Linkage to Care Specialist
SPECIAL SERVICE FOR GROUPS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Title: Linkage-to-Care (LTC)
Specialist Division: APAIT
Supervisor: CHESS Program Manager
Salary: $20.00/hr. – $23.00/hr. (DOE), plus comprehensive benefits
Under the supervision of the Community Health Education and Support Services (CHESS) Program Manager, the LTC Specialist will identify and link HIV-positive clients to HIV medical care through the implementation of outreach, brief intervention sessions, graduated disengagement, and follow up. Experience working with diverse ethnic and cultural communities is a must, including, but not limited to the following populations: people of color, gay/lesbian/ bisexual/ transgender/questioning community, monolingual and/or undocumented immigrants, substance users, and homeless persons, of varying ages. This is a full-time position and will require flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
- Identify and link HIV-positive clients to HIV medical care through the implementation of outreach and brief intervention sessions per agency and Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP) guidelines.
- Conduct patient follow-up to ensure services were obtained and provide additional support as needed.
- Implement programmatic scope of work at a minimum of 85% completion rate.
- Report on intervention activities and propose strategies to address challenges in implementation and emerging trends.
- Provide necessary programmatic documentation, including the timely completion of reports, administration of evaluation tools, and other program related assignments.
- Assist in the coordination and participate in community events, health fairs, and festivals.
- Represent the agency by attending local planning groups, community forums, and collaborations or consortium meetings.
- Other projects as assigned to meet program and agency mission, goals and objectives.
Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Social Services, or other Public Health related field and minimum of one year experience in providing direct services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS risk behaviors, STDs, human sexuality, substance addiction, and HIV behavior change principles and strategies.
- Ability to develop and maintain written documentation (assessments, service plans, progress notes, monthly reports, and other programmatic documentation).
- Reliable transportation.
- Valid California driver’s license, plus proof of current automobile insurance.
- Verification of employment eligibility.
- Passing of background check.
- Updated tuberculosis test (annual requirement) read, reviewed, and dated by a clinician within 6 months of start date.
- Great attitude and people skills; strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure work environment.
- Ability to master a wide-range of information, adapts, take initiative, and work in a team-centered environment.
- Experience and knowledge MS Office (Word and Excel a must)
Non-Essential Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Experience and knowledge of Publisher and Outlook software.
This position does not have formal supervisory responsibilities.
Environmental Conditions (Working Conditions)
- Ergonomically safe office environment with desktop computer, desk, chair, and natural light from windows.
- Some duties to be performed in the field/community.
- In the course of performing this job, the incumbent typically spends time sitting, standing, walking, driving, carrying (max.20lbs), lifting (max. 20lbs), listening, and speaking. Mental Requirements
- This position must be able to accommodate to any/all of the following: constant distractions, interruptions, uncontrollable changes in priorities/work schedule, availability for on call/duty after regular working hours, and exposure to inappropriate behavior and language of others.
Peter Cruz, Associate Director
1730 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 300,Los Angeles, CA 90015
Fax: (213) 553-1833
No phone calls please.
Special Service for Groups is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer