posted on January 1, 2024
CAMA: Rehabilitation Therapist for Hope Medical Center in Guinea
We are looking for physical and or occupational therapists to build up our rehabilitation services at the Hope Medical Center in the forest of Guinea. You will be part of a multicultural team and will work alongside and increase the capacity of our local nurses to provide physical rehabilitation. Doing so will play a key role in leveraging surgical and maternity services to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
- CAMA worker
- Health care, medical
- Partially funded
- Single or couple
- Provide rehabilitation services in line with your specialty
- Humbly learn cultural and medical competence in Guinea
- Teach both didactically and clinically
- Lead a team of Guinean nurses in providing rehabilitation services at the hospital
- Proclaim Christ as a function of an overflow of your relationship with Him
- A recognized bachelor’s degree
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40
- Successful completion of an accredited physical therapy or occupation therapy degree
- 1-3 years clinical experience
- Willingness to learn French
- French language competency
- Experience in resource-limited settings
- Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to gospel ministry
- Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
- Theological Alignment with The Alliance
- Demonstrated flexibility and grace in all aspects of life
- Vibrant spiritual life with consistent practice of spiritual disciplines
- Ability to learn and recover from failure
Timeline for Deployment:
As soon as possible.
The Hope Medical Center is in the heart of the rainforest region of Guinea. A national NGO now leads the Hope Medical Center team with contacts and support from the Netherlands and the United States. The area has a growing national church, and the ministry of the Hope Medical Center draws people from all three of the most unreached people groups in Guinea. While the region is difficult to access, the second largest city in Guinea is 20 minutes away from the center. The climate is cooler than other regions of Guinea.
World Factbook – Guinea
Joshua Project – Guinea
Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.
There are several options for language learning.
Applicants should be in good health and should verify a solid supply chain for any needed medicines.
Expectations for Spouse:
Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting ministry objectives depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.
We expect couples to prioritize their relationship over ministry requirements and to integrate into the community as individuals and as a couple.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
There are several options to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The successful applicant(s) will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.
CAMA Services is the relief and development specialized structure of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.
Applicant(s) should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.
Please email Lisa Ramsey at [email protected].