Under the direction of the CCHIP West Side Regional PrEP Coordinator and the Regional Prevention with Negatives Manager, the West Side PrEP Navigator will provide PrEP services at CORE Center, Austin Health Center, Prieto Health Center and the CCH Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic, using population-centered health home (PCHH) funding to expand to other CCH ACHN clinics with high prevalence of STIs and HIV. The West side PrEP Navigator will assess individual and group health education needs in clinics and community settings, performing pre and post-test STI/HIV counseling, prevention and risk reduction including PrEP and condom demonstrations and other related HIV issues. Identifies patients in clinic and community who are vulnerable to HIV and assesses for PrEP, provides PrEP Navigation, refers eligible PrEP candidates to CCH/CCHIP PrEP clinic for services and benefits. Assess individuals’ needs related to their social determinants of health and refers to appropriate CCHIP services during initial PrEP care visits. Evaluates client health education sessions as related to PrEP adherence, HIV prevention and risk reduction. Develops, implements and provides client centered-level health education. Develops, implement and provides patient/participants education in related topics (i.e. PrEP, STIs, hepatitis C, medication adherence, etc.). Participates in all administrative meetings and staff development meetings, representing PrEP Health Education and Prevention issues, activities, goals and outcomes.
Provides patient centered HIV counseling and testing, PrEP education, assessment and referrals to CCHIP Clinic and throughout the Cook County Health facilities and community events as necessary. Perform pre and post HIV counseling and testing with adults, adolescents and children, including special populations
Provides patient Centered HIV risk reduction counseling and education on PrEP adherence to patients who want to initiate PrEP or patients who are already receiving PrEP services at a CCHIP or other CCH site.
Provides comprehensive ongoing PrEP navigation services for individuals vulnerable to HIV.
Provide outreach and recruitment; Provide patient, provider and community education on
Charting in Cerner and electronic medical record.
Assists with development of peer educators
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field preferred. One to three years of experience as an HIV and PrEP related counselor or educator required. Bilingual desirable (Spanish-English). Experience with multiple HIV rapid tests a plus. Ability to work with a cultural, racially and ethnically diverse population. Valid Driver’s license and car insurance. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team. Available to work evenings and weekends as needed. Strong oral and written communications skills. Strong computer skills. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability and willingness to be a team player.