This is in continuation of my previous post on new avenues being available to be a part of us at NJH.
NJH has taken up the challenge of reaching out to People with Disabilities (PWD), whom we’ll call ‘People with Special Abilities’ or 'Differently abled' in the district of Palamu. Below is a small narrative of the project and the opportunities we could offer to young and dynamic social work professionals desiring to work among such a group of people.
GOAL: To improve the quality of life of People with Special Abilities in the district of Palamu, Jharkhand State, India through the realisation of their rights within the next 3 years.
1. To improve access for People with Special Abilities to their rights to health, employment and community living.
2. To facilitate inclusion of People with Special Abilities in Village Health and Sanitation Committees (VHSC) and build the capacity of VHSC to undertake community monitoring process on regular basis and make health seeking behaviour systems in communities.
3. To empower People with Special Abilities through the formation of Self Help Groups to work towards equal opportunities in the community
TARGET AREA: 9 blocks of Palamu district with a total population of approximately 25000 Persons with Special Abilities.
STAFF NEEDED –
- Project Officers (3 vacancies): Will be in charge of the project in three blocks each. She/He will be responsible for day to day functioning of the project. They will accountable to the Project Manager who will be the leader of the team who would be responsible for the implementation of the project. In consultation with the Project Manager, they would need to develop monitoring frame work as per the LFA indicators and ensure that the reporting system is done smoothly.
- Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapists (2 vacancies): They will assist the project team in facilitating the access to the Persons with Special Abilities and plan for measures designed towards mainstreaming them to the social milieau of the region.