Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA)

Posted on :

15 Jul, 2019

Category :

Vacancies South Africa

Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) is a national organisation operating in all nine provinces in South Africa with 134 members and affiliated hospices countrywide.


Job Title: Lay Counsellor Driver
Job Location: Mpumalanga

  • Nkangala District, Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
  • Ehlanzeni, Mbombela

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


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


  • Drive HPCA testing team, including testing equipment, to and from identified testing sites
  • Inform the Primary Driver responsible for the vehicle of any mechanical issue to maintain the vehicle safe
  • Inform the Primary Driver responsible for the vehicle of any need for a car wash to maintain the vehicle clean
  • Ensure compliance with Traffic Rules at all time


  • 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 and Supporting people living with HIV
  • Involvement in some aspect of community work will be an added advantage
  • Valid EB driver’s license with a 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
  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service orientation
  • Detail Orientation
  • High level of integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Compassion

To apply

Submit a detailed CV, covering letter and names of three contactable references including email contact to [email protected]

Application Deadline: Monday, 22 July, 2019

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