Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCMCF-M) 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 developed in 2008 initially responded to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi and has grown over the past 12 years to support the full cascade of HIV care and treatment services. The current CORE programming seeks to support the Malawi Government in achieving epidemic control, by providing client focused care to People Living with HIV from the time of diagnosis to linkage and full engagement in care. BCMCF-M’s CORE programming is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 6 districts in Malawi. BCM-CFM is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:
POSITION: Psychosocial Counselor (PSC)
CONTRACT DURATION: 1 year (renewable)
DUTY STATION: Health Facility
STATUS: Full time (40 hours per week)
LOCATION: Mangochi, Salima, Balaka, Phalombe and Machinga Districts
Position Description and Responsibilities
Reports to: District Coordinator/Team Lead
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 the 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.
The incumbent will be required to
COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Working conditions and Physical requirements
Applications must include the following:
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to;
The Executive Director
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi
Closing date for receiving applications is on 28th August, 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.