EVMS

Outreach Worker

Position Number
1571401
Department
AIDS Resource Center
Category
Other
Compensation Max
USD $16.25/Hr.
Compensation Min
USD $12.50/Hr.
US-VA-Norfolk

Overview

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.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Assist new clinic patients with maneuvering through the continuum of care. Provide support to empower clients to participate fully in their medical care and advocate for themselves
  • Act as a liaison between clinic staff and clients
  • Provide accurate information to clients about living with HIV, transmission prevention, the benefits and challenges of HIV care and treatment, and available services and how to access  them
  • Work with case managers to assist clients in identifying services to address other aspects of their life that impact their health such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, housing and transportation resources.
  • Support clients with making linkages to community resources when appropriate. Keep supervisor informed of all problems, challenges, and conflicts related to job
  • Communicate any issues of concern (drug use, non-adherence) to client’s provider or nurse
  • Must adhere to all program protocols and confidentiality policies of EVMS
  • Attend trainings sponsored by the AIDS Resource Center, C3ID, or other organizations as recommended by the Peer Navigator Supervisor to ensure appropriate competency in program requirements
  • Ability to work as part of a team with health care providers and staff in clinical settings
  • Document services provided in clear and accurate manner according to clinic policies
  • Perform other special tasks or projects as requested by clinic staff or supervisor

Qualifications

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. 

Location : Location

US-VA-Norfolk

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