WorkSource Oregon Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Coordinator (Bilingual English/Spanish) in Salem, Oregon
QUALIFICATIONS Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish Self-manager/self-motivated Ability to work with diverse populations Knowledge of local and statewide social service providers Excellent written and oral communication skills Record-keeping & organizational skills Flexible hours required, some evenings and 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 and people living with HIV/AIDS. Attention to detail Passion for working with: & #9702;Marginalized, under-served populations. & #9702;People who inject drugs. & #9702;Sex workers. & #9702;Gay/bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. & #9702;Individuals engaging in behavior considered to be high-risk for HIV & #9702;Gay/bisexual young men and young people who inject drugs Support of harm reduction philosophy and client-centered approach in prevention. Comfortable handling safer injection and safer sex supplies. Familiarity using Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, and Power Point. Ability to work on a team successfully and effectively. Effective spokesperson and advocate ' ability to negotiate and represent agency and importance of HIV/AIDS issues. Ability to build and maintain bridges between HIV Alliance and its clients, other non-profit agencies, governmental entities, key community stakeholders. Valid Oregon drivers license, driving record sufficient to be covered by agency auto insurance policy, ability to transport self to job related events. TB test (provided at agency). Ability to pass agency criminal background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS One year experience working with marginalized, under-served populations Bachelor's Degree in Social Work/Human Service or other related field or 2 years' experience in social services. Client-centered service experience Experience working with clients who have substance abuse and/or mental health issues Professional experience with or education on PrEP Experience working in HIV Prevention or Care RESPONSIBILITIES Client identification, outreach and engagement (no more than 25% of FTE) Conduct a one-on-one readiness assessment with potential clients to determine their motivations for taking PrEP, their readiness to take PrEP and adhere to it, their current access to health insurance and medical care, and their supports and barriers to taking PrEP Provide education and information related to options for health insurance, PrEP patient assistance programs, and local medical providers who can prescribe PrEP, Assist clients in developing a PrEP Access Plan for obtaining a prescription and necessary labs. Follow-up with individuals with PrEP Access Plans to ensure they do not lose access to PrEP due to changes in circumstances, such as loss of health insurance or change in income, side effects, misperceptions of risk, or other individual or systemic barriers to taking PrEP. Language skill requirement or preference: To communicate with Spanish speaking clients.