Dreams Mentor – Deaf Community

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (Cidriz)

Reports to DREAMS Connector. The DREAMS Mentor will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) safe spaces.
Main duties
  • Facilitates the process of identifying geographic locations, days and times that Safe Spaces Sessions will be conducted for each respective group.
  • Facilitates the process of forming Safe Space Groups by placing all screened AGYW into their appropriate age groups (10-14, 15-19 and 20-24).
  • Provides age-appropriate services to all AGYW.
  • Facilitates the tailored Steppingstones Curriculum over a period of 13 weeks.
  • Conducts Escorted Referrals of AGYW to access clinical care services not available in the safe spaces and at the DREAMS Centers.
  • Documents attendance and enrolment data and report accordingly by use of the standardized reporting tools.
  • Works together with Connectors to Sort and File documented data according to the provided filing guidelines.
  • Ensures all documented data is entered into DHIS2 and synchronized with the CIDRZ DHIS2 server weekly.
  • Follows up AGYW who miss two consecutive Safe Space Sessions with home visitations and conduct “make-up sessions” to ensure a continuum of mentorship.
  • Ensures AGYW continue to meet post-graduation to maintain their social networks and monitor their application of acquired skills.
  • Provides support to the Connectors to periodically facilitate the process of ongoing recruitment of DREAMS AGYW through screening.
Qualifications 
  • Grade 12 Certificate.
  • Local resident in Lusaka.
  • Female aged between 25 and 35 years.
  • Fluent in Zambian Sign Language, knowledge of deaf culture, ability to use simplified Sign Language for Deaf AGYW who have not been exposed to Sign Language.
  • Empathetic, devoted and respectful individual with good interpersonal communication, team building, and basic reading/writing English skills.
  • Certificate in Social Work, psychosocial counselling or health related field.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with adolescents and young women (HIV prevention and service provision).
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.cidrz.org.

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