HPCA: Lay Counsellor-Driver

HPCA
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 22 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) is a national organisation operating in all nine provinces in South Africa with 134 members and affiliated hospices countrywide.

HPCA seeks to appoint a Lay Counsellor Driver to be based in Mpumalanga:

  • Nkangala District, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
  • Ehlanzeni, Mbombela

The purpose of this position is to provide testing and counselling services and become an integral part of the broader comprehensive care and treatment programme in a non-Clinical site and/or community that links the community into care.

Responsibilities: 

Implement Targeted Community HIV Testing Services

  • HIV pre-test, post-test counselling
  • Adherence counselling
  • Conduct Index Testing and Mobile testing
  • Give health education on health-related issues
  • Give support to both infected and affected clients
  • Provide education on HIV, TB and STIs prevention strategies
  • Participate in organizing HIVAIDS awareness events
  • Promote HIV counselling, testing and condom use
  • Conduct screening for TB and STIs
  • Collect data

Implement Active Referral and Linkage to Care

  • Refer and link all new HIV, TB, STI cases
  • Link HIV negative patients to preventative service providers
  • Trace defaulters and link them back to the mainstream 
  • Collect data

Implement Adherence Support

  • Introduce a risk reduction plan for clients in the post-test counselling and the adherence support

Driving

  • Drive HPCA testing team, including testing equipment, to and from identified testing sites
  • Inform the Primary Driver responsible for the vehicle of any mechanical issue to maintain the vehicle safe
  • Inform the Primary Driver responsible for the vehicle of any need for a car wash to maintain the vehicle clean
  • Ensure compliance with Traffic Rules at all time

Requirements:

  • Matric / Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Accredited training certificates: Basic HIV information course, Intensive Counselling course and Adherence Counselling course and the ability to Counsel using the ACTS method
  • Finger prick certificate
  • Ability to communicate in English and one or more South African language(s) commonly spoken in the Sub-District
  • Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS and TB and Supporting people living with HIV
  • Involvement in some aspect of community work will be an added advantage
  • Valid EB driver’s license with a clean driving record and no traffic violations
  • Clear criminal record                                        
  • Minimum one to two years’ experience in HIV Counselling, Finger pricking and intensive adherence counselling
  • Technical Skill and expertise
  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service orientation  
  • Detail Orientation  
  • High level of integrity  
  • Teamwork  
  • Adaptability  
  • Compassion

To apply, submit a detailed CV, covering letter and names of three contactable references including email contact to hr@hpca.co.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Preference will be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998 (and any amendments thereto), the relevant internal recruitment policy as well as the organisation’s employment equity plan.

For more about HPCA, refer to www.hpca.co.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Mpumalanga

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