South Africa

Facility Based Counsellor (PHD/2020/03/27/01/KM)

Company The Aurum Institute
Reference # (PHD/2020/03/27/01/KM)
Published 25/06/2020
Contract Type Temporary
4 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Porterville, Western Cape, South Africa

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 Counselling
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit

An opportunity has arisen for X3 Facility Based Counsellors based in the West Coast District. You are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements.

• HCT services using ACTS/PICT model for new clients seeking HIV testing per day
•Adherence and follow up counselling
•Paediatric/adolescent/adult work up and treatment readiness
•Intervention with struggling/defaulting clients
•Group facilitation for club activities
•Health education and information (group based) on HIV/STI/TB and ART related issues in the waiting rooms of the clinics and/or at community level.
Skills, technical, functional and behavioural required:
• Ability to function under pressure
•Good interpersonal skills
•Basic administrative and time management skills
•Knowledge of clinic/facility rules and regulations
•Knowledge of the geographical area
•Good knowledge of HIV & AIDS/STI/TB a well as Treatment Adherence
•Knowledge of public health and community resources

Qualification / Professional Membership
• High school diploma / Gr 12 or equivalent
•Basic counselling skills certificate (NQF Level 4 or equivalent)

Work Experience:
• At least 2 years counselling experience
• Previous work experience in counselling is highly advantageous
•Proficient in both English & Afrikaans
•Proficient in Xhosa or other languages will be an advantage
Job Closing Date 03/07/2020
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