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HIV Outreach Specialist

Location:Tampa, FL
Salary Range:$12.00 - $12.50 / hour
Employment Type:Full Time
Program:HIV Services
Description:Serving Hillsborough County since 1973, DACCO is one of Florida’s largest community-based providers of behavioral health services. Our mission is simple- DACCO is working for a drug-free community: one person, one family at a time.

We offer market competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for full/part-time employees including health and dental insurance, paid time-off (PTO), up to 10 paid holidays, flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and assistance with certification and licensure.

DACCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug & Tobacco Free Facility.
Duties:Background:

DACCO’s High-Impact Prevention program seeks to address the disproportionate impact of HIV among the local African-American population. Focus areas for services include high-risk youth, heterosexuals and MSM (men who have sex with men).

Description:

*Provide outreach, education, HIV testing and linkage services to African American individuals in Hillsborough County


Duties:

*Conduct outreach in community settings in order to engage the African-American Community including neighborhood clinics, healthcare providers, health departments, residential areas as well as various non-traditional settings.

*Conduct HIV Pre/Post test counseling services

*Coordinate HIV prevention-related marketing activities including (social media and mass media)

*Conduct evidence-based practices targeting high risk individuals, as well as those recently diagnosed with HIV, to prevent new infections and link to care.

*Recruit and guide Peer Navigators to facilitate link services for HIV+ individuals new to the system of care.

*Meet established monthly goals for the position

*Maintain documentation in accordance with State contract standards.
Qualifications:*BA required, Masters Preferred (Background in Public Health and/or Social Work ideal)

*Computer skills required

*Local travel required, reliable transportation is required

*Previous experience with community outreach, HIV services, substance abuse, a plus

*Previous experience and/or cultural competency working with the African American community, youth, GLBT and/or MSM, a plus


Other Information:

*Position available January 1st , 2013

*Training will be provided

*Primarily 8am-4:30pm, with some evenings and weekends as needed.


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