CareWorks: HTS Lay Counsellor

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 March, 2020
Opportunity type: 
POSITION HTS Lay Counsellor
POSITION LOCATIONS KwaZulu-Natal – King Cetshwayo X4
KwaZulu Natal – Ugu X2
Mpumalanga – Nkangala X7
Mpumalanga – Gert Sibande X11
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Contract – Fixed Term 01 April 2020 – 30 September 2020
  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate – minimum 10-day Course, which is not older than 2 years from the date of issue or HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate - minimum 10-day Course, older than 2 years’, but not more than 3 years’, with a certificate for a 2-day refresher course from an accredited provider.
  • Finger Prick Certificate advantageous
  • Valid driver’s licence will be advantageous
EXPERIENCE 1- 2 years HIV Counselling experience
SALARY RANGE Market Related – To be discussed

Inherent requirements of the position:

  • Local resident in the area
  • Must have a valid certificate in HIV Counselling & Testing,
  • Adherence Counselling and training in basic HAST will be advantageous
  • Must be quality conscience
  • Excellent counselling and interpersonal skills
  • Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality
  • Discrete and confidential
  • Willingness to work irregular working hours, including weekends and a willingness to travel within a district
  • Willingness to work with a team in challenging environments
  • Ability to communicate in multiple South African languages
  • Valid drivers’ license (2 years or older) will be an added advantage

 Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Provide an HTS services through index tracing, workplace and community combination HIV prevention initiatives including STI’s, TB, HCT, risk reduction counselling, screening and referrals
  • Obtain an informed and written consent for HIV counselling and testing, TB and STI’s screening
  • Perform finger prick of capillary blood for HIV rapid testing
  • To ensure that the onsite services are documented and reconciled, daily
  • Daily, submit the documents electronically, as per CareWorks standard operating procedures
  • To promote PrEP, PEP, Condoms & Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as a form of HIV prevention for eligible individuals
  • Link the newly identified positive clients to care, ASAP or inform the linkage officer and/or team leader when you identified a newly diagnosed positive client
  • Refer any TB and/or STI suspects to the nearest clinic using the referral forms
  • Escalate any challenges to the team leader/district manager, timeously
  • Participation in staff meetings and appropriate training workshops
  • Data collection and compilation of monthly report forms as required
  • Provide HIV prevention education and information in group sessions
  • Detect and report barriers to HIV, STI and TB health seeking behaviour
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV Self-Screening will be advantageous
  • Implement IQC & PT Scheme as prescribed by the CW SOP and report timeously as per the guidelines
  • Complete the proficiency Tests and report, timeously
  • Ensure that HTS registers, DOH consent forms and CW stationery are completed properly and submitted to the clinics, and CW head office and or regional office
  • Ensure that the personal information collected are kept confidential as per the CW confidentiality agreement

To apply:

  • Submit your application to or Fax: 021 413 2933
  • Your application must contain ALL of the following:
    • A cover letter motivating your application
    • Submit your up to date CV with ACCOMPANYING CERTIFICATES
    • State the position you are applying for and location in the subject line of the email application
  • Application Deadline: Close of business, Friday, 13 March 2020

 Please take note of the following before submitting an application:

  • Ensure that you meet the all of the requirements of the position (educational, inherent requirements as well as required experience)
  • Unless otherwise stated CareWorks will not pay relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up a position in another town or province         

Please note:

  • CareWorks reserves the right not to fill this vacancy and to withdraw the advertisement for this position at any stage during the recruitment process
  • We are committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions
  • Due to high volumes of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us 2 weeks after the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful

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