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X5 Community Health Workers wanted at TB HIV Care

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TB HIV care is hiring Community Health workers who are going to provide counseling services and become an integral part of the broader comprehensive care and treatment counseling in a Non-Clinical site and/or community that links the community into care.

Closing date: 15 February 2024

Location: Cape Town

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Accredited training certificates ATTIC: Phase 1 Module 1Medical Information, Phase 1 Module 2 Counselling skills, Phase 1 Module 3 HCT, Phase 2 Module 1 ART/TB Adherence Counselling

  • 5 Day Basic HIV information course, 13 Day Intensive Counselling course and 10 Day Adherence, Finger Prick certificate
  • Knowledge of common medical, mental health and neurological conditions
  • at least two years’ experience working with vulnerable or hard to reach populations a recommendation

  • Experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, and care and support programming an advantage
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide education on HIV/TB/STI prevention, risk reduction planning, correct condom use and living positively
  • Uses guidelines to conduct health education and promote positive living
  • Conducts individual and group health education using the teaching aides provided
  • Keeps abreast of the latest developments in HIV/AIDS/TB/STI prevention

  • Engages with clients in a non-judgemental and empathic manner
  • Provides quality counseling advice in Non-clinical settings
  • Plans and coordinates outreach programs to Sex Workers, PWID, MSM/Transgender and Farm-worker communities, indoor/outdoor and rural
  • Demonstrates the use of condoms and lubes

  • for both male and female
  • Promotes and mobilizes clients for VMC as part of HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Data Collection
  • Promote HIV counselling and testing, including screening for TB and STI
  • Promote Intensive HIV counselling and Adherence support to clients within their care

  • Conducts HIV Negative, HIV positive support groups, adherence support groups, and sensitization trainings
  • Infection Control
  • Appropriate referral of all new cases- HIV, TB and STI

Skills and Competencies

  • Good communication skills
  • Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality
  • Good interpersonal skills, including being a team player

  • Demonstrate strong professional attitude and behaviour at all times
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy

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