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HIV Bilingual Outreach Specialist

at Terros Health

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Reference #: 3863
Keywords: medical

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-AZ-Phoenix
    Job ID
    2019-3863
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Behavioral Health/Social Work
    Program
    Prevention
    Weekly Hours
    40
  • Overview

    We are pleased to share an exciting opportunity at Terros Health for a Bilingual HIV Outreach Specialist in our HIV Prevention Program.

    Terros is a fully integrated healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. For more than four decades, the heart of everything we do is inspiring change for life. We help people manage addiction and mental illness, provide primary medical care, restore families, support our veterans, and connect individuals to the care they need.

    If you are interested in working for one of the State's Leading Healthcare Organizations that promotes Integrity, Compassion, and Empowerment, we encourage you to apply! If you are energized by helping people during their most challenging times, this vital opportunity will be rewarding.

    Responsibilities

    This position provides outreach, in reach, educational and community engagement for the Turning The Tide (T3) program. T3 is a program catered towards ethnic MSM and the transgender community who live with a SUD and/ or a COD. The Outreach Specialist assists the Program coordinator and T3 Project Director in the development and deliverables of the project’s intervention to improve health outcomes ethnic minorities throughout Maricopa County as described contractually with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and all other entities with which Terros has contracted.

    • Deliver outreach services where at risk populations may gather; this includes preparation and distribution of educational, promotional and recruitment materials.
    • Actively seek and recruit persons diagnosed with HIV; engage clients into a coordinated HIV primary care service as needed.
    • Conduct community HIV/STI screening opportunities. Conduct pre/post HIV anti-body counseling and testing services utilizing standard testing procedures. Maintains accurate & confidential records of all testing information.
    • Provides follow-up services for testing recipients in the form of post-test counseling, disclosure of test results and refers as appropriate.
    • Work as a team member with other personnel and collaborators to promote interventions to improve health outcomes related to SA, COD, HIV and hepatitis in ethnic minority communities.
    • Assist in the day-to-day operations of departments and programs that are affiliated with T3.
    • Work closely with Lead Outreach Specialist to strategically reach out to communities of Maricopa County.
    • Maintain inventory of office and instrumental supplies.
    • Attend training and meetings deemed necessary to perform goals and objectives of the program.
    • Develop skills in the prevention of substance abuse, HIV, hepatitis other communicable diseases through study and training.
    • Search for updated referral information as needed for program participants needs.
    • Maintain logs and records of program activities in a timely and accurate manner including 1) Data entry into EHR 2) screening and locator forms, 3) GPRA evaluation forms; 4) outreach notes and logs, 5) outreach logs; 6) billing/services tickets, as well as create, maintain and update mailing and data base systems.
    • Maintain equipment, work areas, and vehicles.
    • Attend staff meetings and provide input on T3 activities and provide alternative goals and objectives to increase effectiveness when appropriate.
    • Perform all duties in Spanish if applicable.

    Terros Health offers an excellent benefit package including, but not limited to:

    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Group life and disability insurance
    • Employer matched 401(k)
    • Generous PTO/paid sick leave (4+ weeks in year 1)
    • Wellness and employee assistance plan

    Qualifications

    • 21 years of age or older
    • Bilingual in English-Spanish preferred.
    • Experience in public health education and working in an HIV/STI prevention capacity.
    • Lived experience with the transgender and gender non-conforming communities preferred.
    • High School Diploma or GED in combination with life/work experience working in the field of HIV and or Substance use/Mental Health field.
    • Valid Arizona Driver License in good standing.
    • Substantial driving to and from intervention sites.
    • Flexibility and ability to work evenings and weekends.
    • Willing to work with all cultures and sub-cultures that comprise the population of Maricopa County in a non-judgmental and value clear manner.
    • Willingness to undergo additional training to meet the needs of T3 program.
    • Must have a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card or apply for an Arizona fingerprint clearance card (Level 1) within 7 working days of assuming role.
    • Must have valid Arizona driver’s license, be 21 years of age with minimum 3 years driving experience and meet requirements of Terros Health’s driving policy.
    • Must pass a TB Test.

    Physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Application Instructions

    Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!