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Volunteer Qualified Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) - Community Paediatrics Service

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from World Hope International
Closing date: 01 Nov 2018

Employer/Organization Description: Enable the Children, founded as an independent not-for-profit in 2007 and more recently incorporated as a program of World Hope International, is a team of local and expatriate staff who provide Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, care, and support services to approximately 600 children living with disabilities in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Please see: https://www.worldhope.org/enable-the-children

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUE1murheCw

Also see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpvepJMRt84 for our community sensitisation song to reduce the stigmatisation of children with disabilities

Job Description: The main role is to co-ordinate a specialist physical therapy service to children and families in the community, assessing and diagnosing children, then planning treatment and interventions, undertaking treatment and maintaining associated records. Also the role holder will oversee the work and planning of the physical therapy team, especially investing in the training of local staff within the team and participate in the training of staff with development and evaluation of the whole service.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Requirements)

  • Supportive of World Hope International’s mission, values and philosophy of missions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Fluent in English, and willing to learn new languages
  • Computer skills, including Word and Excel beneficial
  • Ability to respond to requests and obtain information in a timely manner

Personal Qualities

  • Christian faith (or tolerant to work closely with those of Christian faith)
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, reliable and empathetic
  • Must have good relational and team working skills
  • Has healthy affirming relationships and exhibits integrity in professional and personal life

Education and Experience

  • Registered Physical Therapist (Physiotherapist) with at least two years of experience
  • Experience in community paediatrics
  • Developing nation experience beneficial

Work Hours: 40 hours

In-country stipend: $1000 per month

Benefits: 1 flight per year with travel to and from Freetown (FNA) airport, visa and residents permit, housing in ETC house and travel health insurance

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Submit the following information to Anna Vines, Enable the Children Program Director at annavines@worldhope.org:

--‐résumé / CV

--‐cover letter

--‐references