(Fixed term contract till 30 September 2022 with the probability of renewal)
WHO IS HIVSA?
HIVSA is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 and is a strategic partner of the Gauteng Provincial Departments of Health and Social Development. We innovatively transform and empower individuals, community workers and organisations by developing their capacity and resilience to effectively address socio-economic and health issues in the context of high HIV and AIDS burden with the ultimate vision of creating an HIV free generation.
THE PHVP PROGRAMME
The CSS programme implements the Preventing HIV/AIDS in Vulnerable Populations (PHVP). The goal of the PHVP programme in Gauteng, is to contribute towards HIV epidemic control by enhancing the quality, comprehensiveness and sustainability of care and support services to improve resilience, health and wellbeing of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Adolescents and Youth (OVCA&Y) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), in line with the South African Government (SAG)’s strategic goals for health and social development. HIVSA’s implementation model is embedded in capacitating and strengthening Department of Social Development (DSD) funded Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to utilise a robust case management system and structured evidence-based interventions to provide holistic services to communities, OVCA&Y and AGYW. HIVSA implements the PHVP programme in the City of Johannesburg (COJ), City of Tshwane (COT) and Sedibeng.
The PHVP programme has three modalities namely, OVC Comprehensive, DREAMS Family Strengthening and OVC Preventive.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
With oversight and direction from the Project Manager, the Nurse will be responsible for case finding, recruitment and enrolment of expected C/ALHIV quotas for the programme. This involves actively strategizing ideas to ensure that at least 35% of C/ALHIV are enrolled into the OVC Comprehensive programme; ensuring capacity building of sub-partners aligned to SIMS for smooth integration of community and clinical service delivery with a focus on improving results towards “95-95-95” inclusive of HIV/AIDS, TB and COVID-19. S/he will strengthen implementation of comprehensive, HIV-inclusive case management with a focus on improving paediatric and adolescent HIV and TB case identification, disclosure, and viral load reporting and suppression; strengthening HIV prevention, linkage to HIV testing services (HTS), care, and treatment; retention among both C/ALHIV and their caregivers. She/he will also ensure successful linkage and retention to Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for AGYW participating in the DREAMS Family Strengthening Program. The Nurse is responsible to actively verify and validate all C/ALHIV and PrEP beneficiaries before reporting it into formal platforms such as CBIMS.
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HOW TO APPLY
Candidates that meet the requirements and are interested in the position should send motivation letter and CV with three contactable referees to: The HR Manager, HIVSA, P O Box 3869, Southgate, 2082, e-mail: email@example.com or fax: 086 244 5444. Closing date for applications: 12 November 2021 (Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted).