HIV Testing Specialist Featured
Centro de Comunidad y Justicia
4696 W. Overland Rd., Ste. 226, Ste. 226
$17.00 - $18.00 hour
The HIV/STI Testing Specialist is responsible for the coordination and implementation of Evidenced Based HIV Prevention interventions in community-based settings. The individual is responsible for organizing and conducting all aspects of the intervention, including mobile outreach into communities in south-west and south-central Idaho with high concentrations of high-risk Latinx individuals.
The HIV/STI Testing Specialist will be primarily responsible for CCJ’s Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) to conduct targeted outreach to communities with high concentrations of Latinx individuals to provide culturally-appropriate health information and education, free condoms, and HIV related counseling, testing and referrals, as appropriate. The position demands a high level of cultural competency of the unique needs of communities of color and the LGBTQIA++ community. Strong community relationships and knowledge of the area to be served will be a plus.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
- Coordinates the recruitment of high risk Latinx individuals for HIV testing and prevention education services.
- Provides community-based confidential HIV mobile testing and counseling specifically targeting Latinx individuals with high-risk for contracting HIV/AIDS.
- Coordinates transportation for preliminary positive clients for confirmatory testing and linkage to medical care (same day or next business day).
- Takes part in the development of a formal HIV testing outreach and marketing plan which will be distributed internally and externally.
- Conducts onsite targeted outreach‐‐both traditional and virtual to identify high‐risk Latinx individuals to provide HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral.
- Engages individuals in their own neighborhoods or venues where they typically congregate to provide HIV related health information, education, referrals and linkage to services.
- Provides HIV Counseling, Testing and Referrals to at‐risk populations in compliance with Idaho Family Planning, STD, and HIV Program standards.
- Assists individuals in receiving medical care for HIV infection and other support services, and verify that client services were accessed post‐referral.
- Distributes condoms to target HIV‐infected persons and persons at highest risk of acquiring HIV.
- Assists with recruitment for other prevention interventions and services, including those provided by CCJ.
- Adheres to strict procedures of confidentiality, release of information and data security.
- Maintains accurate and complete participant records, tracking contact, counseling, testing, referrals, and outreach performance as defined by evidence‐based models, local/state/federal entities.
- Communicates effectively with clients for appointments and follow‐up on referrals.
- Maintains accurate and current process, procedural, and program, and inventory logs of specific outreach and testing activities, health materials, condoms/lube, OraQuick Temperature log (Control storage Area); Test Result, and OraQuick control.
- Maintains and reconciles accurate forms: Outreach Logs; Reactive Test Result Form; Reactive Rapid Test; ID Form; testing forms; Order Form /Testing Supplies.
Experience and Qualifications
- Knowledge of and/or experience with Latinx LGBTQ and MSM communities and issues.
- Knowledge of and/or experience in providing specialized services for people with HIV/AIDS.
- Knowledge of and/or experience of HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach and health promotion.
- Experience in building coalitions and partnerships
- Bilingual. Ability to read, write and speak in English and Spanish.
- Culturally proficient in working with Latinx families from diverse backgrounds.
- Computer skills using Microsoft software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, social media apps).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency in all MS suite software required.
- Adept in use of on-line and social-media software and internet-based programs, including, web-based meeting and training software.
Bachelor’s Degree in community health or social services and/or relevant experience in case management, community health advocacy or an Associate’s Degree with three years of relevant case management and community health advocacy experience.
- Must have a valid Idaho State driver’s license and proof of insurance
- Reliable transportation
- Certification in RESPECT training, Fundamentals of Waived Rapid HIV Testing, and Test Technology Training. (provided by CCJ post-hire)
- Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish both written and oral) required
Salary & Benefits
- Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience and Education. includes paid holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO) once eligible, and Paid Sick Leave (PSL).
- Opportunity for ongoing professional development provided by employer
- Flexible work schedule – maybe required to work some evenings and weekends.
- Ability to travel in-town and out-of-town to provide mobile testing and to attend trainings and conferences, as needed.
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