The Peer Educators are integral to the Treatment Adherence Program and provide specialized services in a professional environment. Peer Educators work to encourage engagement into care and support adherence to treatment by providing client centered individual and group level skill building activities to achieve client goals.
¨ Maintain a caseload of 30 clients at risk of being Lost to Care;
¨ Participate in Multidisciplinary Team Client Case Conferences;
¨ Accept referrals from collaborative partners and Ryan White Case Managers via SCOUT;
¨ Contact clients to assess barriers and support them in scheduling medical or case management appointments to re-engage in care;
¨ Document client encounters in SCOUT and utilize database as a communication method with Case Managers;
¨ Deliver individual client educational components: HIV Transmission and Viral Life Cycle; Communication, Lab Values, HIV Medications, Drug Resistance and Adherence, Managing Side effects, Disclosure, Stigma, Harm and Risk Reduction;
¨ Provide individual and group level interventions that support client’s increased knowledge of HIV self-management and adherence to treatment;
¨ Work collaboratively with primary care and case management staff to identify newly diagnosed patients who can benefit from peer support, by offering hope and living proof that living with the disease is possible;
¨ Support patients in navigating the clinic system and community resources;
¨ Maintain appropriate records and collaborate with primary care and treatment adherence specialist on patient concerns;
¨ Supports the mission and vision of the Kansas City CARE Clinic; follow all clinic policies and procedures; attend individual and group supervision meetings;
¨ Must adhere to all confidentiality policies. It is a direct violation of Clinic policy to share the names or case facts concerning any client, patient or volunteer of the Clinic with any other person with the exception of those actually involved in the care of the patient/client. Any release of confidential information to any other entity shall be performed by authorized personnel only and shall be accompanied by proper written authorization from the patient/client.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
¨ Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting of patients;
¨ Incumbent will be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients in working environment;
¨ Incumbent will be required to work at one of our two facilities and be responsible for their own transportation;
¨ Incumbent may experience traumatic situations including but not limited to psychiatric, dismembered and terminal patients.
¨ Must have a high school diploma/GED;
¨ Must have 1 year of experience in a related field;
¨ Must have experience in providing HIV peer education, HIV related volunteer work or completion of a leadership training program;
¨ Must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to diverse groups of people and people on all levels;
¨ Must have the ability to work independently and seek guidance when necessary;
¨ Must have the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team approach to health care;
¨ Must have good interpersonal skills with ability to relate to diverse groups of people and people on all levels;
¨ Must be comfortable facilitating meetings
¨ Experience using computers, including WORD, EXCEL, Internet and email.
Position Type: Full-time (40 hours/week)
These are some of the benefits that the Clinic offers employees: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life/STD/LTD/AD&D, 403B Retirement Plan, Vacation Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistant Program. (Benefits offered are subject to change.)
The Kansas City CARE Clinic is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. EOE