Aurum Group Available Job Opportunity – Apply Now!

Posted on :

1 Oct, 2021

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Healthcare Jobs in South Africa

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. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position.

NB: Successful candidates will be supporting the following areas:
1. Saldanha.
2. Vredeburg.
3. Langebaan.
4. Hopefield.
5. Laingville.





Job Title: Community Health Worker {Saldanha SD – x10]
Location: Saldanha, Western Cape, South Africa
Reference #: Saldanha SD – x10
Contract Type: Contract
11 Months
Salary: Market Related

Job Summary:
The Community Health Worker is responsible for providing outreach services from the Site to the Community, to provide home visits and symptomatic screening for households and referrals to health facilities for further management. Other responsibilities include education, information, counselling and prevention.

Technical Work Responsibilities:
•Identify individuals who are HIV-positive but are not in HIV medical care by receiving referrals, utilizing information about missed appointments, and conducting outreach activities at various community venues
•Work to build the trust and confidence of patients
•Provide accurate information to patients about living with HIV, preventing further transmission, the benefits and challenges of HIV care and treatment, and available services and how to access them
•Provide personalized assistance to patients to help them enrol or re-engage in medical care
•Together with case managers and clinical staff, support patients throughout the early part of their care so they participate fully, become educated, and can advocate for themselves
•Help patients to develop confidence in their participation in HIV treatment
•Work with case managers to assist patients in identifying services to address other aspects of their life that affect their health, such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, domestic violence services, housing programmes, education and employment
•Co-facilitate support groups and create patient linkage to psychosocial support
•Comply with all programme protocols, including those regarding confidentiality of patient information
•Perform other duties as assigned

•Promote Health Education on a daily basis by conducting mobile outreach activities in the community
•Coordinate, collaborate and liaise with all internal and external stakeholders toward the achievement of organizational goals
•Develop and maintain favourable relations with internal and external stakeholders
•Educate the community on different research studies taking place
•Help patients develop health management plans and goals
•Coach patients in the effective management of their chronic health conditions
•Assist patients in the understanding of care plans and instructions
•Document activities, service plans, and results in an effective manner whilst adhering to policies and procedures
•Establish positive, supportive relationships with participants and provide feedback
•Assist clients in accessing health-related services, including but not limited to: obtaining a medical home, providing instructions on the appropriate use of the medical home, overcoming barriers
•Motivate patients to be active and engaged in their health plan
•Distribution of community educational material and marketing of the studies
•Provide social support
•Schedule and complete follow-up appointments with participants who miss sessions
•Compile and submit daily statistics
•Compile and submit monthly statistics
•Recordkeeping of medication (ARV) handed to patients
•Compile monthly distribution report and forward to the Pharmacy
•Conduct monthly stock take and forward order to the Pharmacy
•Record stock received and distributed Adhere to all SOPs, guidelines and confidential agreements
•Identify training needs and implement approved interventions
•Achieve performance targets
•Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures according to prescribed legislation
•Report all unsafe activities to Senior Management/Human Resources
•Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
•Adhere to decision making processes

•Grade 12
•HIV/Aids Testing and Counselling Certificate
•Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Health Care or Similar
•Relationship Counselling Certificate
•Debriefer/Trauma Counselling Certificate

•A minimum of 6 months related experience or one-year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience

•Valid Driver’s Licence
•Own Vehicle
•Proficient Computer and Software Skills
•Report Writing

To Apply:

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Application Deadline: 05/10/2021

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.

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