Performs moderately complex direct service and/or research-related duties and tasks. Collects, maintains, and analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews for the purpose of program development activities. Assists as needed with preparation of reports, manuscripts, and other documents. Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: May assist in recruiting and scheduling clients or research subjects; assisting with developing or amending protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. The Supportive Services Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Manager of Community Health. Primary responsibilities include linking previously diagnosed HIV-positive persons into clinical HIV care and providing short-term prevention case management services ("resource advocacy") to clients. Will work with previously disengaged HIV-positive clients to identify barriers to linkage and engagement in care. Will coordinate access to needed community-based resources for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative clients. Will accompany previously disengaged HIV-positive clients through their first two medical appointments and facilitate relationships with a permanent case manager and medical provider. Will develop and implement risk reduction counseling strategies and health and wellness programming with HIV-positive patients with the goal of improving quality of life, health literacy, and reducing onward transmission of HIV. Will coordinate a calendar of community outreach activities and events focused on reaching disengaged HIV-positive clients, as well as LGBTQ youth and other HIV-vulnerable individuals. This position will support ongoing medical clinics, community events, youth leadership/development opportunities, and HIV/STI testing activities within C2P research programs.
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