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Health Counselor II

Category: Human and Social Services
Location: Multiple Locations
Department: HIV Prevention (PICSR)
Employment Type: Per Diem
Work Days: Weekdays 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and some weekends
Hours/Week: 0
Date Posted: 08/10/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-77225

Job Details

  • Job Purpose:

    Duties/Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Coordinator of the Prevention Integrated Counseling Screening and Referral Program (PICSR), and within established Alliance guidelines and departmental policies and procedures, provides community education and individual counseling for HIV, HCV, and STIs. Also provides community based and Cambridge Health Alliance wide education and outreach for counseling and screening services. - Provides services from a harm reduction/risk assessment approach in a non-judgmental manner. Be available to all Cambridge Health Alliance clinical sites to perform education to staff and to counsel clients about HIV, HCV, and STIs. - Refer to range of services throughout the Alliance as appropriate. 1. Provides HIV, HCV, and STI counseling and screening in accordance with the HIV Program and the MDPH standards of care. 2. Provides HIV, HCV, and STI counseling and screening sessions at CHA and CBO sites targeting individuals at high risk for HIV infection. 4. Provides HIV, HCV, and STI Prevention and screening to women at risk and commercial sex workers. 5. Performs a risk assessment on all clients, makes appropriate Referrals, and documents referrals in the referral log. 6. Work with the MSM Communities and outreach to them at night clubs, bars and other locations they frequent 7. Completes paper work in a consistent and timely manner. 8. Remains current on HIV, HCV, and STI information so as to be a resource to the substance abuse community, HIV community & other organizations. 9. Participates in the HIV Programs Continuous Quality Improvement Plan. 10. Attends all the regular program staff meetings, in-service trainings, and outside training programs as appropriate. Shares with other staff members some important information learned from other trainings. 11. Participates in outreach activities for the HIV Program by attending community events, CHA in-reach events

    Qualifications: 

    Work Experience: 1 year counseling and screening, education, and/or outreach experience with HCV, HIV, and STIs required. Experience with relevant community groups and/or in a multicultural setting preferred. Candidates with experience in field of health or human services are also encouraged to apply. Proficient written and oral skills in English and Portuguese Strong presentation skills Ability to work with linguistically and culturally diverse communities Experience conducting outreach and/or organizing events Demonstrated familiarity with HIV-related issues and the HIV community Demonstrated familiarity with the MSM communities Language: Bilingual (English and Portuguese or Creole or Spanish).

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