Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) Job Vacancy

Posted on :

16 Mar, 2020

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We aim to promote quality in life, dignity in death and support
in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness
by supporting member hospices and partner organisations.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide testing and counselling services and become an integral part of the broader comprehensive care and treatment program in a non-Clinical site and/or community that links the community into care.


Job Title: Temp – Lay Counsellors
Mpumalanga: Nkangala District, Emalahleni, Victor Khanye, Steve Tshwete, Emakhazeni, Dr. JS Moroka & Thembisile Hani Local Municipalities


  • Implement Targeted Community HIV Testing Services
    • HIV pre-test, post-test counselling
    • Adherence counselling
    • Conduct Index Testing and Mobile testing
    • Give health education on health-related issues
    • Give support to both infected and affected clients
    • Provide education on HIV, TB and STIs prevention strategies
    • Participate in organizing HIVAIDS awareness events
    • Promote HIV counselling, testing and condom use
    • Conduct screening for TB and STIs
    • Collect data
  • Implement Active Referral and Linkage to Care 
    • Refer and link all new HIV, TB, STI cases
    • Link HIV negative patients to preventative service providers
    • Trace defaulters and link them back to the mainstream
    • Collect data
  • Implement Adherence Support 
    • Introduce a risk reduction plan for clients in the post-test counselling and the adherence support


  • Matric / Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • Accredited training certificates:
    • Basic HIV information course, Intensive Counselling course and Adherence Counselling course and the ability to Counsel using the ACTS method
  • Finger prick certificate
  • Ability to communicate in English and one or more South African language(s) commonly spoken in the Sub-District
  • Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS and TB & Supporting people living with HIV
  • Involvement in some aspect of community work will be an added advantage
  • Valid EB Driver’s License with clean driving record and no traffic violations
  • Clear criminal record

Minimum one to two years’ experience in:

  • HIV Counselling, Finger pricking and intensive adherence counselling


  • Technical Skill and expertise
  • Good communication Skills
  • Customer Service orientation
  • Detail Orientation
  • High level of integrity
  • Team work
  • Adaptability
  • Compassion


To apply

Please submit a detailed CV, covering letter and names of three contactable references including email contact to hr@hpca.co.za.

Applications Deadline: Wednesday, 18th March 2020.

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