This position serves as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team for the Minority AIDS Initiative: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS project. The HIV Prevention Patient Care Navigator’s primary responsibilities are to provide outreach/recruitment to ensure EBP practices, coordinate referrals and HIV navigation services linked to engagement in PREP/PEP, linkages to housing/ wraparound services; HIV/VH/STI screening, testing, and pre/post-test counseling education. This position will provide whole-person care coordination across medical, behavioral, and social service community systems.
Bachelor-level degree in Mental Health, Behavioral Science, Public Health, or health-related field preferred. In addition, it is required for the candidate to possess a mental health license or certification such as Community Support Services (CSS), Certified Mental Health Therapist CMHT), or Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist (LCMHT) certification credential by MS DMH. The ideal candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge in providing services and recognizing consumer’s individual needs and limitations to execute culturally informed comprehensive coordinated care and HIV access to care navigation services. Skills-based knowledge/training in the following disciplines: HIV Department of Health (DOH) training; HIV PCP, PrEP clinical medication education training, knowledge and training in HIV Prevention, Acquisition, and transmission: epidemiology, interventions, and strategies to maintaining Serostatus Negative & Viral Suppression preferred.
The HIV Patient Care Navigator must possess strong public relations skills and knowledge of marketing and promotion, along with exceptional interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. Candidates with strong self-motivation qualities and demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and general office skills are preferred. Additional attributes of this position include the ability to work harmoniously with staff, community agencies, and leaders; commitment to the community mental health center program concept, and innovative and flexible approach to developing new programs.
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