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HIV and STI Prevention Specialist

Company: Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS Inc
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Southwest Center, the Prevention Specialist provides competent and confidential counseling and testing with high-risk individuals for HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), Syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). In this role, you provide prevention education services, community resource navigation, and outreach to individuals engaging in high-risk behaviors. You'll use your high level of cultural competency to serve the unique needs of transgender individuals and communities as well as the broader LGBTQIA2S+ community with empathy and non- judgement.
Daily, Prevention Specialists contribute to the Southwest Center mission of providing affirming and inclusive services to promote well-being and advance health equity for diverse communities and all those seeking compassionate care - especially people of color, LGBTQIA2S+ and Queer individuals, and those affected by HIV.
What your day will look like at Southwest Center:

  • Conduct confidential HIV & STI counseling, testing and referrals with individuals engaging in high-risk behaviors.
  • Record all contacts and activities into all system databases and EMR.
  • Distribute approved education materials and safer sex materials to persons engaging in high-risk behaviors.
  • Conduct one-on-one educations sessions and assessments with clients, referrals for internal and external services (e.g., pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)), treatment, and general wellness/primary care.
  • Assist clients with PrEP navigation, resources, and applications, as well as assist in insurance acquisition.
  • Work directly with the HIV/STI Prevention Clinical Manager to identify clients appropriate for same-day treatment or clinician evaluation.
  • Collaboratively work with the Prevention Department to further develop and evolve the needs of the department, including policy reformation, training new-hires, and identifying opportunities of growth and improvement within the agency.
  • Use a personal vehicle to transport specimens and results to and from local laboratories and complete a month-end report for work-related mileage reimbursement. We've got great benefits:
    • 200 hours of PTO per year
    • 13 paid holidays per year
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Short-term and long-term disability insurance paid by Southwest Center
    • Retirement savings


Keywords: Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS Inc, Phoenix , HIV and STI Prevention Specialist, Other , Phoenix, Arizona

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