Care | Prevent | Educate | Engage

Early Intervention Specialist

DEPARTMENT:     Prevention

REPORTS TO:        Prevention Manager

JOB LOCATION:   1195a City View Street, Eugene, OR 97402

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

  • Current FTE:  1.0 FTE (40 hours/week)
  • Starting pay: $15/hour
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) offered at 0.75 FTE or greater
  • Paid holidays, vacation time, and discretionary leave prorated to FTE
  • 403 (b) retirement benefits
  • This position is hourly and non-exempt, i.e. subject to state and federal wage and overtime requirements

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Early Intervention Outreach Specialist (EIOS) will work closely with the Prevention Manager and EIOS Coordinator at Lane County Public Health to reach high risk communities and ensure that newly diagnosed individuals and connected to care. This includes conducting recruitment into counseling, testing, referral and PrEP coordination services. The EIOS will work with the Prevention Manager, EIOS Coordination and agency staff to identify locations for testing and strategies to increase testing among target populations, including onsite and offsite testing and testing events, and will provide prevention services as needed.  In addition, they will act as the liaison for the county coordinator with respect to enrolling newly diagnosed clients into HIV Care and Treatment services.  The Specialist will support efforts to ensure that prevention services and resources are targeted in the most effective manner and will be responsible for collection of data to support that effort.  In collaboration with the prevention and education team, the Specialist will work to reduce barriers to care through community education, prevention events, promotion and outreach.   The Specialist will also work closely with other staff at the agency to promote and support PrEP utilization among at risk individuals.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Lane County Coordinator and work with agency Intake Team to ensure adequate linkage of newly diagnosed HIV positive clients to care and treatment
  • Conduct outreach online, in community sex environments, and at LGBT-related events to gay and bisexual men, offering safer sex supplies and making referrals to our services, and services provided by community partners;
  • Assess current testing plan and make recommendations based upon current data and trends
  • Recruit high-risk populations into CTRS;
  • Recruit MSM for participation in MSM interventions
  • Assist Prevention Manager in planning community events.
  • Training and supervision of volunteers and interns; and
  • Help foster community involvement, support and effective collaboration.
  • Assist with coordination of focus groups, surveys and key participant interviews to improve prevention services
  • Provide HIV and HCV testing and screening
  • Keeping meaningful data concerning services and usr that data in ongoing program development and evaluation
  • Acts as liaison and HIV prevention advocate to community groups and coalitions
  • Participate on all required agency teams and committees
  • Advocate for needed services and future direction of these services
  • Model and encourage community collaborations in all programs
  • Stay current on HIV prevention (interventions, stats, etc)
  • Assist in MSM and other prevention program reports
  • Fill in for other prevention programs as needed

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including many evenings and some weekends.
  • Experience or training/education in providing evidence based public health or related services
  • Comfortable discussing sex, drug use, and HIV/AIDS.
  • 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.
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to work with:
    • marginalized, underserved populations.
    • people who inject drugs.
    • sex workers.
    • 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.
  • Ability to work on a team successfully and effectively
  • Creative and technical writing skills
  • Effective spokesperson and advocate – ability to negotiate and represent agency and importance of HIV/AIDS issues
  • Ability to communicate in group setting, facilitation skills a plus
  • Ability to build and maintain bridges between HIV Alliance and its clients, other non-profit agencies, governmental entities, key community stakeholders
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license, driving record sufficient to be covered by agency auto insurance policy, ability to transport self to job-related events and locations
  • Ability to pass agency criminal background check

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year experience working with marginalized, underserved populations

 

TO APPLY: Please download application. Then, send PDF application, cover letter and resume to Dane Zahner at dzahner@hivalliance.org

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

This position is open until filled.

Thank you!

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