Wednesday , February 8 2023

Anova Vacancies 2022 – Farm Linkage Officers

Website Anova Health Institute

Job Description:

We are looking for Linkage Officers who will be farm-based, to provide HIV testing service and ART linkage services to the farming community, as a hard-to-reach area and high transmission area. The responsibilities include providing health education about HIV, STI’s, TB, MSM, condom use, VMMC and behavioural change. The incumbents will also support effective HIV testing uptake, ART linkage, retention, and provision of comprehensive prevention package.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and educate all clients testing HIV negative for prevention interventions.
  • Link all clients previously on ART back to treatment.
  • Refer STI clients to affiliated primary health care clinic or mobile clinic.
  • Communicate with affiliated PHC facilities and mobile clinics on daily/weekly basis about community linkage officer activities in the farming community including booking any clients who need to be linked to care or retention (decanting/external pick-ups).
  • Provide HIV testing services (HTS) to clients.
  • Provide regular TB screening to all farm workers and their Family members, linking those who screen positive to diagnostic and care where tested positive for TB.
  • Establish regular, positive relationship with farm manager and owner, farm community leaders, farm workers and farm workers and farming families as well as local community gathering.
  • Provide mental health screening and linkage to care where clients are concern (depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use).
  • Keep updated record of clients tested positive and linked into care.
  • Provide health education to clients on HIV, ARVs, Adherence to ART, viral load monitoring, TB screening.

Job Requirements:

  • Grade 12 (Matric).
  • Training in Basic HAST, HIV Counselling and adherence counselling.
  • Knowledge of DoH HCT guidelines & protocols.
  • Proficiency in local language (Sepedi) will be an added advantage.
  • Certificate in couple counselling, RTQII, Disclosure on pediatric.

Job Details:

Company: Anova Health Institute

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Mopani, Limpopo, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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