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The objective of the Community Care Intern position is to work closely with the Regional Community Care Specialist to manage the MSH CaTSS community care & support program in a manner that strengthens retention rate across the supported health facilities, especially supporting facility base index case testing and linkage to ART.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of facility based index case testing in supported facilities
  • Support linkage to ART in all facilities
  • Provide periodic application of SIMS tools as a means of providing mentoring and supervision to the health facility and community services providers.
  • Support and ensure facilities conduct treatment preparation for all new patients.
  •  Ensure facilities provide routine adherence counseling to all patients attending ART and care clinics.
  • Ensures and support facilities conduct proper documentation of services provided in the facilities
  •  Support and Ensure facilities provide positive clients receive PHDP messages, every clinic day and at support group meetings.
  • Encourage clients to choose a treatment partner that will receive information and education to support client’s adherence to ART and clinic day appointment, keep telephone contact of client’s treatment partners.
  • Work with referral coordinator and M&E/records unit to ensure effective tracking of clients experiencing a challenge in remaining on care and ensure documentation and reporting of same.
  •  Coordinate and support referrals and linkages in all CCT site for positive clients to existing support groups
  • Support the formation and functionality of the support group cells (small groups of 5 to 10 persons living in the same area) and mentor them towards becoming a community based support groups as well as establishing an economic empowerment programme together.
  • Ensure facility staff Collate and submit weekly/monthly statistics of services provided to the M&E unit through the referral coordinator or the focal person.
  • Carryout any emerging activity as directed by the site coordinator or MSH Technical Staff.
  • Work with referral coordinator to submit reports detailing all activities carried out.
  • Ensure facilities document all cases of death, transfer, contract tracking of patient.
  • Support  and track facility Gender norm and gender violence activities
  • Support facilities support group in monthly meetings.
  • Document programmatic achievements and keep the State Regional Community Care Specialist informed on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.

Supervision:

  • Works independently with close supervision from the Regional Community Care Specialist

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must possess minimum qualification of BSC or its equivalent in any field of social Sciences
  • At least 2 years’ experience with HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC at CSO or IP level
  • Excellent grasp of community care issues and current literature on HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English
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