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Rehabilitation Officer (HI)

Job Summary

Base : TBC(Pha-an/Phapon/Taunggoo)

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibility 1: Provision of Physical and Functional Rehabilitation

• Provide rehabilitation care to the most critical and high priority cases according to the guidelines of

HI’s emergency rehabilitation interventions

• Prescreening and prioritization for accurate assessment, planning, and provision of appropriate

therapy to the beneficiaries, including ongoing evaluation/reassessment of the beneficiaries, within

the constraints of the project resources at the fixed point, the beneficiaries’ home, and where

relevant.

• According to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs (taking into account her/his

daily activities, the participation of her/his caregiver, etc.…), develop an appropriate intervention and

treatment plan.

• Ensure rehabilitation outcomes to a person should focus on achieving and maintaining “Optimal

Functioning” in interaction with their environment, personal, and outcome factors.

• Familiarize self with the global physical and functional rehabilitation approaches of Handicap

International Federation (Humanity and Inclusion)

• Inform the beneficiary and the caregiver importance of rehabilitation services to improve the physical

situation and daily function

• Offer rehabilitation services based on the defined objectives between the beneficiary and the

caregiver

• Review the most recent information on the beneficiary’s evolution before starting a treatment session

and adapt your treatment or seek technical advice from your STO when needed

• Ensure the safety of the beneficiary during the rehabilitation sessions and take into account

contraindications and precautions related to diverse illnesses, problems, and medical treatments.

Refer for medical advice if needed. (Do no Harm)

• Advice and train the beneficiary and the caregivers on the basic exercises that the beneficiary can

do on his/her own or with/without support from caregivers on the way to prevent complication or

disabling situation

• Provide guidance and support to the Rehabilitation Assistants in managing cases or as needed.

Responsibility 2: Provision of appropriate assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment

management

• Identify the beneficiary’s needs (for critical and high priority cases) in terms of assistive devices and

mobility aids, as per HI guidelines

• Ensure that the device is adapted to user needs and provide clear explanations to guarantee its safe

and proper use and maintenance.

• Ensure a proper follow-up on the use and wean off the assistive device

• Ensure the provision of assistive devices are made according to the strategy (quality and quantity)

and the needs identified

• Supervises and supports Rehabilitation assistants in provision of the assistive devices and

rehabilitation equipment.

• Enhance and Ensure quality by supporting Senior Technical Officer(STO)- Rehabilitation in the

provision of assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment

• Anticipate and update need of assistive devices stock and rehabilitation equipment to the Senior

Technical Officer – Rehabilitation to ensure the PSR is addressed as per identified need and Team

Manager

• Support STO in ensuring the quality of assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment in the

warehouse as per the request of STO or as necessary.

Responsibility 3: Internal and external coordination

• Communicate and link with other members of the mobile team, regarding internal referrals (PSS,

protection, rehabilitation, and Project Officer-Service Linkage), to ensure a comprehensive approach

• Coordinate with Camp Health Sector and health actors

• Support the Team Manager in mapping existing health services in the area

• Ensure external referrals and follow-up, by gathering feedback on service provided for

documentation.

• Manages the reporting of the team rehabilitation sector to the Team Manager, in link with the

Rehabilitation Assistants

• Closely follow-up individual and familial cases to ensure timely follow-up of all the beneficiaries

Qualification(s) Diploma in Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy Registered with the local association

Experience • Minimum 02 years of relevant work experience

Competencies • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, work independently, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks, and maintain attention to detail. • Understanding of age, gender & disability and inclusion principles and practices • Have the capacity to maintain close relationships with partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries • Burmese: Fluent • Karen languages

Personal qualities • Able to work in harsh conditions • Good physical condition • Strong team Works approach • Communication skills • Knowledge of disability and development issues in Myanmar • Sensitized on issue related child protection, protection of genderbased violence etc


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