COMMUNITY BASED HIV AIDS COUNSELLORS

CMT COMMUNITY HAST COUNSELLOR WITH GRADE 10

CMT seeks to employ 39 Community Based HIV AIDS Counsellors. CMT will be employing HAST Counsellor per cluster. You need to be within close distance to one or more of the health facilities noted per the cluster.

The role of the HAST Counsellor is to provide HIV Testing Services to clients accessing public health services as part of the National Department of Health’s strategy to reach the 95-95-95 targets.

HAST Counsellors will also have to report on all relevant information, using standardised templates and a Smart Phone app. HAST Counsellors will work as part of a team consisting or a clinical team leader, auxiliary social worker and an adherence coach.

As a HAST Counsellor, you will be expected to work closely with selected clinics and community networks that engage with people living with HIV, and you will be required to market and promote the programme.

This is a Community Based HIV AIDS Counsellors position and you need to be in close proximity, walking distance or a short taxi ride, to the one of the facilities listed above, you need not live far from the facility.

 

 

Salary: R9,000 per month and an airtime/data allowance

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

Provide HIV counselling and testing services to clients
Recruit clients from all health facility waiting areas and communities, as well as from direct referrals from other health professionals.
Provide HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing as well as TB screening services to clients as per the National HCT Guidelines and as stipulated by the National Department of Health.
Educate clients re: health and specific HIV/TB/PMTCT- related conditions
Educate the clients about the importance and advantage of knowing your status
Explain coping mechanisms and treatment options for HIV positive clients
Advise on lifestyle adaptation, good nutrition for HIV positive clients
Provide adherence counselling and assist with identifying treatment support
Maintain confidentiality of patient information
Do TB symptom screening on all clients and refer if positive
Link HIV positive clients to ART initiation services
Other duties besides the ones stated above may be assigned to you

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

Excellent communication (verbal & written)
Networking
Adaptability
Innovation
Attention to detail
Decision making skills
Problem solving skills
Planning and organising

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