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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Nurse / Clinical Officer, Addictions Counselor, Receptionist and Office Assistant Jobs in Kenya


SAPTA is an acronym for Support for Addictions Prevention and Treatment in Africa. SAPTA is recognized by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (NAADAC – USA) as an approved addiction counseling training center.  

It is the only NAADAC approved center in Africa and the only organization in Kenya offering diploma training in addictions counseling recognized by the ministry of higher education and directorate of industrial training. 

SAPTA is among the few organizations specializing in offering substance abuse prevention, treatment and Support programs in Kenya. 

SAPTA is seeking to fill the following positions based in Nairobi:-

Nurse / Clinical Officer
Report to: Project Coordinator.

The nurse/clinical officer will work with Most at Risk Populations in the informal settlements with the following key responsibilities:

  • Monitor the daily health and well-being of women /men using and Injecting Drugs.
  • Conduct regular physical checks of the drugs users and provide treatment as required.
  • Oversee the care and treatment of children of the drug users including immunization and other health check up.
  • Advice and provide sexual & reproductive health services for women who inject drugs and their partners.
  • Oversee the referrals of drug users to medical specialists including making appointments and ensuring follow up of the clients.
  • Ensure that cost efficiency and quality of care standards are met.
  • Work with addictions counselor and the project coordinator to ensure a comprehensive care package for the   Injecting drug users is achieved.
  • Maintain the drug inventory and ordering new medicines as required.
  • Provide health education to the injecting drug user and their partners especially on safe injecting practices, management of abscess and drug over dose.
  • Participate in case management meetings, community outreaches and other staff activities.
  • Prepare regular reports on clients’ progress.

The employee must be flexible and willing to perform any other appropriate duties as & when assigned by the management of SAPTA. 

Education and Experience

  • A college degree or diploma in Nursing, diploma in clinical medicine.
  • At least 3 years nursing experience.
  • Experience and training in HIV/AIDS management.
  • Experience working with MARPS or drug users will be an added advantage.
  • Experience, skills or training in alcohol/drugs counseling or management will be an added advantage.
  • Good people and organizational skills.
  • Excellent Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel) required.
  • Should be a member of the Nursing Council.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Substance Abuse Counselor (Addictions Counselor)
Reporting: Project Coordinator.

The addiction Counselor is responsible for providing confidential addictions counseling, education and support to individuals, families and the community and for promoting health lifestyles and healthy choices.

Key tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling to individuals regarding the use and effects of alcohol and drugs
  • Provide counseling to pregnant women about the effects of drugs and alcohol on the fetus.
  • Assist Injecting Drug Users to understand the risk of their behavior.
  • Provide group counseling to Injecting Drug user and other drug users.
  • Ensure legislation, standards and guidelines are being followed
  • Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals.
  • Provide community education and support.
  • Assist individuals to identify their need for treatment programs and offer treatment as required.
  • Manage and administer the alcohol and drug support program.
  • Create and maintain current and accurate records of the numbers of clients served and the issues.

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in addiction counseling.
  • At least 2 year experience working in a rehabilitation centre
  • At least 4 year experience working as a counselor
  • A degree or diploma in psychological counseling an added advantage.
  • A team player with good communication skill.
  • Be patient and work under minimum supervision

Receptionist 
Reporting: Administration Officer.

The receptionist will be based at the head quarter and will have the following key responsibilities;-

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Operate a switchboard involving the placing of inter-office, local and long distance telephone calls.
  • Give the callers general information pertaining to a particular department.
  • Take messages for officials who are absent from their offices.
  • Assist and/or direct visitors and ensure knowledge of staff movements in and out of organization.
  • Offer general administrative and clerical support.
  • Receive and sort mail and deliveries.
  • Direct students registration for various courses.
  • Any other duty as may be required.

Education and Experience

  • At least a Diploma in Secretarial Studies or business administration.
  • Ability to operate a switchboard with speed and accuracy is a MUST.
  • Ability to speak clearly in a well-modulated voice.
  • Ability to keep simple records and perform clerical duties.
  • Good memory.
  • Courtesy and tact in dealing with people.
  • At least 3 years experience in the similar role.
  • Good Computer and communication skills.

Office Assistant
Reporting: Project coordinator

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain records of all incoming and outgoing correspondence in the organization and attend to all visitors and customers in a professional manner.
  • Maintain a good image of the organization and ensure first class customer service.
  • Schedule and maintain the diary of appointments and meetings and make necessary arrangements for the same.
  • Carry out all front office duties as assigned and ensure teamwork with the rest of the office team.
  • Assisting in other office duties including cleaning and preparing office tea.

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in front office /certificate in Customer service
  • 3 years experience in a similar  
  • Excellent ICT abilities in MS Office.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Creative and Practical.
  • Aggressive doer (less talk, more action!)

If you meet the requirements of the above positions, please send through email only your application letter, detailed CV including  email contacts of three (3) references; to info@sapta.co.ke  and must copy kipbenrotich@yahoo.com  by 7th  August  2012

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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