CareWorks: Ugu Linkage Officer

CareWorks
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 10 January, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment
POSITION Ugu Linkage Officer
POSITION LOCATIONS Ugu District x 1
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Contract – Event Based Linked to Funding
START DATE 10 January 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.
  • 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 jobs@careworks.co.za 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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