Anova Health Institute NPC Is Hiring: Social Auxiliary Worker – South Africa

Closing Date: 28 March 2023

Job Description

Anova is an NGO that empowers people and changes lives. Good health and quality of life is what motivates us to provide healthcare solutions and support for those who need it most.

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and managing, channelling clients to social workers, referring clients to resources and conveying information, offering psychosocial care and support services, conducting educational and prevention groups and carrying out home visits in paediatric, adolescents and young people living with HIV and their caregivers in City of Johannesburg district facilities.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Programme Implementation

Providing adherence support, disclosure counselling, recruitment and running of support clubs for Paeds (CAFCD), adolescent and Care givers.Render welcome Back Campaigns (LTFU) and Viral load suppression.Referral of patients to relevant intervention programmes.Tracking of unsuppressed viral loads and offer enhanced adherence counselling to Paeds, Adolescent and Caregivers using the process flow.Ensure feedback between Facilities and organisations of referred cases.Stakeholder engagement

Implement Bi-Directional referrals and Case conferencing with CBO’s and facilities on Bi-weekly basis.Support project buy-in at facility level and collaborate with staff members at health facilities.Capacity building

Provide training and mentorship to facility and other staff on adherence, disclosure, support group facilitation, referral system.
Mentor facility DOH staff; RC’s staff in programme implementation, Health Talks, Enhanced Adherence Counselling, Disclosure counselling and implementation of support groups including CBO’s.
Conduct on the job training. KIDZALIVE& Children’s ACT
Supervision, Support, and reporting

Record management-process notes, Family care days summary reports, facility reports, referral tracker report, case management report, intake register, case conference summary report, patient adherence plan and disclosure records. Keeping records of decanted children.
Weekly feedback to the team on implementation progress.
Work with team members to create weekly schedules, in accordance with the work plan
Minimum qualifications and experience:

Matric/Grade 12 certificate and Social Auxiliary Work certificate recognised by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) and registered to practice as a Social Auxillary Worker with the South African Social Services Professions.

Must have at least 2-5 years’ experience working with PLHIV (people living with HIV).
Training in KidzAlive, Integrated Access to Care and Treatment (I-ACT) and NAS (National Adherence Strategy) an advantage.
Skills, competencies, and attributes:

Must have experience working in HIV/AIDS programmes and supervision of staff.
Good presentation and excellent communication skills and good report writing skills
Strong interpersonal and team work skills.
Proficiency with MS Office, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
Preference will be given to persons with disabilities.

Anova Health Institute is a provider of essential health services and therefore has a mandatory vaccination policy. Should your application be successful, you will be required to submit your proof of vaccination before commencing employment in the role.

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of submitting their application should assume that they have not been successful.

Unsolicited CVs from agencies will not be paid agency fees should their candidate be placed at Anova.

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