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HIV/HCV Street Outreach Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsibilities:

The Outreach Specialist will focus on areas where there is a high level of drug trafficking and other high-risk activity to identify substance-involved women and/or men at risk for HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis and other communicable diseases. The main role of this position will conduct street and venue outreach, recruit, advocate, identify and address barriers to sustained HIV/HCV adherence through education, screening, behavioral health service, and linkage to treatment for individuals throughout the City of Philadelphia.

Skills:

  • Strong community outreach skills
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills with programs within and outside of the PHMC network
  • Experience working with the substance-involved individuals
  • Physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (25-30 lbs.)
  • Amount of travel or any other special conditions or requirements:
  • Local travel within Philadelphia

Experience:

  • Knowledge of stages of substance involved individuals
  • Knowledge of viral Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge of public health, social service, resources and agencies in the community.
  • Knowledge of Hepatitis education, screening
  • Familiarity with project’s the target area and population
  • Ability to work inclement weather
  • Ability Adhere to Street Outreach Safety Protocols
  • Ability to assist with community health fair
  • Ability to obtain pertinent information
  • Ability to link individuals to substance treatment and primary health care
  • Ability to follow-up linked to care and provide project referrals
  • Ability to travel between surrounding Philadelphia communities
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and professional working relationships

Education Requirement:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • At least two years of community outreach or locating experience

Salary:

  • Grade: 13