Isibani Linkage Officer Vacancy In South Africa

Isibani Linkage Officer Vacancy In South Africa

Isibani Linkage Officer Vacancy In South Africa | Opportunity closing date:

Friday, 12 November, 2021
Opportunity type:
Employment

SUPERVISOR:  Clinical Nurse
Contract Duration: Fixed term contract ending 31 March 2022

Isibani Development Partners is a South African-registered NGO, launched in 2011 to become a leading local technical assistance provider, systems strengthening and grants manager for health and social service in Southern Africa. Our programs focus is on HIV, TB, Non-Communicable diseases and Capacity development for community-based organization and government departments. Isibani seeks to appoint a Linkage Officer (AGYW project) to be based in Empangeni – uMhlathuze Sub-District.

Job Overview: Linkage Officer will be supporting the program by linking and navigating patients through referral processes and ensuring linkage to care. The incumbents will support implementation at the following wards:10, 24, 27,28,29,30,34 in uMhlathuze sub-district

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • To link newly diagnosed HIV positive people to a facility or a NIMART nurse so that they can initiate the client on ART; this position will be for someone that is not afraid to work irregular working hours
  • Responsible for driving field Team to and from our sites
  • Liaise with DOH facility staff and district support partners to overcome barriers to ART initiation
  • Liaise with the client to schedule clinic appointments for ART initiation and offer transport when needed
  • Daily reports of all clients linked to care and on those cases were attempts were made but not yet linked to care
  • Work closely with the team leaders/lay counsellors to ensure linkage support aligns to community activations
  • Manage community profile and mapping referral systems of patients from the community to facility and vice versa
  • Escalate any challenges to the line manager or Program Manager, timeously
  • From time-to-time conduct community-based combination HIV prevention initiatives including STI’s, TB, HTS, risk reduction, interventions in TB, STI’s screening and referrals to high risk sexually active individuals
  • Participation in staff meetings and appropriate training workshops
  • Ensure timeous submissions of workplans
  • Providing HIV Testing Services to clients in line with NDOH policies and guidelines when needed
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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate – minimum 10-day Course, which is not older than 2 years from the date of issue or HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate – minimum 10-day Course, older than 2 years’, but not more than 3 years’, with a certificate for a 2-day refresher course from an accredited provider.
  • Knowledge of DOH HTS guidelines and protocols
  •  Clear criminal record
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, and routine database activity Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software
  • Valid SA Drivers licence is mandatory
  •  Ability to travel within uMhlathuze sub-district and King Cetshwayo District

Suitable candidates to send applications at applications@isibani.org.za

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