AVOL is hiring, HIV Prevention Specialist

AIDS Volunteers (AVOL) seeks prevention team member applicants.

Health prevention, and in particular working in HIV/AIDS prevention services, can be a challenging job, yet a rewarding field of practice. The work is located on the front lines of serious community impact, empowerment, and individual results. AIDS Volunteers (AVOL) is seeking to consider a diverse pool of applicants for the HIV Prevention Specialist position. Applications in the form of a resume and cover letter will be accepted via email at matt@avolky.org through July 31, 2018. Inquire at the same email address to receive the full Prevention Specialist Job Description.

AVOL serves the 3,000 or so individuals living with HIV in Central and Eastern Kentucky through supportive housing and emergency services as well as HIV prevention education and testing to identify HIV infection. AVOL has provided education in Central and Eastern Kentucky about HIV risk and treatment since 1987.

AVOL’s administrative offices are located at 365 Waller Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington KY 40504.

HIV Prevention Specialist:

The HIV Prevention Specialist reaches out to establish trust with individuals and groups at high risk for HIV infection and engage them in awareness, education, and direct interventions that prevent the further spread of HIV infection in our communities. The Prevention Specialist plays key role in the HIV Care Continuum and the achievement of the overall organizational goal of “decreased viral load” in persons living with HIV in our community. These key roles include conducting HIV testing and confirmation, linkage to care for those testing positive, and follow-up to ensure retention in care.

General Qualifications:

Past experience and ability to provide relevant and culturally responsive outreach, engagement, education, and counseling and testing to those seeking AVOL’s services.

3 to 5 years relevant experience from employment or life working with individuals living with or at high risk for HIV infection is preferred.

Degree or recognized certificate in human services, substance abuse, psychology, public health, health services, or other relevant credential is preferred.

Preference will be given to applicants who are fluent communicators in Spanish.