PEER NAVIGATOR X8

PEER NAVIGATOR X8

Hr Genie | Cape Town, WC, ZA

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PEER NAVIGATOR X8

FIXED-TERM CONTRACT; ENDING 30 JUNE 2024

PHILIPPI VILLAGE; MOBILE SERVICE

The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF) is a registered non-profit organisation focused on the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. 

We have fantastic job opportunities across our businesses for talented people wanting to realize their full potential. Could that be you? If so, we invite you to explore the possibility of joining us to play your part in Desmond Tutu Health Foundations’ exciting future.

The main purpose of this position is to welcome adolescents to the health facility and to ensure smooth process of the study including recruitment, enrolling participants, basic data capturing and information sharing.

Minimum Requirements:

Grade 12 Certificate
Between the ages of 18 to 29 years
Data entry capturing experience
Communication skills (verbal and written)
Fluency in English and or Afrikaans and or IsiXhosa
Previous PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) experience
Computer literacy (Ms Office)
Ability to take initiative
Attention to detail
Ability to work with teams and independently
Good planning and organising
Time management

Advantageous:

Work experience in a health/clinic environment
Experience in working with adolescents and youth
Basic- knowledge of public health and community resources
Able to assist with community meetings
Previous PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) experience

Responsibilities:

Welcome adolescent patients to the health facility
Relate to adolescents in a friendly and non-judgmental manner
Guide the adolescents to where they can access services and help them feel comfortable
Assist with the folder – either get it from the records or assist with opening one
Register the adolescents on the biometric system (Broccoli) and conduct the health assessment for services needed. Conduct this while they wait to be seen by the nurses
Provide basic HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health Education to study participants about sexual health, combination HIV prevention, PrEP, STI’s, modern contraceptive methods, male and female condoms, gender-based violence. This can be done one-on-one or as a group
Assist as a communicator between patients and clinicians when required
Strive to improve clinic efficiency and reduce waiting times
Facilitate structured information sessions for the youth at the clinic
Assist study staff with storage of study material in the facility
Participate in staff meetings and appropriate training workshops as organized and required by the project
Maintain research participant confidentiality
Perform all activities according to Good Clinical Practice Standards
Work in a consistently ethical manner
Provide report back during weekly site meetings
Communicate ongoing issues, concerns, successes to the Line Manager

Values fit: Passion Innovation Progress Integrity Respect Excellence

Submit CV, motivation letter with certified copy of highest qualification and details of three (3) current contactable referees in a single PDF file by 27 January 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Visit the DTHF Career page to view the advert-DTHF-001 and apply: