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Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) Available Job Opportunity – Job Ref: 32

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Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) is a national organisation operating in all nine provinces in South Africa with 134 members and affiliated hospices countrywide.

Job Title: Lay Counsellors

Job Location: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

The purpose of this position is to provide testing and counselling services and become an integral part of the broader comprehensive care and treatment program in a non-Clinical site and/or community that links the community into care.


Implement Targeted Community HIV Testing Services

  • HIV pre-test, post-test counselling
  • Adherence counselling
  • Conduct Index Testing and Mobile testing
  • Give health education on health-related issues
  • Give support to both infected and affected clients
  • Provide education on HIV, TB and STIs prevention strategies
  • Participate in organizing HIVAIDS awareness events
  • Promote HIV counselling, testing and condom use
  • Conduct screening for TB and STIs
  • Collect data

Implement Active Referral and Linkage to Care

  • Refer and link all new HIV, TB STI cases
  • Link HIV negative patients to preventative service providers
  • Trace defaulters and link them back to the mainstream
  • Collect data

Implement Adherence Support 

  • Facilitate community-based adherence clubs
  • Introduce a risk reduction plan for clients in the post-test counselling and the adherence support


  • Matric / Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Accredited training certificates: Basic HIV information course, Intensive Counselling course and Adherence Counselling course
  • Finger prick certificate
  • Ability to communicate in English and one or more South African language(s) commonly spoken in the Sub-District
  • Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS and TB
  • Involvement in some aspect of community work will be an added advantage
  • Clear criminal record
  • Minimum one to two years’ experience in HIV Counselling, Finger prick and Intensive Adherence counselling
  • Interpersonal skills Must be a respected member of the community
  • Ability to counsel using the ACTS method
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Integrity
  • Counselling skills
  • Compassion
  • Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathic
  • Committed and motivated to preventing HIV and supporting people living with HIV
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including weekends

To apply

Submit a detailed CV, covering letter and names of three contactable references including email contact to

Application Deadline: Friday, 19 April, 2019

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