Professional Counsellor

Right to Care - Equip Zambia

About the Organization

Right to Care (RTC) is a non-profit company with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support, improving their quality of life and productivity in South Africa and other African Countries.

The EQUIP Consortium is led by Right to Care (RTC) in collaboration with four other Africa based Partners. The EQUIP Consortium provides countries with innovative and customized solutions that increase HIV testing and linkage to care, widens the coverage of ART, expands capacity for viral load monitoring and improves retention of patients on ART. With the support of USAID, EQUIP is designed to provide rapid responses to the needs of high-priority PEPFAR countries.

Job Description

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Diploma in Psychosocial Counselling or any Social related field.
  • Basic HIV\AIDS training
  • 2 years’ experience in counselling supervision

Technical And Behavioural Competencies

  • Problem solving skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Supervision skills (guiding, supporting)
  • Good interpersonal skill
  • Personal management skills
  • HTS linkage Viral Load HVST

Key Performance Areas

  • Using the professional experience to lead the supervisee in exploring alternative interventions, perceptions and avenues of viewing the clients presenting concerns
  • Provides advice in a supportive and constructive way to enhance efficiency and proficiency
  • Links the supervisees concerns about clients in a detached fashion
  • Helps the supervisee remain focused in her counselling work
  • Supervision of Lay Counsellors.
  • Helps the supervisee gain insight into her work, her effectiveness, or limitations.
  • Help supervisee address the so-called spot issues (dumb spot, blind spot and deaf spot)
  • Promote an understanding of the underlying issues in the counsellor-client relationship
  • Ensure data is Entered into the daily register each patient counselled i. e. their age, gender etc.

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