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Feb 25, 2020

HTS Lay Counsellor

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

Job Description

Employment
POSITION HTS Lay Counsellor
POSITION LOCATIONS KwaZulu-Natal – King Cetshwayo X4
KwaZulu Natal – Ugu X2
Mpumalanga – Nkangala X7
Mpumalanga – Gert Sibande X11
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Contract – Fixed Term 01 April 2020 – 30 September 2020
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.
Finger Prick Certificate advantageous
Valid driver’s licence will be advantageous

EXPERIENCE 1- 2 years HIV Counselling experience

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

Local resident in the area
Must have a valid certificate in HIV Counselling & Testing,
Adherence Counselling and training in basic HAST will be advantageous
Must be quality conscience
Excellent counselling and interpersonal skills
Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality
Discrete and confidential
Willingness to work irregular working hours, including weekends and a willingness to travel within a district
Willingness to work with a team in challenging environments
Ability to communicate in multiple South African languages
Valid drivers’ license (2 years or older) will be an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Provide an HTS services through index tracing, workplace and community combination HIV prevention initiatives including STI’s, TB, HCT, risk reduction counselling, screening and referrals
Obtain an informed and written consent for HIV counselling and testing, TB and STI’s screening
Perform finger prick of capillary blood for HIV rapid testing
To ensure that the onsite services are documented and reconciled, daily
Daily, submit the documents electronically, as per CareWorks standard operating procedures
To promote PrEP, PEP, Condoms & Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as a form of HIV prevention for eligible individuals
Link the newly identified positive clients to care, ASAP or inform the linkage officer and/or team leader when you identified a newly diagnosed positive client
Refer any TB and/or STI suspects to the nearest clinic using the referral forms
Escalate any challenges to the team leader/district manager, timeously
Participation in staff meetings and appropriate training workshops
Data collection and compilation of monthly report forms as required
Provide HIV prevention education and information in group sessions
Detect and report barriers to HIV, STI and TB health seeking behaviour
Knowledge and experience in HIV Self-Screening will be advantageous
Implement IQC & PT Scheme as prescribed by the CW SOP and report timeously as per the guidelines
Complete the proficiency Tests and report, timeously
Ensure that HTS registers, DOH consent forms and CW stationery are completed properly and submitted to the clinics, and CW head office and or regional office
Ensure that the personal information collected are kept confidential as per the CW confidentiality agreement

To apply:

Submit your application 
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,

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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