Lay Counsellor x 15

Lay Counsellor

Lay Counsellor x 15
– (Ref: 444)
Main purpose of the job
The incumbents will provide HIV testing services (HTS) to clients at public health service
entry points. Ensure that all clients that undertake HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT)
are psychologically prepared. Provide psychological support in preparation for the
receipt of results and education on HIV and health related issues. Identify vulnerable
groups with linkage to HCT. Follow up of sputum/blood results and linkage to care and
community outreach.

Key performance areas
• Provide pre and post HIV test counselling and testing to clients
• Conduct health education and literacy sessions to all clients on HIV & AIDS and
related issues
• Identify vulnerable groups and provide linkage to testing and adherence
• Assist with viral load monitoring and provide adherence counselling for
treatment failure
• Form and conduct support groups for Adolescent patients
• Follow up on PCR results and linkage to care
• Assist with community outreach Programmes (HCT)
• Quality data management
• Compile monthly reports

Required minimum education and training
o Grade12/Matric
o Valid HIV/AIDS counselling certificate

Minimum work experience
o 6 months relevant working experience as a HIV Counsellor and tester in a
health-related HIV/ARV environment
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
o Must be proficient in English and relevant local language/s spoken in the
o Must practice confidentiality and tact and be able to deal with sensitive
o Good communication and organizational skills
o Ability to maintain effective relationships in a multidisciplinary team
o Valid driver’s license
o Ability and willingness to travel
o Available to start work immediately

Please include the position title and reference number on the advert in the email
subject line of your application. The application letter, detailed CV and copies of
applicable qualifications must be emailed to

MatCH Institute NPC reserves the right not to make any appointments. Please
consider your application unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 30
days of the advert’s closing date.
Preference will be given to applicants from Buffalo City Metropolitan District only.
Maternal, Adolescent & Child Health Institute NPC, (MatCH) is a non-profit
organization supporting public sector health services. MatCH implements donor
funded projects to improve HIV and TB outcomes through providing technical
assistance and direct service delivery support. MatCH Institute NPC is looking to fill the
following Positions under the APACE Grant

Location: Buffalo City Metropolitan District (Eastern Cape Province)
Duration of Contracts: fixed term ending 30 September 2022
Closing date for submission of applications: 23 May 2022
(applications received after
the submission deadline will not be

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