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HAST Counsellor

TB HIV Care - Gert Sibande, Mpumalanga

Overview

TB HIV Care (THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. TB HIV Care provides 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. TB HIV Care 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 HIV counseling and testing services in non-clinical sites linking screening of TB and STI. To provide out-reach activities to Key populations within the areas where the Organisation is operating.

Responsibilities

1. Provides health education on HIV/ TB and STI’ prevention. ? Uses guidelines in health education and promotion. ? Plans and coordinates outreach programs to sex work communities, indoor/outdoor and rural. ? Demonstrates the use of condoms and lubes for both male and female. 2. Promotes HCT, and Condom use with TB and STI screening ? Mobilizes with the team and collaborating organizations and distributes pamphlets and IEC materials. ? Develops project key messages according to the target population. ? Coordinates visits to sex work places, (brothels, tavern, clubs etc.) and presents to THCA. ? Maintains relations with THCA and Lifeline managers by providing feedback. 3. Screens all cases for TB and STI’s ? Accurately completes consent form ? Completes the HCT register and monthly report all new cases ? Compiles a record on the confirmed clinic the referred client will attend ? Follows-up and documents successful referrals 4. Appropriate referral of all new HIV/TB and STI cases ? Develops a program which allows them to trace clients by telephone in 34hrs; conducts face to face presentations at site where client was found. ? Assesses the clients’ knowledge in HIV, TB and STI’s to use the appropriate mode of counseling. ? Assists in checking sputum specimen on symptomatic clients. 5. Collects data for awareness sessions and out-reach programme ? Uses the attendance register for counting the number of male and female present during the awareness sessions. ? Records the male and females present by conducting a head count or signing the attendance register. ? Records the number of condoms and lubes distributed. HRTEM050: Job advertisement Version 2.0, 8 October 2019 Page 2 of 2 ? Records number of new clients referred on a daily basis for HIV/ TB and STI’s. 6. Conducts HIV Negative, HIV positive support groups, adherence support groups, GBV support groups and sensitization trainings ? Arranges weekly 1hr sessions for support groups as per the IACT model. ? Encourages and supports disclosure. ? Tracks, monitors and records the number of sessions held and write narrative reports on out-come of group. 7. Sensitization training ? Arranges with clinics and books dates and times for sensitization trainings. ? Participates in clinic sensitization trainings. ? Conducts follow-up sessions with clinic to provide mentorship and support. ? Writes narrative reports on training conducted and outcomes. 8. Infection Control ? Adheres to infection control and waste disposal policies.

Requirements

Grade 12 / Matric ? 1 years related experience and/or training or equivalent ? ATTIC Certificates ? Certified to conduct Finger Prick Testing ? Demonstrate sensitivity in working with vulnerable or hard to reach populations

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