Trenton HIV CTR Counselor

 

HIV CTR Counselor

Under the supervision of the CTR Manager, performs duties relating to the counseling of clients regarding HIV infection and testing and conducting outreach activities to potential clients.

 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct pre- and post-test counseling sessions with clients pertaining to HIV transmission, risk reduction options, testing options and social service referrals.
  • Develop risk reduction plans for all clients seeking HIV counseling and testing services.
  • Refer and track clients in need of internal/external services.
  • Conduct HIV testing utilizing universal precautions and conform to all state regulations regarding testing.
  • Complete all documentation associated with testing activities within a pre-specified time frame.
  • Establish, maintain and update client case records using approved agency forms and procedures.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all records.
  • Drive CTR mobile unit.
  • Prepare monthly reports in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Commitment to Hyacinth philosophy

 Professional:/Qualifications:

  • Successful and demonstrated completion of NJDHSS-DHSTSHIV Basics Core Series
  • Successful and demonstrated completion of Rutgers Alere and Trinity Unigold Proficiency training.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus one year of experience in HIV/AIDS, education or related field.  A candidate who has no degree but seems exceptionally suitable will be considered if he/she can demonstrate additional years of relevant experience in exchange for the educational requirement.
  • Must be knowledgeable about HIV.AIDS prevention in diverse communities including among MSM of color, women of color, injection drug users, and persons who exchange sex for resources.
  • Access to currently registered car and a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Training as an HIV antibody test counselor and/or at least one year of experience providing HIV test counseling.
  • Training and experience in a helping field (psychology, social work, counseling).
  • Experience with and dedication to pursuing cultural competence with the populations of clients to be served.
  • Comfort with and knowledgeable with discussing sex frankly using everyday language.
  • Must have a valid NJ driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • Successful completion of NJDHSS-DHAS Counseling & Testing course.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communications.
  • Access to currently registered car

Service

 

Community

Client Services Consistently demonstrates respect, responsiveness, and professionalism towards others while providing superior service for our clients Team Work Actively cooperates within the region and/or program and participates in the constructive resolution of conflict.
  • Treats each client as a priority
  • Respect’s each client’s right to quality service, confidentiality and dignity.
  • Works with co-workers to ensure integration of services
  • Displays a welcoming, helpful attitude to clients
  • Processes personal boundary issues in clinical supervision and not with clients or co-workers.
  • Works to minimize agency gossip and drama
  • Tries to understand the other person’s point of view when there is a disagreement
  • Works with all regional staff to provide a full continuum of services to clients.
  • Understands local community resources and can make appropriate referrals.
  • Is clear and tactful when dealing with others.

Accountability

 

Leadership

Job Knowledge Demonstrates understanding of objectives, duties and responsibilities in accordance with the job description. Leadership Assuming responsibility for one’s own self in the workplace and exhibiting commitment to the client and agency.
  • Understands job responsibilities
  • Keeps current on skills and information needed to meet new challenges
  • Works with team leader/manager on areas of job responsibilities that are unclear.

 

  • Takes pride in his/her work
  • Advances Hyacinth’s reputation for excellence.
  • Incorporates boundaries and ethical guidelines into decision making.

 

Informing Disseminating relevant information about decisions, plans and activities to team leaders and supervisors.
  • Informs team leaders and/or managers about decisions that affect work.
  • Recognizes problems and complaints and informs team leaders and/or managers when necessary.

 

Results Delivers quality results and balances priorities to meet all project and team commitments in a timely manner.
  • Serves as a steward of the public’s trust and money.
  • Takes responsibility for timely decisions and actions.
  • Routinely checks for accuracy in his/her own work.
  • Evaluates how well an event or program was done (i.e. attendance and target audience specifications, asks clients to rate effectiveness, asks people what was good and what can be better next time).

 

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, creed or religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability or veteran, sexual orientation or marital