Part time up to 30 hours, Flexible hours and work plan
Compensation based on experience and education. Experience is essential!
This position is responsible for providing community-based outreach to engage individuals who may be at risk for HIV infection and are not aware of their HIV status as well as individuals who are HIV+ and need to be connected to HIV Care (this includes people who have previously tested but did not learn their HIV status). The Early Intervention Specialist (EIS) will have direct day-to-day contact with the public and is expected to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, socioeconomic, and mental functioning levels. The EIS will be responsible for linking individuals to prevention or care as a means to reduce the transmission and spread of HIV/AIDS and other STIs. The EIS will handle information of a highly confidential nature and is expected to perform this task with the highest level of integrity. Conducting outreach is a vital component to this program’s effectiveness by reaching out to the community and connecting to other systems of care. Upon linking clients to care this person will become their case manager and help them navigate their way through the system leading them to: benefits, medical care and independence. This person will assess client's needs and design a care plan that will lead clients to stability and better health.
Requirements: MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THIS OR RELATED FIELD. DO NOT SEND RESUME IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE. Must have an understanding of HIV and its modes of transmission, its impact upon communities, and some experience with HIV case management. Must have basic computer skills, e.g., the ability to use Microsoft Office applications, and have a high level of comfort working with data and numbers, as well as the ability to adhere to standardized office procedures. Cultural competency is an essential element to the successful candidate for this position. The ability to express oneself in writing and verbally are critical as well. The individual should be comfortable working with diverse populations in a variety of settings, e.g., homeless shelters, housing communities, faith communities and treatment facilities. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation.
HIGHLY DESIREABLE: ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in English and Spanish.