TB HIV Care: Social Worker


Closing Date: 2020/08/28

Job Advert Summary

TB HIV Care (THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. We provide health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers and people who use drugs. THC provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly-evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care. Purpose of the position: This post will provide professional social work services within the context of an HIV Priority Populations Prevention programme focusing on adolescent girls and young women. This will include screening and assessment, therapeutic social work services, support, referral and supervision of social auxiliary workers within the PP _PREV program. The social worker will also coordinate and facilitate training in structural programmes addressing HIV and TB prevention and gender-based violence, as well as engage with relevant stakeholders with government departments, with partners and in the social work field. (This is a contract position renewable based on funding)

Minimum Requirements

• Grade 12 / matric

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work

• Registered Social Worker, registered with the SA Council for Social Service Professionals

• Accredited relevant post-graduate qualification will be an advantage

• 3 years’ experience in the social work and the HIV field

• Experienced facilitator

• Valid Code 08 drivers license

• Proficiency in English & IsiZulu languages

• Clear criminal record

Duties and Responsibilities

• Receive referrals from internal staff and provide intake services for clients in the programme

• Conduct mental health screening and risk assessment in order to respond or refer appropriately

• Ensure that clients requiring urgent intervention are seen and /or referred timeously,

• Provide counselling intervention and psychosocial support to clients and programme beneficiaries • Provide counselling services, including follow up sessions as is required on a case by case basis

• Provide psychosocial support to clients individually or in groups with regard to mental health, genderbased violence, and personal challenges which affect treatment adherence, risk behaviour and optimal functioning

• Train and support auxiliary and lay staff to ensure quality counselling and psychosocial support is provided to clients.

• To provide referrals and linkage as required, and to ensure follow up to ensure clients receive the necessary services

• To keep accurate and confidential client records according to social work norms and standards and statistics for reporting purposes

• Support the programme to identify and plan training in line with programme requirements

• Liaise with managers, coordinators, facilitators and other stakeholders to ensure training needs are met and regular training takes place

• Coordinate all aspects of training including service providers, venue, and other logistical arrangements

• Design, prepare or adapt training materials and present training in a professional manner

• Facilitate training and conduct assessment of learners on relevant topics, and attend master training in order to maintain quality of training, for example mental health and structural programmes

• Facilitate training programmes according to adult learning principles, agreed standards and curricula, as well as requirements of partners and departments

• Compile training and assessment reports and keep accurate records of training and assessment, according to organizational requirements

• Establish working relationships with government departments, NPOs, partners, community stakeholders and others

• Networks with all relevant stakeholders in terms of service delivery and referral pathways

• Engage with stakeholders with regards to programme activities and advocacy work

• Provide supervision and mentorship to social auxiliary workers

• Provide guidance and case management support to social auxiliary workers as required


We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within, wherever possible. We will ensure that we accommodate internal candidates, however to maintain a competitive advantage and to recruit best talent is also important for the organisation.