Hts Counselor

Hts Counselor
Company:

P.C.E.A Chogoria Hospital


Hts Counselor

Details of the offer

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the HTS Counselor overall purpose will be to provide HIV Testing to patients and clients seeking services in the Hospital using Provider initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family testing partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches
Minimum Job Requirements & Qualifications
Minimum Diploma certificate in guidance and counseling, health-related or social science field.

Be certified by NASCOP as a HTS Counselor

Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage.

Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint.

Data analysis and interpretation skills.

Over 3 years’ experience in HTS in a busy facility, training in counselling supervision highly desirable.

Should be self-motivated.

Should have good interpersonal and communication skills(both verbal and written)

Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

Create demand for HTS services through mobilization and health talks

Provide confidential HIV counseling and testing to persons at risk for HIV infection as per Kenya HTS national guidelines

Conduct HTS using provider initiated testing and counseling, voluntary counseling and testing and targeted family testing approaches.

Provide appropriate referrals and linkage through patient escort where possible and tracking of the referred clients

Provide special group counseling e.g. couples, discordant couples, youths and adolescents

Knowledgeable on Assisted partner notification services (aPNS) and other Social Network testing

Address issues of behavior change in relation to HIV and ART

Facilitate the delivery of HIV Prevention information to clients

Provide psychosocial support and assist with linkage to referral services

Assess and document all referrals make follow-up and report on referral outcomes

Compile and submit monthly HTC reports

Manage HTS commodities in accordance with the national guidelines.

Participate in HTS refresher training at least annually.

Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counseling supervision etc.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Diploma, Associate's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 3 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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