Terros Health is pleased to share an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Bilingual HIV Outreach Specialist working in our HIV Prevention Program at our Indian School location. Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the ideal individual is flexible, compassionate and professional. This position provides outreach, educational and community engagement for the Turning The Tide (T3) program. T3 is a program catered toward ethnic MSM and the trans-gender community who live with a co-occurring substance use (SUD) and/ or co-occurring disorder (COD). The Outreach Specialist assists the Program Coordinator and T3 Project Director in the development and deliverables of the project’s intervention to improve health outcomes ethnic minorities throughout Maricopa County as described contractually with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Terros Health is a healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. For more than four decades, the heart of everything we do is inspiring change for life. We help people manage addiction and mental illness, provide primary medical care, restore families, support our veterans, and connect individuals to the care they need.
$ Bilingual language differential pay
Terros Health is hiring an HIV Bilngual Outreach Specialist at our Indian School location in Phoenix, AZ.
Bilingual in English-Spanish preferred
Experience in public health education and working in an HIV/STI prevention capacity
Lived experience with the trans-gender and/or gender non-conforming communities preferred
Offering Excellent Salary
Full Benefits, Including 401K and Generous PTO/PST (4+ weeks)
HIV Bi-lingual Outreach Specialist Duties Include:
- Actively seek and recruit persons diagnosed with HIV; engage clients into a coordinated HIV primary care service as needed.
- Conduct community HIV/STI screening opportunities; conduct pre/post HIV anti-body counseling and testing services utilizing standard testing procedures.
- Provides follow-up services for testing recipients in the form of post-test counseling, disclosure of test results and refers as appropriate.
- Work as a team member with other personnel and collaborators to promote interventions to improve health outcomes related to SA, COD, HIV and hepatitis in ethnic minority communities.
- Assist in the day-to-day operations of departments and programs that are affiliated with T3.
- Work closely with Lead Outreach Specialist to strategically reach out to communities of Maricopa County.
- Maintain logs and records of program activities in a timely and accurate manner including 1) Data entry into EHR 2) screening and locator forms, 3) GPRA evaluation forms; 4) outreach notes and logs, 5) outreach logs; 6) billing/services tickets, as well as create, maintain and update mailing and data base systems.
- Perform all duties in Spanish if applicable.
Terros Health offers an excellent benefit package including, but not limited to:
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Group life and disability insurance
- Employer matched 401(k)
- Generous PTO/paid sick leave (4+ weeks in year 1)
- Wellness and employee assistance plan
Apply with your resume at www.terroshealth.org
- Bilingual in English-Spanish preferred.
- Experience in public health education and working in an HIV/STI prevention capacity.
- Lived experience with the trans-gender and gender non-conforming communities preferred.
- High School Diploma or GED in combination with life/work experience working in the field of HIV and or Substance use/Mental Health field.
- Substantial driving to and from intervention sites.
- Flexibility and ability to work evenings and weekends.
- Willing to work with all cultures and sub-cultures that comprise the population of Maricopa County in a non-judgmental and value clear manner.
- Willingness to undergo additional training to meet the needs of T3 program.
- Must have a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card or apply for an Arizona fingerprint clearance card (Level 1) within 7 working days of assuming role.
- Must have valid Arizona driver’s license, be 21 years of age with minimum 3 years driving experience and meet requirements of Terros Health’s driving policy.
- Must pass a TB Test.
Physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.