Position involves clinic-based and community-based duties. Plans, organizes, and arranges outreach events for rapid testing in the community. Attends outreach events with team, conducting rapid testing and counseling, assisting patients in scheduling appointments with START CHC and elsewhere, and transporting patients to the clinic as needed. Maintain accurate documentation on critical grant-related tasks, including spreadsheets. Fully trained and compliant with rapid testing protocols. Assist with duties in the clinic when not in the field.
- High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor’s preferred.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to adapt to changing environments and audiences.
Job Duties/Skills Required:
- Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard.
- Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a service plan. • Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately.
- Effectively empowers patients to identify, access, and utilize community resources and communicate needs.
- Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.
- Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines.
- Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.
- Coordinate, arrange, and organize community-based outreach events for the clinic.
- Assist with basic clinic functioning when not engaged in outreach-based events or directly assisting clients.
- Will complete training to do testing and counseling of rapid testing for HIV, HCV, and Syphilis. Will perform this testing and counseling in clinic and community-based outreach events.
- Transport client to clinic when indicated. Transport client to outside appointments or resources if needed.
- Utilize evidenced based practices, including motivational interviewing and problem solving skills, when engaging individuals with their recovery.
- Provides frequent face-to-face contact in order to engage and maintain individual with clinic and any related/desired resources.
- Maintains contact with service providers to encourage referrals and insure effective coordination of services.
- Participates in supervision to review cases and issues related to level of service. • Attend outreach and other community meetings to coordinate with other outreach workers and community service providers.
- Collaborate and coordinate services with appropriate community agencies.
- Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with community partners and work together to identify and improve processes that enhance service.
- Maintain electronic records, reports, and statistics necessary for program functioning and evaluation.
- Accept responsibility for professional competency as appropriate.
- Is familiar with and liaises with hospitals and community agencies.
- Advocate on behalf of clients and/or support them to advocate for themselves.
- Other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $15.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Weekends as needed
Ability to commute/relocate:
- New Orleans, LA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Driver's License (Preferred)
Work Location: In person