Community Referrals and Linkages agents at PSI Lesotho

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TITLE:                          Community Referrals and Linkages agents

DEPARTMENT:           Programs

LOCATION:                 Berea

SUMMARY: CID-LINK

Population Services International (PSI) implements community testing services in five lowlands districts. It uses innovative strategies to support MOH to achieve targeted testing to men and women aged 15- 49 years under CID link project.  CID-LINK uses innovative strategies to provide confidential, community-based HIV testing and services (HTS) to men and women aged 15-49 years as the major target group

This position is based Berea and reports to the Referral and Linkages Coordinator.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but are not limited to:

   Assist HIV patients in the community and clinic environment to understand, manage and cope with their chronic illness after a positive test.

   Explains the scope and importance of the Community Link program to potential clients.

   Obtains patient consent for participating in the linkage program (follow-up services).

   Collects and records patient contact information on program forms.

    Assist client to select user friendly linkage facility and then make required arrangements for the client in accordance with project standard operating procedures.

    Follow-up with clients to help ensure linkages to care and treatment and to help clients overcome barriers that prevent such linkages.

    Motivate, educate and help patients to live healthy and positively.

    Keep and maintain referral and linkage guidelines/protocol for consultation on his/her daily work.

   Completes all linkage program forms and registers

   Compile monthly reports for referral and linkage, submit them to supervisor.

   Collect vital information useful for strengthening the referral and linkage program and share them with relevant staff.

   Conduct himself/herself professionally, maintain confidentiality and maturity at all times.

   Undertake any other reasonable duties as assigned by the Linkages Supervisor.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

   COSC

   Previous experience in dealing with HIV issues will be an added advantage

   Experienced with HIV testing and counseling programs an advantage

KEY COMPETENCIES:

   Good communication skills

   Accepted and respected by peers in the community

   Models positive living

   Must be of sober habits

   Must be able to communicate in English and fluency in Sesotho
   Willingness to work flexible and evening hours as required

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should hand deliver cover letter, resume/curricula vitae (CV), list of 3-5 professional references (with contact information, supervisory references preferred), and certified copies of all academic degrees to the Human Resource Manager, PSI Lesotho, 138 Moshoeshoe Road, Industrial Area, Maseru, P.O Box 15863.  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, 12th July 2019.

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