AIDS Healthcare Foundation

CTRS Specialist

Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Req No
2022-16547
# of Openings
1
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
2 weeks ago(11/22/2022 10:38 AM)
Category
AID Atlanta

Overview

Join the Team – Make A Difference! Work at AID Atlanta, an affiliate of AHF.

 

AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency is the Southeast’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization.

Today, AID Atlanta offers a broad range of services and has grown to be the most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the Southeast.  AID Atlanta currently offers HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, including (but not limited to) Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening, PrEP, Community HIV Prevention Programs, Linkage Services, Case Management, and a state-wide Information Hotline.

The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its clients by breaking barriers and building community.

AID Atlanta’s core values:

  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Service
  • Integrity

If you would like to be a part of fostering empowerment in someone’s life, AID Atlanta is the place for you.

Responsibilities

The CTRS Specialist for the Counseling, Testing and Referral Services Program at AID Atlanta is a skilled community health educator who is responsible for providing Counseling, Testing and Referral and Linkage Services (CTRS) within the Wellness Center and at off-site venues where high-risk target population testing is conducted.  The CTRS Specialist is responsible for conducting prevention counseling, testing and post-test counseling for HIV and other STI’s as defined by AID Atlanta.   The specialist will be trained using a variety of rapid and conventional tests.  Applicants should be aware they will be required to handle a variety of body fluids required for testing. 

 

This position will primarily focus on identifying and providing HIV and other STI counseling, testing, and referral service sessions at our main office location of 1605 Peachtree Street NE.  However, all staff are required to participate in off-site testing events generally accounting for 15% of time worked – or approximately 2 events per month.

 

The individual is to perform all functions in observance of the Agency’s rules, regulations, philosophy, objectives and policies, including but not limited to the services and duties below. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides HIV/AIDS/STD prevention services, testing and counseling, and behavioral interventions
  • Helps to identifies specific setting or venues in which high-risk members of the target population can be accessed.
  • Coordinates outreach activities and special community events related to the program under the direction of the Lead Testing Specialist or Department Manager
  • Ensures that all necessary reports and documentation are collected and submitted to the appropriate entities in a timely and efficient manner as defined by agency policies
  • Attends trainings, conferences, and meetings, as requested by program manager and department director
  • Performs HIV and STD testing without adverse events: ensures all laboratory forms are correctly completely and accurate results and provided to all patients Ensures quality standards for testing and counseling are maintained through completion of appropriate documentation and complies with all CQI/CLIA standards
  • Assists clients with scheduling follow-up appointments with medical providers and make referrals to programs as appropriate

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Prevention Services.

 

QUALIFICATIONS - EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of HIV/STD infection and AIDS
  • Knowledge of various priority populations and sensitivity to their norms, values, and cultural beliefs
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field

 

HIGHLY PREFERRED

  • Work experience in HIV prevention presentation, Testing & Counseling
  • Certification in the Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling and/or HIV Testing and Counseling
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Bachelor’s degree of higher in public health, health education or a related social services field
  • Graduate of a Georgia accredited school in Medical Assisting and/or Phlebotomy

Qualifications

We at AID Atlanta/AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment. AHF will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance.

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