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HIV Outreach Specialist

Job Location

New Orleans, LA, USA

Pay

Starting at $15 an hour

Type of Job

Full-time

Published Date

April 23, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

Job Description

HIV Outreach Specialist needed to organize, plan, and seek out sites in the area to offer HIV, HCV, and syphilis rapid testing. Actively participate in ongoing events as a certified rapid testing counselor. Marketing for rapid testing and clinic services.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor’s preferred.  

  • Familiar with medical terminology and/or medical assistant training preferred 

  • Be over 18 years of age.  

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to adapt to changing environments and audiences.  

  • Previous CTR certification/experience a plus

Core Competencies

  • Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard.

  • Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a service plan.

  • Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately.

  • Effectively empowers patients to identify, access, and utilize community resources and communicate needs. 

  • Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.

  • Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines.

  • Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.

Job Duties/Skills Required

  • Coordinate, arrange, and organize community-based outreach events for the clinic.

  • Assist with basic clinic functioning when not engaged in outreach-based events or directly assisting clients. 

  • Will complete training to do testing and counseling of rapid testing for HIV, HCV, and Syphilis. Will perform this testing and counseling in clinic and community-based outreach events. 

  • Transport client to clinic when indicated. Transport client to outside appointments or resources if needed. 

  • Utilize evidenced based practices, including motivational interviewing and problem solving skills, when engaging individuals with their recovery.

  • Provides frequent face-to-face contact in order to engage and maintain individual with clinic and any related/desired resources. 

  • Maintains contact with service providers to encourage referrals and insure effective coordination of services. 

  • Participates in supervision to review cases and issues related to level of service.

  • Attend outreach and other community meetings to coordinate with other outreach workers and community service providers.

  • Collaborate and coordinate services with appropriate community agencies.

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with community partners and work together to identify and improve processes that enhance service.

  • Maintain electronic records, reports, and statistics necessary for program functioning and evaluation.

  • Accept responsibility for professional competency as appropriate.

  • Is familiar with and liaises with hospitals and community agencies.

  • Advocate on behalf of clients and/or support them to advocate for themselves.

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Benefits

Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 13 paid holidays per year for regular full time staff,  401(k), and 401(k) matching.

About Start Corporation

Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people to empower them to live and function independently.

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