NACOSA: HTS/Health Counsellors (Moretele, Newcastle)

HTS/Health Counsellors - Moretele


Company NACOSA

Published 25/01/2021

Contract Type Contract

36 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Moretele, Newcastle, South Africa


Introduction

South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world – over 7 million people. To turn the tide on HIV and AIDS, we need to bring all sectors of society together and strengthen the community systems that support people.

NACOSA is a networking organisation that brings communities together to tackle HIV and its impact on vulnerable people. We have a 19 year track record of working with donors, government and communities to strengthen community systems and turn the tide on HIV, AIDS and TB.

We do this through mobilizing our network of over 1,900 organisations, promoting dialogue between government and affected people, building capacity with accredited training, mentoring and technical assistance and channeling resources to support service delivery on the ground, particularly for children and youth, key populations and women and girls.


Job Functions Administration

Industries Healthcare


Specification

The HTS/Health Counsellor promotes emotional wellness to communities and individuals by providing counselling services to AGYW in order to become an integral part of the broader comprehensive care and treatment in a non-clinical site that links the community to care.



Duties and Responsibilities

•Educate clients on HIV, AIDS and STI’s and their implications

•Provides unbiased information on HIV testing to his/her clients & explains the testing process in simple way.

•Keeps all the records, data about a patient confidential and safe.

•Maintains a list of certifications of Rapid HIV Test.

•Conducts a report of risk assessment in which report he explains the implications of risk behaviours to his clients.

•Prepares a medical follow up for critical cases that have high risk of HIV infection.

•Submits a monthly statistical report as required by the program supervisor to look after every client properly on time.

•Responsible to meet work plans & goals on time for the development and implementation of organization’s strategies.

•Achieve set targets

•Provide an effective HCT service at the designated sites

•Provide quality testing using approved rapid test

•Provide relevant referrals and follow up on such referrals where possible

•Collate required documentation and submit to Supervisor

•Provide awareness/promotional and education presentations

•Maintain an information service to clients







Requirements

Required qualifications, skills and experience

•Matric / Grade 12 / NQF4

•1 year's relevant experience as a practicing counsellor

•Successful completion of basic counselling course

•Completion of HIV/AIDS courses or certifications

•Practical experience working in the HIV/AIDS and Education field within the NGO and NPO sector working with AGYW