Linkage Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • Applications have closed

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Vacancy title:

Linkage Assistant Ndola Teaching Hospital – Ndola

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Deadline of this Job:

Monday, February 19 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


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The successful candidates will be required to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Reach out to HIV positive clients and encourage them to come into care and monitor their linkage in medical care.
  • Contact the recipients of care through phone calls, home visits and work with community structures to reach newly diagnosed clients that have not been linked to care and treatment.
  • Regularly update the linkage database as and when there is some information change.
  • Work with the facility team to identify, follow up and support clients that miss clinic appointments and those that disengage from care.
  • Follow up on clients that cannot be reached on phone.
  • Identify and document the issues that create barriers that make it difficult for clients to access the services.
  • Reach out to partners of the clients that recently tested positive and invite them to the clinic for counselling and testing.
  • Assist with reporting requirements including document data for reportspreparing reports and submitting data to line managers.
  • Ensure that more than 90% of newly tested positive are linked to care while and not less than 90% of all clients both new and old are retained to care.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Full Grade 12 certificate with at least five credits in English and mathematics.
  • Diploma in Psychosocial Counselling, Psychology, Social Work and or their equivalent.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Must have experience in working with people living with HIV and or chronic illnesses.
  • Must have very good interpersonal skills as well as uphold high levels of confidentiality.
  • Computer literate.
  • A certificate in HIV care and management will be an added advantage.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure

  • Interested candidates meeting the above stated qualifications and skills are required to submit their applications letters with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae with Three (3) traceable Referees, academic and professional qualifications, full registration with relevant Professional Bodies where applicable to the address below by Wednesday, 7th February 2024.
  • Applicants should provide valid phone numbers for easy communication. Applications should be clearly marked in the Email Subject line with the position being applied for as shown below.
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  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested candidates should send their CVs

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