Speech and Language Therapist

Job Description

Title: Speech and Language Therapist

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

Vacancy: 09

Age: at least 18 years

Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Salary: Tk. 62758 - 69693 (Monthly)

Experience:
∎ At most 1 year

Published: 27 Feb 2024

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 18 years
∎ 0-1 years experience working on the same thematic preferably in a 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.
∎ 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.
∎ Special Attention: "You are cordially requested not to apply if you don't have the specific and required educational qualifications mentioned in the advertisement."
∎ Educational Requirements:
∎ • Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
∎ • Preferable – Master’s Degree in a relevant field
∎ Job Experience:
∎ 0-1 years experience working on the same thematic preferably in a 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.
∎ 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.

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Job Location: 06-Ukhiya and 03-Teknaf
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-Term
∎ Duration of the Contract: Under Multiple Projects, as early as possible to 31 August 2024, As early as possible to 24 February 2025, as early as possible to 31 March 2025, and April 2024 – September 2025
∎ Line Manager: Team Manager
∎ *05 positions are contingent upon a contract award.
∎ Under the operational supervision of the Team Manager and the technical supervision of the Rehabilitation Technical Specialist and Technical Officer, Speech and Language Therapist provide physical, inpatient, and outpatient physical and functional rehabilitation services.Mission 1: Strategy and steering
∎ Throughout weekly plans, conduct door-to-door visits to support the identification and data collection of persons with disabilities.
∎ Ensure the data entry and documentation of information in line with HI's standard operating procedures and data governance, as well as international standards, through guidance from the Technical Unit and MEAL department.
∎ Upon request of the Team Manager, report on weekly or monthly achievements and issues in the implementation of the program, safely and ethically.
∎ 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 referrals 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 the items or devices are provided.
∎ Closely work with the Accessibility officer when planning and implementing any accessibility work for the beneficiary, and ensure 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 to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies 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 maneuver to someone.
∎ Always respect a refusal of treatment.
∎ Show abilities and competencies to execute an efficient rehabilitation interventionMission 2: Operational implementationResponsibility 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 services 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, intervention, and treatment.
∎ To ensure rehabilitation outcomes, 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 of the 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, 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, with or without support from caregivers, 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*A detailed job description will be shared later on with the shortlisted and selected candidates before the assessment process.
∎ Job Location: 06-Ukhiya and 03-Teknaf
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-Term
∎ Duration of the Contract: Under Multiple Projects, as early as possible to 31 August 2024, As early as possible to 24 February 2025, as early as possible to 31 March 2025, and April 2024 – September 2025
∎ Line Manager: Team Manager
∎ *05 positions are contingent upon a contract award.
∎ Under the operational supervision of the Team Manager and the technical supervision of the Rehabilitation Technical Specialist and Technical Officer, Speech and Language Therapist provide physical, inpatient, and outpatient physical and functional rehabilitation services.
∎ Mission 1: Strategy and steering
∎ Throughout weekly plans, conduct door-to-door visits to support the identification and data collection of persons with disabilities.
∎ Ensure the data entry and documentation of information in line with HI's standard operating procedures and data governance, as well as international standards, through guidance from the Technical Unit and MEAL department.
∎ Upon request of the Team Manager, report on weekly or monthly achievements and issues in the implementation of the program, safely and ethically.
∎ 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 referrals 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 the items or devices are provided.
∎ Closely work with the Accessibility officer when planning and implementing any accessibility work for the beneficiary, and ensure 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 to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies 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 maneuver 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 services 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, intervention, and treatment.
∎ To ensure rehabilitation outcomes, 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 of the 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, 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, with or without support from caregivers, 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
∎ *A detailed job description will be shared later on with the shortlisted and selected candidates before the assessment process.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2
∎ 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 do not match your expectations."
∎ This is an officer-level position at HI.
∎ A hardship allowance will be added to working in Cox's Bazar District only.
∎ Salary will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and budget availability.
∎ Medical Coverage: Staff and 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 do not match your expectations."
∎ 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 do not match your expectations."
∎ This is an officer-level position at HI.
∎ A hardship allowance will be added to working in Cox's Bazar District only.
∎ Salary will be determined based on experience, qualifications, and budget availability.
∎ Medical Coverage: Staff and 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 do not match your expectations."

Workplace:
∎ Work at office

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Read Before Apply:

*This position is contingent upon a 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 do not match your expectations."

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV and two references (current or last supervisor only), including the Head of HR of the current employer, through Bdjobs.com by Monday, 11 March 2024. 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 they will be preferred in cases 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 for 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 lives. Any persuasion by the person by 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.



Company Information:
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ 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 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, the United Kingdom, and the USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion (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 Bangladesh in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations. 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 the 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 method are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas, providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MHPSS. HI is currently implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram and Cox`s Bazar district through 3 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.

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.

Address::
∎ House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ 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 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, the United Kingdom, and the USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion (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 Bangladesh in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations. 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 the 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 method are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas, providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MHPSS. HI is currently implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram and Cox`s Bazar district through 3 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.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.

Application Deadline: 11 Mar 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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