Community Outreach Worker

  • Job Tracking ID: 512937-705555
  • Job Location: Fall River, MA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 04, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

The SSTAR Community Outreach Worker is responsible for providing rapid HIV testing in the community, conducting outreach among Latinos, enrolling clients in SAMHSA program and linking clients to SUD and HIV care.  This positon will require you to be able communicate with the Latino population.

Specific Responsibilities
  1. Provide counseling and testing to individuals who are at risk of HIV, HEP C, and STI’s.
  2. To interview clients to determine their level of knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding HIV, Hepatitis C, STI’s, and harm reduction.
  3. Collect finger-stick blood samples from patients and follow universal precautions.
  4. Screens clients for eligibility for the SAMHSA project and enroll clients using the GPRA form.
  5. Assess potential barriers to care and work with clients to reduce obstacles resulting from lack of transportation, mental illness, substance use, etc.
  6. Link clients to medical care and MAT treatment.
  7. Follow-up with clients and collect client data 6 months after enrollment.
  8. Develop appropriate client referrals internally and externally to the organization.
  9. Collect data on program activities, enter data timely, and accurately into data systems.
  10. Conduct outreach in the community setting and build relationships with local venues.
  11. Attend relevant trainings and participate in reginal meeting assigned.
  12. Stay informed about current HIV/HCV/STI trends, development, and research

Experience and Skills:

  1. High School graduate with two years of full-time experience in the field of health care, medical care or public health education in a recognized hospital, medical facility, or agency

  2. Bilingual in Spanish preferred

  3. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed

  4. Sensitivity to HIV issues and people with disabilities required

  5. Must be open to working with people from diverse background, cultures and lifestyles in a non-judgmental manner

  6. At least two years continuous sobriety is required for people in recovery from drugs or alcohol

Job Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous Time Off Accrual system, Company paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, Pet Insurance, AFLAC