2 Social Workers Vacancies

Centre For Health Solutions Kenya

Job Description

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.

Position: Social Worker – 2 positions

Location: Nyeri County

Overall Function:

The Social worker shall support the planning, initiation and implementation of CHS Adherence Psychosocial Support minimum package in the CCC, PMTCT and TB clinics at the respective health facilities.

Key responsibilities:

Support the coordination of psychosocial support activities targeting adults, adolescents, paediatrics, PMTCT mothers and discordant couples.
To support planning, implementation and evaluation of defaulter identification and tracking systems at the respective health facilities in the respective health facilities using the already approved tools.
Support the CCC in Charge in mentoring the Peer Educators and mentor mothers in Adherence Psychosocial support and Community activities.
Participate in activities that lead to strengthened linkages between the health facility and the community.
To support planning, implementation and evaluation of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) activities at the health facility.
Identify, document and share key lessons and practices learnt on adherence and psychosocial support from health facilities and the community
Participate in community mobilization activities
Participate in home visits and home-based care activities
Support counselling of the clients admitted in the wards
Ensure there is a functional intra and inter-facility and community referrals
To support the CCC in-charges in integrating WASH activities in HIV programming
Any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications and Requirements

For appointment to the post of a Social Worker, a candidate must;

Have a Diploma in Medical Sociology, Sociology, Social Work or Community Development
Computer Literacy (Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Power Point)
Teaching, facilitation, mentoring and counseling skills
Ability to work with diverse groups of people
Good interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
Two years work experience as a Social Worker within the health sector an added advantage

Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

Applications should include the following

Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (3) referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates
Photocopy of ID
Testimonials/ Recommendation

Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification