Outreach Worker/Tester (PT)

Division / Program: 
One Day At A Time (ODAAT)
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Wed, 11/29/2017
Department: 
One Day At A Time
Program Summary: 
The HIV Prevention Tester is responsible for HIV prevention counseling and testing, including street and community outreach. The tester engages clients at high-risk of HIV/AIDS infection, transmission and re-infection moving towards prevention, counseling, and testing services in order to live a healthier life style.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Engage and refer clients for HIV prevention services;
  • Assist in facilitating Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBI), Health Education/Risk Reduction groups, counseling and testing (when needed);
  • Conduct on-going street and community outreach;
  • Assist Director and Administrator in the development of outreach activities including dates, sites, time of visits, and, when appropriate, liaison or contact person;
  • Provide input in planning activities;
  • Provide referrals to Partner Notification Assistance Programs;
  • Submit counseling and testing data to the Human Services Administrator;
  • Conduct quality controls for testing equipment daily and weekly (e.g. room temperature, freezer temperature, performances, in-house and RW testing logs);
  • Provide INSTI HIV testing at our facility or identified partner sites;
  • Provide referrals to STI and Hepatitis screenings; as well as to other medical and social services;
  • Participate in community health fairs and other community events as requested by the Human Services Administrator;
  • Engage the outreach population in receiving wraparound ODAAT services available through our extensive program departments;
  • Screen street contacts to avoid harmful situations;
  • Participate in on-going professional development trainings as identified by the Director and Human Services Administrator;
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Human Services Administrator.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required,  related training/certifications post high school, preferred;
  • Proficient with Google search and email;
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills including typing and writing;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Must have the ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Must take initiative and ability to identify process improvements;
  • Knowledge of first aid methods and techniques;
  • Ability to learn and apply written policies and procedures related to work;
  • Ability to concentrate on a designated area for extended periods;
    • Able to set and observe appropriate boundaries with clients;
    • Possess well-developed decision making skills and attention to detail with a high level of accuracy;
    • Able to multi-task and remain calm in demanding and unpredictable situations;
    • Ability to meet face-to-face with homeless individuals of diverse backgrounds and disabilities, including physical, mental, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, etc.;
    • Possess excellent time management skills and the ability to work with minimum supervision;
    • Ability to transport individuals as needed, and travel to various sites and locations daily;
    • Able to work a flexible work schedule when needed to include: after work hours, weekends, and holidays;
    • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, preferred.
More Details: 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Able to lift/move weight up to 25 lbs.
  • Vision adequate to perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently.
  • Must be able to sit for 2 or more hours per day.
  • Must be able to stand for 2 or more hours per day.
  • Must be able to operate a computer/hand-held digital device for more than 2 hours per day.
  • Must be able to drive or ride in a moving vehicle.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Interested applicants should email their cover letter and resume along with salary requirements (including position in subject line) to: Ebony Gardner One-Day-At-A-Time (ODAAT) E-mail: jasonf.odaat@gmail.com Telephone calls will not be accepted UAC/ODAAT is an Equal Opportunity Employer