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HIV Alliance attends many events within the men who have sex with men, the trans*, and gender non-conforming communities. Our outreach efforts focus on events serving LGBTQ+ identified individuals, public sex environments, the college and university, and partnering with other organizations. Our Outreach Team is a visible presence within the community providing free, confidential information and resources in line with our harm reduction philosophy. We believe wholeheartedly that it is imperative for our community to have a resource to turn to, be it for safer sex practices and resources such as lube and condoms, asking questions about STIs and HIV, or seeking out resources and knowledge.

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HIV Alliance is here to inform and answer questions about HIV prevention, awareness, and testing. Additionally, our online outreach experts are available to answer questions and/or provide resources to information regarding STIs, safer sex practices, and general sexual health and wellness inquiries. We have a presence on sites that include: Adam4Adam, Craigslist, Growlr, Grindr, Scruff, and Manhunt. We are committed to meeting the community where they are, to provide the easiest access to information and services possible. If you know of an app or website whose users would benefit from our knowledge and resources, please contact the Outreach Coordinator.

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The HIV Alliance prevention outreach team is committed to representing gay/bisexual/pansexual men and transfolk in the community and ensuring equitable access to sexual health and wellness information and safer sex supplies. If you are hosting or know of an event happening in the community, please let us know! We would love to come and table, distribute safer sex supplies, or otherwise support your event. Please fill out the form below and we will make every effort to be in attendance!

 

Prevention Specialist – Syringe Exchange Coordinator


DEPARTMENT:  Prevention         

REPORTS TO: Prevention Manager

WORK SITE: Main Office, Eugene

 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Current FTE: 0.5 (20 hours/week)
  • Starting pay $14/hr
  • Paid days off per year (to start): 10 Vacation; 12 Sick; 9 Holiday. (31 Total) Prorated by FTE
  • 403 (b) retirement benefits after 6 months, Employee Assistance Program
  • This position is hourly and non-exempt, i.e. subject to state and federal wage and overtime requirements.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Prevention Outreach Worker will work closely with the Prevention Manager in the management and supervision of Syringe Exchange services and Naloxone distribution.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collect and maintain relevant data related to syringe exchange services
  • Manage syringe exchange and Naloxone data entry
  • Assist in developing grant proposals and grant reports
  • Participate in community clean-ups
  • Ensuring that syringe exchange is a safe and welcoming environment
  • Provide syringe exchange at HIV Alliance and mobile exchange sites
  • Supervise volunteers providing syringe exchange services
  • Provide volunteers with trainings related to services
  • Track, maintain, manage, and order supplies related to syringe exchange services, including Naloxone
  • Coordinate the safe disposal of  used syringes
  • Provide referrals to HIV/HCV testing and other agency services
  • Provide referrals to addiction treatment and other community services
  • Support the wound care providers in set up, client referral, and issues as they arise
  • Provide Naloxone training and kit distribution to syringe exchange clients and other community group
  • Present to community groups about HIV, HCV, and Naloxone, including HIV 101 presentations
  • Provide HIV/HCV testing and counseling services to at-risk populations
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are followed during syringe exchange services
  • Attend workshops and trainings that are relevant to job responsibilities and which will encourage professional development and program growth
  • Help foster community involvement, support and effective collaboration
  • Participate in agency collaborative processes and committees

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to regularly work evenings Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5-8 and Friday 12-5.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends.
  • Comfortable discussing sex, drug use, and HIV/AIDS
  • Ability to de-escalate stressful or confrontational situations at syringe exchange
  • Ability to represent the agency and syringe exchange to community members, law enforcement and others who have questions about syringe exchange in an informative and non-confrontational manner
  • Ability to make sound decisions during off site syringe exchanges
  • Experience working with and supervising volunteers
  • Knowledge of local and statewide treatment and social service providers
  • Knowledge of the unique issues affecting high-risk communities and willingness to learn about culturally relevant interventions for gay and bisexual men, people who inject drugs and people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Willingness to work with:
    • marginalized, underserved populations.
    • people who inject drugs.
    • people who exchange sex goods/services
    • gay/bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.
    • individuals engaging in behavior considered to be high-risk for HIV.
    • gay/bisexual young men and young people who inject drugs.
  • Support of harm reduction philosophy and client-centered approach in prevention
  • Comfortable handling safer injection and safer sex supplies
  • Familiarity using Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, and Power Point
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license, driving record sufficient to covered by agency auto insurance policy
  • Ability to transport self to job-related events and locations
  • Ability to pass agency criminal background check upon hire

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One year experience working with marginalized, underserved populations
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) ability; knowledge of culturally-relevant interventions for Spanish speaking, high-risk populations
  • Degree in family and human services, public health or other related fields

 

TO APPLY: Please download application. Then, send PDF application, cover letter and resume to Tyler Boyet at tboyet@hivalliance.org

Only complete applications including employment application, resume and cover letter will be considered.

Position open until filled.

Thank you!

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