Send your cover letter, answering the following questions, and resume, by 5pm Friday, March 29 to:
Stephen Alsum, 401 Hall St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, or by email
1. What impact do you want to make on the community through your work at Red Project?
2. What experience do you have working around HIV and substance use?
3. What skills and qualities do you have that will allow you to succeed in this position?
Significant strides have been made in the past two decades in the medical treatment and care of HIV. The end of the epidemic can be seen with the advent of PrEP, and U = U. However, significant stigma remains and there is extremely disproportionate access to these service among different demographic groups creating health disparities. This project seeks to manage and improve prevention services at Red Project, including integrated rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing in our 7 county region, PrEP navigation and access, targeted outreach in communities of color and among men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs, and early access to care and case management.
• Assist in development and implementation of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care (TLC) policy and procedures.
• Connect and network with community partners to provide HIV testing events within high risk/highly affected communities (MSM, IDU, African-American, Hispanic, etc), through bar outreach, Clean Works, and community events.
◦ Maintain certification as an HIV Test Counselor, and regularly provide testing
◦ Act as Site Supervisor for testing events on a regular basis
◦ Coordinate effective linkage to care, case management, and partner services
• Work with Red Project’s HIV team to identify new locations for testing and outreach targeting the African American/Black and Latino/a communities.
• Refer, schedule and maintain appointments/events for collaborative HIV TLC.
• Provide HIV TLC through bar outreach, Clean Works, the Mobile Health Unit, and other events as needed in the community.
• Manage HIV TLC supply inventory and requisition.
• Recruit, manage and coordinate volunteers for bar and community outreach, and HIV TLC events.
◦ Including modeling of testing process for trainees and approving trainee certification
• Ensure adequate staffing and training of all staff for prevention activities.
• Ensure adequate cross program promotion and training between prevention and care and recovery teams.
• Assist in ongoing program improvement according to the strategic plan:
◦ Develop PrEP programming based on national best practice.
◦ Develop HIV testing and linkage to care outside Kent County.
◦ Integration of Hepatitis C testing and linkage to care.
◦ Outreach within the African American community.
• Coordinate regular meetings with HIV Care Program Manager and co-facilitate regular HIV Team Meetings.
• Work alongside HIV Prevention Supervisor, to supervise PrEP Navigator, Community Outreach Specialist, volunteers and interns, including weekly supervision meetings, delegation and review of tasks, monitoring training and needs, mentoring/coaching, and reporting when necessary to Executive Director.
• Provide and maintain a client-centered atmosphere which incorporates the standards and protocols of harm reduction and HIV TLC at Red Project.
• Maintain data entry and preparation of data reports- monthly for the Board of Directors, monthly and quarterly for MDHHS, and as needed for new diagnosis.
• Assist in development of recruitment plan to incorporate PLWHA into service provision at Red Project.
• Triage high risk clients and PLWHA to community resources as needed.
• Promote Red Project services within the community.
• Assist in program budgeting.
• Participate in regular staff meetings, supervision meetings, and other meetings as needed.
• Participate in on-going trainings as needed.
• Attend and participate in community events as needed.
• Assist in daily office duties as needed.
• Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.
• Delegate tasks as needed.
Skills and Experience
• MDCH/HAPIS certified as an HIV tester/counselor. (Red Project can facilitate the certification process).
• Minimum of 1 year experience (paid or volunteer in HIV education or counseling), and/or identifies as a member of an affected population.
• Minimum 2 years experience in supervisory/management role
• Extensive knowledge of HIV/HCV/STD infection, transmission, and prevention. Extensive knowledge of harm reduction.
• Knowledge of local community resources and referrals related to HIV, health care, substance use, and basic needs.
• Ability to engage clients in a client centered manner and create effective referrals.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with diverse groups and individuals, including strong interpersonal and organization skills.
• Computer/technology proficiency including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Facebook, and other software.
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