Summer Interns 2014

It’s not what you get out, it’s what you put in…

Imagine this – arriving in a developing country for the first time, being thrown straight into the exciting challenge of working for a charity that deals with the suffering of some of the poorest members of the local community. How would you feel, being faced with death and hardship as well as the challenges of navigating a big, dirty city? Sounds like an incredible leap…

 

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This summer, Rachel House was thrilled to welcome four interns to complement our existing team in Jakarta. From the USA to The Netherlands to Singapore, our new interns offered interesting global perspectives and integrated seamlessly into our Rachel House family. Warmly welcomed, the team were able to help with creating new media videos to showcase the work of Rachel House, as well as helping to codify primary Rachel House processes.

“We sometimes think about volunteering in terms of I – how have I benefitted from the experience, what have I learned, how have I grown?” said one intern when she was asked what she learnt while helping at Rachel House. “The experience becomes centred on the self, and not on the people we are there to help and serve. My advice for new volunteers would be to keep an open heart, and in everything you do to think of the children.”

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The Future of Palliative Care in Indonesia – Rachel House’s Groundbreaking Roundtable Discussion

Bringing Indonesia’s palliative care key players together with Dr Suresh Kumar…

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With Palliative Care Day just around the corner (8th October), we thought we’d update you all on the steps we’ve been taking this year spread knowledge about palliative care throughout Indonesia.  On 26th March 2014, Rachel House hosted a groundbreaking Roundtable event, inviting key players in healthcare in Indonesia to come together and discuss the alternative pathways of introducing palliative care into nursing school curriculum in Indonesia. Dr. Suresh Kumar, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and an expert on community-based palliative care, came from India to attend the discussion and to share his experiences.

The event brought together key influencers in healthcare in Indonesia with senior representatives from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, major universities and hospitals across Indonesia, the heads of National Nursing Association, National Bachelor of Nursing and Diploma of Nursing Associations – to discuss ways of improving general knowledge about palliative care amongst medical professionals and the critical collaboration needed between stakeholders to make this possible.

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Program Manager WANTED for Rachel House

Rachel House's Community Program

Yayasan Rumah Rachel (YRR) adalah lembaga nirlaba bergerak dalam asuhan paliatif anak. Sejalan pengembangan kerja yang membutuhkan dukungan beragam pemangku kepentingan yang sama-sama memahami pentingnya asuhan paliatif bagi anak Indonesia, YRR mengundang para penggiat kerjasosial untuk bergabung dalam kerja besar ini.

Posisi:
Pengelola Program (Program Manager)

Lokasi:
Jakarta

Peran:
Merancang, merencanakan, melaksanakan, memantau serta mengevaluasi upaya/program terkait beragam pemangku kepentingan, menunjang asuhan paliatifanak.

Cakupan Kerja:

·         Merancang dan merencanakan beragam program.
·         Menyusun anggaran beragam program.
·         Mengelola pelaksanaan beragam kegiatan atau upaya.
·         Memfasilitasi sesi dengan beragam pemangku kepentingan.
·         Mengelola beragam event.
·         Menyusun dan memproduksi materi komunikasi terkait beragam program.
·         Membina relasi dengan beragam pemangku kepentingan.
·         Mengelola kerja timYRR dan/atau bersama pemangku kepentingan lain.
·         Memantau pelaksanaan program.
·         Mengevaluasi program denganberagam metode yang mungkin dan perlu dilakukan.
·         Menyusun laporan atau dokumentasi terkait.

Kualifikasi:

·         Minimal S1.
·         Berpengalaman mengelola program/upaya lebih dari delapantahun kerja.
·         Memiliki jejaring pemangku kepentingan yang luas terutama dalam bidang kesejahteraansosial.
·         Peka dan memahami konteks politik, ekonomi, sosial, budaya masyarakat Indonesia.
·         Memahamisistemterkaitkesejahteraansosial Indonesia.
·         Tangguh bekerja di lapangan.
·         Memiliki kematangan social dan terampil berkomunikasi dengan beragam pemangku kepentingan.
·         Mampu bekerja dalam tim secara efektif.
·         Mampu mengoperasikan system dan perangkat lunak dasar perkantoran.
·         Fasih berbahasa Inggris dan Indonesia secara lisan dan tulisan.
·         Bermanfaat bila memiliki SIM dan mampu mengendarai motor dan/atau mobil

Silakan kirim curriculum vitae selambat-lambatnya tanggal 12 September 2014 ke allya@rachel-house.org, atau kirim langsung ke Yayasan Rumah Rachel, Graha Indramas Lt. 1, Jl. K. S. Tubun Raya Kav. 77, Slipi, Jakarta 11410.

Home Care Nurse WANTED for Rachel House

Yayasan Rumah Rachel (YRR) adalah lembaga nirlaba, bukan berbasis agama yang menyelenggarakan asuhan paliatif rawat rumah, tidak berbayar, bagi anak-anak dengan HIV AIDS terutama dari latar keluarga kurang mampu. Visi kami adalah tidak ada lagi anak dalam nyeri atau kesakitan. Misi kami adalah memastikan asuhan paliatif tersedia bagi anak Indonesia sehingga mereka dapat menjalani hidup bahagia dan bermartabat dalam lingkungan penuh kasih sayang.

Mengimbangi peningkatan kebutuhan asuhan paliatif anak, Yayasan Rumah Rachel menyambut perawat Indonesia untuk bergabung  dalam tim PERAWAT PALIATIF RAWAT RUMAH. Sebagai lembaga perintis asuhan paliatif anak di Indonesia, Yayasan Rumah Rachel berkomitmen untuk terus membina kapasitas tim melalui proses belajar berkelanjutan melibatkan para penggiat dan guru paliatif dari Indonesia, Singapura, Australia, Selandia Baru, Afrika Selatan dan India.

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Berikut adalah rincian informasi Perawat Paliatif Rawat Rumah Yayasan Rumah Rachel.

Lokasi:
Kantor Slipi (Jakarta Barat) dan/atau Kantor Cilincing (Jakarta Utara).

Tanggung Jawab:
•    Menyelenggarakan asuhan keperawatan bermutu.
•    Menyelenggarakan pendidikan kesehatan dan komunikasi terapetik bagi klien dan keluarga.
•    Menyelenggarakan dukungan dasar psikologi sosial dan spiritual bagi klien dan keluarga selama terapi, jelang dan pasca kematian.
•    Berkoordinasi dengan lembaga mitra dan unit pelayanan kesehatan dalam menyelenggarakan asuhan bagi klien dan keluarga.

Persyaratan:
•    Berlatar pendidikan minimal D3 Keperawatan.
•    Berpengalaman kerja keperawatan klinis minimal tiga tahun. Pengalaman dalan layanan rawat rumah dan/atau anak menjadi nilai tambah.
•    Memiliki Surat Tanda Registrasi dan Surat Izin Praktik yang berlaku.
•    Memiliki kepekaan sosial dan bersedia melayani di lingkungan bersumber daya terbatas.
•    Memiliki daya menyesuaikan dan bertindak sesuai kondisi.
•    Berdaya pikir kritis.
•    Terampil berkomunikasi dengan beragam pihak.
•    Mampu mengoperasikan internet dan perangkat lunak dasar perkantoran.
•    Kemampuan berbahasa Inggris menjadi nilai tambah.
•    Mampu mengendarai motor dan/atau mobil serta memiliki SIM menjadi nilai tambah.

Silakan kirim curriculum vitae selambat-lambatnya tanggal 19 September 2014 ke allya@rachel-house.org, atau kirim langsung ke Yayasan Rumah Rachel, Graha Indramas Lt. 1, Jl. K. S. Tubun Raya Kav. 77, Slipi, Jakarta 11410.

Rachel House Fundraising: Cross Fit Event

What could be better than doing something wonderful for others while getting yourself in shape?

 

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Warming up

On March 22nd 2014, Crossfit Senayan organised a wonderful “R4R or Reps for Relief” fundraising event at the Sultan Hotel in Sudirman. Funds raised were for the benefit of Rachel House and Habitat for Humanity.

 

 

Cross Fit is a super ”crazy” new fitness trend that has taken spread across the world like wild-fire, involving teamwork and tenacity. The participants at the R4R event had to repeat each exercise set as many times (“reps” or repetitions) as possible within a certain timeframe.  It was a really fun and challenging workout, and an incredibly heartwarming day for all!

 

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Skipping into action

 

Fitness fanatics and first-time Cross Fitters signed up for the event ahead of time, asking friends and family to sponsor them depending on the number of repetitions they completed on the day itself.  The event was very well attended and everyone had a brilliant (if tiring!) time.  The money raised will help support the work or Rachel House and also Habitat for Humanity, which provides homes for families in need across Indonesia.

It’s not too late if you want to join in and donate! Just click the DONATE tab above . If you would like to find out more about our fundraising events, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Want more? Check out our GET INVOLVED page.

Rachel House Welcomes RS IMC Interns

Our nurses pass on their wisdom and experience…

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Rachel House nurse Rina passes on her knowledge to the RM IMC interns

 

“Share your knowledge.  It’s a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama

 

Rachel House recently welcomed 10 student nurses from the Rumah Sakit IMC (IMC Hospital), who were invited to shadow our excellent nursing staff as they went about their duties.

 

Each day, between two and four students would take to the streets of Jakarta with our nurses to conduct all-important home visits across the city. They visited children in their homes, observing practiced nurses increasing comfort levels and administering pain relief.

 

The remaining students spent time in our office in Slipi, where they attended structured classes with our most experienced staff members, covering topics such as recognizing symptoms, community-based palliative care, as well as psychosocial and communication issues. They learnt about oral care, hygiene, nutrition, pain and breathlessness through practical demonstrations and teamwork.

 

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Practical demonstrations

 

The IMC Hospital is a facility where Rachel House once housed a palliative care unit, before recognizing that home visits were the best solution for our young patients, who often want to be treated at home, spending their final days or weeks with family in a familiar environment. RS IMC is a facility Rachel House continues to have strong ties with, as we work towards our mutual aim of implementing palliative care more broadly across education facilities, nursing associations, and hospitals, as well as educating the wider community about its importance.

 

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The interns discuss topics together

 

If you are a nurse interested in working with us (as a volunteer or a full-time employee), or would like to find out more about how you can help in general, please visit our GET INVOLVED page.

Want more? Read about our journey.

Australian Volunteer as Communications Officer WANTED

Activities

 

 

Come join our community of passionate Pediatric Palliative Care champions and help bring voice to this pioneering field of medicine in Indonesia. Please send in your application by 20th June 2014 if this challenge speaks to your heart. Find out more here (Assignment Number: AY0614ID08)

Home Care Nurse WANTED for Rachel House

Committed Team

Yayasan Rumah Rachel adalah pelopor gerakan dan layanan paliatif bagi anak yang hidup dengan HIV atau kanker dari keluarga tidak mampu.

Visi: tidak ada lagi anak sakit yang meninggal dalam kesakitan tanpa kasih sayang.
Misi: menyelenggarakan asuhan paliatif bagi anak dengan kondisi-kondisi yang mengancam jiwa, memungkinkan mereka untuk hidup bahagia dan bermartabat dalam suasana yang tidak diskriminatif, aman dan penuh kasih sayang.

Pelatihan Paliatif untuk Tim medis Yayasan Rumah Rachel diberikan oleh ahli paliatif dari seluruh dunia, dengan kesempatan untuk pelatihan di luar negeri.

Dalam penyelenggaraan paliatif ini kami berpegang pada nilai-nilai berikut ini:
1. Kami percaya pentingnya menyelenggarakan & mempertahankan standar asuhan terbaik
2. Kami percaya bahwa anak berhak atas kasih sayang
3. Kami percaya pentingnya penyediaan lingkungan aman bagi keluarga untuk mengasuh anak-anaknya
4. Kami menjunjung perilaku beretika dalam aspek asuhan fisik, emosi & spiritual.

Saat ini Yayasan Rumah Rachel mencari posisi berikut:
Posisi : Home Care Nurse
Lokasi : Slipi, Jakarta Barat dan/atau Cilincing, Jakarta Utara

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Defeat Your Fears – March 8, 2014

Fear is the main source of superstition and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavour after a worthy manner of life.

-Bertrand Russell

On the morning of March 8th, the Maestro Hall (in Plaza Indonesia) was filled with a group of women convened together to listen to words of courage and strength delivered by Pastor Rosalba Gongora de Franco hailing from Colombia. What was unique about this event was that the organisers, Ricardo Gomez supported by Susi Hermijanto, decided to donate the proceeds from the sale of the tickets to Rachel House. A great blessing for us all at Rachel House and for our children.

The event started with a brief introduction of Rachel House’s service, followed by a beautiful musical recital by a band of talented youths from IES South, before Pastor Rosalba delivered a moving and inspiring sermon.

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Karina’s story (by Emma Chapman)

Adding life to their remaining days

For many of us, imagining the plight of a terminally ill child is impossible.  When death becomes a reality of life, any small kindness can help to improve a child’s remaining time here.

At Rachel House, we help terminally ill children find peace and happiness at the end of their lives.  We work in the poorest communities of Jakarta to raise awareness about palliative care, to look for new patients, and to make a difference to the healthcare system in Indonesia on a larger scale.

Since our last report, our nurses have travelled hundreds of kilometres along the back roads of Jakarta to reach patients in their homes, offering pain relief, advice for the parents and a shoulder to cry on. We need more nurses to spread out further into the poorest areas of Jakarta, and to raise awareness in the community.

We will tell you the story of one little girl, Karina, and how Rachel House has been able to help her.  How many more children are there who need our help?
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