Primary, Dental, and Behavioral Health
|Prevention and Outreach Texarkana, AR|
|Department:||Substance Use Department|
|Contact Name:||Lisa Adams|
|Date Posted:||Dec 18, 2020|
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in social services or equivalent preferred
Knowledge of HIV, STD, HCV, Tuberculosis, and/or substance abuse preferred
Position will provide a wide range of prevention services for HIV positive individuals . Emphasis on prevention of risk behaviors associated with spread of HIV. Provides group and individual facilitation on risk reduction. Provide HIV testing and will promote available services for the client within the organization and will refer clients for services outside the agency. Will maintain a flexible schedule in order to facilitate client care.
POSITION DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prevention Specialist will provide initial comprehensive assessment of the clients' risk behaviors and client needs and personal support systems; development of an individualized prevention plan. 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 use 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. Work closely with medical case managers and other staff to motivate clients toward positive, healthy behaviors and to continue to access other services available for them
Prepares monthly reports in a timely manner as requested by supervisor.
Prepares time reports and mileage accurately and on time.
Serves as an advocate for the clients
Ensures that all services given to clients are based on client eligibility guidelines.
Must be familiar with performance measures, objectives and grant requirements.
Makes referrals to other social service agencies in the area.
Provides HIV testing and education
Complies with all HIPAA requirements
Conducts self in a manner consistent with professional standards
Other duties as assigned
The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. The health center reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and the organization continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.
Minimum B.A. in a human service field or 2 years experience in social services or equivalent preferred
Long Term Disability
Paid Time Off