Servicing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community

OUT provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

OUT has been in existence for more than 21 years and is dedicated to the building of healthy and empowered LGBT communities in South Africa and internationally, while reducing hetrosexism and homophobia in society.

Job Opening: HIV Lay Counsellor

The PWID program, known as Step Up, housed at OUT Well-Being, that supplies health services to drug users in Tshwane, is currently recruiting for the following vacancy:

Lay counsellor focusing on HIV Testing and Counselling 

S/he will be responsible for the screening, testing and counselling of members of the PWID community for HIV, and other blood-borne viruses and health risks. S/he will be expected to complete all related administration, educate and inform the drug user community on the risks they face as well as assist the PWID program’s staff nurse. S/he will need to work closely with outreach staff where needed. HIV Testing and Counselling is conducted in-field, and is not office-based. 

HIV Testing and Counselling certification is mandatory. You must have at least one year’s experience with HIV Testing and Counselling services. This certificate must be attached with your CV, along with a clear photocopy of your ID. 

The position is based in Pretoria. There is a three-month probation period. Salary is negotiable pending on qualifications and experience. Please forward you CV to Angela McBride; mcbridea@out.org.za. Closing date for applications is 12:00 on 02 March 2018. We would ideally like the position filled as soon as possible. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

Services
Have you been threatened, hit, raped or had your property damaged or stolen because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)? Then you have been a victim of a hate crime.
OUT offers exciting training to mainstream service providers and other interested parties. The training assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings.
Currently OUT distributes safer sex packs to a range of venues in Tshwane that are utilised by gay men and lesbian women. These packs also include responsible sex messaging, appropriate barrier methods and lube.
OUT's Engage Men’s Health project offers free and confidential sexual health services to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).