Counsellor
AJ Personal
Mthatha, Eastern Cape, ZA
5d ago
source : Work-Force

Main purpose of the job

  • To provide counselling and support to participants on the clinical trial.
  • Location

  • NeMACRU, Mthatha
  • Key performance areas

  • Assist with the initial intake (induction) of participants.
  • Lead one-on-one counselling sessions and support groups.
  • Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with patients.
  • Actively listen to patients and empathise with them.
  • Provide pre and post-test counselling.
  • Provide bereavement counselling.
  • Provide HIV Aids information to patients that include but are not limited to adherence, ARVs, nutrition and hygiene.
  • Carry out home visits as and when required.
  • Make referrals as and when required.
  • Review, evaluate and document patient progress.
  • Record all patient information on files.
  • Required minimum education and training

  • Relevant Bachelors degree.
  • Certification in basic HIV Aids, Counselling, and Adherence with a recognised institution.
  • Required minimum work experience

  • Minimum 1-year HIV counselling experience.
  • Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • A thorough understanding of treatment, HIV care and pre & post HIV test counselling knowledge.
  • Be respectful with sound work ethic.
  • Sound communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to speak and understand multiple languages.
  • Must be able to work with patients who are HIV positive and emotional due to the effects of the HIV disease. Debriefing sessions will have to be attended.
  • Confidentiality, tact and discretion must be maintained at all times.
  • Travelling may be required for training and home visit purposes.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
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