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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the dedicated and talented staff of the Kansas City CARE Clinic. The majority of positions at the Clinic are supported by governmental or private grants and continuance of grant funding is outside of the direct control of the Clinic. Therefore, employment is not guaranteed if funding is reduced or eliminated.

The Clinic is committed to our staff and volunteers and the Clinic is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law.

These are some of the benefits that the Clinic offers employees: Health and Dental Insurance, Cafeteria Plan, Life/LTD/AD&D, 403B Retirement Plan, Vacation Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays. (Benefits offered are subject to change.)


Peer Educator- HIV Retention in Care, Lost to Care and Peer Navigation Services Program

  • Job Tracking ID: 1179
  • Job Location: Kansas City, MO
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 05, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

The Peer Educators are integral to the Treatment Adherence Program and provide specialized services in a professional environment. Peer Educators working in the HIV Retention in Care, Lost to Care and Peer Navigation Services Program will encourage engagement in care and support adherence to treatment.

Peers will work with Linkage to Care Coordinators to provide intensive service aimed at linkage and/or retention to re-engage clients to medical care and will monitor individuals at risk of being lost to care for improved health outcomes.

Essential Functions:

¨ Maintain a caseload of 20-30 clients at risk of being Lost to Care;

¨ Work collaboratively with Kansas City CARE Retention in Care Case Manager, Linkage to Care Coordinators, Case Managers, Prevention staff, the Evaluation Department and the Surveillance Department at the Kansas City Health Department to: identify and engage clients who have previously been lost to HIV medical care; to locate clients in the community once identified

as having fallen out of HIV medical care. This would include and is not limited to: phone contact, letters, home visits, and outreach into the community; to help consult/re-engage clients who are at

risk of falling out of HIV Medical Care;

¨ Participate in Multidisciplinary Team Client Case Conferences, bi-monthly Case Manager Service Coordination meetings on an as needed basis;

¨ Attend scheduled Quarterly Partnership meetings to discuss potential clients at risk of being Lost to Care and Regional Contractor meetings by phone or in person that include review of client needs, goals, success, barriers to care, clarification of roles and responsibilities and plan for improvement;

¨ 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;

¨ Accept referrals from collaborative partners and Ryan White Case Managers via SCOUT to:

  • Support finding Lost to Care clients
  • Assess barriers to care
  • Re-engage clients in services

¨ Contact clients to assess barriers and support them in scheduling medical or case management appointments to re-engage in care and document client encounters in SCOUT;

¨ Deliver individual client educational components: HIV Transmission and Viral Life Cycle; Communication and Self-Advocacy, Lab Values, HIV Medications, Drug Resistance and Adherence, Managing Medication Side effects, Disclosure and Stigma, Harm and Risk Reduction;

¨ Provide individual, group level and just-in-time interventions that support client’s increased knowledge of HIV self-management and adherence to treatment;

¨ 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;

¨ Attend individual and group supervision meetings;

¨ 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 preformed 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 more than one facility and be responsible for their own transportation;

¨ Incumbent may experience traumatic situations including but not limited to psychiatric; dismembered and terminal patients.

Position Type: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Experience and Skills:

¨ Must have a high school diploma/GED;

¨ Must have 1 year of experience in this or 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.

Benefits:

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