Careworks: HTS Lay Counsellor

Careworks
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 9 August, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment
POSITION HTS Lay Counsellor
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS Nkangala, MP x 1 vacancy
 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Contract – Event Based Linked to Funding
START DATE ASAP
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
EXPERIENCE 1 – 2 years HIV Counselling experience
SALARY RANGE Market Related – To be discussed

 
Inherent requirements of the position:

  • Resident in the above listed location
  • Excellent knowledge of HIV, TB and STI, prevention approaches and DoH screening guidelines
  • Excellent counselling and interpersonal skills
  • Committed and motivated to preventing HIV, STI’s and TB
  • Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality
  • Discrete and confidential
  • Willingness to work after hours
  • Willingness to work with a team in challenging environments
  • Ability to communicate in multiple South African languages
  • Ability to travel as and when required
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time
  • Computer literacy – basic MS Office software
  • Valid drivers’ license (2 years or older will be advantageous)

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
  • Submit the documents electronically, as per CareWorks standard operating procedures
  • To promote Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as a form of HIV prevention

To apply:

  • Submit your application to jobs@careworks.co.za or Fax: 021 413 2933 or by post to 3 Laleni Drive, Corridor Hill, Office No 14, Witbank.
  • 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, 9 August 2019

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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