(Fixed term contract till 30 September 2022)
WHO IS HIVSA?
HIVSA was founded in 2002, in the pre-treatment era. Over the years we have learnt that connecting and including marginalized communities in all processes remains the only credible approach to truly build and empower communities as it affords them opportunities to be part of the development and growth chain. We are ambitious and resolute to demonstrate that communities are truly able to own and drive their development agenda. As such, HIVSA empowers and mentors Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to implement various initiatives. We always strive to bring health solutions to communities by facilitating access to health and social services through innovatively influencing communities’ choices. Our ultimate focus is to empower individuals and communities to be self-sustainable through developing their capacities to solve the socio-economic and health challenges that they face.
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 is implemented through three modalities namely, OVC Comprehensive, DREAMS Family Strengthening and OVC Preventive.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
HIVSA has received PEPFAR ARPA funding to implement specific COVID-19 activities within the PHVP programme. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funding aims to provide multiple forms of pandemic-related relief to communities who have been affected by COVID-19. The Registered Counsellor who will be appointed will be responsible for supporting and guiding Community Care Workers (CCWs) and households to understand their problems (related to COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, or TB) and work towards setting goals and solutions for these problems. Utilising an evidence-based curriculum, the counsellor will assist the CCWs and households to manage their lives better, to instil confidence and give them the emotional tools to cope.
Key Performance Areas:
It is expected that the registered counsellor will render support services as follows:
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.