TWO POSITIONS OPEN

  • Clinical Quality and Data Specialist
  • Sexual Health Educator and Navigator

Sexual Health Educator and Navigator

Position: Sexual Health Educator and Navigator

Department: HIV

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $35,000 to $40,000, annually

Duration: Permanent, Full-time

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)

Reports to: HIV Program Manager 

For the last 32 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the HIV/AIDS service delivery gaps for Native American and other marginalized communities across the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, based on indigenous values and ways of knowing. Since 1987, our programs and services have grown to include services that drive a return to first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth, and natural resource healing and reclamation.

Job Summary

Prioritizing unsheltered individuals, this position works collaboratively with internal teams and community partners to conduct outreach activities that identify people living with HIV (PLWH), recently diagnosed and those not-in-care; actively navigate newly and not-in-care PLWH to HIV medical care and wraparound services that will decrease new transmissions and increase medical adherence and viral suppression. Assists in facilitation of community education sessions and interventions. Uses social media to engage and provide navigation to care and treatment services.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma with a working knowledge of HIV and STI modes of transmission, lifecycles, risk factors, and harm reduction strategies and best practices. Two or five years of experience in any or a combination of the following areas: HIV and STI education and awareness, HIV and STI screening, testing, counseling, and referral services, outreach in Indigenous and other communities of color, the LGBT+ communities, and other populations at high risk for HIV and STIs.

knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture. Experience collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, applied science, nursing, public health, health education, sociology, psychology, or any other closely related field(s).
  • knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture
  • Knowledge of the National Ending the Epidemic, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and the Ending HIV MN strategies
  • Working knowledge of and experience with navigating the HIV care continuum
  • Experience providing HIV linkage to care services
  • Experience collaborating with Partners Services to reengage People Living with HIV in care and treatment
  • Certified to provide HIV counseling, testing, and referrals services in Minnesota
  • Experience with group facilitation and dynamics
  • Experience with social media networking and outreach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suit and database management
  • Must possess a valid driver license
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Salary ranges between $35,000 to $40,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Indigenous Peoples Task Force offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, HIV Program Manager at calvinh@indigenouspeoplestf.org by 11:59pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Clinical Quality and Data Specialist

 

Position: Clinical Quality and Data Specialist

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)

Duration: Permanent, Full time

Reports to: HIV Program Manager

Job Summary

Through independent and collaborative processes, this position designs, implements, and assesses compliance with internal policies and to ensure maximum compliance with agency and governmental clinical standards for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections counseling, testing, and referrals; manages the timely transcription of data from CTR sessions into internal and external databased management systems. This position complies with, manages, and build upon policies and procedures that maintain the confidentiality and security of client and other records. In consultation with program and agency management, this position facilitates internal trainings and coaching sessions to staff understand, comply with, and have the resources to maintain clinical quality of HIV and STI CTR procedures.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Interprets, builds upon, and designs changes to agency HIV and STI counseling, testing, and referral policies and procedures
  • Conduct periodic audits to maximize clinical quality and compliance
  • Design and facilitate internal trainings to reduce gaps in and enhance understanding of and adherence to compliance and clinical quality standards, protocols, and procedures
  • Facilitate new hire onboarding and cross training by designing and building upon internal HIV and STI training curriculum
  • Maintain the accuracy of internal clinical quality records through periodic audits and reviews, and daily management of the clinical logs and other records
  • Manage and monitor communicable disease reporting systems and protocols to ensure the timely submission of incident reports and compliance with applicable laws
  • Manage the timely and efficient transcription of client information into external and internal database systems
  • Compile timely and accurate reports using internal and external database systems
  • Conduct HIV, STI, and other counseling, testing, and referral sessions
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture
  • 3+ years of demonstrated understanding of HIV, its modes of transmission, lifecycle, risk factors, risk reduction strategies, and the impact of HIV on Indigenous communities
  • Working knowledge of National and Minnesota HIV and STI strategies
  • Minnesota certification to conduct HIV and other STI counseling, testing, and referrals
  • Working knowledge HIV and STI test technology
  • Experience with and thorough knowledge of public health, specific communicable disease database management systems
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Biology, Nursing, Public Health, Health Informatics, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Communication, or other relevant fields.
  • 5+ years of experience providing HIV and STI counseling, testing, and referral services
  • Knowledge of public health practices and communicable disease management
  • Experience providing culturally informed services, particularly to Indigenous communities
  • 5+ years of experience with and knowledge of EvaluationWeb and/or database management
  • Strong understanding of HIV and STI surveillance and epidemiological trends in Minnesota and nationally

Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, HIV Program Manager at calvinh@indigenouspeoplestf.org by 11:59pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021.