Kenyatta National Hospital Social Worker Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta National Hospital Social Worker Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Principal Medical Social Worker for
    provision of medical social work in the Hospital.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee Development, implementation and review of Medical Social work policies, guidelines, standards and procedures;

  • Lead in conducting research and disseminating findings on medical social work and planning to KNH and stakeholders.

  • Provide leadership and mentorship to all Medical social workers in the hospital and
    interns Overs direct Supervision, control, training and development of staff.

  • Coordinate, monitor the implementation of medical social work activities;

  • Provide overall coordination of social work services in the hospital;

  • Design programs and guidelines to address client’s psychosocial problems.

  • Organize, plan and coordinate training of all staff and students

  • Oversee performance management activities.

  • Create linkages and networking with related agencies and develop partnerships, Collaborations and Memorandum of understanding (MOU’s) with partnering and potential institutions in liaison with the hospital management.

  • Liaising with stakeholders in creating awareness of patient’s psychosocial needs and
    soliciting for relevant support

  • Implementing Policies on rehabilitation and treatment of patients.

  • Participate in staff, recruitment and performance management.

  • Participate in hospital committee meetings as appropriate

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual departmental reports

  • Participate in development of the Departmental Annual Work plan

  • Negotiate and sign personnel performance contract and develop suitable targets.

  • Convene departmental monthly meetings with staff and ensure implementation of its

  • Assess and make decisions on complicated cases

  • Carry out continuous review of documented policies and ensure they are up to date with hospital and national standards

  • Develop project proposals and source for funds to support the department functions in meeting the patient’s needs

  • Plan and budget for social work activities

    Qualification and Experience

  • Master’s degree and Bachelors’ degree in any of the following disciplines; Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Counselling, Anthropology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience with at least three (3) years’ experience as Principal Medical Social Worker or in a comparable role.

  • Registration with Kenya Medical Social Workers Association.

  • Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

  • Valid practicing certificate

  • Proficiency in computer applications.

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenyatta National Hospital Social Worker Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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