Trillium Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, is a community health center offering access to affordable care for all, with a special focus on meeting the needs of LGBTQ people, communities of color, and underserved populations.
Nationally recognized for outstanding patient-centered care, the team at Trillium Health provides a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our expansive array of services, including testing and treatment, laboratory services, primary and specialty care, and an on-site pharmacy, makes it easier for patients and clients to receive the complete care they need, all in one place.
Our authentic commitment to diversity and inclusion is evidenced through our hiring practices, our employee programs, and our compassion for everyone we serve. Based in downtown Rochester, with satellite locations in Bath and Geneva, and MOCHA centers in Buffalo and Rochester, Trillium is deeply invested in building community. We proudly sponsor many other nonprofit organizations throughout the area and participate in a wide range of community events.
Trillium’s employee-centered company culture and exceptional benefits have contributed to impressive growth in recent years, raising our staff total to more than 250. We hope you will consider joining us on this upward path and becoming a part of the Trillium Health family.
We are currently recruiting for a Community Health Specialist - MOCHA Center.
Key Job Responsibility Areas:
Outreach – includes frequent nights & weekends
In accordance with policy and procedure, as well as employee conduct and workplace rules , participate in outreach at appropriate events, bars, nightclubs providing information on HIV prevention.
Pro-actively identify and solicit location and event opportunities for outreach to occur.
Engage targeted individuals in conversations surrounding sexual and substance using behaviors in a non-judgmental manner.
Provide risk reduction and PrEP information and education to targeted individuals.
Ensure educational resources, prevention and collateral supplies are available to targeted outreach venues.
Participate in required training opportunities and attend regularly scheduled team meetings.
Demonstrate developing knowledge of HIV and STIs and their transmission.
Compile and report outreach data/demographics as required.
Community Based HIV Testing – includes frequent nights& weekends
Liaise between PrEP and Community Health Initiatives teams to facilitate client referrals for PrEP/PEP services and clinical care.
Provide active referrals to testing services at Trillium Health when providing outreach or, conduct the HIV test when needed to expedite referrals and linkage to care/ PrEP services.
Responsible for directly connecting clients toSTD and HCV testing services, when indicated.
Provide facilitation of evidence-based interventions, as appropriate, during testing encounters.
Demonstrate developing knowledge of HIV/AIDS, End the Epidemic by 2020, including PrEP, health disparities and other health-related issues.
Social Media – includes frequent nights & weekends
Conduct PrEP outreach and engagement online. Provide community feedback and engagement as appropriate.
Proactively source pages and sites to engage (social media pages and groups, personal pages, blogs, etc.).
Engage in outreach activities via smartphone apps.
Engage communities through online sites, such as ‘hook up’ sites and chat portals.
Proactively share PrEP-related content relevant to the work at Trillium Health.
Service Navigation and Linkage to Care
Link those interested and/or at high risk for HIV acquisition with PrEP services team at either Trillium Health or an affiliated medical facility or other agency performing PrEP services, sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment, HIV specialty care, and primary care as needed.
Increase individuals’ awareness of and access to Trillium Health’s services, providing active referrals whenever possible.
Requires the ability and commitment to respect and support inclusiveness and diversity including but not limited to individuals of different backgrounds, cultures, races, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, experiences, opinions, etc.
Requires individual demonstration of commitment to the One Trillium behaviors and business impacts and modeling them in the organization.
Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all patient, client, employee, protected and proprietary information.
Employees are accountable for meeting the performance standards of their departments and must participate as requested in compliance audits, process improvement and quality improvement plans.
Other specific duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, or an Associate’s degree and three years outreach experience with targeted population preferred. Requires a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent plus five years of related healthcare or outreach experience.