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Sr. Community Health Worker II

Job Code: 467
Reports To: Program Coordinator / Designee
Salary Range: Starting salary based on experience, qualifications and budget. (100% time - 40 hours per week.) Non-exempt.

Position Purpose:  Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Sr. Community Health Worker is responsible for conducting HIV/AIDS as well as STD screenings inclusive of Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. The target demographic is for at-risk MSM at the Bath-Houses around Los Angeles County. Additionally, the Sr. Community Health Worker will conduct outreach/recruitment for various projects and programs within the community.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Provide targeted HIV/AIDS Health Education/Risk Reduction and STD Testing Services.
  2. Adhere to HIV Counseling and Testing policies and procedures.
  3. Implement data collection tools and collect data, as indicated.
  4. Develops behavior change plans with clients during HIV/STD screening session.
  5. Ability to follow Linkage Protocol and Link Clients into Care successfully.
  6. Attends community and staff meetings, as scheduled.
  7. Participates in JWCH trainings and advisory committee meetings, as scheduled.
  8. Conducts Inventory for Testing Supplies.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. BS or BA degree in Public Health or a health/human service field or two (2) years equivalent experience.
  2. Current HIV/AIDS and STI’s knowledge and certification as an HIV Testing counselor.
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  4. Working knowledge of word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheet (MS Excel) programs.
  5. Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation in order to drive to Bathhouses and surrounding communities.
  6. Phlebotomy Certification

Preferred:

  1. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus;
  2. Experience providing guidance and counseling for persons at risk of HIV/STD infection;
  3. Experience understanding Bathhouse culture;
  4. Experience working with MSM.
  5. Insti/Clearview /Finger Stick Proficiency Certification

To apply, please fax or email resume or list of qualifications including the job code number to:

JWCH Institute, Inc.
5650 Jillson St.
Commerce, CA 90040
Attn: Human Resources Department
Job Code:  467
Fax Number (323) 215-0170
E-Mail cespinoza

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