Job PositionsHIV/AIDS Peer Leader
HIV/AIDS Peer Leader
Job ID: #346
Program: Medical Case Management
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posting Dates: January 27, 2016 to when position is filled
20 hours per week
Temporary position which may or may not lead to permanent status
Equal to completion of four years of high school plus additional specialized courses or training. Spanish speaker preferred.
Orient clients to the service system and assess client’s immediate needs
Provide basic HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis information to clients
Help develop risk reduction plans.
Assist with referrals to medical care, help clients prepare for medical appointments, accompany clients to appointments and/or assist with follow-up
Help complete benefits/housing/health insurance applications
Provide non-medical adherence support
Implementation of the care/service plan; and offer emotional support, help re-engage and support clients who need assistance maintaining ongoing engagement in care.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work with diverse groups, basic knowledge of HIV infection., disease progression, physical impacts, medical regiments and AIDS-defining conditions.
Ability to advocate for others, have a thorough understanding and commitment to core ethical principles and the ethics-based boundaries of the work.
Has learned to live with the disease and manage its daily challenges, and has attained a level of personal growth and healing that gives him/her the understanding, insight, and motivation to
Willingness to provide services within a harm reduction frame work.
Ability to participate in required trainings. EOE/AA
Position requires good visual, hearing and speaking skills with or without assistive devices.
Able to communicate information effectively to others both verbally and in writing
Respond to emergency situations appropriately
Light physical effort and ability to climb stairs