Health Equity Prevention Specialist

Now accepting resumes and cover letters for this team member position. Join AVOL and together let’s better reach people and populations disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Title: Health Equity Prevention Specialist

Position: Full-time, regular, exempt

Supervisor: Prevention Manager

Summary:

The Health Equity Prevention Specialist focuses on people and populations disproportionately impacted by HIV, specifically BIPOC. Also included within this focus are outreach to gay men of color, women, and transgender individuals. The position contributes to AVOL’s mission of ending HIV in Kentucky by providing a wide range of services to increase BIPOC engagement in HIV, Hepatitis C, STD/other awareness, decrease risk behaviors, and decrease stigma surrounding infectious disease. The Health Equity Prevention Specialist reaches out to establish trust and increase engagement of individuals and groupswho are at high-risk for HIV, Hepatitis C, and STD infection and engages them in awareness, education,and direct interventions. Ideal candidate will possess deep cultural competency and experience engaging individuals, community organizations, community leaders and other networks connected to target intervention populations. 

Key Responsibilities:

Provide a full range of prevention services including, but not limited to, harm reduction education, group level education, prevention supply distribution, HIV/STD testing and other screenings, targeted outreach, case management, necessary referrals, community engagement and awareness building. Preventionspecialists are required to ensure the following:

  • At least 35 at-risk individuals receive testing each month
  • 1 percent HIV positivity rate
  • 80 percent of those identified as HIV positive will be referred to care services within 45 days andreceive their first care appointment within 90 days
  • 85 percent of test results provided within 30 days
  • Conduct 137 Hepatitis C tests annually

General Duties:

  • Maintain up to date data records as required by AVOL, LFUCG, and the State HIV/AIDS Program
  • Assist in program evaluation activities as directed
  • Attend and participate in required meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Maintain adequate documentation of all outreach, prevention education, testing and counselingsessions and linkage to care activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or Executive Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with communities and people disproportionately impacted by HIV.
  • Collaborative, cooperative, enthusiastic, open minded and non-judgmental attitude
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including split-shifts, early mornings, nights and weekends. 
  • Ability to work comfortably and professionally with all at-risk individuals, communities and organizations and businesses that cater to at-risk individuals (men who have sex with men, sex workers, individuals who inject drugs, public sex environments, non- profits, etc.)
  • Ability to use standard office word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Ability and comfort making presentations to groups of all sizes
  • Valid KY driver’s license and personal vehicle
  • Personal vehicle must meet minimal safety standards and auto insurance must be maintained atall times.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree or recognized certificate in human services, public health, substance use, or other relevantcredential
  • Relevant experience from employment or life working with individuals living with or at high risk forHIV, Hepatitis C, and/or STD infection

Benefits:

  • Paid vacation, holidays
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Simple IRA retirement plan

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to humanresources@avolky.org