Colorado Nonprofit Association

Linkage to Care and PrEP Coordinator Lead

Job Description

Position: Linkage to Care and Statewide PrEP Coordinator Lead

Classification: Non- Exempt

Reports to: Director of Prevention Services

Starting Salary: $47, 527

COVID-19 Information: It is an essential function and business necessity of the job that all employees are vaccinated and that all new hires will be required to be vaccinated within four weeks of hire. CHN requires proof of vaccination as this is a business necessity of the job. CHN will discuss reasonable accommodations for medical and religious purposes. If CHN considers making an offer of employment, CHN will inquire about vaccination status at that time, including whether the new hire currently has COVID-19 or has COVID-19 symptoms.

Position Summary: The coordinator will split their time equally in providing statewide PrEP navigation and linkage to HIV care services to clients residing in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas. Duties of the coordinator will include providing linkage services, referrals, health education/risk reduction counseling related to HIV diagnosis, facilitate evidenced based interventions, and outreach services to reengage clients who are lost to care. This position will facilitate direct and immediate linkage to HIV medical care and treatment, promoting continuity of care and positive health outcomes. Additionally, the coordinator will as work virtually and in person with community members who are at risk of acquiring HIV and are interested in expanding their prevention toolkit to include biomedical interventions such as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) and PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). The coordinator will assist individuals who have recently begun taking Truvada or Descovy (an approved PrEP medication) in their efforts to overcome systemic and individual barriers to daily PrEP adherence The Coordinator will also play a central role in supporting statewide prevention staff in their capacity and knowledge around PrEP related subjects, including the promotion of the health and well-being of LGBTQ people and others at risk of acquiring HIV across Colorado. Project activities include but are not limited to in-person and internet marketing and outreach, education, and HIV/STI/HCV testing.

We highly recommend 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:

Qualifications:

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, EHR Software, Word, Excel, Access, Slack, Zoom 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. Will require statewide travel.

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.

About Us:

Our employees are the most valuable asset we have. We celebrate and encourage applications from those with lived experiences as it relates to this job posting. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and CHN’s commitment to the communities we serve.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Colorado Health Network will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment as we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, HIV status, ethnicity, family or marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, substance use history, genetic information, prior protected activity and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at hr@coloradohealthnetwork.org

Application deadline: Open Until Filled