Entry Level Counselor NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)

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Job Title:   Counselor (Entry Level NGO Jobs)

Organisation: Medical Teams International (MTI)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

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 and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.

 

Job Summary:  The Counselor will be responsible for coordinating professional and peer counseling services and organizing community outreach and sensitization activities.

 

Key Duties and 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





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a 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
  • Two 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
  • Knowledge of counseling principles and practices
  • Knowledge of HIV and SGBV related topics
  • Skilled in applying counselling principles to improve the psychosocial well-being of clients
  • Skilled in building relationships that make clients feel supported
  • Skilled in using behaviour change strategies to motivate clients to adhere to HIV treatment plans
  • Skilled in organising community education activities
  • Skilled in presenting information to a group
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to be trustworthy and maintain confidentiality
  • Keen interest in mentoring staff
  • Ability to hold staff accountable to work responsibilities, MTI protocol and ethical standards
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates should apply online at the link below

 

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