Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services, Cairo Vacancy: Medical Access Program Caseworker, Psychosocial Services St Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS) is a refugee service provider in central Cairo that works to enhance the quality of life for refugees and vulnerable migrants through 4 broad programs: education, legal, community outreach, and psychosocial services. We provide high-quality services meeting the unaddressed needs of refugees, and we provide a safe and inclusive space for displaced people to come together as a community. We work for refugees, with refugees, to make rights recognition a reality. StARS’ Mission is to enhance the quality of life of refugees in Egypt and make their rights a reality through client-centered programs. StARS’ Vision is a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for refugees in which they can exercise their rights, pursue their aspirations, and live in dignity. We serve people from many places, including Ethiopia, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Yemen, and Syria. To learn more please visit www.stars-egypt.org. Or https://www.facebook.com/standrewsrefugeeservices?fref=ts Project Description: Psychosocial Services StARS’ Psychosocial Services (PS) assists refugee adults and children in meeting their basic needs. PS focuses on health, mental health, and social needs, such as shelter, security, and community support. StARS’ psychosocial services provide individual psychosocial support to adults and families; individual psychosocial support to unaccompanied children and youth (UCY); and runs an intensive education and psychosocial program for unaccompanied children who are unable to access formal education. Alongside individual case management, psychosocial group activities are provided where people can find additional support. The Medical Access Program provides services to StARS’ clients, working to improve access to medical information and services to address unmet medical needs. Role Under the supervision of the Medical Access Program Coordinator, and in close cooperation with all psychosocial and other StARS programs, the Medical Access Caseworker is responsible for providing individual support to refugees seeking assistance to address unmet medical needs, for support to psychosocial staff in assisting medical cases and, more broadly, to support refugee communities in accessing adequate medical information and medical services. This includes providing medical information and support to individual clients, including through external medical referrals, providing guidance to psychosocial and StARS staff regarding assistance to clients with unmet medical needs, providing training to staff in relevant medical topics, and conducting community workshops. Responsibilities Individual client support  Manage a caseload of individual clients with unmet medical needs.  Conduct medical needs assessments with adults, youth, and children from different refugee communities to identify their needs and recommend necessary intervention.  Establish action plans to address health issues in partnership with the client.  Refer clients to appropriate medical service providers, including via public health institutions and the StARS doctor’s network.  Advocate before medical services for the provision of medical interventions to clients in need.  Follow up on all necessary actions planned with the client in a timely manner and actively searching for solutions to respond to client needs.

 Ensure that clear, accurate and comprehensive records of all client contacts and interventions are maintained and that follow up work is carried out promptly and efficiently.  Develop resources for staff in other psychosocial programs to provide information and support to clients with medical needs.  Respond to medical needs that present through the psychosocial drop-in clinic, including directly meeting with clients and providing advice to psychosocial caseworkers staffing the drop-in clinic.  Respond to medical emergencies of clients accessing StARS services. Community and group work  Develop and facilitate community information sessions on relevant health topics both at StARS and in refugee communities.  Participate in further community-based work as necessary. Networking and Advocacy  Liaise with partner organizations and service providers to improve access to medical services for clients through advocacy on individual cases.  Actively search for services and alternative solutions in response to limitations in medical provision for refugees. Team support and training  Provide guidance to psychosocial and StARS staff regarding assistance to clients with unmet medical needs.  Provide training to staff in relevant medical topics ensuring staff have basic information on common medical needs of refugees in Cairo and on existing services. Administrative duties  Maintain accurate records on client caseload, referrals, and follow-up activities.  Create and maintain relevant medical listings and records, keep up to date medical services information available for psychosocial staff.  Maintain effective communication with Director of Psychosocial Services, psychosocial program coordinators, and all staff.  Participate and cooperate in general office needs and other duties as necessary. Qualifications & Experience The ideal candidate will be a committed health professional, with knowledge and understanding of medical services in Cairo, and experience in health provision to refugee or other vulnerable populations. Qualifications and experience of the ideal candidate  Fluency in both oral and written English is essential.  Fluency in spoken Arabic, as the main language of health providers in Cairo, is also essential. Fluency in written Arabic is desirable.  Knowledge of other languages spoken by refugee populations in Cairo (Somali, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya etc.) is an advantage.  Background in a relevant health discipline (medicine, nursing, public health, etc.) required.  A minimum of one year of experience working in health provision. Work experience with refugees or other vulnerable populations preferred.  Knowledge of health services in Cairo.  Experience in training and workshop facilitation in health related topics is an advantage.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Strong work ethic with a commitment to respect for clients, and to be diligent in responding to their needs.  A proven ability to work in a team, to cooperate and communicate effectively.

 An understanding of the impact of different cultural factors on professional work and an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.  Ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and meet deadlines.  Maturity and discretion, able to work with and maintain confidential information. Working hours: The Medical Access Program Caseworker is expected to be at work for 40 hours per week, between the hours of 9am and 5pm from Sunday to Thursday. Longer hours, evening and weekend work are sometimes necessary. Work will be conducted in StARS premises, outside of the office for external meetings and accompaniments, and in refugee communities and centers. Salary: Starting salary for Medical Access Program Caseworker is 3600 EGP per month, increasing to 3900 EGP per month after a three month probationary period (plus 125 EGP/month medical allowance; 50 EGP/month pension). Closing date for applications: Wednesday 22 November 2017 HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to [email protected]. Kindly write “Medical Access Program Caseworker” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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