Social Worker

Job Description

Anova is an NGO that empowers people and changes lives. Good health and quality of life is what motivates us to provide healthcare solutions and support for those who need it most. The successful candidate will develop and implement activities aimed at strengthening HIV testing, care, and support in and outside DoH health facilities.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Support implementation of HIV Programme, as outlined in the work plan.
  • Strengthen referral linkages within the health systems, especially between health facilities and CBO’s in partnering with other organisations, Anova and DoH staff.
  • Oversee the implementation of the KidzAlive (KA) model, as well as adolescent support groups within the facilities and Anova staff.
  • Support DoH/Anova counsellors and clinicians to conduct case-finding at adult, adolescent and paediatric antiretroviral (ART) sites.
  • Identify training needs within the organisation and the DoH facilities.
  • Attend to stakeholders meetings including facility/sub district management meetings.
  • Manage Social Auxiliary workers, Counsellors, and provide support to the Linkage Officers.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Bachelor of Social Science (Social Work) or relevant qualification.
  • Registration with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
  • Up to 5 years of Social Work experience, including supervising Social Auxiliary workers and working with children, adolescents & adults.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in HIV/AIDS programme and supervision of staff.
  • Training in I-ACT and NAS (National Adherence Strategy) and KidzAlive.
  • Good presentation and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

 Closing date: 01 June 2023

In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
Preference will be given to persons with disabilities.

Anova Health Institute is a provider of essential health services and therefore has a mandatory vaccination policy. Should your application be successful, you will be required to submit your proof of vaccination before commencing employment in the role.

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of submitting their application should assume that they have not been successful.

Unsolicited CVs from agencies will not be paid agency fees should their candidate be placed at Anova.

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