Lead Street Outreach Worker


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: $20.62 hourly

Published:

03/27/2018

Address

Oakland
California
United States

Description

Who we are: La Clínica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have spent over 40 years advocating for and creating a health home for the many that have been denied access to care. As health care activists, we are dedicated to making sure individuals who do not have health coverage get the same level of quality healthcare as those who have it. From our genesis as a community health center in 1971, we understood that we cannot heal our communities without also addressing the economic and social factors that affect health. Many times, this requires that we go outside and provide services in other settings to build the bridge that links individuals to our health center for preventive and primary care. Over 90,000 individuals come to La Clínica because it is a welcoming place that addresses the whole person, coordinating and connecting them to a broad network of services to improve and maintain their health and well-being. While we are still known for our activism and spirit of social justice, we are also proud to have grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care services with 35 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties.


Be on the frontlines of community outreach: In coordination with TRUCHA supervisor, the individual in this position is responsible for the day to day work flow and coordination of HIV testing at TRUCHA. The Lead Street Outreach Worker Assists with HIV prevention operations. Monitors data and paperwork related to HIV testing and linkages to HIV care. Other administrative duties include assisting with reports of the HIV prevention department; including making sure the HIV testing paperwork is complete. The individual in this position also oversees the filing system of the HIV testing paperwork at TRUCHA and monitors procedures of the HIV testing protocols. The ideal candidate has a passion for service and a dedication to community. If you are eager to join a culture that is committed to top quality care then make La Clinica the place where you can make a difference.


Supervision

  • Responsible for the day to day work flow and coordination of HIV testing at TRUCHA.
  • Assists with HIV prevention operations.
  • Monitors data and paperwork related to HIV testing and linkages to HIV care.
  • Oversees processes of referrals generated from testing
  • Assures that staff are keeping up with any upcoming training and/or meetings related to HIV testing and education activities


Records Maintenance

  • Oversees the filing system of the HIV testing paperwork at TRUCHA and monitors procedures of the HIV testing protocols
  • Completes and maintains accurate records of people served by our testing service in the Alameda County Data Entry System, Leo.
  • Assists in creating CDC reports
  • Implementation of Evidence Based Intervention
  • Empowerment/Healthy Relationships
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Community Outreach & Coordination

  • Works with sister agencies providing HIV related services
  • Participates in health fairs, community events, and other events where the target population gathers
  • Participates in staff meeting and works with other administrative staff as required


Requirements:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of referral system process
  • Knowledge of East Bay area preferred
  • Cultural competence working in diverse/low income communities
  • Knowledge on PrEP and PEP required

Abilities

  • Ability to perform work in community-based settings (bars, outdoors venues and testing van) may or may not be air conditioned and may result in exposure to second- hand smoke.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds, Alcohol and Other Drug Users (AOD), people of different sexual orientations, and people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Ability to work night hours and weekends as required to meet community needs.
  • Ability to stand 50% of the time includes walking around.
  • Ability to lift at least 10 lbs.
  • Must have a valid California driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to organize and maintain records
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently required

Experience and Other Certifications

  • Requires High School diploma or equivalent supplemented by at least 8 years of direct experience working on the HIV prevention field including conducting HIV testing and counseling. Also, direct experience working with young MSM of color in the areas of community health education, and/or community organizing.
  • HIV Test Counselor certification required.
  • Experience working independently as well as in a team; maintains good working relationships with staff and community members.
  • Experience facilitating small and large groups required
  • Experience implementing a EBI (Evidence Based Intervention) preferred
  • Experience working on reports for HIV related programs


Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Position number 381

To apply please click on the link: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/nghome.guid?c=1161451&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000321676306


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