AIDS Services of Austin
  • 16-Nov-2018 to 30-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • Prevention
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

The Positive Intervention Prevention Specialist conducts outreach, recruitment, and engagement of persons living with HIV disease for the Healthy Relationships (HR) evidence-based intervention. The Program Specialist assists with design, planning, promotion, implementation, and co-facilitation of the Healthy Relationships curriculum with priority populations. The Positive Intervention Prevention Specialist also assists in the planning, design, promotion, and implementation of the Women Rising Project's HIV disease management education presentations, and psychosocial support activities for women living with HIV disease.  The Program Specialist conducts outreach, recruitment, engagement, and retention activities for the Women Rising Project.

A successful Positive Intervention Prevention Specialist must be able and willing to:

  • Assist with design, implementation, and facilitation of the Healthy Relationships curriculum for people living with HIV from various backgrounds in designated priority populations. .
  • Conduct promotion, outreach, and recruitment using innovative approaches such as motivational strategies in various community settings to engage and retain participants from the priority populations in the Healthy Relationships and Women Rising Project programs. .
  • Conduct preparation, planning, and group facilitation to support program activities.
  • Utilize communication skills to maintain appropriate contact with clients to promote high retention in services.
  • Collaborate with Health Promotion staff, agency case managers, and community organizations to conduct outreach activities, promote client retention, and make appropriate referrals.
  • Assist with the planning, design, and implementation of HIV health education and psychosocial support programming for women living with HIV.
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  • Provide programmatic and quality assurance support for Positive Interventions programs including program planning, recruitment, delivery, documentation, and attending training and programmatic meetings.
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  • Conduct data collection, documentation, reporting, and program evaluation activities via designated reporting tools as required by program policies, procedures, and funder requirements.
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  • Maintain appropriate and timely communication with Positive Interventions Program Coordinator, team members, clients, peer leaders, service providers, and community collaborators
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Ideal Candidate Profile

Outgoing and Sensitive.  You enjoy building relationships within the organization and with external partners.  You look forward to working with individuals and groups of varied cultures, ethnicities, income levels, sexual orientations, and gender identities. You are in tune with the feelings, actions, and needs of other people and have a genuine desire to help others achieve their potential. 

 

Collaborative Approach.  You enjoy teamwork.  You collaborate with other team members to work toward common goals that advance ASA's commitment to client centered care.

 

Organized and Attentive to Detail. You have solid organizational skills.  You prioritize tasks, follow written procedures, ask questions to get clarity, and double-check to make sure you covered all the bases.  You live by checklists and post-it notes.

 

You're a self-starter with a thoughtful approach.  Once you know the what, the why, and the how, you do what needs to be done.  You can anticipate before having to be asked.  You can think through a problem or an issue and offer solutions.  You're practical, but you can also be creative.

 

You know how to juggle.  You are experienced with juggling priorities.  You can switch between tasks without getting derailed.  You know when to ask for help to stay on track.  You greet everyone with a smile and respect no matter what's on your plate.

 

Mission Driven.  You are looking for a job that makes a difference.  At ASA you will be an integral part in our community to help our clients build healthier futures and reduce stigma for people affected by HIV and AIDS.

 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in public health, social work, or related field preferred. Relevant work experience may substitute for education
  • One year experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, public health, social service, or health promotion required.
  • One year experience working with people living with HIV required.
  • Experience working with women, communities of diverse cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and gender identities required. .
  • One year experience organizing educational programs and/or facilitating groups preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS desired.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Texas driver's license, liability insurance, and safe driving record.

 

Schedule: 30 hours per week, generally Mon. - Fri. with some evenings and occasional Saturdays depending on programmatic needs.

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