Assists with initial engagement and initiates immediate contact with individuals at the highest risk of acquiring HIV and people living with HIV who are newly diagnosed, lost to or sporadic with their care; establishes rapport, assists with linkage to care; encourages retention in primary medical care and social services.
Assists with the initial engagement and linkage to care for HIV positive clients; researches and investigates clusters to identify clients who no longer have care. Engages with outreach and Public Health follow-up teams to conduct HIV counseling and testing; disseminates health information in the community to high risk and HIV positive individuals. Initiates immediate contact with individuals at high risk of acquiring HIV, people living with HIV, and lost to care and makes appropriate referrals for care. Works with the community to provide peer support, assists with the enrollment and retention in medical care and execution of case management and other social services as needed. Maintains and reports statistical data as directed by the Operations Manager. Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited high school/GED program. Four (4) years job related work experience or 60 hours of college. Prefer Associate’s degree and/or certification as a peer worker with one (1) year experience in patient navigation. Prefer candidate with direct experience with utilizing and navigating the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and/or Ryan White Services as well as received services. Skilled in the use of standard software applications. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must possess a valid Texas Driver License, with a good driving record. Standard office environment. Ability to travel to various work site locations.
An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Salary: 17.44
Maximum Salary: 21.42 Currency ( US Dollar )
Three positions available
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