B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (100%):
a. Conduct street outreach to active substance users who are at high risk for HIV/AIDS & Hep C.
b. Perform group/individual counseling sessions to access clients needs.
c. Provide clients with current accurate health information.
d. Assist in project data collection, evaluation activities, and required reporting. Complete all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with departmental standards and program/grant requirements.
e. Maintain accurate and complete field notes and logs including number and type of contacts made, demographic information about the client, materials distributed, health education or group sessions conducted and number of participants in a timely manner.
f. Distribute and provide access to clean syringes in street-based and clinic-based settings
g. Provide clients with supportive services i.e., HIV testing, STI & HEP C screening and linkage to care for all persons who test positive, referrals to SUD treatments, housing, medical and mental health, transportation etc.
h. Facilitate an evidence-based curriculum “Safety Counts” incorporating various learning techniques and formats (i.e., group discussion, lectures, role-play, etc.). Review and assist in determining the linguistic and cultural appropriateness of materials, teaching aids, activities, methods, strategies, programs, etc. Review the efficacy of materials and programs, and provides positive, action-oriented feedback.
i. Provide Overdose Recognition and Response Trainings (Naloxone) to community members and program participants
j. This position requires flexibility and ability to work early mornings, late afternoons, weekends and some holidays as needed in order to best assist clients needs.
k. Perform other duties as assigned.