Community Health Worker - ADAP Outreach Specialist

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $33,000
Maximum: $36,000

Published

10/26/2018

Start Date

12/03/2018

Application Deadline

11/08/2018

Address

1301 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Suite 200
Washington
District of Columbia
20036
United States

Description

IPHI Background:

With a focus on Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) builds partnerships across sectors and cultivates innovative solutions to improve health and well-being for all people and communities, particularly those most affected by health inequities. IPHI has emerged as one of the region’s leading partners working on the development, coordination, and evaluation of community health worker (CHW) initiatives. IPHI has trained over 500 CHWs since 2011, has created dozens of CHW jobs, and is one of the region’s most consistent CHW employers. IPHI currently has numerous programs and partnerships through which CHWs conduct outreach and health education and directly support people to effectively utilize preventive care and community-based support services.


Position Title:  Community Health Worker – ADAP Outreach Specialist

Position Available: Full-time position in Washington, DC. Employment is contingent upon funding.   


Program Overview:

The position is funded through the Ryan White Program administered by DC Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA). The program is a peer-based model designed to increase minority individuals’ access to, linkage with, and retention in ADAP and other medication assistance programs. By supporting people living with HIV/AIDS to participate effectively in HIV care and treatment, this intervention results in increased access to HIV/AIDS medication, eliminating a key barrier to achieving to both improved health outcomes and reduced HIV transmission. This program serves minority individuals living with HIV/AIDS (including but not limited to: African, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Arab, and Hearing Impaired) who reside in D.C. 


Job Summary:  

The IPHI Community Health Worker will provide outreach and education services to increase minority individuals’ participation in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and other medication assistance programs. This program leverages the support of the CHW who shares knowledge and provides direct support to help individuals take full advantage of ADAP and other medication assistance programs so they can lead healthy lives. The CHW’s primary goal will be to increase minority individual’s participation in HIV/AIDS medication assistance programs such as ADAP. 


Reports to:  The IPHI Resource Advisor/Program Manager 


Primary Roles and Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct outreach at various community organizations, venues, or support groups to identify eligible individuals in need of ADAP and other medication assistance programs, provide additional information and education on healthcare coverage options, and increase retention of people who know their status into ADAP services.
  • Develop relationships with organizations, to receive referrals of individuals who are interested in education about ADAP and other Medication assistance programs.
  • Provide accurate information to clients about the benefits and challenges of ADAP and other healthcare coverage and medication assistance programs, enrollment or re-engagement procedures, and other electronic systems
  • Comply with all program protocols, including those regarding confidentiality of client information;
  • Complete employee orientation and all mandatory program trainings to guarantee appropriate competency in program requirements;
  • Participate in all staff and program meetings, site visits, with funders, required network events, and mandatory trainings;
  • Keep supervisor informed of all problems, challenges and conflicts related to job, and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Commitment: Passion about working to improve the health and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS and HIV medical care services,.
  • Knowledge of ADAP and medication assistance programs in DC strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of regional community resources
  • Experience:
  • Experience or familiarity with issues related to HIV care and treatment, particularly with medication access assistance.
  • Familiarity with issues that put people at risk for poorer health is also highly helpful such as homelessness, incarceration, domestic violence and /or substance abuse.
  • Experience with or abilities for community outreach.
  • Skills:
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Service coordination skills , including the ability to identify and appropriately refer clients to community resources.
  • Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with individuals, program staff and partner agencies.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Ability to maintain client records and information in an accurate, timely and confidential manner.
  • Personal qualities:
  • Energy, compassion, and sound practical judgment.
  • Commitment and passion to serving their community.
  • Ability to work independently during periods of less supervision and effectively in a busy environment.
  • Resourcefulness will be required to assist individuals.

Education Required: 

A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. Exceptions may be granted with otherwise qualified candidates when a commitment to complete a GED within a certain time period is made in conjunction with acceptance of employment.

Additional Requirements: 

Employment is expected to begin as soon as possible. More information about training requirements will be provided during the interview process. Employees may occasionally be required to conduct outreach and support outside of traditional work hours, such as evenings.


Employees may be required to conduct outreach and support beneficiaries outside of traditional work hours, such

as evenings.


Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 


Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is contingent upon available funding, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The starting salary for this full-time position is expected to fall in the range of $33,000 - $36,000

IPHI offers a competitive benefit package with annual leave, health/dental/vision insurance and retirement contributions (403(b)) for full-time employees.

Job Location: 

The Community Health Worker will be employed by the Institute for Public Health Innovation (www.institutephi.org) located in Dupont Circle. The CHW may be required to work at other DC-based locations such as a clinic or HIV service provider’s office. 

Travel:  

Almost daily travel within D.C. is required for this position. 


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume via email to hr@institutephi.org. Please put “CHW Application – ADAP” in the subject line of the email. Applications received by October 31, 2018 will receive priority. No phone calls, please.

Benefits

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is contingent upon available funding, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The starting salary for this full-time position is expected to fall in the range of $33,000 - $36,000.

IPHI offers a competitive benefit package with annual and sick leave, paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance and retirement contributions (403(b)) for full-time employees.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

http://www.institutephi.org

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume via email to hr@institutephi.org. Please put “CHW Application – ADAP” in the subject line of the email. Applications received by October 31, 2018 will receive priority. No phone calls, please.


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