Rehabilitation Technical Advisor

Reports To: Disability Ministry Coordinator

Status: Part-Time, International

The Rehabilitation Technical Advisor will work closely with the Disability Ministry Coordinator. This position will provide technical support for physical rehabilitation to children in the home-based care portion of the Disability Ministry. The responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the reporting and implementation of Kingdom Workers Malawi ministries.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with Disability Ministry Coordinator to organize 2-4 trainings per year for Disability Ministry volunteers
  • Develop a schedule for performing assessments on children in home-based care
  • Maintain updated program files on home-based care children
  • Ensure data collection on the progress of children in home-based care is timely and consistent
  • Work alongside visiting Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist/Speech expert volunteers and assess how their expertise should be utilized for training volunteers, caretakers, and Kingdom Workers staff
  • Maintain ongoing relationship with visiting expert volunteers and develop long term plan for their continued engagement
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key Disability Ministry volunteers
  • Provide technical support in the area of physical rehabilitation within the Disability Ministry program throughout Malawi, under the direction of the Disability Ministry Coordinator
  • Occasional travel required to Central and Northern regions of Malawi to support home-based care teams there

Education, experience, and characteristics:

  • A true passion for reaching the lost, a commitment facilitating excellence in program and process delivery, good stewardship, and creating a work environment that fosters open and honest communication
  • University level diploma as a rehabilitation technician or physical therapist with up to date board certification
  • Experience working with children, low income families, and making home visits
  • Ability to teach caretakers and others basics of rehabilitation and simple physical therapy techniques that can be used at home
  • Ability to effectively teach in front of groups of people from a wide range of education backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively
  • Fluent in both Chichewa and English
  • Proven experience in group facilitation is desirable
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing patient case fields is desirable
  • Skilled at relationship management and willingness to collaborate with co-workers in a cross-cultural setting
  • Reside in or willing to relocate to Blantyre, Malawi
  • Valid Driver’s License is preferred

 

Physical Demand/Work Environment:

  • Ability to travel by road, air, or other means as may be needed to conduct work in a developing country
  • Ability to happily spend time and work in conditions/areas of the world that may be deemed primitive
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • Frequently required to walk, sit and stand
  • Continually required to talk and hear
  • Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions
  • Occasional exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials

 

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

The above information describes the general duties and requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the position. This shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the duties and requirements that may be necessary in this position.

 

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