The Linkage to Care (LTC) Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Community Programs Manager within the Johns Hopkins WICY (Women, Infant, Children and Youth) Partnership for Excellence Across Central Maryland. The LTC Coordinator will work establish an innovative regional Ryan White Part D program. The successful candidate will be 100% committed to linking HIV positive clients to medical care by providing direct case management services and access to supplementary services, as needed. He/she will be expected to facilitate program implementation, data collection and maintain relationships with community stakeholders. Familiarity with Baltimore, sensitivity to high risk populations and a non-judgmental attitude strongly preferred. Requires personal and reliable transportation to execute job duties. Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule and evening/weekend hours to host and/or attend stakeholder events.
Develop partnerships with stakeholders in the Baltimore-Towson Metropolitan Area
Identify newly positive or out-of-care youth and engage them into HIV primary care
Assist clients in retention and linkage to care, including accompanying patients to medical visits as needed
Conduct outreach in the community and non-traditional venues to increase HIV testing opportunities, and address barriers to support linkage and engagement
Responsible for data collection and maintaining accurate and up to date activity logs
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, conveying complex information in a manner that others can understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information
Participate in workshops, seminars and assigned training programs that will facilitate ongoing professional development
Perform other duties as requested
Bachelor's degree required in health, science, and social science field required, and some experience. Additional experience may substitute for some education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Good verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential. Must be able to work independently and act as a team member. Needs Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point proficiency. CareWare and Microsoft Access is a plus. General office experience. Requires personal and reliable means of transportation to execute job duties.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Familiarity with Baltimore, sensitive to high risk populations and non-judgmental attitude strongly preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Good communication skills and knowledge of economic, cultural and social characteristics of the population.
Ability to write efficient reports, care plans and letters.
Ability to identify and relate needs of population to services in the community.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the HIV community, coworkers, organizations, social and medical providers
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Certification as a MD State HIV Testing Counselor with additional rapid testing certification strongly preferred.
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