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DISTRICT HEALTH REFERRAL & LINKAGES OFFICER - 362508
DISTRICT HEALTH REFERRAL & LINKAGES OFFICER
Healthcare/ Pharmacies / Hospitals / Medical / Emergency Services
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Our client based in based in Johannesburg, is looking for an experienced District Health Referral & Linkages Officer, to join their dynamic team
Duties & Responsibilities
Social Auxiliary Worker (SAW), Child and Youth Care Worker (CYCW) or Community Based Worker.
At least three years’ experience in a field position with an organization in public health or OVC programming; experience in developing and managing referral systems preferred.
Experience with PEPFAR funded projects in South Africa.
Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed and without constant or close supervision.
Must have a valid Driver’s licence
Provide case management and tracking for all children identified as HIV+ in selected districts
Provide case management and tracking for all GCBS beneficiaries prioritising:
CALHIV including access to ART and viral load tracking
Access to PREP for 10% of GCBS Adolescents (15 – 17 years)
HIV+ caregivers index testing of children
Teenage mothers to access CPS
Access to GBV and sexual reproductive health interventions
Ensure functional bi-directional referral systems between DOH facilities, DSD service points and NPOs in selected districts.
Provide direct support and feedback to ensure success of the referral systems and provide support to troubleshoot and problem-solve as needed.
Participate in HIV testing and counselling providers and conduct community outreach.
Conduct follow up of incomplete referrals telephonically or face to face from SSPs and Health facility.
Facilitate home visits to families of the identified beneficiaries from the clinic who are on ART, vulnerable and orphans if needed by CCGS and social workers.
Co-facilitate formation of disclosure and adherence support groups in health care Centres.
Provide monthly feedback on number referrals of HIV+ children to DSD staff, NPO staff, GCBS staff and health facility staff meeting.
Work alongside and support data support offices to compile there monthly statistical report utilising the GCBS data collection tool with an emphasis on CALHIV case management
Report on referral systems and key PEPFAR performance indicators on a monthly basis to PPM or District Nurse/ Health Referral and Linkage Specialist.
Participate in DOH district coordination meetings and forums
Actively participate in partner meetings at district and site (NPO) level that support the attainment of programme goals including those facilitated through DSD, DOH, district support partners (DSP), other PEPFAR funded OVC partners and any such local forums