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HIV Navigaton Specialist

Company: Bienvenidos Community Health Center
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Title of Position: HIV Navigation SpecialistDivision: LGBTQ Services DepartmentStatus: Full-time/Non-Exempt Job Duties & Responsibilities:he HIV Navigation Specialist will provide the full range of HIP services, including: outreach, engagement & education, HIV Rapid Testing, linkage/navigation services to PrEP/PEP, and to HIV clinical care, including assistance with treatment adherence, evidence-based behavioral interventions, partner services, and case management.Essential Functions:* Conducts outreach, engages and provides educational components to target population in partnership with East LA Womens Center Promotoras.* Provides rapid HIV testing and confidential risk assessment to determine the HIV prevention needs of the clients whether test results are positive or negative; this includes the registration, and planning of prevention services.* Responsible for providing Rapid HIV testing on-site and through outreach into the community, where the target population socializes and/or congregate as needed.* Provides access to biomedical prevention services (PrEP/PEP), ensuring access, follow-up, and adherence to PrEP/PEP, including supportive services that can enhance risk reduction, behavior change, adoption, and maintenance.* Provide first-time medication drop off to clients within 5-10 mile radius.* Provides, and ensures access to the screening of STIs.* Provides positive HIV test results to individuals who have tested positive for HIV.* Responsible for providing navigation assistance with HIV clinical care around treatment adherence, partner services, and case management for clients who test positive for HIV.* Collaborate with Program Director and East LA Womens Center staff to adapt Sister-to-Sister Evidenced Based Intervention for cisgender, heterosexual, Latina women.* Attend and assist ELAWC staff with conducting Sister-to-Sister interventions.* Collaborates with project staff in advertising and media promotion of the program.* Maintains communication between inter, and intra-agency services providers for successful coordination of services.* Maintains records of all activities* Attendance at required agency meetings, and external meetings with other local providers.* Assists in documenting program activities and reports outcomes to Department Director along with entering data into the appropriate system.* Perform additional duties as assigned* Skills and Abilities:* Excellent oral and written communication skills.* Knowledge of computer applications and great phone etiquette is a must.* Ability to multitask, work well in teams, and be highly detailed orientated.* Being respectful and culturally competent is also needed, along with being compassionate and identifying with patient needs and concerns. Must have knowledge of HIV, HIV Treatment/Care, and PrEP/PEP, and ability to educate about HIV, HIV Treatment/Care, and PrEP/PEP.* Ability to complete the following trainings/certifications as needed: HIV 101, Basic 1 HIV Tester/Counselor Certification, PrEP 101, Partner Services, and Motivational Interviewing (to disclose positive HIV results) is also a must.* Knowledge of HIPAA and be able to communicate knowledge about biomedical infections (HIV, HCV, and STDs).* Knowledge of social services and referrals for patients. Must be comfortable working in a clinical setting with providers and medical personnel.* Qualifications for Position:* Minimum Education/Training: High School Diploma or GED required.* Minimum Experience: At least one year of experience as a Patient Navigator, Case Management, Education or Human Services and great customer service experience is preferred.* Certification: Must have active Basic 1 Rapid HIV Testing certification from LA County DHSP or open to attending the training.* Previous experience working in sexual health and HIV education, substance use, and outreach highly desired* Previous experience working with LGBTQ+ identified individuals highly desired* Applicants fluent in Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply* Reports To: Director of LGBTQ Services* Travel required or Special Conditions:* Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed);* Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment;* Must possess valid California Driver License;* Must have and maintain State required automobile insurance coverage; and* TB, Influenze and pre employment physical clearance, to be renewed every year* All COVID Vaccines and Boosters required* Work Schedule/Hours: 8:00am 5:00pm daily with some evenings and weekends required* Salary - Hourly Non-Exempt $ 20 to $25, dependent upon experience.EEOVia Care Community Health Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Via Care Community Health Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Bienvenidos Community Health Center, Los Angeles , HIV Navigaton Specialist, Other , Los Angeles, California

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