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Lay Counsellor Level 1 (HSD/LAYC02/MN)

Company Aurum Group
Reference # HSD/LAYC02/MN (Bojanala)
Published 21/02/2020
Contract Type Temporary
11 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Brits, North West, South Africa
Introduction
LAY COUNSELLOR POSITION: (EKURHULENI EAST)

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.

The following positions have become available as part of the Health System Division projects.
Job Functions Counselling
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Specification
PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE
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
oHIV testing and counselling (Rapid and HIVSS).
oCouples counselling
oProvide a linkage from diagnosis to HIV care and treatment
oProvide adherence counselling and patient education for:
oInitiation and continued adherence support for patients on ART
oPatients on medication for treatment of drug-sensitive TB and multi- drug resistant TB, TB prevention and contact tracing
oPregnant and breastfeeding women
oPaediatric and adolescent disclosure counselling
oFacilitation of community-supported models of ART delivery
oIdentification of process inadequacies and recommendations
oImplement community-supported models of ART delivery
oIdentification of process inadequacies and provide recommendations
oDocument counselling sessions as per study worksheets
oUtilise the specified counselling method (Next Step counselling) and recommend an effective counselling strategy in accordance with the relevant legislation and policies
oInform line management of any suspicion of social/self-harm

Requirements
YOU MUST HAVE:
oQualification/Professional Membership
oGrade 12
oHIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing Certificate
Advantageous
oRelationship Counselling Certificate
oTrauma Counselling Certificate
oWork Proven Experience
o2 years’ HIV testing and counselling
o2 years’ HIV and TB community education and mobilisation
oOther requirements
oValid Driver’s Licence
oOwn Vehicle (Optional)
Job Closing Date 23/02/2020
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