Assistant HTS Counselors x4 at PSI Lesotho

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DEPARTMENT : Programs

SUMMARY: CID-LINK

In October 2011 PSI Lesotho launched the Testing and Referral Gateway for Enhanced Sustainability (TARGET) Project funded by Centre for Disease Control (CDC).  This project contributed directly to Lesotho’s National Multi-Sectoral HIV Prevention Strategy, by reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho by deploying evidenced-based sexual and biomedical prevention programs.  TARGET used innovative strategies to provide confidential, community HIV testing and counselling services (HTS). TARGET came to an end on 31 March 2017.Under the same scope of work, with emphasis on case identification, linkages to care and treatment and index testing model, PSI under new project “CID-LINK” will continue with the same mission.

Under the new project “CID-LINK”, the incumbent will offer high quality HIV Testing Services (HTS) to the Lesotho public according to established counseling protocols, policies and guidelines. This position is based in the 5 PEPFAR supported districts and reports to Senior Counselor with dotted line to HTS Coordinator.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Provide HIV testing and Counseling sessions as per counseling protocols and guidelines.

   Provide supportive counseling to HIV positive clients

   Assist clients in the selection of appropriate community support through referrals

   Data entry of confidential client information

   Compile weekly and monthly report

Quality Assurance:

   Participate in the QA assessment as required by the national standards
   Ensure standardized disposal procedures are maintained at all times

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

   Diploma in Counseling or related discipline and 3-4 years counseling experience

KEY COMPETENCIES:

   Ability to perform according to PSI Prime competencies

   Knowledge on HIV/AIDS

   Practical experience of providing HIV Testing Services

   Knowledge of the Lesotho health and social services sector

   Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours, as required by scheduling

   Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and compassionately with diverse groups
   Strong interpersonal skills, to include fluency in English and Sesotho
   Personal commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send by email cover letter, resume/curricula vitae (CV), list of 3-5 professional references (with contact information, supervisory references preferred), and scanned  copy  of  all  academic  degrees  to  [email protected]  Only  email submissions  will  be  accepted.    While  all  application  submissions  will  be  reviewed  and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The application submission deadline is 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday, 22nd February 2019.

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