HTS Counsellor

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  1. Job Title :  HTS Counsellor
  2. Institution  :  Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association
  3. Division  :  Programmes
  4. Location : Botha-Bothe
  5. Responsible to :  Clinic Manager
  6. Personnel Directly Supervised By Title: None

Job Summary:

Under direct guidance, support, and supervision of the Clinic Manager, the HTS Counsellor will be responsible for providing quality HIV Testing and Adherence services for adults and young people, and ensure treatment continuity to all newly diagnosed clients on ART. He/She will provide enhanced adherence counselling for clients with high viral loads and ensure that facility registers are well updated and correctly filled.

Main Duties

  1. Provides high quality counselling at all times in LPPA static Clinics and outreaches.
  2. Provides Enhanced Adherence Counselling to clients with high viral loads.
  3. Performs Index Testing and Partner Notification, and ensures that all partners elicited are tested.
  4. Conducts pre and post HIV test counselling sessions as per counselling protocols.
  5. Ensures proper recording and confidential keeping of all client results and registers.
  6. Assists clients in the creation of appropriate risk reduction strategies.
  7. Prepares and submit monthly reports timely to the Supervisor.

8. Carries out any other related duties assigned by the Supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Possesses strong oral and written communication skills.
  2. Works independently with little direct supervision.
  3. Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated.
  4. Understands Sexual and Reproductive Health issues.
  5. Ability to empathize with people in distress.
  6. Excellent organizational skills

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Degree in Counseling, Psychology or any other related field with at least one year experience in HTS

OR

Diploma in Counselling, Psychology or any other related field with at least three years’ experience in HTS.

  1. Certificate in HTS

SUBMISSION:

Applicants are to submit a COVERING LETTERCOMPREHENSIVE CV and CERTIFIED COPIES OF EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES to: The Human Resources & Administration Officer, P.O Box 340 Maseru 100.

NOTE:

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • The closing date for receiving full applications is the 08th July, 2022, at 12H00.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Selection interviews will be at a date, time and place determined by the LPPA.
  • LPPA reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified.

“The Association shall not discriminate on grounds of race, creed, ethnic origin, political belief, gender, disability, sexual orientation, HIV status and sex.”

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