The Outreach Worker will be responsible for outreach to HIV+ individuals in the Eastern Region of Virginia. The Outreach Worker will provide client centered counseling to assess and address barriers to linking and retaining the client in HIV medical care. Outreach workers provide initial awareness and education with clients and identify patients in need of health h and supportive services and connects them or re-engages them with care. The Outreach Worker facilitates client linkage to medical care and support services and provides necessary follow up services to support client’s retention in care. Outreach Workers will perform assignments related to the service goals and objectives of the program as contracted.
High school required and at least 2 years of experience working within a health care delivery system, substance abuse, mental health, with incarcerated individuals or in an HIV service position is preferred. Broad knowledge base of the community. Must possess demonstrated ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic cultural backgrounds, ages and economic circumstances. Ability to execute outreach plans, collect data and prepare reports. Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel. Must have valid driver's license, transportation, and insurance.