HPCA: Temporary Lay Counsellors

Hospice Pallative Care Association of South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 26 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment
Temporary Lay Counsellors (2 Months Period)

MP Province: Ehlanzeni District (17)                      
Free State Province: Thabo Mofutsanyane (5)

MP Gert Sibande District (7)                                    
KZN Province: UGU District (4)

MP Nkangala District (4)                                          
KZN Province: King Cetshwayo District (4)

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

  • 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

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum 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 & Supporting people living with HIV
  • Involvement in some aspect of community work will be an added advantage
  • Valid EB Driver’s License with 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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Technical Skill and expertise
  • Good communication Skills
  • Customer Service orientation    
  • Detail Orientation
  • High level of integrity
  • Team work        
  • Adaptability       
  • Compassion

Please submit a detailed CV, covering letter and names of three contactable references including email contact to hr@hpca.co.za. Closing date for applications is Friday, 26 July 2019.
 
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.

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