Job Openings

 

Position: Part-Time PrEP Navigator
Classification: Non- Exempt
Reports to: Prevention Services Manager
Location: Grand Junction, CO

 

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the WCHN Prevention Services Manager, this position provides an assessment of eligibility, insurance assistance, case management, and education to clients seeking PrEP services. PrEP Navigation services will support CHN to better serve those disproportionately at risk for HIV by improving their access to medical care. This part-time position requires flexible scheduling with some evening hours each week and occasional weekend hours. There is also the possibility for expanding programmatic efforts relevant to this position, which will be discussed in the interview process.

We highly encourage people of all educational background and life experiences apply. We believe that people with lived experience are among the most qualified to provide harm reduction and sexual health services. We believe that the people we serve must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who hold these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain an active caseload of PrEP clients
  • Provide support and guidance to individuals seeking PEP, then assist with transitioning them onto PrEP
  • Perform assessment and assists in retention plan creation with clients
  • Provide referrals to PrEP medical providers, including the CHN Medical Clinic
  • Assist clients with access to medication, adherence to treatment plan and risk reduction
  • Assist clients as they move through the service delivery system
  • Navigate patients through the necessary steps to acquire insurance, as needed
  • Assist with the elimination of barriers including but not limited to financial and transportation
  • Provide emotional support for clients and their families, as needed
  • Provide appropriate referrals to both internal and external services and act as liaison when appropriate
  • Work with and in support of CHN Clinical Patient Navigator efforts, as needed
  • Educate clients and others about HIV disease process and prevention
  • Create plans for strategically expanding the outreach, access, and engagement of PrEP services
  • Assist in the program operations of WCHN, including front desk support and providing HIV/STI testing
  • Participate and attend staff, inter-department, team and community meetings upon request
  • Develop positive working relationships with other social service, medical and mental health providers
  • Participate in fund-raising and advocacy events
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends


Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to anti-oppression, social justice, and critical health equity frameworks
  • Comfortability discussing sexual health and harm reduction strategies through a sex-positive and affirming framework, including topics such as BDSM/kink, “bareback” sex, injection drug use, and gay bathhouses
  • Ability to uphold respect for client’s autonomy to make decisions about their sexual health
  • Flexibility, creativity, collaborative, and a positive workplace attitude in a small team dynamic
  • Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as high attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate well with medical providers and support staff
  • Basic knowledge of HIV, STIs, PrEP and other prevention methods
  • Ability to communicate well with medical providers and support staff
  • Strong socio-cultural identification or work experience with MSM, LGBTQ+, and communities of color
  • Bi/multi-lingual candidates strongly desired, especially fluency in Spanish
  • Experience in systems navigation, motivational interviewing, and working with confidential information

Education:
Minimum of a High school diploma or GED; candidates with lived experience can substitute educational background. Candidates who are actively pursuing more education or have hopes to pursue additional education are encouraged to apply.

Software Utilized:
Experience working with basic office and database computer programs, including familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and the internet. Experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:
Ability to uphold respect for participant’s autonomy to make decisions about their sexual health. Ability to communicate well with medical providers and support staff. Excellent communication, client relations and management skills. Ability to communicate well with medical providers and support staff. Highly organized and detail oriented. This position requires personal and professional accountability; self-management and initiative; dedication to quality improvement, professional integrity and research ethics and cultural competency. Must demonstrate accuracy, efficiency and excellent organizational skills. Must demonstrate effectiveness in the following areas:task management; teamwork; time management; and communication with teams, managers, clients, and company consultants. Ability to uphold respect for client’s autonomy to make decisions about their sexual health. Experience in systems navigation, motivational interviewing, and working with confidential information. Flexibility, creativity, collaborative, and a positive workplace attitude in a small team dynamic. Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations.

 

Material and Equipment Directly Used:
Works with standard office equipment including computer work station, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machine. Works with word processing software, spreadsheet applications, and presentation software. Communicates with clients and vendors using the telephone, e-mail, the Internet, and fax.

 

Physical Demands and Work Conditions:
Works in an office environment. Requires ability to lift up to 25 pounds of materials. Requires clear speaking ability and the ability to use a telephone for extended periods. Requires ability to view a computer screen (near acuity). Requires fingering agility for keyboarding and using a telephone and other office equipment.

 

As employees of a charitable organization, CHN staff share the responsibility of serving as ambassadors for the organization in the community. This can be achieved by fostering the development of relationships with potential constituents & donors and by participating in CHN events/activities in a way that is meaningful to each employee.

 

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume (subject line must be “PrEP Navigator”) to Bobby McCann, Prevention Services
Manager at Bobby.McCann@coloradohealthnetwork.org or fax to (970) 243.5791 , & HR@coloradohealthnetwork.org.
All offers of employment are subject to the completion of a criminal background check.
Colorado Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Application deadline: November 22nd