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CTRS Specialist

CTRS Specialist

Req No 
2018-8340
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-GA-Atlanta, GA
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 
7/23/2018
Category 
AID Atlanta

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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

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides HIV/AIDS/STD prevention services, testing and counseling, and behavioral interventions o 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 o 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 Counseling and Testing/Prevention Manager

 

We at AID Atlanta 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.

Qualifications

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 o Graduate of a Georgia accredited school in Medical Assisting and/or Phlebotomy

COMPETENCIES

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Applications, including Excel and Word;
  • Proficiency with Internet  o Knowledge of universal precautions in dealing with infection control of blood borne pathogens
  • Basic knowledge of harm reduction principles and approach in providing services
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively educate and communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Experience with charting, documentation, utilization of client record databases  
  • Ability to travel and work nights and weekends as required 
  • Competence to work independently and within a team
  • Capacity to deliver programs in a variety of locations (i.e. faith-based facilities, community centers, clubs, bars, bath houses or similar venues, prisons, parks, etc.) and may have to transport, lift, and carry equipment and supplies
  • Have a positive attitude while working with challenging individuals, groups, and institutions
  • Previous experience with project and event coordination, ability to provide presentation set-up that may have to bend, transport, lift, and carry equipment and supplies of approximately 10 lbs.

 

We at AID Atlanta and 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.