Rehabilitation Officer

Job Description

Title: Rehabilitation Officer

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy
∎ Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy
∎ Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
∎ Bachelor's Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics
∎ Preferable - Master's Degree in a relevant field.
∎ Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if you don't have the specific and required educational qualification mentioned in the advertisement".

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, focusing on creating sustainable changes to ensure the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects that assist in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection, and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host populations affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps in Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas, providing comprehensive physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MHPSS services.
∎ HI is implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices (Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistics
∎ Number of staff: Around 308 National staff and 04 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for a Rehabilitation Officer for its Inclusive Education project funded by Unicef. Under the operational supervision of the Team Manager and the technical management of the Rehabilitation Technical Specialist and Technical Officer, the Rehabilitation Officer provides physical and functional rehabilitation services to Rohingya communities living in camps.
∎ Job Location: Ukhiya
∎ Line Manager: Team Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 14 March 2025.
∎ Special Note: "The advertised position will be contingent upon contract award"
∎ Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Mission 1: Strategy and steering
∎ 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 the 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 the 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 on individual and familial cases to ensure timely follow-up of all the beneficiaries
∎ Place referral of beneficiaries identified for specialized service when necessary
∎ Ensure proper documentation and reporting as required by HI and TU
∎ Ensure the beneficiaries sign the necessary document when providing items/devices.
∎ Closely work with the Accessibility officer when planning and implementing any accessibility work for the beneficiary and ensure the proper user training for the beneficiary and caregiver.
∎ Work in close collaboration with the volunteer, ensuring the quality of service
∎ Perform other tasks as requested by line management and technical unit
∎ Be caring, and compassionate and maintain good communication with beneficiaries at all times
∎ Demonstrate ethics and professional practice
∎ Respect the beneficiaries' confidentiality.
∎ Respect and promote HI's Policies and report any non-respect of HI's policies to your line manager amongst the teams or partners.
∎ Report any incident or act that causes any harm to the beneficiary or others.
∎ Always interact with children in the presence of their parents or caregivers
∎ Always ask permission to touch or apply any treatment or maneuvers to someone.
∎ Always respect a refusal of treatment.
∎ Show abilities and competencies to execute an efficient rehabilitation intervention
∎ Mission 2: Operational implementation
∎ 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 Rehabilitation service 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 rehabilitation plan and intervention and treatment.
∎ Ensure rehabilitation outcomes for a person should focus on achieving and maintaining "OPTIMAL FUNCTIONING" in interaction with their environment, personal, and outcome factors.
∎ Familiarize yourself with the global physical and functional rehabilitation approaches of the 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 TO 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 complications or disabling situation
∎ Provide guidance and support to the Rehabilitation Assistants in managing cases or as needed.
∎ Responsibility 2: Provision of 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 is made according to the strategy (quality and quantity) and the needs identified
∎ Supervises and supports Rehabilitation assistants in the provision of assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment.
∎ Enhance and Ensure quality by supporting Technical Officer (TO)- Rehabilitation in the provision of assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment
∎ Anticipate and update the need for assistive devices stock and rehabilitation equipment to the Technical Officer - Rehabilitation to ensure the PSR is addressed as per the identified need and the Team Manager
∎ Support TO in ensuring the quality of assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment in the warehouse as per the request of TO or as necessary.
∎ Plan and utilize the local resources to ensure reasonable accommodation for the beneficiary where needed
∎ Responsibility 3: With the Rehabilitation Space in Static point
∎ Ensure there is an adequate stock of supplies and report to the Team Manager if any stocks need replenishing
∎ Ensure the rehabilitation room is clean and tidy at all times to ensure a professional image
∎ Report to the Team Manager any damages or problems with the equipment.
∎ Ensure OHS is in place and is followed by clinical staff.
∎ Mission 3: Emergency Preparedness and Response
∎ Contributes to the program's emergency preparedness actions and, in an emergency, adapts his or her working methods to contribute to a practical humanitarian approach by HI.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 18 years
∎ At least 2 years' experience of working on the same thematic preferably in development and humanitarian context.
∎ Be registered with the local association.
∎ Previous NGO experience.
∎ Computer knowledge (MS office package- both in English and Bangla).
∎ Able to work in harsh conditions.
∎ Good physical condition.
∎ The strong teamwork approaches.
∎ Communication skills in verbal and written Bangla.
∎ Knowledge of disability and development issues in Bangladesh.
∎ Sensitized on the issues related to child protection, protection of gender-based violence, etc.
∎ Experienced in Humanitarian Context, preferably in the fields of rehabilitation and inclusion.
∎ Experience working in a multidisciplinary context.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 62758 - 69693 (Monthly)
∎ A hardship allowance will be added to working in Cox`s Bazar District only. Salary will be determined based on experience, qualification, and budget availability. Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2
∎ Medical Coverage: Staff & dependents will get general/outpatient, hospitalization, dental, and optical, medical insurance facilities as per the HI policy.
∎ Maternity Coverage: Staff & dependents will get maternity medical coverage facilities as per the HI policy.
∎ Group Life Insurance Coverage: Staff will get the death benefit, accidental benefit, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability benefit, and critical illness benefit as per the HI policy.
∎ Leave: Staff will get sick leave, annual leave, casual leave, medical leave, and event leave as per HI policy.
∎ Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 26 Sep 2023

Company Information:
∎ 13 Sep 2023
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Category: NGO/Development

: Special Note: "The advertised position will be contingent upon contract award"Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation".Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 02 References (Current/Last Supervisor only) including the Head of HR of the current employer to by Tuesday, 26 September 2023. Only Bangladeshi national candidates are eligible to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified, potential, matched female candidates and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred in case of similar qualifications to other candidates.HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.HI is committed to a safe workplace for all people to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. The humanitarian principles focus on equity and inclusion with a solid commitment to these values. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values in their personal and professional life.Any persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon a successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.


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