Youth Peer Educator | TBHIV Care

  • 2 years ago

Job Description

The Purpose of the job is to conduct out-reach activities in the PWID community by providing current accurate health information, mobilisation of Youth PWID’s to the mobile unit, and linkage to care.

Minimum Requirements
▪ Grade 10
▪ Minimum 1-2 years working experience with PWID/PWUD or as a Peer Educator
▪ Experience working in HIV, TB, STI & gender-based violence programmes
▪ Previous key populations service delivery experience would be a significant advantage
▪ Youth Peer Educator should be between the age of 18-24 years
▪ Ability to communicate in English and IsiZulu or another South African language
▪ Intermediate level computer literacy

Duties and Responsibilities
▪ Perform place-based outreach based on the micro planning methodology to Youth PWID/PWUD, their partners and stakeholders in the area
▪ Distribution of harm reduction packs and safer sex commodities
▪ Provide accurate health information to Youth PWID/PWUD on harm reduction and safe injecting practices, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, TB, SRH and human rights
▪ Promote healthy behaviour change
▪ Refer Youth PWID/PWUD living with HIV or TB for treatment to the SR nurse or nearest health facility
▪ Ensure HIV negative Youth PWID/PWUD are regularly tested
▪ Promote psychological support, referral to SR Social Auxiliary Worker (SAW) and follow-up
▪ Recruit Youth PWID/PWUD for Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) and complete eligibility criteria in relevant sites
▪ If trained, provide human rights defence for Youth PWID
▪ Identify Youth women who inject drugs and provide dignity packs

Skills and Competencies
▪ Excellent communication skills
▪ Attention to detail
▪ Problem-solving
▪ Stakeholder management
▪ Excellent organisational and administration skills
▪ Reporting and statistics

Closing date 12 November 2022


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