Outreach Worker

Date:  8/7/19
Agency:  AADAP, Inc.- Outpatient Unit
Job Title:  Outreach Worker
Role:  Non-Exempt
Salary:  Commensurate Upon Experience
Opening Date:  Immediately
Closing Date:  Until Filled
Open Positions:  One (1) Full-Time
Submit Resumes to:  hr@aadapinc.org

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Outreach Coordinator, the Outreach worker’s major function is to outreach to active substance abusers to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (100%):

1. OUTREACH (80%):

  • Conduct street outreach to active substance users that are high risk for HIV/AIDS.
  • Implement HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Plan.
  • Develop outreach materials including flyers, brochures and educational materials and handouts.
  • Conduct small group skills building workshops.
  • Communicate with sensitivity to clients from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.
  • Implement follow up surveys.
  • Assist Outreach Coordinator in the preparation of reports and correspondence.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

2. CASE FOLLOW UPS (20%):

  • Communicate with DCS, Probation Department and other community or government agencies to assist in client case follow up.
  • Conduct individual referral assessments.
  • Advocate for client rights.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES):

1. REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two years of college education related to field or equivalent work experience related to field.
  • Permanent resident or U.S. Citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
  • Valid California Drivers License and current automobile liability insurance.
  • Must have at least three (3) years of recovery or a drug free lifestyle as of the date of application.
  • Must be able to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in computer operations.
  • Recent physical examination and TB test necessary upon hiring.
  • Must be able to certify as a Class B driver in 4 months.

2. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA Degree in Social Welfare, Psychology or other treatment-related field with at least two years job related experience, or Drug and Alcohol certificate with at least five years experience in a job-related field.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS outreach services.