Lay Counsellor [Ehlanzeni]

Aurum Group - Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Company Aurum Group
Reference # Ehlanzeni
Published 15/09/2021
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Nelspruit / Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Duration 12 Months

Introduction The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position.

Job Functions Counselling,Medical

Industries Ngo / Non-Profit

Specification Work Description
The Lay Counsellor is responsible for providing HIV/AIDS testing and counselling. The Lay Counsellor also renders psychosocial support counselling and continued adherence support for participants.
Technical Work Responsibilities
  • HIV testing and counselling (HTC)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gender Based Violence counselling
  • Provide a linkage from diagnosis to HIV care and treatment
  • Provide adherence counselling and patient education for:
  • Initiation and continued adherence support for patients on ART
-Patients on medication for treatment of drug-sensitive TB and multi- drug resistant TB, TB prevention and contact tracing
  • Facilitation of community-supported models of ART delivery
  • Identification of process inadequacies and recommendations
  • Utilise the specified counselling method (Next Step counselling) and recommend an effective counselling strategy in accordance with the relevant legislation and policies
  • Inform line management of any suspicion of social/self-harm
  • Hand over positive clients who are not ready for initiation to Case Facilitator
  • Provide information and counsel on PrEP initiations

Requirements Education
  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualification
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing Certificate
  • MSM/ TGW sensitised
  • Index testing services Certificate/trained
  • Recency testing certificate/ trained
  • PrEP introduction counselling
  • Relationship Counselling Certificate
  • Gender Based Violence Counselling Certificate
Working experience within the NGO and/ or DoH
Previous or current experience working with MSM/TGW KP
Experience in implementing in index testing services
  • 2 years’ HIV testing and counselling
  • 2 years’ HIV and TB community education and mobilisation
  • Valid Driver’s Licence(added advantage)

Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks
All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking, and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to the achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.

Job Closing Date 20/09/2021

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