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Lay Counsellor: Entry Level I

Company Aurum Group
Reference # Entry Level I
Published 06/12/2018
Contract Type Contract
18 Months
Salary 4,500.00 - 4,500.00 Annually
Location Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa
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 Global Health Research and Systems.

We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.
Job Functions Communications,Counselling
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Specification
PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE
To improve HTS outcomes, TB perfomance & linkages to care.

TECHNICAL WORK RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities will include and not be limited to the following
Support facilities with HIV Counselling and Testing and counselling of TB patients. This includes conducting HCT in the communities.
Conduct health education or talk on HIV and AIDS and TB.
Conduct pre-test counselling including sexual risk assessment and counselling. Obtain patients’ consent.
Conduct rapid HIV testing and screen patients for TB using symptoms.
Conduct post-test counselling and any follow up counselling as required by patients to accept and deal with their status.
Conduct index testing for the identified positives
Refer patients appropriately including for ART and Pre-ART, TB investigation, psychosocial support, and support groups (I-ACT).
Ensure proper collection of data and completion of required information including demographic and patients’ results.
Prepare patients for ART initiation.
Counsel patients on adherence to ART and TB treatments.
Educate patients on ART and TB drugs.
Conduct follow up adherence counselling to non-adherent patients.
Requirements
YOU MUST HAVE
Qualification
Grade 12 or equivalent.
Counselling certificate
testing certificate

Work Proven Experience
Experience in Paediatric counselling will be an advantage.
Basic knowledge on HIV and AIDS and TB.


Other Requirements
Basic Counselling Skills will be an advantage.
Valid driver’s licence and basic computer literacy will be an advantage.
Job Closing Date 14/12/2018
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