Closing Date : 2024/Feb/15
Reference Number : TBH240205-5
Department : Counselling & Testing
Number of Positions : 1
Location – Clinic or Facility : Retreat
Location – Town / City : Cape Town
Location – Province : Western Cape
Location – Country : South Africa

Job Advert Summary
TB HIV Care (THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. We provide health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers and people who use drugs. THC provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care.

Purpose of the position:

To provide counseling services and become an integral part of the broader comprehensive care and treatment counseling in a Non-Clinical site and/or community that links the community into care.

Minimum Requirements

Grade 12

Accredited training certificates ATTIC: Phase 1 Module 1Medical Information, Phase 1 Module 2 Counselling skills, Phase 1 Module 3 HCT, Phase 2 Module 1 ART/TB Adherence Counselling

5 Day Basic HIV information course, 13 Day Intensive Counselling course and 10 Day Adherence, Finger Prick certificate

Knowledge of common medical, mental health and neurological conditions
at least two years’ experience working with vulnerable or hard to reach populations a recommendation

Experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and support programming an advantage

Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide education on HIV/TB/STI prevention, risk reduction planning, correct condom use and living positively

Uses guidelines to conduct health education and promote positive living
Conducts individual and group health education using the teaching aides provided

Keeps abreast of the latest developments in HIV/AIDS/TB/STI prevention
Engages with clients in a non-judgemental and empathic manner

Provides quality counseling advice in Non-clinical settings

Plans and coordinates outreach programs to Sex Workers, PWID, MSM/Transgender and Farm-worker communities, indoor/outdoor and rural

Demonstrates the use of condoms and lubes
for both male and female

Promotes and mobilizes clients for VMC as part of HIV/AIDS prevention

Data Collection

Promote HIV counselling and testing, including screening for TB and STI

Promote Intensive HIV counselling and Adherence support to clients within their care

Conducts HIV Negative, HIV positive support groups, adherence support groups, and sensitization trainings

Infection Control

Appropriate referral of all new cases- HIV, TB and STI

Skills and Competencies

Good communication skills

Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality

Good interpersonal skills, including being a team player

Demonstrate strong professional attitude and behaviour at all times

Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time

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