The candidate will oversee outreach and care engagement for projects at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) and The Village. This candidate will directly work in outreach and will supervise a small staff of outreach workers. The candidate will recruit and retain clients for CCHE/The Village research and clinical care projects. Projects include HIV testing, HIV care engagement, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) education and PrEP care engagement, and transgender social support services. Responsibilities include: management and supervision of outreach staff; linkage and retention in care; planning outreach testing and other events; and tracking retention and care outcomes across a number of projects. Provision of services may also include: linkage to HIV and PrEP care; referrals to other community based organizations (CBOs) and social service agencies (e.g., housing, food, and primary care organizations); follow up with participants of the program; monitoring and evaluation of services; development of community outreach programs and procedures; documentation of client encounters and services; coordination with other partnering organizations. The Manager of Outreach and Care Engagement: Works to implement venue, network and routine HIV testing, linkage, and retention programs for CCHE and The Village. Works with the CCHE Research Team, Testing Manager/Coordinator, Linkage to Care Specialist, Resource Counselors and Principal Investigators. Leads efforts to execute outreach scopes of service for HIV-positive and at-risk adolescents and young adults. Establishes connections with members of high-risk networks and attempts to test, link, and engage these members in care. Creates and implements alternative venue, network, and partnership notification testing strategies. Links newly or previously diagnosed persons into clinical care. Develops and implements risk reduction counseling strategies with HIV- infected or affected persons in clinical and non-clinical locations. Coordinates and implements engagement in care programming for HIV-positive persons. Coordinates and implements health and sexual wellness programming for persons who are at risk of acquiring HIV. Provides HIV and STI risk reduction education and advocacy in the community through relevant community-based organizations, schools, and religious communities. Works with research team to develop and execute targeted wellness events in which testing and linkage take place. Coordinates efforts of other outreach staff.
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