Function:
Under the supervision of the Manager NHBS Field Operations (Prevention Manager) conduct behavioral interviews in English with people at risk for HIV infection or transmission. This is a Monday-Friday daytime position in the Boston area and part of a national project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are looking to fill both full- and part-time openings. This is a 24 week temporary (June through December 2019), non-benefits eligible position.

Representative Duties:

  • Learn study protocol.
  • Conduct in-depth screening and structured interviews with survey respondents, using hand-held computers.
  • Participate in HIV testing and counseling training.
  • Conduct HIV testing and counseling with survey respondents.
  • Communicate clearly during face-to-face interviews.
  • Effectively discuss participants’ sexual behavior histories and drug use.
  • Provide participants with referrals for medical and social services as needed.
  • Maintain meticulous records to assist in compilation of data for written reports.
  • Meet with Field Supervisor and team on a regular basis to resolve issues and assist with other program development/implementation needs.
  • Meet agency participatory expectations
  • Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adhere to the highest principles of client confidentiality
  • Adhere to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; enforce agency’s policies and clinical procedures, including safety and crisis procedures.
  • Attend all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned

LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.


Requirements:

  • English fluency required.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV and AIDS essential.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years’ experience working with populations at increased risk for HIV.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter.
  • Experience conducting face-to-face interviews.
  • Excellent verbal communication and people skills.
  • Experience and comfort with members of various sexual communities and communities of color.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-cultural environments.
  • Familiarity with computers a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:
    • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time
    • Ability to keyboard for extended periods of time


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