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Prevention Navigator

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

This is a Contract position in Wheat Ridge, CO posted November 18, 2022.

WHO WE ARE: Amazing opportunity at WORLD Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you?

Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, WORLD is the place for you Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is a diverse organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS.

WORLD improves the lives and health of women, girls, families and communities affected by HIV through peer-based education, wellness services, advocacy, and leadership development.

We envision a world where women, girls, and families affected by HIV and AIDS have the tools, support and knowledge to live healthy and productive lives with dignity.

Our vision is rooted in a commitment to human rights and wellness with the understanding that this includes freedom from violence; access to housing; quality healthcare; food security; physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing; education and economic justice.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SUCCESS: The Prevention Navigator is responsible for leading, implementing and integrating the Mission and Core Values of WORLD as well as AHF’s Management Philosophy in the leadership of the programs within and outside WORLD and AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Summary As part of the WORLD staff the Prevention Navigator will interact effectively and consistently to provide substance misuse and HIV and Hepatitis prevention to racial/ethnic minority males at risk for HIV/AIDS, including males who have sex with other males (MSM), transgender individuals, as well as those who identify as LBGTQ who are not in stable housing and reside in communities with high incidence rates of HIV.

Services include providing intervention and educational workshops, promoting mental health and providing HIV testing and making referrals for STI and HCV testing for clients.

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Executive Director, the Prevention Navigator works in collaboration with WORLD staff, community partners, and SAMHSA staff to ensure that services are delivered to the population of focus.

Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesIncludes the following.

Other duties may be assigned.

Facilitate Seeking Safety behavioral intervention and educational workshops on substance misuse and HIV and Hepatitis education via workshops and training.

Conduct required individual client interviews and testing for HIV with referrals to STI and Hepatitis C testing.Develop recruitment strategies and work with community partners to recruit and screen eligible program participants.

Assist clients with navigating services to link individuals to mental health disorder, substance misuse, HIV and Hepatitis testing, care and supportive services through referrals to WORLD’s programs or other community service providers as needed.Maintain client records including timely documentation (and workshop evaluations) in the electronic health record system or other database in accordance with clinical policies and procedures.Develop and maintain monthly reports on recruitment and retention to be submitted to the supervisor.Lead preparatory activities for implementing the intervention including the creation of participant handbooks and printing program material to be used in each session.

Contribute to and manage social media forums for program promotion and recruitment.Provides non-directive information to clients about HIV disease, STI and HCV treatments, clinical trials, stress reduction and self-care strategies.Attend ongoing training on program intervention planning and implementation.Helps clients identify risk reduction strategiesFollow up with new/returning clients after their initial/return appointment regarding questions, concerns or barriers to care and conduct Seeking Safety intervention sessions to increase program retention.Travel to various locations to host HIV/AIDS, STI, HCV, and Mental Health awareness events as needed.Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including some weekends.Participates in creating and maintaining a workplace that values diversity and is free of racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices.

Participation in Meetings/CommitteesAttends meetings as assigned and/or requested by the supervisor.

Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job does not have supervisory responsibilities.

QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work or related field or equivalent educational and work experience.

Seeking Safety, HIV educational and HIV testing preferred.

Knowledge of harm reduction, healthy coping, and steps for networking with providers preferred.

ExperienceAt least 3 years of related experience, including two (2) years of outreach and testing experience.

Other RequirementsKnowledge and understanding of substance misuse, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis prevention and mental health promotion.

Excellent group and individual communication skills with clients, medical professionals, paraprofessionals, and coworkers; Strong group facilitation skills and public speaking skills; Ability to work late some nights and weekends.

Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.

Computer/Software Skills & AbilitiesTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Other Skills & Abilities/QualificationsSensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS and the LGTBQ community.Ability to work as a team player.Strong attention to detail.Excellent interpersonal skills.Able to work independently and follow established protocols.Ability to work with diverse populations.Sensitivity to multi-cultural and lifestyle issues.Strong organizational/prioritizing skills in a rapidly changing environment.Knowledge of harm reduction, health coping, and steps for networking with providers preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and RegistrationsValid California Driver’s License.?

Proof of liability insurance if the candidate has a valid driver’s license.