HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counsellors Jobs in Nyandarua (15 Positions)

The HTS Counselor is responsible for providing HIV Testing Services to patients and clients seeking services in their respective health facilities using provider-initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family and partner testing/Partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches.


Key responsibilities:

  • Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services
  • Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS
  • Provide pre/post-test HIV counselling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues
  • Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per national HTS guidelines
  • Provide on-going counselling and make relevant referrals for on-going support
  • Ensure quality of HTS services at all times
    Document and maintain accurate HTS records including referrals and report on referral outcomes
  • Compile and submit HTS reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the supervisor
    Timely request for all the necessary consumables for undertaking HTS activities
  • Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counselling supervision etc.
  • Ensure HTS Optimization in the facility
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of HTS Counsellor, a candidate must;

  • Have a certificate in guidance and counselling, health-related or social science field. A diploma holder will have an added advantage
  • Be certified by NASCOP as an HTS Counselor
    Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage
  • Should be self-motivated
  • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

    How to apply

    Applications should include the following

  • Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (3) referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • Photocopy of ID
  • Testimonials/ Recommendation

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.

    For more information and job application details, see; HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counsellors Jobs in Nyandarua

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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