Location

Mississippi

Department

Advocacy

Deadline date

May 30, 2021

POSITION OVERVIEW

The American Civil Liberties Union’s Community Health Worker (CHW) will have primary responsibility for outreach in the community and with specific target populations such as the transgender and gender non-conforming population, members of the LGBTQ+ community and people who are otherwise at high risk for acquiring HIV, as part of our Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtHE) partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). The CHW will provide PrEP/PEP navigation, non-medical case management, HIV screening, education, linkage to care, and referral services with the goal of increasing the number of individuals screened for HIV within clinical and community settings and ending the HIV epidemic in Mississippi. 

SCHEDULE

  • Part-time/Contract | Grant-funded temporary position 
  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m./ 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work days and hours may shift depending on scheduling needs. Flexibility on evenings and weekends is required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide PrEP/PEP navigation, non-medical case management and HIV screening within hard to reach rural areas of Mississippi, as defined by Ending the HIV Epidemic/Ending the Epidemic (ETHE/ETE) Administrators of the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) 
  • Convey the purposes and services of the program to the target population and the impact that the program or service has on the larger community 
  • Assist community members in accessing health related services, including linkage to care, referral services and overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services 
  • Provide general PrEP/PEP and HIV prevention education
  • Establish positive, supportive relationships with participants and provide feedback 
  • Facilitate communication and coordinate services between the ACLU of Mississippi and the Mississippi State Department of Health 
  • Effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between the community and institutions 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with community members, clients, medical providers, agency representatives, supervisors and office staff 
  • Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided; human relations and the procedures used in dealing with the public as part of a service or program
  • Identify a PrEP/PEP Provider Champion in each of the identified service area(s) 
  • Document HIV Opt-out testing policy and procedures throughout the identified service area(s) 
  • Actively participate on the MS HIV Planning Council (MHPC) or the MS ETHE/ETE Task Force
  • Increase the number of individuals screened for HIV within clinical and community settings 
  • Assist with community engagement activities conducted by health centers and Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
  • Participate as an active member of the MS HIV Cluster Detection and Response Team and comply with all membership requirements 
  • Document activities and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to policies and procedures in place; submit monthly progress reports 
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Any combination of 1+ years of health/social services experience and/or education, specifically health/social service navigation 
  • Identifies as a member of one of our target populations; person living with HIV (PLWH), LGBTQ+, transgender or gender non-conforming, Latinx community member, person of color, individuals who have been incarcerated previously, a person who is otherwise at high risk for acquiring HIV
  • A resident of Mississippi 
  • Legally licensed driver with reliable transportation 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Aged 18+

PREFERENCES

  • 3+ years of health/social services experience and/or education 

  • 1+ years experience in advocacy and/or public education 

  • Bilingual/Bicultural

COMPENSATION

This position offers $30/per hour, without benefits

HOW TO APPLY

Email a cover letter and resume by May 30, 2021 to tbell@aclu-ms.org.