Job Announcement – HIV Prevention Behavioral Health Specialist

HIV Prevention Behavioral Health Specialist
Location: Denver, CO

Job Description:  Counsel individuals individually who are at very high risk for HIV transmission or who are living with HIV/AIDS to assist them in reducing behaviors and/or engaging in bio-medical interventions that can reduce risk for HIV.  Facilitate or co-facilitate mental health, trauma, parenting substance abuse classes or support groups as needed.  Provide navigation services for newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals and individuals who test negative for HIV and are at high risk for transmission. Navigation services include:

  • Intake and assessment – interview individuals, review mental health, physical history
  • Develop client treatment plans including goal setting and interventions
  • Identify resources available to help with goals and provide referrals as needed
  • Prepare psychological assessments and provide referrals as needed
  • Monitor progress and conduct re-Assessment as needed
  • Provide advocacy for individual needs in conjunction with treatment plan as needed

Provide counseling outreach and education services targeting women who are at high risk for HIV infection, women who are HIV positive and out of treatment and women who are HIV positive and unaware of their status.

Wage: $40,000

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree Psychology or Social Work or closely related degree (foreign equivalent is OK); 3 years of experience in group and individual counseling involving issues of depression, anxiety and self-care and resolution strategies

Contact:   carol-lease@empowermentprogram.org

 

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