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Peer Educator

TB HIV Care - OR Tambo District Municipality, Eastern Cape

Overview

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: The peer educator (case officer) will conduct mobilization and case management of beneficiaries of the HIV Prevention program and become an integral part of the entry point to the HIV Prevention program in a Non-Clinical site and/or community that links the community into care. (This is a contract position renewable based on funding)

Responsibilities

• Conducts mapping to identify hots spots to conduct mobilization and identifies CBOs /youth ambassadors /CHWs that will support mobilizing AGYW • Peer educators will come from the communities in which they are working so will know where AGYW meet and youth structures • Peers will conduct mobilizing by using all the mobilization strategies trained on and ensure that they meet their daily mobilization targets and record in the mobilization register • Peer educators will enter all beneficiaries mobilized into the case management register • Peer educators will provide virtual and face to face support according to the needs of the AGYW • Referrals are based on the AGYW needs arising using the resource directory • Supports the team in assessing the needs of youth in relation to HIV prevention, linkage to care and adherence to treatment and implements effective case management strategies • Submits mobilization and case management tools weekly to peer coordinator, who verifies and validates and submits to linkage officer to capture on electronic case management register • Peer educators will get weekly feedback on case management status from peer coordinators • Lobbies and advocates for youth in relation to HIV, gender and related issues • Attends training and workshops as part of staff development • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and case management • Assist in implementation of support groups • Submits monthly reports to the supervisor

Requirements

• Grade 12 / matric • 1-year related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience • HIV Counselling certificates • Certified to conduct finger prick testing • Ability to communicate in English and isiXhosa • Computer literate in MS office • Driver’s licence would be advantageous • Clear criminal record

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