Youth Ambassador | TB HIV Care

  • Youth Ambassador: Ulundi | TB HIV Care
  • Grade 10 / ABET
  • 1 year ago
  • Job Qualifications Grade 10

Job Description

TB HIV Care (THC), a non-profit organization providing health care services throughout South Africa, is currently seeking a Youth Ambassador for their Ulundi location. The organization, in existence since 1929, provides services to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers, and people who use drugs.

(3 Positions)

The Youth Ambassador will play a crucial role in conducting mobilisation and pre-vulnerability screening to identify vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and record them on the case management register. They will also provide case management to all AGYW initiated on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to promote continuation in care.

The minimum requirements for the position include a Grade 12/Tvet college level 2 or Grade 10 with 1-year experience in HIV programs, being a beneficiary of the PrEP Structural Program, knowledge of the district health system, including structures like District AIDS Council, Local AIDS Council, and war rooms. The candidate should have the ability to communicate in English and isiZulu languages, residing within the allocated ward, and a driver’s license would be advantageous. HIV counseling would also be an advantage.Additional requirements include being between 18-29 years of age and residing within 5km from the clinic they are applying for.

The duties and responsibilities of the Youth Ambassador include creating community awareness on issues affecting the lives of AGYW within their communities, mobilizing support for PrEP and PrEP Structural Programs, providing accurate information on HIV and AIDS, educating peers about their human rights, gender inequality and gender-based violence, conducting mapping to identify hotspots to mobilize AGYW for HIV prevention, and providing face-to-face youth care clubs in accordance with the identified needs of the AGYW. They will also be responsible for recruiting AGYW to youth care clubs, submitting monthly reports to the clinical trainer and mobilisation and case management tools weekly to the Clinical Trainer.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, computer literacy, IT skills, problem-solving, stakeholder management, excellent organizational and administration skills, and reporting and statistics skills.

If you are passionate about providing care and support to vulnerable communities and are looking for an opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care, apply for this position before the closing date January 21, 2023, and reference number TBH230116-2.

Closing Date: 23 January 2023
Location: Various Locations

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