Physical Rehabilitation Intern 4x

Company Overview

In Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion is providing assistance to the most vulnerable people in refugee camps. The organization is also taking action to combat sexual violence against children with disabilities, to improve mother and child health services and to increase employment opportunities and political participation of people with disabilities. Humanity & Inclusion began working in Kenya in 1992 and currently has a team of 69 staff members.

Areas of Intervention

  • Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Protection
  • Laws
  • Inclusive Education

The Dadaab refugee complex in east Kenya has a population of approximately 240,00 registered refugees and asylum seekers. Kakuma and Kalobeyei settlements in northwest Kenya host more than 180,000 refugees. Humanity & Inclusion works in both camps and surrounding host communities to provide physical rehabilitation services, including provision of assistive devices such as wheelchairs and crutches. The organization works alongside communities to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable refugees, in particular those with disabilities, by ensuring equal access to services, raising awareness of discrimination and building the capacity of staff working with refugees to assess needs.

In Kenya, Humanity & Inclusion is fighting against sexual violence that victimizes children, especially those with disabilities. The organization informs children, families, organizations and local authorities about their rights as guaranteed under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and helps survivors and their parents or guardians access immediate assistance and long-term support.

Purpose of the role

Join this 38-year-old independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare treatment rooms and treatment areas for clients by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepare clients for physical therapy by welcoming, comforting, escorting, and/or assisting clients into treatment rooms and treatment areas.
  • Provide information and comfort to clients by listening to questions and requests; relaying concerns and questions to the officer in charge.
  • Update clients progress in the client files
  • Help treat clients by demonstrating the proper use of equipment/devices and ADLS routines; help clients practice techniques, such as the proper methods of moving from a bed into a wheelchair; help clients practice best stretching exercises; ensure therapeutic activities are performed correctly.
  • Maintain client’s confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Work as a counterpart to the designated service point in charge.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintain rehabilitation supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; completing supply requisitions; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Upscale job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.

Competencies (skills/abilities & behaviour)

  • Have a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy.
  • Should be able to integrate into a multi-cultural environment and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Be a self-starter and able to work in a team.
  • Be willing to work and learn in a hardship area

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter  or letter of attestation from your  Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
  • Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
  • Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification

Duration & Additional information

  • 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
  • All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed

We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.

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