Jan 06, 2020

Ugu Linkage Officer

  • CareWorks
  • Ugu, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent
- HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate – minimum 10-day Course, which is not older than 2 years from the
date of issue or HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate - minimum 10-day Course, older than 2 years’, but
not more than 3 years’, with a certificate for a 2-day refresher course from an accredited provider.
Knowledge of DOH HTS guidelines and protocols
Clear criminal record
Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, and routine database activity Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software
Valid Code 08 Drivers licence is mandatory

EXPERIENCE Experienced counsellor

SALARY RANGE Market Related – To be discussed
Inherent requirements of the position:

Strong administration background
Good problem-solving skills
A proactive nature
Excellent people and motivational skills
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; good command of the English language
Ability and willingness to travel extensively
Ability to work non-traditional hours which will include weekends

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

To link newly diagnosed HIV positive people to a facility or a NIMART nurse so that they can initiate the client on ART; this position will be for someone that is not afraid to work irregular working hours
Liaise with DOH facility staff and district support partners to overcome barriers to ART initiation
Liaise with the client to schedule clinic appointments for ART initiation and offer transport when needed – an indemnity, waiver and release form needs to be completed before any client gets in the CareWorks or staff member’s vehicle
Daily reports of all clients linked to care and on those cases were attempts were made but not yet linked to care
Work closely with the team leaders/lay counsellors to ensure linkage support aligns to community activations
Manage community profile and mapping referral systems of patients from the community to facility and vice versa
Assist with obtaining and collecting HIV positive client level information for the Index Tracing modality from health facilities and/or district support partners
Assist with obtaining consent for Index Tracing and when needed, assist with Index Tracing
Escalate any challenges to the provincial manager or Programme Manager, timeously
From time-to-time conduct community-based combination HIV prevention initiatives including STI’s, TB, HTS, risk reduction, interventions in TB, STI’s screening and referrals to high risk sexually active individuals
Participation in staff meetings and appropriate training workshops
Ensure timeous submissions of workplans
Providing HIV Testing Services to clients in line with NDOH policies and guidelines when needed

To apply:

Submit your application to or Fax: 021 413 2933
Your application must contain ALL of the following:
A cover letter motivating your application
Submit your up to date CV with accompanying certificates
State the position you are applying for and location in the subject line of the email application
Application Deadline: Close of business, Friday, 10 January 2020

Please take note of the following before submitting an application:

Ensure that you meet the all of the requirements of the position (educational, inherent requirements as well as required experience)
Unless otherwise stated CareWorks will not pay relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up a position in another town or province
Please note:

CareWorks reserves the right not to fill this vacancy and to withdraw the advertisement for this position at any stage during the recruitment process
We are committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions

Due to high volumes of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us 2 weeks after the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful

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