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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 12, 2021
  • Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 350,000 patients in 36 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. A truly independent voice in our mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s opera...
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    Community HTS Assistant

    Reports to: Prevention Coordinator

    Job Summary

    • To reader quality counselling and psychosocial support to clients. Refer clients for appropriate additional psychosocial and clinical support.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    HTS Duties:

    • Provide HIV Testing Services to all clients willing to conduct HIV test.
    • Participates in the coordination of community outreaches and campaigns.
    • Support the linkage of clients newly diagnosed with HIV to care, support and treatment and HIV negative clients to appropriate HIV prevention services.
    • Keep comprehensive directory of facilities offering ART and other related prevention services.
    • Provide support to decentralized HTS points to provide quality services,
    • Provide support (where needed) in ensuring a coordinated inventory management and ensure supply of RTKs and consumables to HTS sites.
    • Ensure HTS data collection and reporting tools are available and are regularly updated to ensure completeness at all times

    Adherence Counselling duties:

    • Collaborate with other health care professionals (doctor, nurse, social worker, community health care worker, home-based caregiver, psychologist.) in maintaining treatment protocol.
    • Counsel and refer patients and family on disease prevention and staying healthy.
    • Support adherence counselling for patients on HIV treatment and document the session outcomes in the counselling form.
    • Provide ongoing psychosocial counselling and other form of support to PLHIV.
    • Provide support for activities of PLHIV support groups in the community and contribute to racking lost to follow up cases.
    • Treatment literacy and general duties.
    • Support the conduct of treatment literacy sessions for patients prior to ART initiation and provide them with the clinical and laboratory goals of ARV's.
    • Identify clients who are defaulting and furnish team with relevant information for intervention.
    • Communicate weekly updates to supervisor by noting challenges encountered with recommendations and planning for the next weeks’ activities.
    • Prepare monthly report on services rendered for submission to supervisor.
    • Participate in team de-briefing sessions.
    • Enter client visit details into the relevant psychosocial register.
    • Any other tasks that may be assigned

    Education and Experience

    • Diploma in Psychology, Sociology and other related discipline for AIDS Treatment Training Certificate for counseling Skills Training.
    • Degree or Diploma in Child and Youth Development would be an advantage.
    • HTS and adherence counseling experience is an added advantage.
    • Must be proficient in MS Office.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application (CV and Cover Letter as one document) to: [email protected] Kindly indicate the position and the Location you are applying for as the subject of the email.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Also your application document must be saved in your full name preferably in MS Word or PDF format.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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