Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 18 ka May 2022.

DR Counsellor

TB HIV Care - Cape Town, Western 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, inmates in correctional centres 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:

Conducts community, household and individual health assessments and identify individual health needs and risks (actual and potential). Facilitate the family or an individual to seek the appropriate health service and promote the health of the households and the individuals within these households. Refer individuals for further assessment and testing after performing simple basic screening. Provides limited, simple health interventions in a household. Provide psycho-social support and manage interventions such as treatment defaulter tracing and adherence support.

Responsibilities

  • Home visits to all newly diagnosed drug resistant TB patients
  • Provide individual patient support and counselling
  • Establish and facilitate weekly support groups
  • Check who did not attend for treatment on a daily basis
  • Check which patients require sputum tests
  • Taking responsibility for recalls (those interrupting treatment)
  • Follow-up of drug resistant TB patients who did not return for results

Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • At least 1-year experience as area treatment supporters and/or have experience as an ARV adherence counsellor or has been a MDR patient who complied and successfully completed treatment
  • Must be resident in the area and have good knowledge of the geographical area
  • Fluent in isiXhosa and/or English
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 18 ka May 2022.