HIV

HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Specialist

Diverse and Resilient, Inc.Milwaukee, WI

Coordinates access to HIV counseling, testing, and referral services for target populations and provides advanced HIV program support to the HIV Prevention Program Manager.

In achieving the organization’s mission of addressing the healthy development of LGBT youth and adults in Wisconsin, the Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Specialist partners with the Program Manager to implement programs to reduce HIV among gay and bisexual men and build capacity in communities and organizations in Milwaukee County. This work is exciting, engaging, varied, and challenging.

HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Specialist

HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Specialist

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

  • Reports to HIV Prevention Program Coordinator II and Prevention Manager.
  • May provide work direction to program assistants, clerical staff, interns, or volunteers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs counseling, testing, and referral services to target populations
  • Receives training and maintains skills for accurate, high-quality, culturally competent HIV testing.
  • Participates in and organizes community outreach events and conducts one-on-one outreach meetings with target population members.
  • Identifies persons who are at high risk for HIV infection or are HIV infected and facilitates access to counseling, testing, and referral services.
  • Identifies and establishes relationships with community service providers to seek referrals of persons who are at high risk for HIV infection or are HIV infected.
  • Provides client-level education and support to identify barriers and facilitate access to referral services.
  • Monitor the outcome of referrals to assure agency and client follow-through.
  • Routinely participates in HIV risk prevention and health promotion planning and projects by taking an active contributory role; has responsibility for significant portions of project implementation.
  • Identifies and plans, develops, and implements additional projects or reports which may be useful to the organization.
  • Responds to a wide variety of questions requiring substantial knowledge of the planning projects in particular and the organization in general. Resolves issues to limit issues forwarded to manager.
  • Gathers, compiles, and summarizes data for analysis by the Director. Assists in monitoring, tracking, and analyzing data.
  • Oversees and/or maintains organizational files, binders, records, logs, etc. Usually is responsible for maintaining the most confidential files. Identifies need for additional recordkeeping and establishes same.
  • Frequently uses confidential information and communicates diplomatically to maintain confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as necessity dictates.
  • The incumbent is responsible for adhering to established service standards of cultural competency and reinforcing those standards with peers, team members.
  • Support other D&R programs, including youth programming and company-wide projects.

SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; high school diploma or equivalent may be acceptable under rare circumstances with evidence of advanced experience.
  • Minimum two years of experience in HIV counseling, testing, and referral services preferred. At least one year must be in working with young MSM, particularly African American MSM; three years of work in human sexuality may substitute for this.
  • Holds valid Wisconsin driver’s license has access to reliable automobile.
  • Must regularly enhance computer skills by completing appropriate training classes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent detail-oriented organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills involving established methods or practices; demonstrated ability to make appropriate decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy throughout the workday.

Computer Skills

  • Considered adept with software applications unique to the organization (i.e., word processing and spreadsheet applications, graphics software, data reporting software, etc.).

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, and lift frequently throughout the workday.
  • Occasionally lifts items weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Must have functional speech, vision, and hearing.
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
  • Exposed to a normal office environment.

Email or send resume and letter of interest to Mark Neufang, Diverse & Resilient, 2439 N Holton St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (mneufang@diverseandresilient.org). Resumes should be submitted no later than March 16, 2015; no phone calls, please. Be sure to include the position(s) for which you are applying in your letter.

 

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Data & Compliance Manager

Diverse and Resilient, Inc.Milwaukee, WI

Manages and maintains a variety of data used in support of disease prevention and health promotion services for intervention, analytical or research projects.

In achieving the organization’s mission of addressing the healthy development of LGBT people in Wisconsin, the Data and Compliance Manager partners with Program Management and staff to build and maintain databases to track and monitor program processes and outcomes. The Data and Compliance Manager is further responsible for maintaining compliance and reporting with all agency contracts and subcontracts. The Data and Compliance Manager also manages the day-to-day activities of data collection, data entry, data processing, and data security, maintaining program fidelity and other workers who contribute to these efforts within Diverse & Resilient and other partner agencies. This work is exciting, engaging, varied, and challenging.

Data & Compliance ManagerData & Compliance Manager

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

  • Reports to Director of Operations.
  • Manages Data & IT Coordinator.
  • Provides work direction to program assistants, clerical staff, or interns and volunteers, including some partner agencies.
  • Likely to receive advice and assistance from members of a community advisory committee and program funding sources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Routinely participates in projects by taking an active contributory role; has primary responsibility for the management of data associated with HIV prevention and other Diverse & Resilient programming.
  • Coordinates and leads complex, sensitive, and/or confidential meetings related to data management; assembles agenda items, exhibits, addenda, etc. Takes and distributes non-routine, confidential minutes.
  • Monitors reporting requirements for federal, state, and private grants and contracts, as well as compliance for Diverse & Resilient’s subcontractors.
  • Maintains a smooth operation of data management by facilitating communication among community and program partners and between the partners and Diverse and Resilient including providing support resolving problems, assisting the partner finding resources, and managing the minor daily finances of the project.
  • Manages and leads all aspects of data use from collection through reporting; has responsibility for project development, implementation, budget monitoring, and evaluation related to data management.
  • Produces reports on the status of data collection, recommends new methods for collection and documentation of data; creates and revises procedural manuals as needed.
  • Manages the daily activities of the building of capacity in data management and maintains positive communications with key LGBT community partners. Assists in interviewing staff and in development training materials for those collecting and transporting sensitive data.
  • Represents within agreed upon settings the organization at community meetings that involve health promotion and disease prevention data.
  • Partners with program management to identify, plan, develop, and implement additional projects or reports which may be useful to data management efforts.
  • Oversees and/or maintains organizational files, binders, records, logs, etc. Responsible for maintaining the most confidential files. Identifies need for additional recordkeeping and establishes same in concert with the QA lead.
  • Utilizes a high degree of autonomy throughout the workday.
  • Types letters, memos, reports of a routine and non-routine nature. May compose routine correspondence related to data management for signature(s) of Directors and/or President & CEO.
  • Independently arranges calendar using independent judgment, discretion, and prioritization skills. Allows for personal preference and anticipates potential conflicts.
  • Frequently uses confidential information and communicates diplomatically to maintain confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as necessity dictates.
  • The incumbent is responsible for adhering to established service standards of cultural competency and reinforcing those standards with peers, team members.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following non-essential job functions are listed to inform you of significant duties and/or skills that form some of the bases for evaluation for merit increases of employees in this position. This does not exclude consideration of applicants who do not possess the ability to perform those skills or duties upon application:

  • None currently.

SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Masters’ degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years of experience in a progressively responsible data management. At least one year must be in working in a supervisory position.
  • Sufficient leadership skills to organize and lead meetings, initiate collaborative relationships with outside groups, and to manage the day-to-day challenges that may arise in multi-agency collaborative projects.
  • Must demonstrate ability to create complex documents or reports.
  • Must regularly enhance computer skills by completing appropriate training classes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent detail-oriented organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills involving established methods or practices; demonstrated ability to make appropriate decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy throughout the workday, including evening hours as needed for project implementation.
  • Holds a valid Wisconsin Drivers’ License.
  • Ability to pass background check by Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Computer Skills

  • Proficient with advanced word and data processing, such as creating graphs or charts, linking data, etc. May be proficient with other data software applications at the advanced level.
  • Proficient with software applications unique to the organization and prevention program reporting (i.e., graphics software, data reporting software, spreadsheets, etc.).

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, and lift frequently throughout the workday.
  • Occasionally lifts items weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Must have functional speech, vision, and hearing.
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job, including an automobile.
  • Exposed to a normal office environment.

Email or send resume and letter of interest to Mark Neufang, Diverse & Resilient, 2439 N Holton St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (mneufang@diverseandresilient.org). Resumes should be submitted no later than February 9, 2015; no phone calls, please. Be sure to include the position(s) for which you are applying in your letter.

 

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Full-Time Health Education Coordinator

Coppin State University Baltimore, MD

The Coordinator will support HIV prevention research, community capacity, and infrastructure building initiatives. The Health Education Coordinator will improve HIV prevention, research and care services to MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men) and YMSM (Young Men Who Have Sex With Men) by expanding the network of linkages into care, coordinating community partnerships, and creating and conducting needs assessment for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Full-Time Health Education CoordinatorFull-Time Health Education Coordinator

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide and train others in Health Education and Risk Reduction (HE/RR) services using CDC approved curricula and curricula approved by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Enroll target population into culturally competent, primary and secondary HIV prevention and treatment curricula.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to health and human services providers who serve the target population.
  • Develop mechanisms, including but not limited to, peer to peer outreach teams to distribute culturally competent prevention materials to the target populations to reinforce HIV/STD prevention activities.
  • Administer all reporting materials and evaluation instruments as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Assists in the implementation and evaluation a community-level HIV prevention program for young MSM.
  • Create needs assessment and data collections tools for various YMSM health initiatives.

Qualifications Education Bachelor’s degree (Masters strongly preferred) in Social Work, Psychology, or a related behavioral health field. 

Experience (2) years’ experience facilitating individual and group-level behavioral interventions, preferably those directed at sexual minorities and focused on HIV/STD or substance abuse prevention/treatment; (2) years’ experience in conducting multiple modalities of outreach and education including venue based and stage-based outreach.

APPLY


Coppin State University, an urban, comprehensive, historically Black institution located in Baltimore, Maryland, offers quality undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education, the liberal arts, mathematics, sciences, technology, and professional disciplines. The University provides educational access and diverse opportunities for students through excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement thus preparing analytical, socially responsible, lifelong learners. Coppin State University builds on a rich legacy of empowering students, promoting community revitalization, and strengthening relationships with local, national, and global partners.

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Outreach and Education Specialist Fenway Health

Boston, MA

The Outreach and Education Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing and participating in community outreach and education activities; and providing project support to Fenway Health’s office of Government Relations related to its participation in national and local LGBTQ community organizations and projects.

Must be available to work nights and weekends, as required.

Outreach and Education Specialist Fenway Health

Outreach and Education Specialist Fenway Health

Primary responsibilities include: supporting the implementation of community outreach and engagement efforts for all Fenway Community Health Center sites; participating in outreach in area neighborhoods and the larger community including schools, community organizations, and LGBTQ groups; building relationships with other community outreach staff and LGBT organizations; supporting the coordination of community outreach and engagement efforts across Fenway departments and programs; documenting and reporting all engagement activities; supporting activities related to our participation in national LGBTQ coalitions; maintaining and widening relationships with city, state and federal offices; and supporting the development of resource lists for political and social issues affecting the health centers, LGBT populations, community based primary care and HIV programs and services.

Additional responsibilities include: assisting in the day-to-day tasks of outreach planning and implementation; responding to community speaking or presentation requests; supporting to reach out to the diverse communities that comprise the LGBTQ community, including young people, older people and racial, ethnic and sexual minority persons; and supporting initiatives to improve patient retention in care.

Requirements

  • BA degree in related field, related college coursework e.g. in health marketing, health education and one year of related experience or 3 years of direct experience in community organizing and/or outreach experience
  • Experience with service delivery
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse communities, particularly communities of color and LGBTQ communities
  • Knowledge and/or experience working within LGBTQ communities in Boston and the surrounding areas is required
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines within a team environment
  • Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish a plus
  • Experience with MS Office software (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Note: Applications or resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.  When applying for this position, please reference the job title and job ID #623.

Send your application to employment@fenwayhealth.org.

 

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Bridgemen Testing and Navigation Coordinator

San Francisco AIDS FoundationSan Francisco, CA

The Bridgemen Testing & Navigation Coordinator’s duties include supporting the development and implementation of Bridgemen, a community building and HIV prevention program designed to work with HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay, bisexual and transgender men in their 30’s and 40’s. Duties include community building, service project coordination, event planning & development and volunteer recruitment. Providing direct peer counseling, referrals, navigation services and linkage to care for high risk, HIV-negative and HIV-positive participants is a priority. This includes collaboration with internal partner programs including Positive Force, Magnet and HIV Testing Services.

Bridgemen Testing and Navigation CoordinatorBridgemen Testing and Navigation Coordinator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide direct program support as part of the Bridgemen team as needed.
  • Works with Program Manager to identify and recruit appropriate m-group clients and/or other individuals in need of HIV prevention education and HIV/STI testing.
  • Works with Program Manager to identify high risk clients and provide navigation support, peer counseling and linkage to continuum of care system via interagency program partners or other healthcare services.
  • Works with the Core Group to develop a formal HIV testing outreach plan.
  • Coordinate venue-based HIV testing events with SF DPH, Magnet, HIV Testing Services or others.
  • Provide members of the program team with administrative and logistical support, including but not limited to day of event support, securing venues and maintaining supplies for community forums, workshops, outreach, social events and community service projects.
  • Assist with development and facilitation of workshops, social events, service projects and community forums.
  • Ability to help identify and recruit program participants and volunteers.
  • Ability to work unsupervised to effectively motivate and direct program participants and volunteers at service project and social events.
  • Train and empower core group members and volunteers on outreach techniques and models informal outreach practices.
  • Participate in agency outreach activities at SF Pride, Folsom Street Fair, Up Your Alley Fair, and Castro Street Fair as needed.
  • Assist walk-ins with general information about Bridgemen, SFAF, partner programs and HIV and STD’s.
  • Enter client and survey data and assist with the reporting of contract deliverables to CDC.
  • Disseminates safer sex and harm reduction messages to the target community.
  • Assist with media and condom distribution.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Outgoing personality with proven ability to speak comfortably in front of large groups. Comfort with sexually explicit material and language. Able to act on initiative, identify opportunities and be proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions. Ability to prioritize and work under short deadlines. Willingness to work in a team-based, multi-collaborative environment. Deep knowledge and comfort with HIV positive issues and the SF LGBT community and concerns. Knowledge of San Francisco’s HIV continuum of care system for HIV-positive individuals. Understanding of social norms theory and promotional marketing. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access Database. HIV test counselor experience and/or other peer-based support training preferred.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience in a public health organization or equivalent years of experience required.

ARTAS certification preferred but not required. Must have a valid California driver’s license and clean DMV record. This position will have access to protected health information (PHI) and may only access, use or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless of the extent of access provided.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Skill in operating office equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system. Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, reaching and lifting. The physical demands described here 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.

The position may have exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position is primarily located at 1035 Market Street, San Francisco, however may require traveling or relocating to other office locations or off-site meetings as required by the job. This job requires a flexible schedule including some evenings, weekends and limited holidays.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, and other disabilities, women, gay men, lesbians, transgender, queer and people of color.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please visit our careers page at:

http://www.sfaf.org/about-us/careers/

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, visit www.sfaf.org

 

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