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 and people who use drugs.
TB HIV Care 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.
To conduct out-reach activities in the sex worker community, by providing current accurate health information, mobilisation of sex workers (SWs) to the mobile unit and linkage to care.
Provide HIV counselling and testing services in non-clinical sites linking screening of TB and STIs.
Minimum requirements : Grade 10
Minimum 1 3 years’ work experience in the sex industry or experience as a Peer Educator
Accredited or recognised counselling certificate
Ability to communicate in English and another South African language
Key performance areas :
Identify sex worker (SW) hotspots for mobilisation
Educate SWs on risk reduction and prevention interventions and record accordingly
Conduct outreach programmes to provide male and female condom demonstration
Distribute male and female condoms and lube and record accordingly
Use the attendance register for counting no. of males and females present during the awareness
Mobilise sex workers to access appropriate mobile health services. Successfully refer SWs to mobile health services
Assist team in follow-up of referral of all new cases HIV, TB, STIs and other health issues
Provide accurate and current health information to SWs using a variety of delivery strategies
Maintain relationships with health services managers, indoor managers / owners and other gate keepers / stakeholders
Provide support and encouragement to SWs
Educate SWs on human rights and record accordingly
Monitor human rights violations observed or reported by SWs and document these observations and interventions
Provide referral to legal and human rights organisations for further assistance
Provide counselling and ensure accurate completion of consent form
Train to complete the HCT register and monthly report on all new cases
Record on the confirmed clinic the referred client will attend
Encourage and support disclosure
Knowledge, skills and competencies :
Good communication skills
Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality
Good interpersonal skills, including being a team player
Demonstrate strong professional attitude and behaviour at all times
Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time
Good attention to detail and accuracy
Organisational and planning skills
Experience in sex work programming is essential
Average level of numeracy with excellent attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders
Good problem solving ability
Very good reasoning ability
Certification in paralegal and / or human rights training and knowledge on taking statements of these violations from SWs