Primary, Dental, and Behavioral Health

Prevention and Outreach Specialist- Texarkana, TX
Department: HIV Services
City/State: Texarkana, TX
Type: Full time
Contact Name: Lisa
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Date Posted: Oct 13, 2020

Preferred (2) years experience in the human services field

The Prevention Specialist position  provides HIV, HCV, STD and TB education, counseling and testing to at-risk individuals. The goal of this interaction is to assist the client in recognizing behaviors that are placing them at risk and identifying solutions to reduce risks. Clients receiving HIV testing must be provided risk reduction and post test counseling with referral to ancillary services provided if needed. Assists individuals who test positive for HIV in accessing services. Position requires familiarity with community resources in order to conduct referrals to services including; substance abuse treatment, STD/TB Clinics, and other services. Provide HIV/AIDS/HCV education to public in traditional and non-traditional settings. Assists senior staff in developing new testing sites and collaborations with other entities.

Must be willing to work a flex schedule that includes weekends and evenings.

Must be willing to access clients in locations where at-risk individuals congregate. 

Must be willing to learn and practice phlebotomy (venous blood draws).

Must have reliable transportation.

Requires high school education or equivalent




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