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 Peer Program Supervisor, 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.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities
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 effectively communicate with clients, medical professionals, paraprofessionals, and coworkers. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Peer Advocate Position” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.
WORLD is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff which reflect the diversity of the community we serve. HIV+ women, and people of color are encouraged to apply.