Temporary Community COVID Lay Counsellor (3 Month Contract)
Purpose of the position
The Community COVID Lay Counsellor’s primary responsibility is to support the COVID Community Team with the identification of clients eligible for COVID vaccinations and of priority clients at risk for more severe COVID-19 disease that may require intensified mobilization efforts to ensure linkage to COVID vaccination and to HIV and TB Care and Treatment.
Kindly note that this position is subject to funding approval.
The Community COVID Lay Counsellor will work with all stakeholders in the facility and community teams to provide screening, testing and counselling services relating to HIV, TB and COVID-19.
Screen community-based clients for COVID-19
Conduct screening for current TB or history of TB amongst clients
Conduct HIV risk assessment, offer and provide assisted HIVSS for clients in target populations
Provide HTS for clients with a positive HIVSS screening outcome, inclusive of HIV pre-test, post-test and ongoing counselling
Test HIV Index contacts that have been traced and have come in for vaccinations
Provide Standard counselling care and individual risk reduction counselling sessions for COVID-19, HIV, TB and STIs
Ensure all newly diagnosed HIV positive patients receive same-day treatment initiation through the ‘handshake’ approach and that linkage to care confirmed and documented
Ensure all DSD is captured on BR reporting tools correctly, consistently and timeously.
Any other role assigned by your manager within reason of your scope of work.
Senior Certificate (Grade12) or equivalent
Accredited certificate in basic counselling and HIV
Experience & Skills
Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience and knowledge of public health facilities
Fluency in Zulu is a must (and Siswati for the Mpumalanga districts is desirable)
10 Day Adherence Counselling certificate would serve as an advantage.
Experience in working with adolescents would be an advantage
Experience in COVID-19 Counselling would be an advantage
Personal qualities & Behavioural competencies
Attention to detail
Ability to connect the dots, make linkages and collaboratively work across the organization to optimize the client experience
Be solution focused
Has a customer centric mindset
Able to connect with clients at different levels
Winning, Enabling and Delivery of Projects
Opportunity Development, Capture Management, Proposal Development, Organized, Disciplined, Analytical
People Leadership/Self Leadership
Selections, Development, Delegation, Example, Self-Confidence, Independently responsible, Curiosity, Change Management
Strategic and Holistic Decision Making
Governance and legal awareness, Financial acumen, Risk management, Strategic perspective
Institutional Representations, Taking the long view, Building common ground, Mutual respect, Responsiveness, Standing for the other, Engagement
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