HIV/ AIDS Prevention Coordinator 2
Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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Overview:
Thresholds is Illinois' oldest and largest provider of services to people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Thresholds celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 and looks forward to continuing its mission to help its members reclaim their lives and achieve hopeful and successful futures. With its 30 service locations and more than 75 housing developments in the Chicago area, Thresholds is a recognized leader in mental health recovery. Thresholds provides excellent opportunities for career development and promotion and has been voted as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Thresholds encourages individuals who have experienced mental health recovery to apply. EOE M/F/D/V

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Associate Director, The HIV/ AIDS Project Coordinator 2 is a part of the management team that oversees and is responsible for the day to day operations of the project’s services. The HIV/ AIDS Project Coordinator 2 directly supervises the services provided to members. The HIV/ AIDS Project Coordinator 2 also ensures the timely monthly reporting required by the city and acts in the capacity of liaison between Thresholds and community service providers, representing Thresholds at inter-agency committees. Responsibilities include:

Together with the HAP Specialist, the Coordinator will be embedded in teams and through direct service to member will provide HIV/ AIDS assessment, testing, counseling advocacy, linkage and referral, crisis intervention and collaboration with other service providers. Over the course of 3 years, 2 HAP Specialists will test and counsel 500 un-duplicated members.
The HAP Coordinator will work with the teams to link members who test positive and who want treatment to on going primary health care services.
The HAP Coordinator will educate staff and members on harm reduction techniques and will use the evidence Based Practices of I-IMR and IDDT as intervention strategies
The HAP Coordinator will work with staff and members on prevention strategies for members.

Qualifications:
CDPH or IDPH certification in HIV testing and councelling is required.
A Master’s degree in a related field with three years experience is required. Extensive experience may be substituted for formal educational requirements with the approval of the Associate Director.
Ability to work cooperatively with other team members, their support systems, collaborating agencies, other co-workers, and management.
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in problem solving, responding to emergencies and generally managing the service environment.

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Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....