KidsCare

Head of csa department (hod csa)

Job Summary

Leads the Children with Special Abilities (CSA) Department and is accountable for all activities in the department.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job title: Head of CSA Department (HOD CSA)

1. Place within the organization
- Endorses the mission and vision of KidsCare Kenya;
- Is a member of the team of KidsCare Kenya;
- Is a member of the Management Team;
- Leads the Children with Special Abilities (CSA) Department and is accountable for all activities in the department.

2. Scope of the work
- HomeCare programs CSA;
- Rehabilitation services (Occupational therapies, orthopedic, physiotherapies, plaster work, psycho social services);
- Advocacy ( Yes We Have Our Rights);
- Special School Units (SSU);
- Rehabilitation Centre.

3. Reporting to
- Reports directly to the CEO (Director) of KidsCare.

4. Job content
- Works close together with the Head of the Location Social Work (LSW) Department in the processes of goal setting and more;
- Together with the HOD LSW Department maintains and improves the quality of all social and economic services from KidsCare to her beneficiaries;
- Communicates on behalf of the CSA Department to stakeholders (Chief, MOH, etc.) within the six locations of LungaLunga sub county;
- Maintains and increases the contacts with the stakeholders of the CSA Department to realize all kind of (specialized) services for that children;
- Leads and directs the employees and is in control of all activities of the department, in conjunction with the director(s)/management team;
- Acts as a member of the Management Team of the KidsCare organization as a direct liaison between the management of KidsCare and her employees and will communicate to them on behalf of the management and vice versa;
- Is the chairman of the internal CSA meetings;
- prepares the (year, monthly and weekly) planning of all activities of the CSA Department;
- Supervises, monitors and ensures all the operations of the CSA Department are run in a smooth way and successfully in line with the mission and vision of the organization and the organizations policy and procedures;
- Makes clear (yearly, monthly and weekly) reports about the progress of the department to discuss with the directors / MT;
- Gives feedback to strengthen the CSA workers;
- organizes and/or gives training and/or does team activities to strengthen the CSA workers;
- Makes clear protocols, guidelines and project plans for the CSA activities;
- Has together with the deputy director (COO) twice a year performance talks with the CSA workers;
- Is leading the Special School Units project.

5. Job profile
- Has a relevant diploma on college or university level;
- Has five year experiences in working with children in difficult circumstances (children with special abilities - mental and/or physical);
- Self-motivated and passionate working with children with special abilities;
- Is able to communicate to and cooperate with different stakeholders.

6. Values, competences, management skills and job related competences

Values

- Caring;
- Better world;
- Together;
- Achievement;
- Capable;
- Leadership.

Competences
- Customer care;
- Teamwork/cooperation;
- Communication;
- Drive and enthusiasm;
- Leadership.

Management skills
- Strategy & organization;
- General management & administration skills;
- Ability to provide leadership & guidance;
- Ability to ensure quality brand standards are applied;
- Research and development;
- Marketing.

Job related competences
- Integrity;
- Decision making;
- Commitment and responsibility;
- Build trust;
- Communication skills;
- Care of equipment;
- Coaching.

7. Salary scale

8. Training opportunities

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