HIV Bilingual Outreach Specialist - Turning the Tide Program-Part Time

HIV Bilingual Outreach Specialist - Turning the Tide Program-Part Time

Terros, Inc. | Phoenix, AZ, 85002, US
Salary Range:$39,000 – $61,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 13 days ago

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Description

Overview

Terros Health is pleased to share an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Part TIme Bilingual HIV Outreach Specialist working in our HIV Prevention Program at our Indian School location. Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the ideal individual is flexible, compassionate and professional. The purpose of this program is to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are at risk for HIV or are HIV positive and receive HIV services/treatment. The program also aims to contribute to the nation's achievement of the 90-90-90 goals regarding HIV status and treatment. The focus of this program is on high risk populations including racial/ethnic minority populations, such as black young men who have sex with men (YMSM) (ages 18-29), and other high-risk populations such as Latino YMSM and men who have sex with men (MSM) (ages 30 years and older), and gay, bisexual, and trans-gender individuals who have a SUD or COD who are HIV positive or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Every day we strive to bring together the LGBTQI communities in Phoenix and our team is a reflection of the community we are serving. We are a respite site during the sweltering summer offering a place to hang out and have cold bottled water. Our daily programs include a hot meal, life skills classes, clothing closet, and other incentive programs for homeless guests. Along with great benefits, continuous training and a welcoming environment, we offer the opportunity for you to grow in your career with Terros Health.

Terros Health is a 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.

Recently awarded among Arizona's Most Admired Companies in 2020

Responsibilities

Terros Health is hiring a Part Time HIV Bilingual Outreach Specialist at our Indian School location in Phoenix, AZ.

Part Time, Employed

Bilingual in English-Spanish required

Experience in public health education and working in an HIV/STI prevention capacity

Lived Experience with the Trans-Gender Community

and/or Gender Non-Conforming Communities Preferred (could be family or friends)

Offering Excellent Salary

$ Bilingual Language Differential Pay Available!

Position Summary: This position provides outreach, in reach, educational and community engagement for the Turning the Tide (T3) program. T3 is a program catered towards ethnic minorities and the transgender community who live with a SUD and/ or a COD. The Outreach Specialist assists the Program Supervisor 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. This position reports to the Program Supervisor, Turning the Tide.

HIV Bi-lingual Outreach Specialist Duties Include:

* 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.

Apply with your resume at www.terroshealth.org

Qualifications

* High School Diploma or GED in combination with life/work experience working in the field of HIV and or Substance use/Mental Health/Social Work /Public Health field.
* Bilingual in English-Spanish required.
* Experience in public health education and working in an HIV/STI prevention capacity preferred.
* Lived experience with the transgender and gender non-conforming communities preferred.
* Phlebotomy certification or willingness to obtain within 90 days of employment.
* Flexibility and ability to work evenings and weekends, as outreach requires visiting bath houses and bars in the evenings and/or 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 or be able to attain CPR/First Aid certification within 60 days of assuming role.
* 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 4 years driving experience and meet requirements of Terros Health's driving policy.
* Must pass a TB Test.
* Must be in compliance with Terros Health's policy for COVID-19 vaccination

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.

COVID 19 Precautions:

Terros Health remains open for all our patients' health and wellness needs. We have put in place many protocols to protect our employees and patients and to create a safe work environment. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.terroshealth.org/covid-19/

At Terros Health we care about the safety of our employees and patients. We now require all new employees have the COVID 19 vaccine prior to establishing employment. This represents our commitment to stopping the spread of this disease and protecting our community. Thank you for helping to protect our employees and patients.