The HIV Prevention Specialist provides quality and comprehensive HIV Health Education Risk Reduction (HERR), HIV testing, and HIV prevention education
services to clients at high risk for infection or transmission of HIV. Core responsibilities include client intake and assessment, coordination of referral services
into appropriate programs, HIV testing, program outreach and promotion, and facilitation of individual and/or group sessions. All program activities will address
and empower each client’s efforts to reduce the risk of HIV infection or transmission.
1. Provide excellent customer service at all times, to internal and external customers.
2. Participates in comprehensive training sessions (including monthly peer reviews) for prevention case managers on progress notes, behavior
modification, harm reduction, group facilitation, and client-centered counseling.
3. Maintains a caseload of 25 active ILI clients. Following HERR protocols and procedures, conducts client intake and assessments, assists clients in the
development of a client-centered service plan (CCSP), provides necessary referrals, and maintains timely follow-up with clients to empower sustained
HIV risk reduction.
4. Maintains updated referral list of community resources for HERR program through research and networking with diverse organizations and
constituencies including the HIV/AIDS, Latino, African American, and GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning) communities.
5. Coordinates with AltaMed programs and other agencies to ensure successful completion of linked referrals.
6. Participates in regular internal audits to ensure that program documentation, charts and reports are accurate and complete on a monthly basis.
7. Promotes HERR services through in-service presentations to AltaMed staff and other agencies.
8. Assists with the development and facilitation of educational HIV/STI workshops.
9. Participates in program, departmental and division staff meetings.
10. Clearly and accurately documents in client charts.
1. High School Diploma or equivalent work experience.
2. Preferred Bachelor of Arts Degree and minimum one year experience working in the HIV prevention field, preferably in a non-profit setting. Otherwise,
a minimum of three years extensive experience working in an HIV prevention program or an HIV/AIDS related human services field such as social work,
psychology, nursing, counseling or health education.
3. Applicant must demonstrate skill (through education or experience) in counseling, crisis intervention, critical reading and writing as it relates to
implementation of program goals and objectives.
4. Preferred certification as a Pre-Post HIV Testing Counselor.