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Psychosocial Counsellors x2 (Mansa, Mufulira)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a legally registered not for profit, NGO registered in Zambia. AHF collaborates with the Zambian government and other partner institutions, to provide technical assistance to these key stakeholders to establish sustainable and replicable models for the delivery of quality and comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support, HIV Counseling, and Testing, Prevention and Psychosocial services to people living with HIV/AIDS. The AHF wishes to recruit the following:

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides pre and post – voluntary HIV confidential counseling and testing, to all patients willing to have the HIV test done.
  • Performs the rapid HIV testing on all clients that have consented to testing; Ensures that each and every test done has consent signed by the patient or a legally authorized person.
  • Encourages and support patients that test positive; helping them to cope with the new diagnosis. She/he should ensure that, the patient accepts and can deal with the new diagnosis.
  • Take part in mass HIV testing activities according to mass testing projects program.
  • Ensures that an HIV positive patient is referred to the next appropriate level of care.
  • Acts as a facilitator for linkage between HIV diagnosis, care, support and treatment.
  • Maintains and adheres to counseling protocols
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals in maintaining treatment protocol.
  • Provide direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and Psychosocial care to clients
  • Encourages clients that test HIV positive to have a treatment supporter/buddy on treatment initiation
  • Teach and counsel clients & family on disease prevention and staying healthy
  • Maintain filing system for all client records including psychosocial forms. Client confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Certificate for AIDS Treatment Training
  • Certificate/Diploma for Counseling Skills Training
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience
  • Registered by Zambian Counseling Council with valid practicing license

How to Apply

Candidates are expected to send a cover letter and CV as one document to the email below:

with a clear indication of the position they are applying for in the subject line. First write the word Zambia, put a hyphen then indicate the position you are applying for. All should be in capital letters. For example, “ZAMBIA-PHARMACIST”.

*No phone calls, no walk-ins, no direct e-mails to AHF staff members*

Application deadline
18 Jan 15:00
Email applications to
globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org with a copy to humanresource619@gmail.com
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