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Outreach Specialist (Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred)
Project Vida Inc

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Outreach Specialist (Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred)
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Project Vida Inc
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Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 6 days ago
Job Role
Community Outreach, Community Counselor
Employer's Industry
Health & Wellness, Nonprofit

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Director Prevention, the outreach specialist will conduct strategic engagement and recruitment of individuals identified at elevated risk for HIV/STI infection. The outreach specialist will also provide HIV/STI testing and counseling services, individualized health education and risk reduction planning as well as referrals to PrEP and supportive services.

JOB DUTIES

  • Conduct outreach (street, club, online, etc.) with program target population.
  • Conduct HIV/STI counseling and testing for individuals and couples.
  • Collaborate and facilitate services within the Better Together Network Partnership between Project VIDA Inc., Howard Brown Health Center and the University of Chicago and the Project Salsa partnership between Project VIDA and Esperanza Health Clinic
  • Facilitate group level sessions providing focused sessions on risk counseling, health education and healthy relationships.
  • Provide referrals and document outcomes of applicable program participants for PrEP and needed supportive services.
  • Conduct risk reduction planning and individual level interventions with program participants.
  • Submit required reports to supervisor and to funding sources within the scheduled time frame.
  • Ensure that the program goals, work plan, and scopes are met consistently and effectively.
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of all required program documentation and outcome measures.
  • Network with other community-based organizations, community members, health care facilities and city and state entities.
  • Attend required internal and external meetings, trainings, and conferences.
  • Ensure that services are conducted in conjunction with funding source standards and requirements.
  • Adhere to agency, program and funding source policies and regulations.
  • Assist in generating additional resources and funds for Project VIDA programs including fundraising.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. AA or High School Diploma/GED with over two (2) years of relevant experience required. BA/BS Degree with

at least one (1) year of experience in social services field preferred.

  1. Bilingual English/Spanish Strongly Preferred.
  2. Previous experience in health education, public health, HIV prevention, or related field preferred
  3. Experience working with interventions with gay/bisexual young African American and/or Latino men strongly

desired.

  1. HIV prevention certified and/or able to be certified in HIV prevention
  2. Certified in HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Services or the ability to be certified
  3. Culturally competent with LGBT, African American, and Latino populations required
  4. Word processing/computer skills required
  5. Effective written and oral communication skills required
  6. Organizational and time management skills required
  7. Presentation skills/group facilitation skills highly desired
  8. Reliable transportation required

Business Overview

Our Story

Our mission is to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services. 

Project VIDA was founded in 1992 to address the urgent needs of racial and ethnic minorities. Initially, the organization provided HIV education through street outreach services to area youth. Today, we have expanded our community scope by initiating a variety of programs: direct services for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and various prevention and health education programs.

Why Work With Us?

Project Vida is a grassroots organization located in the heart of the Little Village community with a focus on providing client centered services and meeting the client's where they are physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Team Size

1-10 team members

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Culture & Perks

Benefits
Health Benefits
Mentorship
Paid Time Off
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Diverse
Mission Driven
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