Health prevention, and in particular working in HIV/AIDS prevention services, can be a challenging yet a rewarding field of practice. The work is located on the front lines of serious community impact, empowerment, and individual results. AIDS Volunteers (AVOL) is seeking to consider a diverse pool of applicants for the HIV Prevention Specialist position. Applications in the form of a resume and cover letter will be accepted via email at email@example.com by June 30, 2017. Inquire at the same email address to receive the full Prevention Specialist Job Description.
AVOL serves the 3,000 or so individuals living with HIV in Central and Eastern Kentucky through housing and support services as well as HIV prevention education and testing to identify HIV infection. AVOL has provided prevention and education since 1987. AVOL also provides care, support services and housing opportunities for people living with HIV.
AVOL’s administrative offices are located at 365 Waller Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington KY 40504.
HIV Prevention Specialist:
The HIV Prevention Specialist reaches out to establish trust with individuals and groups at high risk for HIV infection and engage them in awareness, education, and direct interventions that prevent the further spread of HIV infection in our communities. The overall goal of the AVOL HIV Prevention Program is to reduce or prevent the transmission of HIV by reducing or preventing behaviors that place persons at risk for HIV infection. For individuals testing HIV positive, HIV Prevention Specialists guide the client through an extensive connectivity to care process.
Past experience and ability to provide relevant and culturally responsive outreach, engagement, education, and counseling and testing to those seeking AVOL’s services.
3 to 5 years relevant experience from employment or life, working with individuals living with or at high risk for HIV infection is preferred.
Degree or recognized certificate in human services, substance abuse, psychology, public health, health services, or other relevant credential is preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate established capacity and networking to populations such as African Americans, Latinos; and high risk individuals such as substance users, sex workers; and/or are fluent communicators in Spanish.