ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:Envision a future where health disparities do not exist, where HIV transmission is extremely rare, and where people living with HIV have access to the medications and social support they need to live healthy, long lives. San Francisco AIDS Foundation has worked to create such a future since 1982 through education, advocacy, prevention, substance use health and supportive services. More than 25,000 people every year access free HIV testing and STI screening, harm reduction and syringe access and disposal, social support, education, and health navigation services. We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and creative problem-solvers to join our fight.
POSITION SUMMARY:The Outreach Worker’s duties include conducting one-on-one interviews and risk reduction sessions with gay, bisexual, and transgender men in San Francisco. Outreach Workers will provide individualized referrals to participants as needed. Surveys include questions about participants’ sexual behaviors, community engagement, substance use, and overall health. Outreach Workers are stationed outside of Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) shifts across the city; additional hours of independent outreach without the MTU may be scheduled as needed. Other duties include promoting MTU services to potential clients, performing data entry, and supporting MTU staff operations. Individuals in this role are required to work evenings and weekends.
This is a per diem position, and work shift availability will depend on operational needs. Outreach Workers may work a maximum of 12 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESInclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Outreach: Conduct outreach during MTU shifts, as well as other events as needed.
- Recruit and interview: Recruit gay, bisexual, and transgender men during street-based outreach. Conduct Behavioral Risk Assessment questionnaire, and provide appropriate referrals and materials (condoms, lube, information).
- Support: Provide support to MTU staff as needed. Provide other members of the program team with administrative and logistical support.
- Confidentiality: This position will have access to protected health information (PHI). Outreach Workers may only access, use, or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless of the extent of access provided.
Other Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Outreach Workers must be comfortable with discussing sex and substance use in a client-centered and harm reduction-influenced manner. Strong people and phone skills. Strong organizational skills. Detail oriented and some familiarity with surveys/evaluation helpful. Accurate typing and data entry skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:Work or volunteer service supporting LGBTQ communities, MSM populations, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, persons living with disabilities, queer youth, low-income individuals, people who use substances, sex workers, and/or other marginalized populations. Knowledge of sexual health, including knowledge around PrEP and PEP, is essential. Experience need not have been on a full-time basis.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Skill in operating office equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system. Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, and reaching. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:This position is primarily working on the street outside of MTU shifts at various locations. Any office-based tasks will be located at 1035 Market Street, San Francisco.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Department: Sexual Health
This is a per diem position
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