Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited ( WHC ) is a wholly owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives.
In addition WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof.
Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health (MatCH) is a division of the Wits Health Consortium under the School of Public Health of the University of the Witwatersrand.
MatCH implements donor funded projects to improve HIV and TB outcomes through providing technical assistance and direct service delivery support.
Main Purpose of the Job
The incumbent will provide HIV testing services (HTS) to clients at public health service entry points, ensure that all clients that undertake HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) are psychologically prepared;
provide psychological support in preparation for the receipt of results and education on HIV and health related issues
Identify vulnerable groups with linkage to HCT
Follow up of blood results and linkage to care and community outreach
Key Performance Areas
Provide pre and post HIV test counselling and testing to clients
Conduct health education and literacy sessions to all clients on HIV & AIDS and related issues
Identify vulnerable groups, linkage to testing and adherence counselling
Assist with viral load monitoring and provide adherence counselling for treatment failure
Form and conduct support groups for Adolescent patients
Follow up on PCR results and linkage to care
Assist with community outreach programmes (HCT)
Quality data management
Compile monthly reports
Required minimum education and training
HIV / AIDS counselling certificate
Minimum work experience
6 months relevant working experience as a HIV Counsellor in a health related HIV / ARV environment
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Must be proficient in English and isiZulu
Must practice confidentiality and tact and be able to deal with sensitive information
Good communication and organisational skills
Ability to maintain effective relationships in a multidisciplinary team
Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV - Please Apply Online
Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is 28 September 2018.
Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
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