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14 Mar 2019

Full-Time Outreach Specialist

shondalucky – Posted by shondalucky Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
The Outreach Specialist counsels, interviews, assess, and educates patients and community members about HIV/STD risk behavior and control measures. Is responsible for scheduling community testing sites for assigned programs, coordinating testing events, and for collecting and managing program data. Is also responsible for ensuring timely and complete grant reporting for the program. Promotes a safe environment and performs related job responsibilities in a professional manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Utilizes the principals and practices of public health in the provision of health-related services to adult and adolescent populations.
• Coordinates and participates in community HIV/syphilis events. Provides pre and post-test HIV counseling and
manages collection of program data and ensures timely and complete reporting of program activities and data as required.
• Participates as a multidisciplinary team member by going beyond expected role by assisting others as needed but remining within the expected scope of practice.
• Participates in special projects and awareness campaigns for agency-wide endeavors.
• Mentors and assists in orienting new staff, as appropriate.
• Coordinates testing services including risk assessment at clinic/community sites throughout the county.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Three years of experience in counseling and/or education with an emphasis on HIV/STD risk reduction

Education: HS diploma or GED
Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? N/A
Computer Skills: Basic computer skills and with associated applications/software.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid North Carolina or South Carolina driver’s license. Must obtain and maintain a valid Mecklenburg County Vehicle Operator’s Permit.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Previous experience working with priority populations (i.e. YAAMSM, MSM, & members of the LGBTQ) at risk for contracting HIV/STD
Previous experience working with diverse populations
Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:
• Principles of growth and development.
• Medical and legal terminology.
• The principles of public health and associated laws.
• Human anatomy and physiology.

Skilled in:
• Providing necessary care for adolescents, adults and geriatric age groups.

Abilities:
• Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
• Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
• Leveraging Diversity – Working effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds; making the most effective use of the capabilities, insights and ideas of all individuals.
• Building Trust – Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

Send resume to lashonda.lucky@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 48 days.

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