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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Postural Management and Mobility Aid Trainer

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  1:21 AM

Lutheran World Federation is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position to be based at Dadaab Refugee Camp:
Postural Management and Mobility Aid Trainer
The Postural management and mobility Aid Trainer will report to the Rehabilitation Officer
Duties and responsibilities will include:
· Identification of clients at risk of postural distortion due to neurological or motor dysfunction through individualized assessment in the rehabilitation centre.
· Setting appropriate postural management and therapeutic interventions to improve on the posture of the client.
· Address both the positioning and seated mobility needs of individual with moderate to severe postural dysfunction.
· Maintaining joint range of motion and reduce the risk of developing orthopedic deformities by increasing the number of hours the client spends in symmetrical and therapeutic posture.
· Provision of orthotics and/or equipment to correct posture, mobility and train on the use of the equipment and orthotics.
· Offer advice and instruction on adaptive equipment, orthotics and educating client/family /caretakers on correct posture in order to increase participation in daily activities.
· Working in collaboration with other rehabilitation team members to improve the posture and mobility of the client.
· Offering training on postural management and mobility aid to mid-level therapists and Community Rehabilitation Workers.
Professional Qualifications, experience & skills
· Diploma in Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy or orthopaedic technology
· Certificate or on job training and experience in postural management or on mobility aid will be an added advantage.
· Minimum of two years practical experience in postural management
· Working experience in rehabilitation/inclusion of children with disabilities is an added-advantage
· Knowledge in computer packages
Personal Attributes
· Good team player; able to take direction and work collaboratively with others.
· Ability to communicate in a highly professional manner with clients, community members and professional partners
· Strong administrative skills, Problem solving, conflict resolution skills & ability to maintain confidentiality
· Able to complete required reporting and documentation by deadlines
· Able to work independently; self-motivated & Ability to work in a challenging environment.
· Ability to promote the values of equality, non-discrimination, and human rights for all.

“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”
Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment.
They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 5th July 2016:
The Human Resources Manager,
Lutheran World Federation Kenya-Djibouti, P.O Box 40870-00100,
Closing date: 5th July, 2016
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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