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We strive for our services to be open, affirming, accessible, and inclusive.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Wellness Services Inc. team!

The questions below are to help us learn more about you and how you might fit into our work culture and environment. Please be yourself in your responses as we are not interested in respectability politics.

Our
Process

Applications will be reviewed starting and considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Since we are a small agency it may take a while to go through all the applications. We appreciate your patience while we pilot this new screening and recruitment process. Interviews will be held virtually. We will ask for your resume and references when we schedule interviews. Please do not contact us directly.

We will do our best to follow up with everyone who applies.

Populations Served:

People living with HIV, LGBTQ+ (including Trans Women of Color), People who use Drugs, People experiencing homelessness, Undocumented Residents, Sex Workers, Black, Brown, and Indigenous People of Color.

As well as anyone that walks through our doors to seek our services!

AVAILABLE JOB OPENINGS

    Certified Medical Assistant

    Certified Medical Assistant

    Summary:
    The Certified Medical Assistant will perform clinical and administrative tasks for patients with HIV and/or those with LGBTQ+ identities under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. All administrative functions will be evaluated by the Clinic Leadership in collaboration with the supervising physician(s).

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    Measure and record vital signs
    Record patient interview, history, and chief complaint
    Provide patient education with regards to clinic policies, medications, management of diseases, home treatments, and special diets
    Prepare patients for examination and perform routine screening tests
    Perform phlebotomy and collection of other lab specimens
    Perform basic lab tests, including rapid tests for HIV
    Perform EKGs
    Safely utilize cleaning solvents and related products
    Provide front desk reception
    Answer phones and schedule appointments
    Greet patients, complete registration forms, collect co-pays, and provide instructions
    Maintain medical records utilizing an electronic medical record
    Attend specialized training specific to program design and implementation, and behavior change theory application.
    Attend medical updates conferences and other program-related training.
    Assisting with other responsibilities as requested

    Prevention Specialist

    Prevention Specialist

    Summary:
    The Prevention Specialist will provide HIV prevention and linkage activities to ensure prevention services are accessible and inclusive to the communities that need it most. These activities will include 1) targeted testing/counseling & linkage to care; 2) Condom Distribution; 3) Prevention with Positives; 4) Community Education; 5) PrEP Navigation; and 6) Active Referrals. The goal of these activities is to reduce undiagnosed and late diagnosed HIV infection, ensure linkage to care, provide strategic risk reduction, prevention, and support services to at-risk communities and persons with HIV, as well as promoting the expansion of focused condom distribution in the community.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    1. Provide confidential assessment to determine HIV prevention needs of the clients, regardless of whether test results are positive or negative; this includes the planning and referral of prevention service
    2. Develop and maintain relationships and resources that can serve as a culturally appropriate network of PrEP/PEP providers
    3. Introduce biomedical prevention services(PrEP/PEP/TasP) ensuring access, follow up, and adherence to PrEP/PEP, including supportive services that can enhance harm reduction, behavior change, adoption, and maintenance
    4. Provide HIV testing and STD screening on-site and throughout reach into the community, including local bars/clubs and other community settings where the target population socializes and/or congregates as needed
    5. Collaborates with project and agency staff in advertising and media promotion of the HIV testing and PrEP program, including the use of geo-social networking and platforms
    6. Identify and recommend community resources that are culturally sensitive to the targeted community
    7. Collaborate with other departments to ensure integrated services are offered and accessible
    8. Collect and report data on program activities
    9. Stay in formed about current HIV/AIDS trends, prevention and care efforts and
    strategies
    10.Demonstrate cultural humility as well as an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity amongst colleagues and clients
    11. Conducting community-based outreach in order to recruit priority populations into HIV/STI testing & prevention services through various in-person and social media/app based activities (i.e. Facebook, Grindr)
    12.Collaborating with the Prevention Services Team, community members, and relevant organizations in order build an effect network in order to reach MSM and other populations disproportionately impacted by HIV, especially people of color
    13.Facilitating the distribution of condoms and safer sex supplies to locations frequented by priority populations, including identifying new sites and working with the Manager of Prevention Services to manage and maintain all safer sex material inventory for the Prevention team
    14.Clearly and accurately Completes required documentation for HIV Prevention programs including HIV Counseling and Testing Forms and consents, client satisfaction surveys, Program screeners, sign-in sheets, incentive logs, program forms, etc.
    15.Maintains updated referral list of community resources for HIV Prevention programs through research and networking with diverse organizations and constituencies including the HIV/AIDS, Latino, African American, and GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning) communities
    16. Assists with the development and facilitation of educational HIV/STI workshops 17.Participates in program, departmental and staff meetings
    18.Link people newly diagnosed with HIV to medical and case management or re-
    link those who are not receiving medical treatment or case management
    19. Assess client needs and link clients to effective prevention and essential support
    services including housing, nutrition assistance, mental health and substance abuse treatment, employment services, and other needs as identified by the client
    20.Maintain content and manage updates of social media platforms as assigned 21.Participate in quality improvement efforts and technical assistance
    22.Review and recommend potential resources which are culturally sensitive to the
    targeted community
    23. All other duties as assigned.

    Case Manager

    Case Manager

    Position Summary:
    The Case Manager coordinates the care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The CM provides a range of client-centered services to link clients with health care, psychosocial, substance abuse, and other community services. The CM coordinates and follows-up with the client regarding medical treatment to ensure timely delivery of services, coordinated and continuity of care. The CM goal with each client is to obtain viral suppression through a multi-team approach.
    Note: The information in this position description indicated the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. Arrange supportive services for clients, including assisting with completion of insurance applications, affordable/safe housing locating, food and transportation assistance/referrals.
    2. Follow-up with ALL referrals given to ensure that access to services has occurred.
    3. Initial assessment of service needs.
    4. Development of comprehensive, individualized, client centered service plan.
    5. Coordination of services required to implement plan.
    6. Client monitoring to assess the efficacy of the plan on a minimum of a monthly basis.
    7. Conduct assessments and re-assessments as mandated by funding contracts.
    8. Adhere to funding contract's needs.
    9. Work collaboratively with medical, mental health, substance abuse and community service providers as well as any other member of the client treatment team.
    Page 2 of 3 10.Input accurate and complete documentation of activities through case notes,
    assessments, and other forms provided by agency.
    11. Advocate for appropriate services for clients based on needs and assessments.
    12.Foster client independence through education, supportive services, and other methods of empowerment and efficacy building.
    13.Conduct visits with clients in various settings, including in the community, client's home and attending client appointments.
    14.Develop relationships in the community to gain access to People Living With HIV (PLWH) and high risk negatives;
    15.Conduct presentations and trainings to staff, clients, and community members in various settings.
    16. Attend professional conferences, summits, meetings and trainings. 17.Participate in ALL agency ran events;
    18.Identify and participate in outreach events.
    19.Participate in regular agency meetings.
    20. ALL DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    Harm Reduction Specialist

    Harm Reduction Specialist

    Summary of Position:
    We are seeking an individual who can help work with participants of Wellness Services Inc., programming to navigate social service and medical systems. Many participants of our programs navigate complex identities that places barriers to receiving the services they need. The individual in this position will be able to use their lived experience, along with their training as a recovery coach and community advocate, to walk alongside clients to support them as they face these complex barriers. People who inject drugs face countless community and health barriers, including but not limited to stigma, social disparities, STI, HIV, Hepatitis C, and possible overdose. The STEP, Prevention and Naloxone program utilizes a harm reduction approach to decrease negative consequences of drug use, through education, outreach, and advocacy. On a yearly basis, we reach over 500 out of treatment individuals who inject drugs, providing access to the tools they need to stay healthy and to stay alive. This position would focus their work with active users to engage them in staying healthy and alive.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    1. Active engagement with people who use drugs and individuals who are living with, or at risk for HIV using a collaborative, person-centered approach grounded in harm reduction, trauma- informed practice and healing based practices.
    2. Distribute and recover harm reduction supplies, and provide education and support on safer drug use, safer sex, HIV, hepatitis C, and STIs.
    3. Conduct street-level outreach activities to people who inject drugs in areas or neighborhoods identified as high-risk or high-need
    4. Work one-on-one with clients to set goals in achieving any positive change as they define it for themselves
    5. Assist in creating a supportive environment in which Recovery is an individually defined concept, and all paths towards it are encouraged. Share personal recovery journey as needed.
    6. Facilitate individual and group sessions on an ongoing and as needed basis.
    7. Identify clients in need and provide appropriate referrals, including assisting clients with accessing support services such as substance use treatment, homeless shelters, syringe exchange, OD prevention and Naloxone, PrEP, treatment for HIV, HCV, and STIs, and other services as needed
    8. Identify service providers working with populations at risk for overdose.
    9. Developandmaintainpartnershipswithlocalserviceproviderstoreachfocuspopulation.
    10.Maintain a presence at community events reaching focus populations.
    11. Work through existing opioid using networks to increase awareness and utilization of STEP and Second Chance.
    12.Identify locations to provide on demand overdose prevention and response trainings.
    13.Provide service delivery in line with Wellness policy and procedure.
    14.Correctly fill out all requisite paperwork, and accurately track program data.
    15.Recommend program improvements, and innovative strategies to reach focus populations as needed.
    16.Coordinate and implement all program activities as per scope of work and timeline.
    17.Link newly diagnosed individuals to care services, including case management and doctor appointments, as well as helping with access to health insurance.
    18. Assist with outreach and HIV testing efforts.
    19. Attend specialized training specific to program design and implementation, and behavior change theory application.
    20. Assist in achieving agency goals and additional responsibilities as needed.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. Arrange supportive services for clients, including assisting with completion of insurance applications, affordable/safe housing locating, food and transportation assistance/referrals.
    2. Follow-up with ALL referrals given to ensure that access to services has occurred.
    3. Initial assessment of service needs.
    4. Development of comprehensive, individualized, client centered service plan.
    5. Coordination of services required to implement plan.
    6. Client monitoring to assess the efficacy of the plan on a minimum of a monthly basis.
    7. Conduct assessments and re-assessments as mandated by funding contracts.
    8. Adhere to funding contract's needs.
    9. Work collaboratively with medical, mental health, substance abuse and community service providers as well as any other member of the client treatment team.
    Page 2 of 3 10.Input accurate and complete documentation of activities through case notes,
    assessments, and other forms provided by agency.
    11. Advocate for appropriate services for clients based on needs and assessments.
    12.Foster client independence through education, supportive services, and other methods of empowerment and efficacy building.
    13.Conduct visits with clients in various settings, including in the community, client's home and attending client appointments.
    14.Develop relationships in the community to gain access to People Living With HIV (PLWH) and high risk negatives;
    15.Conduct presentations and trainings to staff, clients, and community members in various settings.
    16. Attend professional conferences, summits, meetings and trainings. 17.Participate in ALL agency ran events;
    18.Identify and participate in outreach events.
    19.Participate in regular agency meetings.
    20. ALL DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    Early Intervention Specialist

    Early Intervention Specialist

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities
    1. Provide specialized HIV prevention education and testing to HIV positive/negative individuals, including individualized sessions and educational workshops.
    2. Conduct intakes and bio-psychosocial assessments for clients living with HIV or AIDS or those affected by HIV/AIDS
    3. Develop comprehensive, individualized care plans to ensure access to medical care
    4. Regular monitoring/follow-up through both phone and face-to-face visits
    5. Provide crisis intervention as needed
    6. Link newly diagnosed individuals to care services, including case management, partner services and medical care, social programs, and education.
    7. Adhere to Policies and Procedures and maintain professionalism
    8. Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as needed
    9. Prepare draft progress and final reports for programs and activities enter data into database systems
    10. Assist in identifying new outreach sites and strategies as needed
    11. Develop relationships with the community in order to gain access to HIV positive individuals and individuals at risk for HIV infection.
    12. Offer behavioral interventions to change knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors to reduce personal risk of transmitting or acquiring other STIs
    13. Work with local Health Departments and Epidemiological staff to identify target demographics, as well as the targeted geographical service area
    14. Transport and attend appointments including; medical, case management and social services
    15. Occasional Saturday, evening/weekend hours or may be required to work at another site or at agency events
    16. Establish and maintain relationships with County Jail Health/Social Services staff, Sheriff's Department staff and jail-based drug treatment providers and with appropriate community-based providers
    17. Schedule and facilitate health education workshops in jail setting alone and with community partners, as needed
    18. Assist in achieving agency goals and additional responsibilities as needed.

    Prevention Outreach Specialist

    Prevention Outreach Specialist

    Summary: The Outreach Specialist will be responsible for conducting community outreach and recruitment, program promotion

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
    1. Conduct outreach to the focus population in the venues, neighborhoods, or areas where potential participants may congregate, including social media platforms.
    2. Provide confidential assessment to determine HIV prevention needs of the clients, regardless of whether test results are positive or negative; this includes the planning and referral of prevention service.
    3. Assist in the facilitation of education both in-person and virtually.
    4. Maintains an accurate and current resource and referral source guide.
    5. Provide services that are specific, sensitive, and culturally relevant to the LGBT
    population and communities of color.
    6. Demonstrates knowledge of referral sources, admission criteria and eligibility and
    all steps necessary to connect clients to treatment and other services
    7. create marketing materials to increase public health education and risk reduction
    knowledge for priority population.
    8. Conduct presentations and lectures in community group settings to increase
    awareness, build general support for healthy behaviors and provide general
    information about programs and available services.
    9. Submit weekly and monthly program progress reports of program activities
    10.Provide HIV testing and STD screening on-site and through outreach into the
    community, including local bars/clubs and other community settings where the target population socializes and/or congregates as needed.
    11. Provide health education and risk reduction strategies to clients including topics such as retention in care, adherence to treatment and/or medications, STIs, viral hepatitis, substance use, etc.
    12.Be comfortable and experienced in discussing sexual orientation, sexual behaviors, needle use, and other risk behaviors with individuals and small groups; will be familiar with the characteristics of the focus population; and will maintain the established relationship with the focus population in order to maintain our agencies' established trust and credibility in the community
    13.Participate in daily office opening and closing procedures to help ensure facilities are clean, safe and welcoming.
    14. All other duties as assigned.