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20 Dec 2020

Freelance Job Vacancies for Peer Educator in Durban

TB HIV Care (THC) – Posted by JobLink24 Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancies for Peer Educator in Durban

Location: Durban & Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Job Type: Peer Educator

Company/Employer: TB HIV Care (THC)

Job Title: Peer Educator (TBH201217-1) – TB HIV Care

Closing Date: 2020/12/27

Reference Number: TBH201217-1

 

Job Purpose

The main purpose of the peer educator (case officer) will be to conduct mobilization and case management of beneficiaries of the HIV Prevention program and become an integral part of the entry point to the HIV Prevention program in a Non-Clinical site and/or community that links the community into care.

Minimum Requirements      

  • Must have Grade 12 / matric
  • Must have 1-year related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have HIV Counseling certificates
  • Must be certified to conduct finger prick testing
  • Must have ability to communicate in English and isiZulu
  • Must have computer literate in MS office
  • Must have driver’s license would be advantageous
  • Must have proficiency in English and IsiZulu languages
  • Must have clear criminal record

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • To conducts mapping to identify hots spots to conduct mobilization and identifies CBOs /youth ambassadors /CHWs that will support mobilizing AGYW
  • Peer educators will come from the communities in which they are working so will know where AGYW meet and youth structures
  • To conduct mobilizing by using all the mobilization strategies trained on and ensure that they meet their daily mobilization targets and record in the mobilization register
  • He/she will enter all beneficiaries mobilized into the case management register
  • To provide virtual and face to face support according to the needs of the AGYW
  • Referrals are based on the AGYW needs arising using the resource directory
  • To supports the team in assessing the needs of youth in relation to HIV prevention, linkage to care and adherence to treatment and implements effective case management strategies
  • To submit mobilization and case management tools weekly to peer coordinator, who verifies and validates and submits to linkage officer to capture on electronic case management register
  • To get weekly feedback on case management status from peer coordinators
  • Lobbies and advocates for youth in relation to HIV, gender and related issues
  • To attend training and workshops as part of staff development
  • To participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and case management
  • To assist in implementation of support groups
  • To submit monthly reports to the supervisor

Skills and Competencies      

  • Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Must have problem solving skills
  • Must have interpersonal skills
  • Dependability
  • Must be team work
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Must have initiative skills

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