Counselor (HIV Prevention WrapAround Peer Support Specialist) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

Join the McNabb Center Team as a WrapAround Peer Support Specialist for the HIV Prevention and Outreach Program today!

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

HIV Prevention and Outreach WrapAround Peer Support Specialist

The HIV Prevention and Outreach WrapAround Peer Support Specialist will:

  • Provide wraparound services to HIV and to high-risk HIV- clients, ages 13-24 years old. 
  • Provide social media/computer electronics as an alternative to communicate with this target population. 
  • Recruit, organize, facilitate and record HIV tests to high-risk target populations as defined in the grant contract. 
  • Provide services in the form of education, outreach, testing, health communication/public information and individual level risk reduction counseling to diverse groups of high-risk target populations as defined in the grant contract.
  • Communicate effectively with HIV Program Coordinator, HIV Prevention and Outreach staff, McNabb Center staff and community organizations with whom the program collaborates or provides services.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $16.09 / hr based on relevant experience and education.

Scheduling:  Must have good attendance and begin workday at assigned time. Schedule may change to fit the needs of the client.  In-person daily attendance essential for this position unless otherwise permitted by Supervisor.

Travel: Must be willing to travel. Must possess valid driver's license and must possess or obtain F Endorsement. Must be able to provide transportation as needed in personal vehicle.

Equipment/Technology: Close computer work required.  Good computer skills and the ability to learn new software products quickly. Working with electronic records is required. Must be able to maintain work cell phone and be available for clientele/staff during work schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS - HIV Prevention and Outreach WrapAround Peers Support Specialist

Education: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Public health, social science, education or a health-related field is preferred. 
  • LADAC or other relevant license or license-eligible with willingness to obtain. 
  • Must complete HIV Training, HCV Training for certification as per licensure/grant requirements.

Experience / Knowledge

  • One year experience in case management working with ages 13-24 years old, knowledge of social media/computer electronics and /or HIV/AIDS preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of HIV, high risk target populations, ability to relate in a variety of settings. 

Physical:

  • Exposure to biological hazards.
  • Must be able to be trained to perform HIV/HCV testing. 
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • Must be able to do public speaking, communicate with diverse groups while working well with a diverse group of team members.  
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Helen Ross McNabb Center conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.