Position: Wheelchair technician
Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) aims to be the leading provider of accessible specialized health services in Africa and serves – as healthcare social enterprise and through development programmes – the community and the most vulnerable. CCBRT is Tanzania’s largest local provider of disability and rehabilitation services in the country. We’re committed to empower people with disabilities and their families, improving their quality of life, and ensuring access to medical and rehabilitative treatment. Committed to preventing lifelong disabilities wherever possible, CCBRT is also engaged in extensive maternal and newborn healthcare (MNHC) activities including obstetric fistula repairs and is opening a Maternity and Newborn Wing in 2022.
In order to strengthen our Wheelchair Service team in Dar es Salaam, we are looking for a well trained Wheelchair Technician
As a member of CCBRT’s Wheelchair clinical seating team and Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation team, you are responsible for the the provision, fitting, adjustment and training on wheelchairs and special seats for people with disabilities (PwD)
Together with your colleagues, you assemble and prepare wheelchairs according to prescription; you make modifications or provide custom postural support, ensuring that each wheelchair, seat and any modification is technically safe before the user leaves the department with the new equipment. You provide wheelchair user training to the client and guardians immediately after fitting. You also train users in wheelchair maintenance and basic repair, or supervising such training provided by a trainer.
You work in collaboration with other clinical professionals, administrative staff and various departments of the CCBRT Hospital as well as other health care professionals during outreach activities
- Has a Certificate of Wheelchair Technician
- Minimum of 2 years experience as Wheelchair Technician.
- Fluently speaker of English and Swahili.
- Good in writing English and Swahili.
- Problem Solving ability and creative.
- Excellent patient management and interpersonal skills
If you are interested, please submit your curriculum vitae with 2 references and a cover letter telling us why you believe you are the right person for the role, and why you want to work at CCBRT in particular. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage people with disabilities to apply. Please send your application via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate job reference number: 2022-06
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 28 March 2022