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Community Health Worker

Location: Kibera
Reports to: Health Services and Program Officer
Hours: Mon- Fri, 8:00am to 4:00pm and one Saturdays a month

Shinning hope for community seeks to recruit qualified candidates for the positions below.

Job Scope
The primary responsibility of the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Health workers is following up on selected patients in their homes to ensure treatment adherence and recovery and report to any complications to physicians. CHWs are also responsible for clinical outreach and active case finding, conduct relevant health talks/topics will be scheduled by the CHW supervisor and performed by the CHWs in the clinic and throughout the community.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assit in the triage, patient escorting and provide general assistance as needed
  • Accompany patients to scheduled health appointments or referral sites
  • Following up on selected patients in their homes to ensure treatment adherence and recovery and report any complications to physicians
  • Recruitment of patients for health talks and support groups
  • Recommended referral facilities to community members
  • Report incidences of child or elder abuse, neglect, or threat to relevant authorities
  • Carry out community outreach as needed(in schools, community groups, individuals or families)
  • Assist in identifying patients who need immediate health attention through acting as a liaison person between the clinic and the community
  • Organize and run regular health talks and monthly support groups
  • Perform home based care/visits to patients to patients and assess their needs
  • Recommend to health services providers information on acceptability of services offered
  • Distribute brochures, flyers or any other educational document to inform targeted community members on outreach activities e.g. Vaccination campaigns
  • Daily, weekly and quarterly reports filed on patients and performed activities
  • Updates on clinic activites
  • Performing other related duties as may be assigned

Personal attributes

  • High level of motivation, organization, honesty, commitment and professional responsibility
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Accurate and detail oriented

Requirements

  • Communications skills
  • Capacity building ability
  • Good reporting skills

To apply for this positions, candidates should send their applications to the email address jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org not later than 7th of November 2014.

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