Plainfield Community Health Worker

Plainfield Community Health Worker

 Under the supervision of the Client Services Manager performs assigned duties relating to the implementation and evaluation of Outreach Services

 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborate with staff in local clinics to outreach to out of care individuals and reconnect them to HIV medical services and other supportive services
  • Work closely with medical case managers of local clinic to identify patients who have fallen out of care
  • Conduct outreach to the hardest to reach, at risk communities. These communities include men and women who are substance using, incarcerated, undocumented, uninsured, homeless, teens or otherwise not aware of, or in denial about, their risk for being HIV-infected. Outreach will be conducted in conjunction with prevention staff and will include riding on the Mobile Testing Van to various outreach locations
  • Refer and link undiagnosed clients to rapid HIV testing services
  • Refer newly diagnosed clients to medical care and other supportive services
  • Accompany and escort clients to medical and social service related appointments
    • Provide accurate information to clients about living with HIV, preventing further transmission, the benefits and challenges of HIV care and treatment, and available services and how to access them
    • Provide personalized assistance to clients to help them enroll or re-engage in medical care
    • Support clients throughout the early part of their care
    • Help clients to develop confidence about their participation in HIV treatment;
    • Work closely with Medical Case Manager to insure clients medical needs are addressed
    • Establish, maintain and update client case records using approved agency forms and procedures.
    • Ensure confidentiality of all records.
    • Prepare monthly reports in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
    • Maintain and update client information in E-Compass and CAREWare.

 Professional Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and supervisory conferences.
  • Maintain working relationships with other community providers.
  • Observe established administrative procedures.
  • Provide written reports and maintain statistics as required.
  • Represent the agency at community events, meetings and conferences.
  • Attend and participate in staff training opportunities.
  • Adhere to Hyacinth policies and procedures including Client confidentiality provisions

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to Hyacinth philosophy
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and interests.
  • A minimum of two years experience in the field of HIV/AIDS.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communications.
  • Access to currently registered car and a valid driver’s license.