Aurum Group: Counsellor

at Aurum Group (view profile)
Location Vredendal, South Africa
Date Posted July 26, 2021
Category Education & Training
Job Type Full-time


Company Aurum Group Reference # 2021/04/01/02 Published 22/07/2021 Contract Type Contract 9 Months Salary Market Related Location Vredendal, Western Cape, South Africa Duration 9 Months Introduction
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. The following positions have become available in the Public Health Division and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the post.
Job Functions Counselling Industries Ngo / Non-Profit Specification
An opportunity has arisen for Facility Based Counsellors based in the West Coast District
Job Function to provide CounsellingTechnical Work Responsibilities
HCT services using ACTS/PICT model for new clients seeking HIV testing per day
Adherence and follow up counselling
Paediatric/adolescent/adult work up and treatment readiness
Intervention with struggling/defaulting clients
Group facilitation for club activities
Health education and information (group based) on HIV/STI/TB and ART related issues in the waiting rooms of the clinics and/or at community level.

High school diploma / Gr 12 or equivalent
Basic counselling skills certificate (NQF Level 4 or equivalent)Experience
At least 2 years counselling experience
Previous work experience in counselling is highly advantageous
Proficient in both English & Afrikaans
Proficient in Xhosa or other languages will be an advantage

Ability to function under pressure
Good interpersonal skills
Basic administrative and time management skills
Knowledge of clinic/facility rules and regulations
Knowledge of the geographical area
Good knowledge of HIV & AIDS/STI/TB a well as Treatment Adherence
Knowledge of public health and community resources

Please note:
Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks
All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.

Job Closing Date 26/07/2021