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Boston HAPPENS (HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services) provides primary care, HIV care, case management, and mental health services for youth age 12-25 who at risk for or living with HIV. The Division of Adolescent Medicine is seeking an experienced screener/HIV case manager proficient in HIV/STI screening, outreach, prevention, and phlebotomy. This individual would work with the Boston HAPPENS Program as part of a diverse interdisciplinary team providing outreach, STI and HIV screening, case finding, mental health, prevention interventions, and referral to care for PrEP, or STI treatment, for at risk youth age 12-25 in Boston communities. This is a partially grant funded position. Main hours on weekdays with some regular weekday evening (until 7:30pm) and occasional weekend outreach commitments.
The Health Services Advocate will be responsible for:
Providing outreach, STI and HIV screening, case finding, counseling, prevention interventions, and referral to care for at risk youth age 12-25 in Boston communities.
Providing case management and support services for youth age 12-25 who are living with HIV.
Providing outreach, rapid and fourth generation HIV testing and STI and hepatitis screening, as well as risk assessment and risk reduction and supported referrals for HIV, STI and Hepatitis onsite in our busy adolescent clinic across the street from Boston Children's Hospital and/or our community based site at Martha Eliot Health Center in Jamaica Plain.
Providing clinical and academic administrative support for 2-3 HAPPENS and Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Clinic medical providers and grant writing/reporting tasks to support program funding and maintenance.
To qualify, you must have:
Associate's Degree or equivalent plus one to two years previous experience required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent months experience with sexual health counseling testing and referral or resource finding preferred.
A minimum of 6-12 months experience with sexual health counseling testing and referral preferred.
Excellent communication, writing, procedure and documentation and time management skills will be necessary.
Experience in case management or peer support of HIV-positive youth and young adults (or become trained in this service) within 6 months of hire.
Phlebotomy and specimen processing skills and sexuality/STI health education experience expected at hire or within 2-3 months of hire.
Comfort and experience with urban adolescents essential.
Community Health worker, family planning or clinical assistant training and experience are helpful.
Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods, and community based organizations (particularly Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain) and comfort with populations including LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color, IDU/substance users, homeless youth and young MSM is desired.
Candidates who are Bilingual/bi-cultural or fluent in Spanish and /or Creole are encouraged to apply.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability
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Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.