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HAST Counsellor (PPPrev Programme) – eThekwini needed at TB HIV Care

Job title : HAST Counsellor (PPPrev Programme) – eThekwini

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Deadline : April 06, 2024

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Purpose of the position:  

  • To conduct provide health education and promotion sessions, readiness assessments for PrEP, pre-test, post-test, supportive and adherence counselling services. To support the effective implementation of case management. 

Minimum Requirements    

  • Grade 12 
  • Valid 10-day HIV AIDS counselling certificate(from recognised service provider)
  • Certified to conduct finger prick testing
  • Two years’ driving experience as well as working in HIV and TB programmes
  • Proficiency in English and isiZulu languages
  • Driver’s license will be an advantage 

Duties and Responsibilities    

  • Conduct quality HIV counselling and testing  
  • Encourage and support disclosure of relevant information
  • Conduct individual and group health education using the teaching aides provided   
  • Assess the service users’ readiness to start PrEP 
  • Promote correct and consistent condom use
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in HIV/AIDS/TB/STI prevention
  • Record all activities on Comm Care or paper-based tools
  • Screen service users for COVID-19, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and maintain a high standard of professionalism in all interactions.
  • Refer service users to the Nurse Clinician or Enrolled Nurses for further tests where necessary
  • Comply with relevant legislation and organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor Demonstrate empathy and a non-judgmental attitude toward service users 

Skills and Competencies    

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Computer literacy and IT skills 
  • Problem-solving
  • Stakeholder management
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills
  • Reporting and statistics 

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