• VMMC Lay Counsellor

    Location ZA
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/10/2018 5:33 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3156
    Category
    International Positions
  • Overview

    VMMC Lay Counsellor needed to support a district-based voluntary medical male circumcision program and work with other clinical staff to provide VMMC procedures to clients.

     

    VMMC Lay Counsellor may be appointed to serve one or two districts, as such applicants must be prepared to be based at any of the following stipulated district areas:

    1. KZN Province (uMgungundlovu, uThukela, uMkhanyakude, uGu, King Cetshwayo/uThungulu, eThekwini)
    2. Western Cape (City of Cape Town)

     

    Responsibilities

    • Perform pre and post operation circumcision counselling
    • Perform pre and post HIV test counselling
    • Participate in demand creation activities i.e. Mobilise patients for HIV testing and circumcision
    • Screen patients for TB, STI’s etc.
    • Assist clients in the creation of appropriate risk deduction strategies
    • Refer clients appropriately through clinical support structures
    • Provide quality counselling for clients on HIV/AIDS, circumcision and safe sex practices
    • Refer patients to health facilities for further health services and follow ups
    • Ensure proper recording of all client results and information whilst maintaining confidentiality
    • Ensure that informed consent processes are well documented and take consent from clients
    • Compile Counselling reports and statistics
    • Perform finger-prick testing for clients
    • Required to adhere to the rules and regulations of the organisation
    • Required to be punctual for work
    • Any other duties as required

     

    Required Qualifications

    • Grade 12 certificate
    • Basic training on HIV/AIDS, TB, STI’s etc.
    • 69 day Basic Counselling Skills qualification or equivalent
    • Male circumcision counselling training certificate preferred
    • One year experienced in counselling gained through formal employment / volunteering

     

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