AIDS Healthcare Foundation

HIV Counselor-Lamvelase

Swaziland-Manzini
Req No
2017-6193
Category
Healthcare
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

 

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

 

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

 

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

  

AHF’s core values are to be:

 

• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right

 

 

 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Counseling and testing duties:

  • Provides pre and post HIV confidential counseling and testing, to all patients willing to have the HIV test done.
  • Performs the rapid HIV testing on all clients that have consented to testing.
  • Records and documents client and counseling/testing information.
  • Encourages and support patients that test positive, helping them to cope with the new diagnosis.
  • Participates in HIV testing program initiatives and campaigns.
  • Facilitates linkage between HIV diagnosis, care, support and treatment.
  • Facilitates group test counseling/ education in rapid testing campaigns to ensure maximum client coverage.
  • Facilitate education to people with promotion of consistent condom use.

 

Ongoing adherence counseling duties include:

  • Collaborate with other health care professionals (doctor, nurse, social worker, community health care worker, home-based caregiver, and psychologist) in maintaining care and treatment protocol.
  • Provide direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and psychosocial care to patients.
  • Teach and counsel patients & family on disease prevention and staying healthy.
  • Assist patients with adherence counseling and document the session in counseling form.
  • Provide ongoing psychosocial counseling to clients attending the clinic.
  • Assist with the reading and interpretation of the CD4 count results to clients.
  • Maintain filing system for all client records including psychosocial forms, laboratory results and medical records.

Treatment literacy duties are

  • Provide training to patients ready for ARV treatment and provide them with the    clinical and laboratory goals of ARVs.
  • Identify clients who are defaulting and furnish team with relevant information for intervention.
  • Preparation for weekly sessions with supervisor by noting challenges encountered and planning for the next weeks activities.

 

General duties are:

  • Prepare monthly report on services rendered for submission to supervisor.
  • Participate in team de-briefing sessions.
  • Enter client visit details into the psychosocial relevant register.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience          

Certificate for HIV/AIDS Treatment Training e.g. 10 days HIV training; or a Certificate for HIV/AIDS Counseling Skills Training. A Diploma in child and youth development or in Counseling would be an advantage. Previous HIV counseling and testing experience highly desirable.     

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