OUTREACH/TESTER COORDINATOR job vacancy in HHC – Jobs in Indiana

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Job Details
Company Name : HHC
Company Location : Indianapolis, IN 46205
Job Position : OUTREACH/TESTER COORDINATOR
Job Category : Jobs in Indiana

Job Description :

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: [email protected]

Job Role Summary

The outreach/tester coordinator will collaborate with the Eskenazi Health Linkage to Care Specialist and PrEP Coordinator to ensure those individuals that test HIV positive are given a warm hand off. The Coordinator will collaborate with the Prep Navigator individuals that test HIV negative and are at high risk are given a warm hand. The coordinator plans, implements, and provides health education, HIV testing and risk reduction activities and must demonstrate the ability to develop outreach locations in order to promote early HIV testing. The Coordinator will provide information regarding transmission, prevention, and behavior change techniques and must be motivated and willing to conduct outreach in non-traditional locations during non-traditional hours. The coordinator provides consultation and guidance in regards to setting up drive-thru HIV testing and In-home HIV testing to individuals at high risk for HIV. Additionally, the coordinator assists in communicating and promoting the objectives and services of the Marion County Public Health Department to the general public, community organizations and professional groups.

Qualifications

  • Completion of the following trainings: Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling, Counseling, Testing and Referral, Client Centered Prevention Counseling, Outreach Techniques and Quality Assurance
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in an area of study considered relevant to job requirements

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • Valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Theory and processes, psychology, HIV/STD prevention and education principles
  • Thorough knowledge of peer educators manual and outreach techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of community education philosophy, methodologies, principles and practices
  • Strong computer and desktop skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to enter client information into data systems
  • Ability to locate non-traditional outreach sites
  • Functions effectively in a number of different settings and locations (i.e., office, outreach, groups)
  • Modifies or adjusts prevention education to fit the needs of varied and diverse populations
  • Assesses the impacts of prevention education activities and modifies them accordingly
  • Manages time and activities effectively
  • Communicates effectively with diverse populations and age groups
  • Works independently and in team relationships effectively
  • Engages in conversations with persons regarding HIV/STD prevention and risk reduction

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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