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Chaplain Kampala

Posted by Mildmay Uganda Private Central
  • Company: Mildmay Uganda
  • Experience: 6 months - 2 years
  • Studies: Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma
  • Category: Health - Nursing - Social Care
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Over 100.000 / month (USh)
Job Summary: The Chaplain promotes quality pastoral/spiritual services using a family-centred approach that empowers clients, families and MUg staff faced with spiritual and psychosocial conditions and ensure strong linkages and good collaboration with the religious leaders, communities and other stakeholders for improved quality of life and better service delivery both at MUg and the supported sitesKey Duties and Responsibilities: 1.  Provide pastoral care that equips and empowers MUg clients, their families, communities and staff to cope with prevailing situations, appreciate their spirituality and live positively for improved quality of life and better service deliveryCarry out devotions/prayers for MUg staff as a way of nourishing their spirituality and motivating them for better service deliveryTo conduct health spiritual morning talks and motivational devotions to clients and care takers at the reception area, In patient unit( IPU) and other service points for spiritual encouragement to enhance positive livingIdentify and assess clients, families and staff for spiritual/ pastoral needs so as to appropriately offer spiritual interventions and also as part of a holistic approach for palliative care provisionWork closely with counseling teams support palliative care needs for breaking bad news, grief, loss and bereavement to terminally ill patients and their families cope with the circumstances and affirm their hope in the meaning of life as relevant to their own beliefsWorking together with Counselling teams, participate in development and implementation of appropriate interventions for general counseling(encouragement, behavioral change , life skills and family support) as per personal competence and preference to improve psychosocial outcomesTo conduct religious services relevant to the needs of the client and family for spiritual encouragement and ability to cope with prevailing situationsConduct regular home visits so as to facilitate holistic care (identify gaps, spirituality issues, support systems) so as to set sustainable interventions tailored to the home and community environmentActively refer client to the relevant services points in MUg and religious communities for further management and holistic spiritual careWork closely with line manager and senior manager Behavioural Change and Psychosocial support services organize and facilitate pastoral care workshops for clients, FBOs and communities so as to equip them with the right and relevant health information for improved spiritual wellbeing2. Actively contribute towards efficient and effective teamwork that delivers well coordinated pastoral/spiritual care services for improved health outcomes of the staff, clients and communities at MUg and the supported sitesMake sure that there are good working relationship with the spiritual, clinical teams and the entire organization for effective service deliveryTake part in departmental, Interdisciplinary team, and staff meetings in order to give and receive feedbackActively participate in the appraisal process in liaison with the Behavioural and Psychosocial Services Manager so as to give and receive feedback on performanceParticipate in the development of work schedules for proper manpower planning and continuity of service deliveryRegularly participate in the review and monitoring of performance of the pastoral team activities, compile and submit progressive reports to the Behavioural and Psychosocial Services Manager for to ensure achievement of departmental targetsAccurately document client¡¦s records and ensure timely data entry as a way of contributing to the MUg databaseActively participate in regular outreaches so as to increase demand for religious leaders training, BCC activities, and other prevention services as a way of enabling the organization to achieve its overall goals3. Ensure provision and maintenance of efficient pastoral/spiritual care services to the clients, their families, and staff guided by standard theological guidelines for improved spiritual and social wellbeingStrictly adhere to the stipulated theological guidelines/standards so as to contribute to quality pastoral/spiritual care servicesEnsure a favorable environment for both the client and the health care worker during service delivery to promote comfort and enable clients to freely open upActively contribute to the development and review of pastoral/spiritual care tools and Standard Operating Procedures for improved service deliveryParticipate in the departmental quality improvement projects for quality assurance4. Offer technical input in the competence building of religious leaders and health workers to deliver high quality pastoral/spiritual care services both at MUg and the supported sites for improved psychosocial well beingParticipate in pastoral/spiritual care needs assessment of health facilities and health workers to identify gaps in service deliveryMentor and orient new staff, locums and volunteers on activities in the pastoral care department so that they become accustomed to the services offered at MUgTrain, mentor and coach health workers and religious leaders in the provision of quality pastoral/spiritual care services so as to increase proficiencyActively participate in continuous medical education for chaplains for improved knowledge and skillsMentor and support health workers and religious leaders in the creation and facilitation of peer support groups for improved spiritual and social supportActively contribute to the development and dissemination of IEC materials and guidelines for pastoral/spiritual care services in liaison with the Behavioral and Psychosocial Services Manager in order to ensure proficient and standard delivery of servicesWork in consultation with HSS/ Training and Education teams participate in offering technical support on HIV health education and promotion issues to religious leaders, FBOs and other community health workers and groups so as to strengthen the integration of spiritual care in holistic health care delivery, increasing awareness and correct health information giving using spiritual leaders5. Participate in the creation of strong linkages and good collaboration with the local and religious communities and other stakeholders, so as to increase demand for services and ensure appropriate referralsParticipate in the identification of vulnerable communities including their key stakeholders, in need of pastoral and spiritual care services as part organizational strategic plan to undertake stakeholder and community identification for specific interventionsMaintain linkages with local and religious communities and other stakeholders as part of the organisational partnership working, for and referral linkages for appropriate management of clientsWork closely with other faith based organizations as part of combined partnership effort to conduct community outreaches so as to extend prevention, care and treatment services closer to the people6. Effectively utilize and account for organizational funds so as to achieve departmental goals using the available resourcesParticipate in the budgeting process as a way of ensuring allocation of resources for departmental activitiesResponsible for the requisition, effectively utilize and account for assigned funds in order to contribute towards the achievement of departmental goalsCarry out regular inventories to ensure safety and security of equipment used in pastoral and spiritual workActively contribute to the MUg income generation activities within the pastoral/spiritual care department by offering pastoral/spiritual care services to private individuals and organizations to ensure organizational sustainability7. Actively participate in operational research in order to demonstrate MUg best practices and contribute to the National and International body of knowledgeAccurately document client¡¦s information for future reference, evaluation and researchDocument success stories and develop research ideas needed for improvement of service deliveryWrite abstracts and research proposals so as to disseminate research findings, share lessons learnt and contribute to new knowledge and best practicesRepresent MUg at conferences, institutions and meetings so as to increase the publicity and credibility of MUg in the area of research at both national and international forumsQualifications, Skills and Experience: The candidate must hold a Diploma in Theology/MinistryAdditional Certificate in CounsellingDetailed working knowledge in HIV/AIDSWorking knowledge in palliative carePast exposure and experience in working with different communitiesAbility to work under pressure: and in sympathy with the Christian values of Miidmay Uganda.Deadline: Friday 5th September2014
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