19 Linkage Assistant Jobs at AIDS Healthcare foundation (AHF)

Vacancy title: 19 Linkage Assistant

Type: FULL TIME

Category: Customer Service

Jobs at: AIDS Healthcare foundation (AHF)

Deadline of this Job: 31 January 2020

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Gulu , East Africa

JO DETAILS:
AIDS Healthcare foundation (AHF) is an International not for profit NOO, with its Headquarter based in Los Angeles, California. AIDS Healthcare Foundation in registered in Uganda as AIDS Healthcare Foundation Uganda Cares (AHF-Uganda Cares) which is collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV and AIDS services; including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings.
AHF – Uganda Cares to date operates in 23 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Kyotera, Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Luweero, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Buikwe, Ntungamo, Tororo, Kapelebyong, Gulu, Busia and supports 52 clinic sites country wide. The organization now seeks to hire highly competent, dynamic and experienced persons to fill the position below.
Linkage Assistant
There are 19 positions based at our facilities in Lyantonde, Kakuuto, Gombe, Maddu, Kawolo, Mulanda, Kapelebyong, Luweero, Rubaare, Kitwe, Masafu, Nakasongola, Masindi, Nakaseke, Busia, Mukujju, Gulu, Awach & Amuria). The position of Linkage Assistant is an important service based in the clinic setting and will working with a multidisciplinary team to ensure routine linkage and retention operations or activities are implemented as per the standard operating documents/guidelines. .

The holders of this position will perform among others the following duties
• Work closely with the HIV care/treatment and HIV testing teams to reach out to HIV positive clients encourage them to come into care and monitor their linkage and engagement in medical care.
• He/ She will make phone calls, arrange home visits and work with community structures to reach newly diagnosed HIV positive clients that haven’t been linked to care and treatment.
• He/ she will make notes and regularly update the appropriate linkage and retention tools when they contact the client.
• Work with the clinic team to identify, follow-up and support clients that miss clinic appointments and those that disengage from care.
• In conjunction with Community Tracers, conduct community follow up of clients that cannot be reached on phone.
• Reach out to partners of clients that recently test HIV positive and invite them to the clinic for HIV counselling and testing services.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum of Uganda Certificate of Education or its equivalent plus a certificate in any of the following disciplines; psychology, guidance & counselling, social work & social administration, social sciences, nursing, or a related relevant field.
• Training in HIV and AIDS care and management
• A minimum of 2 years of experience working with clients in public health institutions, community services or medical setting.
• Must have experience working with people living with HIV and AIDS, and for other chronic illness, substance users, and persons with mental diagnoses

Job Education Requirements: Uganda Certificate of Education

Job Experience Requirements: 2 years

Job application procedure
To be considered for this recruitment, please
Address your email application (Cover Letter and CV ONLY) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning clearly Position and Location in the subject line. The email should not be larger than 2 MB – any larger email will not be considered.
Including Address your hard copy application telephone contact details to the:
Human Resources Manager,
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Plot 548
Kira Road, Kampala.
Deadline: Friday 31 January, 2020 at 5:00pm
AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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