CMT COMMUNITY HAST COUNSELLOR WITH GRADE 10

CMT COMMUNITY HAST COUNSELLOR WITH GRADE 10

CMT COMMUNITY HAST COUNSELLOR WITH GRADE 10

The role of the HAST Counsellor is to provide HIV Testing Services to clients in the community as part of the National Department of Health’s strategy to achieve the 95-95-95 targets.

HAST Counsellors will also need to report on all relevant information using standardized templates and a smartphone app. They will work as part of a team that includes a clinical team leader, an auxiliary social worker, and an adherence coach.

As a HAST Counsellor, you will be expected to work closely with selected clinics and their feeder communities. This is a community-based position, so you should reside within walking distance or a short taxi ride from one of the listed facilities.

Salary: R9,000 per month (plus an airtime/data allowance)

Requirements:

– Grade 10 (Matric or higher educational qualification is advantageous)
– HTS Certificate, including adherence counselling and rapid testing course (RT QII)
– Advanced counselling certificate
– Disclosure and paediatric consent certificate
– Psychosocial counselling certificate
– Couple counselling certification
– Fluency in English and/or isiXhosa
– Clear criminal record
– Ability to travel extensively within the assigned cluster
– Manage data, paperwork requirements, and use an online app
– Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
– Flexible and helpful attitude at all times

Advantageous:

– Valid driver’s licence with driving experience

Responsibilities:

– Provide community-based HIV/AIDS counselling and testing as well as TB screening services to clients according to the National HCT Guidelines and the National Department of Health stipulations.
– Educate clients about health and specific HIV/TB/PMTCT-related conditions.
– Promote the advantages of knowing one’s status.
– Explain coping mechanisms and treatment options.
– Advise on lifestyle adaptations and good nutrition.
– Provide adherence counselling and assist with identifying treatment support.
– Maintain the confidentiality of patient information.
– Conduct TB symptom screening (4 questions) on all clients and refer if positive.
– Link positive clients to the THC Community Nurse Clinician for ART initiation services.
– Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Competencies:

– Excellent verbal and written communication
– Planning and organizing
– Networking
– Innovation
– Decision-making skills
– Adaptability
– Attention to detail
– Problem-solving skills

Apply Online:

Apply online at [https://cmt.org.za/work-with-us/](https://cmt.org.za/work-with-us/)
Complete all required sections.
Make sure you choose the correct reference number from the drop-down list: HAST/ORT/JUN2024

CMT COMMUNITY HAST COUNSELLOR WITH GRADE 10

CMT seeks to employ a Community-based HAST Counsellor based in Oliver Tambo District Municipality, Eastern Cape.
You need to be within walking/close distance to one of the health facilities noted in the cluster below.

Port St Johns CHC
Isilimela Gateway Clinic

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