Title: CLEAR Counselor
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
Status: Part-time (30 hours per week)
Reports directly to the Associate Director, and in absence the ITTS Program Manager.
The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina’s mission is to serve the community through compassionate non-judgmental support, education, and care for the prevention of HIV/AIDS/STI. We are committed to serving all people infected or affected with HIV/AIDS in a non-judgmental and confidential environment, regardless of means of transmission or the ability to pay.
Primary Purpose of Position
Implement CLEAR: Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results!
CLEAR is an evidence-based, health promotion intervention for males and females ages 16 and older living with HIV/AIDS. CLEAR is a client-centered program delivered one-on-one using cognitive behavioral techniques to motivate the client to make positive behavioral changes.
For more information, visit www.effectiveinterventions.org/en/HighImpactPrevention/Interventions/CLEAR.aspx
Agency Expectations of Employee
- Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures;
- Acts as role model within and outside the Agency;
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude;
- Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management to prioritize workload; and,
- Consistently reports to work prepared and on time.
Position Location and Physical Requirements
This position will primarily be performed out of the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina’s office and is required to travel throughout the Triangle area for CLEAR recruitment and counseling sessions. Occasional lifting of supplies and training materials is required.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
The following are examples of typical duties, other duties may be assigned:
- Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with individuals living with HIV;
- Focused outreach to HIV clinics, case management agencies, HIV-related food pantries, other HIV positive focused interventions, and the general community;
- Plan, advertise, and manage support groups for people living with HIV and their support community;
- Work with other CLEAR Counselors and Associate Director to network and negotiate with business and community organizations for memorandums of agreement to conduct CLEAR sessions;
- Submit monthly and quarterly reports, timelines/work plans, calendars, etc.;
- Attend and participate in continuing education opportunities;
- Participate in agency fundraising and testing events;
- Receive training on HIV testing and counseling;
- Provide testing to clients upon request;
- Other tasks as deemed necessary; and
- Occasional evening and weekend work required.
Required Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:
- Culturally competent;
- Ability to empathize with clients about their needs and concerns;
- Networking skills
- Good organizational and presentation skills;
- Appointment scheduling;
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal;
- Working knowledge of the principles and procedures of the assigned tasks;
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team;
- Reliable transportation;
- Awareness and commitment to AASC’s mission statement and values; and
- Prefer a background in HIV education, health education, or case management as well as individual counseling.
- Bilingual skills strongly preferred.
Salary: $22,500 - $24,750 (30 hours per week)
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.