Lay Counsellor [E-Thekwini}
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position. Work DescriptionThe Lay Counsellor is responsible for providing HIV/AIDS testing and counselling. The Lay Counsellor also renders psychosocial support counselling and continued adherence support for participants.Technical Work ResponsibilitiesHIV testing and counselling (HTC)Couples counsellingGender Based Violence counselling Provide a linkage from diagnosis to HIV care and treatment Provide adherence counselling and patient education for: -Initiation and continued adherence support for patients on ART -Patients on medication for treatment of drug-sensitive TB and multi- drug resistant TB, TB prevention and contact tracing Facilitation of community-supported models of ART deliveryIdentification of process inadequacies and recommendations Utilise the specified counselling method (Next Step counselling) and recommend an effective counselling strategy in accordance with the relevant legislation and policies Inform line management of any suspicion of social/self-harmHand over positive clients who are not ready for initiation to Case FacilitatorProvide information and counsel on PrEP initiations
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We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.