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Prevention Specialist

  2021-08-24     HIV Alliance     1195 City View Street     $17-18.02, DOE, nonexempt   

Position Type: 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week) 

Location: Roseburg, OR 

Department: Prevention

Reports to: Prevention Manager

Bilingual candidates are eligible for an additional $1 Bilingual Differential

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Note: All applicants must submit a completed HIV Alliance Employment Application Form, available at Applicants who have not submitted the completed HIV Alliance Employment Application form will not be considered.

Position Summary

The Prevention Specialist will work with the Southern Oregon Prevention Manager in the coordination of services, supervise volunteers, and provide HIV client-centered counseling and needle exchange to populations at highest-risk for HIV in Coos, Curry and Douglas County. County. They will also provide COVID education to each client served.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Support Program Director in the coordination of Counseling Testing Referral Services (CTRS) and needle exchange (NEX) for high-risk populations.

Record and maintain data related to CTRS & NEX

Manage quality assurance related to CTRS & NEX

Supervise testing site operations & NEX

Provide counseling, testing and referral services.

Collaborate with volunteers to recruit high-risk populations into CTRS

Provide needle exchange services and advocate for treatment and medical services for injection drug users.

Support Volunteer Coordinator in recruitment, of volunteers and interns.

Provide volunteer training and on site volunteer supervision

Attend workshops and trainings that are relevant to job responsibilities and which will encourage professional development and program growth.

Help foster community involvement, support and effective collaboration.

Participate in agency collaborative processes and committees.

Present to community and partner agencies on HIV and program.

Open and close office

Manage Grants pass based office

Required Qualifications

One year experience working with people at risk for HIV or in a related field.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including many evenings and some weekends.

Comfortable discussing sex, drug use, and HIV/AIDS.

Knowledge of the unique issues affecting high-risk communities and willingness to learn about culturally relevant interventions for gay and bisexual men, people who inject drugs and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Willingness to work with:

Marginalized, underserved populations.

People who inject drugs.

Sex workers.

Gay/bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.

Individuals engaging in behavior considered to be high-risk for HIV.

Gay/bisexual young men and young people who inject drugs.

Support of harm reduction philosophy and client-centered approach in prevention.

Willingness to take on leadership positions.

Comfortable handling safer injection and safer sex supplies.

Familiarity using Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, and Power Point.

Ability to travel weekly for rural locations in Coos, Curry and Douglas counties..

Valid Oregon driver’s license, driving record sufficient to be covered by agency auto insurance policy, ability to transport self to job-related events and locations

Ability to pass agency criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of culturally-relevant interventions for high risk populations

Degree in family and human services, public health or other related fields

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required

  • Repetitive use of hands such as grasping, twisting/turning of wrists, and finger dexterity necessary to perform various clerical duties such as typing, writing and maintaining files.
  • Frequent use of arms such as pushing/pulling to open and close drawers and cabinets.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time at assigned station.
  • Ability to bend and/or reach, and to occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds (boxes of copy paper and/or files for storage).
  • Continuous clarity of vision at 20 inches or less for normal processing of work

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working conditions, Travel and Environment

The duties of this job require individuals be able to work in non-traditional and community-based settings

The duties of this job require regular attendance

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends
  • Ability to work 5 days per week for a minimum of 40 hours per week

Travel to other locations as necessary to complete essential job functions

  • Ability to transport self to job-related events and locations

Supplemental Questions 

Tell us about what you hope to get out of this position.

At this agency we focus on serving gay and bi men, injection drug users and people living with HIV/AIDS, among other groups at-risk for acquiring/transmitting HIV. Please describe your experience working with these populations and your comfort in providing services to these populations.

What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity? How have you demonstrated that commitment, and how would you see yourself demonstrating it here?

HIV Alliance is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. HIV Alliance encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

HIV Alliance prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual/affectional orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or partnership status, veteran status, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, HIV antibody status or any other factor protected by law or association with any of these classes, in its services, employment, or use of volunteers.

HIV Alliance is a community united to stop the spread of the HIV epidemic. We strive to create an environment where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. We value the diverse perspectives that each of us brings to this work, understanding the influences of culture, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual/affectional orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or partnership status, veteran status, political affiliation or belief, genetic information and HIV status in shaping our life experiences. We pledge to listen and ask questions before making judgments, and to continue to educate ourselves and each other. We recognize that we will only be successful against the HIV epidemic in a culture where oppression is not tolerated.

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