Closing date: September 13, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Government of Malawi in the health sector. The mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families through high quality, high impact, ethical, state-of-the-art, comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals, and clinical research. Baylor-Malawi has an international reputation for innovative, evidence-based HIV service delivery programming.
The Baylor-Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services In Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, and long term engagement in care. The program is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 7 districts in Malawi.
Baylor-Malawi is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position below
Position: Psychosocial Counsellors
Location: Machinga, Mulanje, Mangochi Salima, Balaka, Phalombe and Lilongwe
Reporting to: District Lead/District Coordinator
Reporting to the Program’s Psychosocial Care Liaison, the Psychosocial Counsellor will be required to provide high-quality psychosocial care services and related therapeutic functions to people living with HIV, their partners, families and caregivers and others affected by infection. S/he will be required to have such mental health expertise as health promotion, prevention, treatment, peer support and self-help that can help an individual living with HIV. To help improve our service delivery, the incumbent will ensure delivery of the under-prescribed duties and responsibilities in compliance with the existing Baylor College-of Medicine Standard Operating Procedures, Malawi Mental Health Treatment Act, Medical Practitioners and Dentist Act, Mental Health Policy and Medical Council of Malawi Code of Conduct and Patient Charter.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent will be required to: