Hospice Pallaitive Care AssociatioN (HPCA) Recent Job Opportunity – Job Ref: 28

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HPCA exists to promote quality in life, dignity in death and supportin bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illnessby supporting member hospices and partner organisations.

Job Title: Temporary Linkage Officers
Location:

MP Province: Ehlanzeni District (14),
Free State Province: Thabo Mofutsanyane (4)
MP Gert Sibande District (11),
KZN Province: UGU District (3)
MP Nkangala District (4)
KZN Province: King Cetshwayo District (5)

The primary purpose of this position is to support HIV Lay Counsellor testing services and strengthen linkages from community-based HIV testing points to HIV care and treatment

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Support Community HIV Testing Services as per HPCA annual Work plan
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders and DoH to create increased demand for community-based HTS
  • Support Lay Counsellors with newly initiated clients
  • ​Support Lay Counsellors to assist in clients undertaking the HIV self-test (HIVSS)
  • Implement Linkage to Care as per HPCA annual Work plan
  • Link all referred reactive clients tested to facility for treatment initiation
  • Encourage clients who have a reactive screening on sight to have a Rapid Test immediately to confirm their status
  • Follow up on clients who have accepted non-assisted HIVSS who used the test and provide support.
  • Follow up on clients who have received a reactive result after self- testing and are not willing to undertake a Rapid Test
  • Confirm the correctness of all contact information and complete clinical forms
  • Provide enhanced adherence support to all clients who have been initiated on treatment
  • Follow up and trace reactive clients who have not been linked to care by collaborating with WBPHCOTs and CBOs
  • Maintain Linkage standards in line with the National HTS policy guideline and HPCA Linkage and Referral SOP.
  • Monitoring and Reporting as per HPCA annual Work plan
  • Advise the TLRO on newly initiated clients, to liaise with the data capturer to verify on Tier.Net
  • Advise the TLRO if a client is initiated on treatment to enable updating of the tracking and tracing tool
  • Advise the TLRO on outcomes of linkage activities for both rapid and HIVSS testing
  • Report any challenges related to supporting testing or linkage to care to TLRM

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum requirements):

  • Matric / Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Accredited training certificates: Basic HIV information course, Intensive Counselling course and Adherence Counselling course
  • Finger prick certificate (advantageous)
  • 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 & Supporting people living with HIV
  • Involvement in some aspect of community work
  • Valid EB Driver’s License (Advantageous)
  • Clear criminal record
  • Minimum one to two years’ experience in:
  • HIV Counselling and adherence Counselling

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

  • Technical Skill and expertise
  • Good communication Skills
  • Customer Service orientation
  • Detail Orientation
  • High level of integrity
  • Team work
  • Adaptability
  • Compassion

To apply

Please submit a detailed CV, covering letter and names of three contactable references including email contact to hr@hpca.co.za. 

Application Deadline: Thursday, 25 July 2019

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