CHAPS Linkage Officers Job Vacancy in Sept 2018

CHAPS is one of the largest and proudly South African non-government organisations (NGO) focused on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as HIV prevention on the African continent. Through its pioneering work in the research and promotion of voluntary medical male circumcision scale-up activities, CHAPS has successfully implemented and disseminated sustainable evidence-based health solutions throughout South Africa and the region.

Job Title: Linkage Officers

Job Location: To be based at Johannesburg.

  • Alexandra
  • Soweto
  • Orange Farm
  • Midvaal
  • Lesedi
  • Sedibeng / Emfulweni

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with counsellors with regards to reactive clients
  • Link all reactive clients to nearest facility within 72 hours
  • Update linkage handover register daily
  • Collect index consented case list daily from HTS camps
  • Initiate index HIV counselling and testing to all index consenting clients
  • Conduct counselling sessions as per PICT protocols
  • Assist clients in the selection of appropriate community support services
  • Ensure that counselling mobile kit is well equipped to provide high quality testing services
  • Carry out rapid HIV tests according to approved testing protocols
  • Record and report accurate HIV test results to clients
  • Link all reactive clients directly to the facility and obtain further index consent
  • Update the HTS register for all clients tested
  • Refer all discordant test results to nearest facility for further management
  • Monitor stock levels for rapid test kits and related commodities in the mobile counselling unit
  • Ensuring that all hazardous materials are disposed of properly and according to protocol
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Senior Counsellor
  • Participate in quality assurance and improvement visits
  • Ensure adherence to infection control protocols
  • Ensure compliance with quality assurance procedures
  • Ensure that clients’ information is properly and accurately recorded and reported
  • Ensure clients confidential information is kept secured
  • Ensure all data tools are given to the Senior Counsellor daily

Requirements:

  • Trained on Basic HIV and AIDS Counselling
  • Pricking Certificate optional (Training will be provided internally)
  • Basic HIV information giving
  • Minimum of one to two years’ experience as an HTS linkage officer

To apply, submit your CV, and a letter of motivation, including your salary requirements and area preference to hr-admin@chaps.org.za.

Note that experience will be considered over qualifications. However, this only applies to education.

Application Deadline: 19th September, 2018




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