Current Employment Opportunities - Positive Connections is now hiring for two positions:
PREVENTION SPECIALIST and OUTREACH COORDINATOR
The Prevention Specialist will be the primary in-office sexually transmitted infections tester and will conduct educational activities (traditional/face-to-face in the community and internet-based/virtual) to individuals, groups and communities most heavily impacted by HIV and sexually transmitted infections as defined by CDC. These high-risk populations include: men who have sex with men (MSM), African-American heterosexual women, injection drug users (IDU), youth ages 15 to 24, and other high-risk individuals.
The Outreach Coordinator will conduct targeted outreach activities and testing to individuals, groups and communities most heavily impacted by HIV. This position will all be in charge of facilitating the use of our Mobile Testing Unit. A large part of this position is to develop relationships with local community organizations to maintain and expand HIV testing and education efforts to priority populations, and providing routine HIV Counseling & Testing services at their primary location.
NOTE: Both positions will be trained in performing Venipuncture and must be proficient in venipuncture for collecting blood specimens for HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing in office and at specific events.
Job Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in human services or social science is preferred. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for educational requirements. The person must possess the ability to work with others in an empathetic and purposeful manner, while maintaining appropriate personal boundaries, and be willing to work hours outside of regular business hours. A knowledge of, and sensitivity to, diversity is required. Knowledge of or experience working with individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS is a plus. Requires knowledge of diverse population bases including: cultural, racial/ethnic, linguistic, geographic, economic, demographic, sexual orientation, and gender identity to ensure equitable service provision to all clients. A valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation are requirements of this position. This person must be a self-starter and able to work with a minimum of supervision, while still maintaining a high level of communication with the Assistant Director and the Executive Director and other team members to ensure smooth operation of the program.
Please send resume and cover letter to: Kathleen Link, Positive Connections 2044 SW Fillmore Street, Topeka, KS 66604 firstname.lastname@example.org Resumes will be accepted until July 10, 2020