Peer Educator
Tower Group
Richards bay, South Africa
4d ago

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.

Purpose :

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
  • 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 :

  • Report-writing skills
  • Planning skills
  • 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
  • Apply
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