20 Medical Social Worker (Counsellor) Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Psychosocial
Advisor
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About URC SUSTAIN Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID-funded
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.
The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and
laboratory services at selected regional referral and general hospitals.
Job Summary: The Medical
Social Worker (Counsellor) will provide comprehensive counseling services to
patients in chronic care in the ART Clinic.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide
    quality and comprehensive HIV counseling services to clients, family
    members, communities and partners.
  • The
    incumbent will 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.
  • Actively
    participate in the process of empowering clients with skills for self
    reliance and making appropriate succession plans.
  • Take
    part in the mobilization and support of communities to offer HIV
    education and care.
  • Provide
    home-based HIV counseling and testing to household members.
  • Carry
    out home visits to clients on ART for adherence support.
  • Establish
    and support peer support groups for clients.
  • Participate
    in the drawing and implementation of the clinic work plans.
  • Perform
    nursing 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.
  • Actively
    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:
  • The applicants for the USAID SUSTAIN
    Medical Social Worker (Counsellor) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in social work, counselling
    psychology, guidance and counseling from a recognized institution.
  • Short
    term capacity development courses on HIV counselling is an added advantage.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in a similar job.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the psychosocial issues relating to health
    and illness.
  • Deep
    knowledge of care planning procedures.
  • Excellent
    communication, team building, innovative skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit their
cover letter, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of academic
credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:
Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru
Kampala, UGANDA
E-mail to:
hr-uganda@urc-chs.com
Deadline: 27th March 2017 by
12:00 Noon
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