VMMC Lay Counsellor needed to support a district-based voluntary medical male circumcision program in the eThekwini district and and work with other clinical staff to provide VMMC procedures to clients.
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
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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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.