Reporting to the Director of Case Management, the Outreach Worker conducts activities designed to locate and enroll HIV+ members of the funded target populations who are not receiving medical care and link them to medical care and other needed social services.
Works with staff of AOC and medical providers to identify and locate HIV+ members of the funded target populations that are not engaged in medical care.
Facilitate returning clients to medical care either directly or through referrals to internal and/or external programs.
Provide client education on the importance of HIV medical care and treatment adherence.
Provide referrals to assist clients in removing barriers to care.
Follow-up on referrals to determine whether the clients accessed medical care and/or other services.
Maintains confidentiality of HIV+ individuals and respects their right of self determination in seeking services, while educating clients on disease process.
Maintains accurate records of outreach activities, both for individuals who are contacted and enrolled in services at other medical and/or social providers, and for those individuals who become clients of AOC, including monthly reports to fulfill grant requirements.
Acts as service oriented liaison with healthcare providers and community based organizations.
Participate in Community Advisory Board
Participate in agency meetings, retreats, work sessions and events as requested.
Complete required initial and ongoing training.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
One or more years’ experience in social service or related field preferred; knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues; knowledge of cultural/ethnic issues; ability to work with individuals of varying background and perspective, ability to discuss sex/sexuality issues in appropriate manner with clients; valid Texas driver’s license and proven driving record. Must provide proof of auto liability insurance and pass a criminal background check.
Salaried non-exempt; full-time; health, dental, disability and life insurance; generous vacation policy; flexible work schedule; some evening required; some travel required.