PREVENTION SPECIALIST

Organization: 
COLOURS
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Mon, 01/22/2018
Position Summary: 
The Prevention Specialist will implement HIV Testing, Counseling and Referral Services and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screenings. Ensure that all clients are linked to ambulatory/outpatient medical care, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health services and other identified supportive services. Ensure that all mandated reports are complete, accurate and submitted.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
• Actively recruit and engage clients to HIV antibody testing and STI screenings through outreach; • Provide HIV antibody testing and STI screenings; • Link clients to appropriate quality medical and social services to maintain and/or improve the physical and emotional health of clients who are infected with HIV; • Link HIV-negative clients to appropriate quality social and/or medical services to maintain HIV-free status; • Encourage the adoption of appropriate safer sexual behaviors and safer behavior associated with drug use; • Adhere to OSHA guidelines, i.e., infection control, exposure control (blood borne pathogens and chemical hazards); • Maintain appropriate documentation of services and prepare reports as directed by the Project Director, agency policies and procedures; • Provide individualized and group education presentation; • Additional duties as assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent; • Regional HIV Training and HIV Prevention Counseling certifications required; • One to three years of prior experience in HIV prevention, risk reduction and/or social work; • Familiar and comfortable with the targeted communities; • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and analytical skills; • Demonstrated understanding of the cultural and ethnic diversity of sexual and gender minority people of color; • Familiar with community resources and referral services; • Willing to work evenings and weekends. Flexibility is a must.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to: dhumes@coloursorganization.org