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  • Posted: Feb 4, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 10, 2021
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    Centre for Health Solutions - Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
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    HTS Counsellor

    Overall Function:

    The HTS Counselor will be responsible for providing HIV Testing Services to patients and clients seeking services in their respective health facilities using provider-initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family and partner testing/partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services
    • Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS
    • Provide pre/post-test HIV counselling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues
    • Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per national HTS guidelines
    • Provide on-going counselling and make relevant referrals for on-going support
    • Ensure quality of HTS services at all times
    • Document and maintain accurate HTS records including referrals and report on referral outcomes
    • Compile and submit HTS reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the supervisor
    • Timely request for all the necessary consumables for undertaking HTS activities
    • Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counselling supervision etc.
    • Ensure HTS Optimization in the facility
    • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

     Qualifications and Requirements

    • Diploma in guidance and counselling, health-related or social science field.
    • HTS Counselor certification from NASCOP
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
    • Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective Hospital/Facility Health Management Team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS program team.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV as one document stating the current and expected salary, contact details of three referees to clearly indicating the position applied for as the subject title:  CHS INSTITUTE/HR/HTS/001/2021 by 5.00 PM February 10, 2021.

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