Social Worker job at Cure Uganda


Cure Uganda

Social Worker job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 08 February 2022

Hiring Organization: Cure Uganda

Job Details:

Job Title: Social Worker
Reports directly to: Social Works Supervisor
Staff Reporting to Position: None
Department: Social Work

Job Role:
To provide social work services, psychosocial support, and counseling for the parents/caretakers and patients in key areas of child/family development and well-being, emotional and spiritual health, and financial sustainability

Key Result Area Activities
• Assessments: Conduct the patient and family assessments for each patient including all aspects of socio-economic background that will be important to providing quality services.
• Conduct Socio-Economic Assessments of each patient’s family.
• Develop a comprehensive understanding of the social service needs of the patient’s family.
o Provide feedback to the department supervisor on the family’s socio-economic situation for use in determining payment plans for private and adult patients.
• Continually identify, enroll and assign patients to sponsor organizations including CCHU as a primary sponsor.
• Together with the department supervisor and finance department, process and follow-up on all outstanding invoices from sponsor organizations, private and adult patients. on monthly basis.
• Actively manage a caseload of assigned patients/families in the provision of Social Work services offered at the hospital and links to the community.
• Provide orientation to all patients on the operations of the hospital and services provided including spiritual ministry, patient sponsorship, patients’ rights, and responsibilities, in liaison with the various departments.
• Provide counseling to patients and families on a wide range of life and health issues (such as child development and wellness, financial sustainability, HIV/Aids counseling, etc.
• Actively manage and track a caseload of assigned parents/families.
• Complete regular patient home visits and meetings with parent support groups.
• Follow-up with patients on issues presented through the Assessment process.
• Follow-up patients who miss medical appointments. Endeavor to do at least one patient follow-up per week.
• Work with your supervisor and finance department to help ensure private patients pay their bills as per the agreed terms.
• Together with the CURE storyteller, write at least 1 patient story (especially success stories) with photos per month as a resource to draw from when requested.

• 3. Community Linking
o Obtain patients' consent to share their information with sponsor organizations, CBR and, other support organizations.
• Link patients and their families to CBR and other support organizations in their respective communities or regions.
• Active involvement with parent support groups in the assigned region.
• Build relationships with key social services organizations, CBR groups, and other support organizations available in the respective regions to link our patients.
• Advocacy for vulnerable children/awareness in the community around children with neurological health conditions (HC, SB, EC, etc.)

• 4. Ensure smooth running of mobile clinics
• Work with the IT and Health Information office to obtain a patients list for each clinic to be able to establish the expected number of patients, find their files.
• Coordinate with respective departments to establish the number of staff needed for the clinic.
• Share the annual clinic calendar with the host organizations or hospitals and confirm their readiness to host the clinic.
o Registering Patients as per established protocols Handle all administrative and housekeeping issues (including transport, accommodation, meals, and other payments for support hired teams at the clinic
• Prepare Satellite Clinic report and accountability
• Share with supervisor and other departments matters that need improvement or other forms of action for the next clinic(s).

o Submit routine reports documenting various activities
• Work as a contact person of the hospital and the patient sponsor organization where necessary.
• Together with the finance department, prepare reports for patient' sponsor organizations as per the agreed guidelines.

• Spiritual Ministry
• Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.

o Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor


Essential Qualifications
o Completed Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, or any other related field.
• At least 3 years experience working as a social worker most preferably in a health care setting
• Certificate in Guidance and Counselling an added advantage.
• Computer knowledge in Ms. Office, e-mail, and internet.

Essential Skills
• Competent in counseling and managing confidential information.
• Competent in general office skills
• Good teamwork, negotiation, and people management skills.
• Good oral and written communication skills
• High-level planning and organizational skills including efficient and effective time management and the ability to prioritize tasks.
Essential And Personal Attributes
• Positive attitude.
• Adherence to the Christian ethos.
• Innovative and independent thinker.
• Exhibit high qualities of honesty and integrity when handling hospital resources.
• Ability to travel long distances for satellite clinics and patients' home visits/follow-up.
• Ability to establish priorities and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
• Experience in Social Work/Community Based Rehabilitation programs is an added advantage

Application procedure

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Applicants must submit their documents as a single combined pdf file to include: cover letter, resume, salary history, and a current practicing License with the Allied Health Professionals Council, and references to the Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 903, Mbale or e-mail to ug.hr@cure.org or Hand delivers to CURE Children’s Hospital, Plot 97-103 Bugwere Road, Mbale.

Further information may be obtained by calling  0778832854. The deadline for receipt of all applications is February 4, 2022 5:00pm.  The positions are full-time and based in Mbale. 

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviews, reference verification, appointment, training, or any other fees). 

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondences or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. All forms of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

Date Posted: 2022-01-27

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