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Seasonal NHBS Field Interviewer

STATUS

Seasonal – May 1st through December 3rd

Up to 37.5 hours per week / Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

The NHBS Field Interviewer is responsible for providing outreach and interviewing individuals belonging to the priority population of focus outlined in the CDC’s NHBS project guidelines. This position will create meaningful connections with stakeholders and individuals within the outlined priority populations to understand effective HIV/STD/HCV prevention strategies for the community. For the 2022 grant cycle, the population of focus is people who inject drugs.    

REPORTS TO

NHBS Program Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Foster connections with stakeholders and individuals from the community to better understand effective HIV preventative strategies.
  2. Implement screening activities to determine the validity of an individual belonging to the priority population.
  3. Provide the NHBS’s standardized, anonymous questionnaire to collect information on HIV-related risk behaviors.
  4. Offer HIV prevention and harm reduction supplies to all clients engaged by the NHBS program.
  5. Enter all required data within a timely manner into the required database(s).
  6. Distribute incentives and coupons to eligible participants served under the NHBS grant.
  7. Assist clients in locating resources to address common barriers in the way of pursuing HIV/STD/HCV prevention/harm reduction resources and aid in a warm handoff to community providers.
  8. Maintain official records/documents and comply with HIPAA, state, and federal privacy laws and regulations.
  9. Perform all essential duties and responsibilities in-office and in community-based settings.
  10. Have the flexibility within a schedule to work at various locations, days, and times.
  11. Identify and cultivate relationships between priority participants and community supports/resources.
  12. Follow all responsibilities as outline by the CDC NHBS program.
  13. Attend all trainings/meetings requested by the NHBS Program Manager, IDOH NHBS Staff, or the Director of Prevention.
  14. Work effectively with diverse populations.
  15. Work collaboratively within group settings.
  16. Provide services at various locations throughout Central Indiana.
  17. Perform general administrative duties as assigned, including copying, mailing, ordering supplies, answering phones, etc.
  18. Receive training to perform HIV, STD, and HCV testing if applicable, and perform this task in the office and in field settings.

COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Quality – Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
  2. Communication – Clearly communicates with others both orally and in writing.
  3. Collaboration – Works well with a team as well as independently.
  4. Initiative – Works effectively with minimal supervision.
  5. Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Sets goals and objectives; Practices effective time-management skills.
  6. Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality through continuous improvement.
  7. Cost Consciousness – Looks for and suggests cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue.
  8. Ethics – Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works ethically and with integrity; Upholds organizational mission and values.
  9. Organizational Support – Supports and promotes organization’s mission and values.
  10. Strategic Thinking – Contributes ideas to achieve organizational goals within our strategic plan. 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Associate degree in sociology, social work, psychology, counseling, or related field related experience preferred. Individuals with lived experience from the community will be preferred.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and speak English required.

Preference for the ability to converse in Spanish will be preferred.

Other Skills:

Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Outlook, ability to learn additional programs required.

Dependable transportation is always required; position may entail travel throughout Central Indiana. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not supervise others.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interaction with clients may be offered at Step-Up, bars, bath houses, neighborhood centers, stakeholder organizations and/or other locations as needed; hours of work may vary depending on when offsite events take place. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to use standard office equipment such as computers, phone, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines, and is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must regularly work 37 ½ hours per week, additional hours may occasionally be required. Work may frequently be required on nights and weekends. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds with or without assistance; Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to bend, twist and squat.

 

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