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Community Health Worker

Aletheia House is looking for an individual to provide community health services to adult men and women who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, including an opioid use disorder, and who seek services from the mobile health unit or from the Aletheia House Bessemer Neighborhood Health Center. The area served is Jefferson County.

Position Summary:

The community health worker is responsible for providing education and screening services. The community health worker works closely with the director of health services to accomplish the mission and service goals of Aletheia House.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct HIV risk assessment on all eligible patients
  • Assist patients in developing a Risk Reduction Plan
  • Provide individual and/or group HIV education
  • Conduct HIV testing with health center patients
  • Provide linkage to care services for patients who test positive for HIV
  • Provide education about PrEP to health center patients and individuals in homeless shelters and substance abuse treatment centers
  • Assist new and existing health center patients in obtaining PrEP
  • Work with providers of services for individuals who are experiencing homelessness to conduct HIV testing, HIV prevention education and linkage to PrEP
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the HIV treatment coordinator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills with knowledge of -Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
-Exceptional interpersonal skills to relate with program participants and resource providers.
-Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
-Ability to maintain harmonious effective working relationships with other employees

Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in behavorial health required

-Licensure or certification in HIV testing required

-Valid driver’s license and a good driving record required

-Motor Vehicle Report required

Travel:

-Travel as needed
-Personal use of vehicle required

-Mileage reimbursement available

Schedule: Full-time / Exempt, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m; evening and weekends as needed

Benefits:

Benefits are excellent including health insurance with dental, retirement, paid vacations and paid sick leave.

To Apply:

Individuals who are interested should apply via Indeed link or fax cover letter and resume to (205) 203-4843. Reference job code: (CHW-0485).

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Evenings as needed
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

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