AIDS Healthcare Foundation

  • Information Specialist (Part-Time)

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta, GA
    Req No
    2018-8542
    Category
    AID Atlanta
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • WHO WE ARE

    Join the Team – Make A Difference! Work at AID Atlanta, an affiliate of AHF.

     

    AID Atlanta, Inc. has been saving and transforming lives since its inception in 1982. The agency is the Southeast’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization.

    Today, AID Atlanta offers a broad range of services and has grown to be the most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the Southeast.  AID Atlanta currently offers HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, including (but not limited to) Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening, PrEP, Community HIV Prevention Programs, Linkage Services, Case Management, and a state-wide Information Hotline.

    The mission of AID Atlanta is to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life of its clients by breaking barriers and building community.

    AID Atlanta’s core values:

    • Respect
    • Compassion
    • Service
    • Integrity

    If you would like to be a part of fostering empowerment in someone’s life, AID Atlanta is the place for you.

    YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SUCCESS!

    JOB SUMMARY

    The Part-Time Information Specialist provides information and referrals through the GA AIDS & STD InfoLine to individuals throughout the State of Georgia, in both English and Spanish. This position assists individuals in a client-centered manner, with accurate facts on HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

     

    A compassionate and non-judgmental professional, the specialist is culturally sensitive to the needs and concerns of the caller, who may be in crisis. The specialist creates an atmosphere whereby the caller feels comfortable and empowered to take action to get tested, receive counseling, access medical care or other social services for themselves or a loved one.

    The ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Answers questions for callers, walk-ins and on-line inquiries about HIV/STDs
    • Refers callers to medical, counseling and social services
    • Conducts on-call screening of potential client members needing client services assistance at AID Atlanta.
    • Assists with ongoing research to keep updated, the GA AIDS & STD Database of local and state organizations for medical, mental health, dental and social services.
    • Researches and updates information on HIV/STDs and shares agency-wide as appropriate
    •  Collects caller, walk-in and E-mail data to enter into appropriate databases for reporting purposes
    • Provides monthly reporting on services delivered, including participant demographics and types of requests made
    • Develops and maintains working relationships with community partners to advertise the GA AIDS & STD InfoLine throughout the state of Georgia.
    • Attends and participates in all MANDATORY scheduled trainings and on-going staff development activities as requested by supervisor
    • To assess callers’ needs and refer for linkage to medical care, housing, rental/financial assistance within the AID Atlanta EMA and partner agencies and providers
    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

    • Experience with the HIV/STD needs of diverse populations.
    • Experience in counseling, social services delivery, or related field.
    • Minimum two years’ experience with impacted populations.
    • Considerable knowledge of HIV/STDs with correct information to dispel myths and misconception.
    • Experience and sensitivity working with individuals of varying backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identity.
    • Knowledge of resources for the transgender community.
    • Experience working with constituent database and data collection software.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

    We at AID Atlanta believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

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