Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation — Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.
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 95-95-95 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 positions of:
Job Tittle: Psychosocial Counsellors
Location: Machinga, Mulanje, Mangochi, Salima, Balaka, Phalombe and Lilongwe
Reporting to: District Lead/District Coordinator
Reporting to the District Lead/District Coordinator, 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