candidates
possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover
letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic
qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR
Manager to jobs@rhsp.org or   HAND
DELIVER your applications at RHSP Kyotera cluster office Kalisizo, Mpigi
cluster office in Mpigi- Kayabwe, Sembabule cluster office in Sembabule next to
Centenary Bank or Kalangala cluster office in Buligo Kalangala Town council .
Please clearly indicate district & health facility of interest in your
cover letter. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email.
Only online applications will be considered.

 

Deadline: 24th March 2021 at 5:00 pm

 

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