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Targeted Interventions Officer

Date Posted
17th July 2017
Reference
VAC-26382
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

This individual will have primary responsibility for assisting the Regional Programme Manager with outreach activities to the MSM and SW populations, incorporating them into existing JASL programmes.

Job Description

He/She will also be responsible for providing information on sexual reproductive health (SRH) and STI/HIV prevention care to members of the identified minority. The Targeted Interventions Officer works as part of the Prevention Team to develop and implement creative, targeted interventions with the targeted groups.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Work in conjunction with the Regional Programme Manager and the Intervention Coordinator to plan, coordinate and execute programme activities to provide outreach SRH education to MSM and SWs.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the targeted groups through street/site visits, encourages and recruits members to participate in different programme activities.
  • Provides members of the targeted groups with up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS/STIs and related issues through one-on-one contact or group discussion or activities.
  • Conducts voluntary, counselling and testing for HIV.
  • Distributes condoms and information/educational material to MSM and SWs.
  • Assists members of the targeted groups in assessing their sexual behaviours and relative levels of risk to HIV/STI infections.
  • Keep current about trends and changes relating to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care.
  • Provides basic counselling and guidance regarding sexual behaviours and practices.
  • Attends weekly/monthly meetings such as Team Briefings, staff support, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

DELIVERABLES

  • Monthly and quarterly Progress Reports for the contract period by the 5th of the following month.
  • Work plan of activities and interventions for specified target groups.
  • At least two weekly outreach activities (education/counselling) for the target population.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Communication skills – Oral and Written, along with group facilitation and counselling skills.
  • Computer literate
  • Public speaking
  • Ability to plan and coordinate interventions
  • Confidential, open-minded, dependable and willingness to work beyond the call of duty.
  • Able to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Caring and compassionate nature
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations
  • Ability to be a strong team player.
  • Flexibility (including some Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) and adaptability.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of five (5) “O” Levels/CXC.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • At least two (2) years’ work experience in a similar position working with the targeted communities

 


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