AIDS Healthcare Foundation

  • Peer Advocate-WORLD

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Req No
    Regular Full-Time

    Amazing opportunity at WORLD!


    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, WORLD is the place for you!


    Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD), an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is a diverse organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS. WORLD improves the lives and health of women, girls, families and communities affected by HIV through peer-based education, wellness services, advocacy, and leadership development. We envision a world where women, girls, and families affected by HIV and AIDS have the tools, support and knowledge to live healthy and productive lives with dignity. Our vision is rooted in a commitment to human rights and wellness with the understanding that this includes freedom from violence; access to housing; quality healthcare; food security; physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing; education and economic justice.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Co-facilitates WORLD client support groups as needed.
    • Completes written documentation in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Provides one-on-one peer counseling at WORLD and other designated sites.
    • Helps clients’ access services by providing referrals, accompanying to appointments or arranging for transportation.
    • Provides non-directive information to clients about HIV disease, treatments, clinical trials, stress reduction and self-care strategies.
    • Reminds clients of appointments and follow up after appointments to discuss concerns.
    • Provides support and referrals for dealing with difficult issues (disclosure, parenting issues, relationship problems, pregnancy and HIV, substance use, adherence).
    • Advocates for clients by bringing concerns to attention of their providers.
    • Helps clients identify risk reduction strategies (safer sex, drug treatment, needle exchange, etc.).


    Participation in Meetings/Committees

    Attends meetings as assigned and/or requested by supervisor.


    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has not 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.


    Education and/or Experience

    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.


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