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Position: Outreach Intervention Specialist - Bilingual
Classification: Full-time exempt
Reports to: Prevention Director who reports to the Director of Programs
The purpose of the Outreach Intervention Specialist is to make contacts in the community to promote progress towards consistent HIV Prevention through community mobilization, distribution of media materials. and risk reduction supplies. The Specialist will use community-level interventions Peers Reaching Out and Modeling Intervention Strategies (PROMISE) and Social Networking Strategies (SNS) to collect preliminary Community Identification Data (CID). The Outreach Intervention Specialist will be responsible for recruiting & managing volunteer peer advocates, recruiting PROMISE storytellers, and SNS role models. This position includes supervision of 4 peer advocates in accordance with Compass policy and guidelines established by the CDC and Florida Department of Health.
Essential Job Functions :
- Identify and recruit target population for HIV prevention interventions, programs and services
- Provide HIV/AIDS education and risk reduction to priority populations
- Maintain public awareness and involvement
- Maintain knowledge of additional social and support services provided by other agencies in Palm Beach County (Area 9)
- Assist in HIV Education sessions
- Attend administrative and department meetings
- Maintain knowledge of HIV/AIDS Statistics county state, and nationwide
- Maintain knowledge of PrEP and nPEP
- Provide Counseling, Testing, and Linkage (CTL) services as needed
- Complete data entry for high risk clients and community events in secure databases
- Provide support assistance to FLDOH Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS)
- Develop and expand online directory of educated, culturally-competent medical providers prescribing PrEP
- Provide basic non-clinical linkage-to-care and patient navigation for individuals seeking PrEP
- Organize, market and facilitate quarterly Community Town Halls on the latest PrEP research and resources
- Assess potential barriers to care and the impact of HIV stigma with newly HIV diagnosed and re-engaging clients
- Identify and coordinate linkage services with any Person Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) who has fallen out of care
- Coordinate and follow up with PrEP and nPEP clients for all appointments, medications, labs, etc. until the second set of lab work is complete.
- Conduct assessments for high risk negative clients and provide linkage services to PrEP and nPEP
- Work with individuals to assess needs, develop care plans and coordinate PrEP-related services through advocacy, education, support, empowerment and coaching
- Organize the planning and deployment of a creative media plan to educate the public about HIV risk and PrEP/nPEP options. Utilize editorial content, paid advertising, PSAs and social media platforms to raise awareness
- Utilize internal referral system for internal linkage between programs and for new/incoming community members.
- Maintain client and constituent confidentiality as outlined in the employee Policies and Procedures. Confidentiality laws and policies are subject to frequent change by local, state and federal entities. Please read confidentiality policy below:
- Other duties as assigned
- BA/BS in health education, cultural studies, human services, social services or related field. (Experience in community health education development and implementation may be substituted.)
- Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and sensitivity to the needs and realities of people living with HIV.
- Attend HIV specific trainings to include PROMISE, Social Networking Strategies (SNS) 501 updates, cultural competency, and other applicable trainings
- Abide by all state, health district and agency policies regarding confidentiality of patient information
- Cooperates as a team member
- Possesses problem solving and decision making abilities
- Good counseling skills
- Familiarity with current HIV/STD programs
- Must have flexibility with regard to work hours. Be able to work nights and weekends. Must provide and use own automobile for work.
- Candidates having a shared identity with the population served, stemming from personal experience will be given strong consideration.
The protection of confidential agency information and trade secrets is vital to the interests and the success of Compass. Such confidential information includes, but is not limited to the following examples:
- Compensation data
- Computer processes
- Client information and lists
- Financial information
- Marketing strategies
- Pending projects and proposals
- Technological data
- Prospect mailing lists
- Donor giving information
It is the policy of Compass to abide by all federal, state and local laws governing confidentiality of client records. Because of the services Compass provides, client confidentiality is an extremely important issue. Employees of Compass must always be aware of their responsibility to protect client/family information when engaged in the collection, handling, or dissemination of any client/family information, including, but not limited to: health/medical information and client/family identifiable information.
Job Description and Requirements are Subject to Change
The above job description information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by staff within this classification. This document is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The listing of particular duties does not exclude other duties not listed that are of similar kind or level of responsibility. Job descriptions will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
Benefits: Compass offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package including life, vision, dental and health insurance, and generous paid vacation and sick time.
Compass does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, HIV status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual. Compass will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.