AIDS Healthcare Foundation

  • Lead Community Outreach CTRS Specialist

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta, GA
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/2/2019 1:55 PM)
    Req No
    2018-8941
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Administrative/Clerical
  • 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

    POSITION SUMMARY:

     

    The Lead Community Outreach CTRS Specialist is a skilled community health educator who is responsible for coordinating testing events and providing Counseling, Testing and Referral and Linkage Services (CTRS) at off-site venues where high-risk target population testing is conducted.  The Lead Community Outreach 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 Lead Community Outreach CTRS Specialist is also responsible for ensuring that all data from HIV testing are computed in the database by the Outreach team staff, ensure that there is enough staff testing coverage at all times within the community, and ensuring that all new outreach staff members are trained.    

      

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Lead Community Outreach CTRS Specialist will provide the following services:

    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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 CTRS/Prevention Program Manager
    • Assists clients with scheduling follow-up appointments with medical providers and make referrals to programs as appropriate
    • Assist CTRS/Prevention Manager by maintaining data for community HIV testing and complete all monthly reports as requested by manager
    • Assist CTRS/ Prevention Manager by determining testing staffing needs and being key contact for volunteer staff
    • Assist CTRS/Prevention Manager in ensuring that there is enough staff coverage for community testing
    • Assist CTRS/Prevention Manager in training of new staff members
    • Other responsibilities as necessary

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    • This position will provide administrative support to the CTRS outreach staff

     

    EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Public health); Master’s Degree Preferred
    • Experience working with designated population
    • Experience in implementing community/ social awareness activities
    • Awareness of resources available for the population (preferred)
    • Certificate of Attendance Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling (preferred)

     

     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

     

    • Master’s degree in Social work or related field preferred
    • Work experience in Prevention Presentation, Testing & Counseling Certification in the Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling
    • Knowledge of HIV/STD infection and AIDS
    • Knowledge of various Priority Populations and sensitivity to their norms, values, and cultural beliefs
    • Experience building and maintaining long-term, mutually beneficial community relationships

      

    COMPETENCIES

    • Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Applications, including Excel and Word; Proficiency with Internet
    • 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
    • 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, sex 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
    • Must have reliable transportation

    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.

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