Fresher Study Counsellor Non-profit Jobs – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Report to: Counsellor Manager
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor -Uganda) is a private not for profit NGO that provides: HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services; maternal child health services; Health Professional training and Clinical Research.
Job Summary: The Study Counsellor will primarily be responsible for providing counselling services to Baylor’s Clients and their care givers as well as provide technical support during systems strengthening in Baylor supported clients & Clinical Counselling related attachments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research/fundable proposals and present researched counselling best practices,
  • Manages the coordination and activities of all counselling for the study
  • Provides appropriate HIV counseling
  • Provides test results for participants if needed,
  • Actively participates in study-specific intensive counselling training and practices
  • Carries out informed consent process and interviews participants
  • Performs informed consent process
  • Completes CRFs and source documents
  • The jobholder also identifies participants with adherence challenges
  • Prepares clients
  • and caregivers for HIV testing, acceptance of test results and antiretroviral therapy for exposed infants, then give information in regard to HIV/AIDs care and treatment services available,
  • Conduct post-test counselling, assess their readiness for antiretroviral therapy then build their capacity in regard to ‘positive living for HIV infected clients
  • Prepare eligible clients and their families for HAART then monitor and support on drug adherence issues
  • The jobholder will record clients information and maintain clients’ records
  • Build the capacity of counselling stakeholders
  • Offer timely psychosocial support counseling
  • Carry out general health education sessions and psychosocial support counselling during meetings for peer support groups, teen mothers and care takers
  • Prepare periodic reports on counselling activities as per the counselling BSC.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Baylor Uganda Study Counsellor job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling or any Degree
  • Post Graduate formal training of HIV/AIDS from a recognised Institution
  • Three years of experience in HIV/AIDS Counselling in a busy Clinical or hospital based setting
  • Two (2) years’ experience in training & Counselling, medical background would be an added advantage
  • At least two years’ experience in a reputable clinical or hospital based setting and health research institution.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the address below including a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees i.e. email and phone addresses, copies of professional/academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact. The applicant must have at most a credit 6 in Math and English.
Send applications via E-mail to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
P.O. Box 72052, Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 17th January 2018

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