AVSI - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS NEEDED ON A CONSULTANCY BASIS FOR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
AVSI is an Italian NGO working in Lebanon since 1996, registered with the Ministry of Interior in 2006 under decree nb. 171194. Since 2013, AVSI and UNICEF have worked together, with different partnership agreements, to identify, refer and integrate out-of-school children into the formal education system, as well as to provide non-formal education alternatives.
As part of the collaboration between AVSI and UNICEF, AVSI is offering special needs services for children enrolled in their centers. In the same scope of work of this activity, and in the aims of identifying vulnerable children with special medical needs, AVSI is offering occupational therapy sessions for the children who are in need of it.
- Recipient of this document
This TOR is intended to Occupational therapist in order to help patients (students) with disabilities enrolled within AVSI’s Educational projects develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for a quality daily living.
Occupational Therapist will do the following:
- promote independence and patients’ functional ability to fulfill their daily routines and roles;
- develop a customized intervention plan for the patients, identifying specific goals and the types of activities that will be used to help them reach those goals;
- assess patients’ abilities and environment (home or classroom) and on the basis of the patients’ health needs, make recommendations to improve their everyday life. For example, modify classroom equipment to accommodate children with disabilities, and help children participate in educational activities;
- recommend special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids. Show the patients and their family and/or educators how to use appropriate adaptive equipment, such as leg braces, wheelchairs, and eating aids. These devices would help patients perform a number of daily tasks, allowing them to function more independently;
- treat the whole body with the incorporation of neurological principles, anatomical or physiological concepts, and psychological perspectives;
- teach patients skills such as managing time, budgeting, using public transportation, and doing household chores in order to help them cope with, and engage in, daily life activities;
- assess and record patients’ activities and progress for patients’ evaluations, and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers. This outcome evaluation will also help the therapist understanding if the intervention plan must be changed.
- Bachelor degree in Occupational therapy (Diploma).
- Fluent in Arabic, English or French.
“Note: In case the patient is in need of an urgent intervention and finding an Occupational therapist in the mentioned areas was impossible, patients might in this case benefit from Physical Therapy sessions implemented by an individual with a diploma in “Physical Therapy”. These sessions would cover the above mentioned goals. Taking into consideration that both specialties are different, some objectives from the treatment plan can still be covered by one of the therapists. At the end, preferences remain for finding an occupational therapist.”
- Communication skills: The occupational therapist need to communicate test results, diagnosis, and proposed treatments in a way that patients and their families understand.
- Compassion: The occupational therapist works with people who are often frustrated by their difficulties. The occupational therapist needs to support emotionally these patients and their families.
- Critical Thinking skills: The occupational therapist must be able to adjust their treatment plans as needed, finding alternative ways to help their patients.
- Target of this service
Children from 4 to 14 years attending the non-formal education in AVSI centers, followed up by UNICEF 17 team, the inclusion officer and the case managers.
- To give the children referred by the team an initial assessment of their needs and propose a treatment plan if necessary.
- send a detailed report on the child follow’s-up
- Expected implementation period and submission deliverables:
During the upcoming cycles till December 2020.
- Field of work
- One occupational therapist for the children in the governorate of Mount Lebanon (Bikfaya).
- One occupational therapist for the children in the governorate of South (Sarafand).
How to apply
Interested candidates who have the required qualifications can send their CV to [email protected] before August 7th 2020 5:00pm.Expired