DUTIES: - Introduce the clients to STAR Health Center (SHC) as well as all services that may be beneficial to clients. Assist clients to attain their goals by identifying appropriate methods of achieving full program and medication compliance. - Educate new and existing clients on basic HIV/HCV transmission, disease and treatment. Identify resource materials for medication adherence. - Document all services provided within 24 hours. - Work closely with the team to develop a plan for providing telephone and face-to-face support to assigned clients. Assist clients to alter their attitudes and behavior that cause or aggravate barriers to full adherence to their medication regimen. - Maintain professional relationships with clients and ensure clients confidentiality. - Complete any administrative work related to the program. Tasks may be modified over time. - Provide client support and assistance through monitored field work which include general education, client escort and other peer support. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Lived experience with target population, experience working with HIV positive, substance abuse and/or high-risk populations. Experience working with families (with children) and available to work evening clinics. Ability and willingness to attend required trainings. Ability and willingness to share personal experiences of living with HIV/AIDS to help educate, provide emotional support and offer practical self-care strategies to clients. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; reliable, able to advocate for self and others. Computer skills and familiarity with office software applications. Additional Info: Evening clinic required. Closing Date: 04/25/19 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 9-31
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.