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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

3 Counselor Jobs at Lira Regional Referral Hospital - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
3 Counselors

Jobs at:
Lira Regional Referral Hospital

Deadline of this Job:
March 15, 2019.
Duty Station:
Lira , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 11th March 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 500000 , Minimum: 350000 , Maximum: 1500000 , Period: MONTH
Lira Regional Referral Hospital is a 400 Bed Hospital situated in Lira Municipality in Lira town and serves a catchment population of about 2.3 million people. It is a referral facility offering both specialized and general services to the districts in its service area. The Hospital with support from the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango Project seeks to recruit personnel in different fields to fill in the following positions:
Job Title: Counselors (3) U5-LWR-1-1
Report to: Nursing Officer
Location: LRRH

Duties and responsibilities:
• Provide quality and comprehensive counseling services to clients, family members, communities and partners, with focus on HIV and TB services
• Empower clients in chronic care to disclose their HIV status to significant others
• Use index client testing to access HIV testing services among children, sexual partners/networks and family members
• Participate in the process of empowering clients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans
• Participate in the mobilization and support of communities to offer HIV education and care
• Provide home-based HIV counseling and testing, and TB screening to household members
• Conduct home visits to clients on ART and TB for adherence support
• Establish and support peer support groups for clients
• Participate in the drawing and implementation of the clinic work plans.
• Perform counselling and other support techniques and procedures as requested and prescribed by the clinicians
• Provide information to clients, aimed at reducing their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education.
• Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness at the clinic and sensitizations in the communities
• Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

Qualifications, skills and experience
• A minimum of a Diploma in Counselling. A relevant bachelor’s degree social work, counselling psychology, guidance will be an added advantage
• Short term capacity development courses on HIV counselling is an added advantage
• A minimum of 3 years working experience in a similar job
• A clear and concise understanding of the psychosocial issues relating to health and illness
• Deep knowledge of care planning procedures
• Good communication, team building, innovative skills

Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications addressed to the Human Resource Officer Lira Regional Referral Hospital P.O. Box 2, Lira Uganda or Have it hand delivered to the hospital. With their application letters and CV to not later than March 15, 2019.