Counselor Job at Medical Teams International – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Overview
Job Category: Health/ Medicine
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  25 August 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 20-08-2021
Requirements
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Counselor

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

Jobs at:

Medical Teams International

Deadline of this Job:
25 August 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Friday, August 20, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling "Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world". MTI-UG has operations in West Nile, Mid-Western and South Western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition to people of concern and the local communities. MTI-Uganda is seeking to recruit highly competent, dynamic, trainable and experienced candidate for immediate placement for period of 4 months in the following position:
Job title: Counselor

Job Summary
Responsible for coordinating professional and peer counseling services and organising community outreach and sensitisation activities.

Job Responsibilities
• Plan and perform the delivery of the counseling services, including individual and group counselling related to HIV, SGBV, nutrition and more areas, and establish follow up plans to ensure clients are fully supported
• Participate in ART Clinic activities including providing counselling before and after clients take HIV test and referring clients to begin ARV treatment
• Organise community education and sensitisation activities on public health concerns
• Refer patients to other specialists for further assistance, when necessary, in order to propose the best support available
• Conduct home visits to current clients and referrals, where relevant
• Ensure counselling services are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics and that client confidentiality is maintained in accordance with professional guidelines and MTI Code of Conduct
• Utilize Peer Educators to assist in home visits, community outreach and peer counselling activities
• Recruit, manage and appraise counseling volunteers, known as ‘expert clients’, and provide development and training opportunities
• Maintain records and submit to supervisor according to schedule
• Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
• Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy
• Other duties as assigned

Education, Licenses, & Certifications
• Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, Social Works & Social Administration, Social Sciences or a related qualification is required
• Additional training in HIV counselling is an added advantage

Experience
• 2 years of experience providing counseling in a health service setting is required
• Experience providing HIV counseling is an added advantage
• Experience working with international NGOs is an added advantage

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

 

Job application procedure
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Application Deadline: Wednesday 25th August 2021; 5.00 PM
Application Procedure:
1. Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their Application letter and CV ONLY including 3 work related referees to; [email protected]  
2. INDICATE CLEARLY IN THE SUBJECT LINE: ONLY THE POSITION ID & LOCATION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.a. For example: #E2101 MBARARA
3. Do not attach your Academic transcripts. They will be requested if you are shortlisted
4. Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will only be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements and system application procedures.
5. Medical Teams International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, Shortlisting, interview meeting, processing, reference verification, training or any other fees)
6. Medical Teams International will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engagingin any fraudulent recruitment activity.
7. Medical Teams International is an equal opportunity employer. 8. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal opportunity Employer.
SHORTLISTING WILL BE ON A ROLLING BASIS