AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!
Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?
If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!
Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.
AHF’s core values are to be:
• Value Employees
• Respect for Diversity
• Fight for What’s Right
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The Peer Advocate is responsible for projecting and integrating the Mission and Core Values of the organization within and outside of the WORLD Department.
WORLD peer advocates mentor women living with HIV/AIDS. WORLD peer advocates are a part of the WORLD staff and they work in partnership with health care providers who are a part
of the Alameda County Family Care Network. By providing information, practical assistance, and emotional support, peer advocates build allied relationships with clients, promoting an ongoing dialogue about HIV-related issues and living with HIV. In addition, peer advocates support clients’ efforts to reduce stress and increase quality of life. A peer advocate supports clients’ ability to make informed healthcare decisions. Peer Advocates share knowledge about HIV in a non-directive manner, they offer resources and attend appointments with clients to role modeling active communication with physicians. The peer advocate keeps up to date information of current trends to best serve the changing needs of WORLD clients. Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Peer Advocate will work in cooperation with the peer advocate team and other WORLD staff as needed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school degree or equivalent; first hand knowledge related to HIV/AIDS issues is a plus. Knowledge of harm reduction, healthy coping, and steps for networking with providers preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to Management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Bilingual Spanish/English.
Basic Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.