At Texas Health Action (THA), we are passionate about changing the face of healthcare by making biomedical interventions and services for sexual health and wellness accessible. We serve our patients with an amazing team of clinicians, staff and volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise to see patients within a combination of weekday and weekend hours. We removed the primary barriers to healthcare, lack of health insurance and/or personal income, by accepting both insured and uninsured patients. Read more about the clinic, initiatives and THA here: kindclinic.org and texashealthaction.org
THA is seeking a Testing Coordinator to provide safe, confidential HIV and STI testing in the Austin and the surrounding community.
What you would do:
- Provide culturally competent, anonymous and confidential HIV and STI testing
- Educate individuals and groups about HIV and antibody testing, STI testing and treatments
- Deliver HIV and STI testing results
- Provide HIV and STI prevention education and counseling
- Perform HIV and STI risk assessment
- Provide referrals to patients for applicable services
- Provide harm reduction counseling around sexual wellness and health
- Engage with community at outreach events around HIV and STI testing and prevention
- Provide education to patients and groups about HIV and STI testing and prevention
- Coordination and support of THA’s regular testing activities on-site at community based events
- Utilize and promote infection control measures and universal precautions to maintain high quality of health and safety during outreach events
- Maintain a system of confidentiality according to clinic’s policies and procedures and HIPAA guidelines
- Oversee the day-to-day tasks related to HIV and STI testing including:
- monitor inventory of HIV and STI supplies, outreach testing bags, and supply storage spaces, and other related activities
- Participation in special testing events in community settings, public sex environments, online, as well as other venues to reach populations of focus including: MSM, Spanish-speaking communities, communities of color, transgender and gender non-binary individuals, sex workers, individuals without a home, and persons who inject drugs to recruit into HIV and STI prevention programs and services.
- This is a full-time, non-exempt position requiring 40 hours a week with some night and weekend hours.
How you would describe your skills:
- Listening is one of your key strengths.
- You are also able to manage highly confidential information and situations with the utmost discretion
- You are the model of the organization’s values and people can readily point to you as an example of how to ‘be’
- You “love” what you do
- You like to plan, but you are ok with plans changing and can effectively help others manage change
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- You consistently meet or beat deadlines in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment
- You are able to organize daily workload by priorities
- You have great attention to detail while able to see the bigger picture
- You have a passion and connection to the communities we serve
- You are adaptable and able to manage change
- You understand when it is prudent to seek outside expertise
- Your friends describe your personality as “positively contagious”
- You balance People and Process
- You like being out in the community and not at a desk
- You value great benefits and a mission driven work culture
- Ability to perform physical tasks related to office administration (such as seeing, sitting, typing, standing, walking, turning, reaching, bending, stooping, and turning during the course of the day)
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds on a regular basis
Your previous work life and education must include:
- High school diploma or GED
- At least 2 years of previous experience conducting HIV screenings, including 1 year of direct HIV testing
- Strong understanding of HIV and STI prevention issues and how they affect or influence service delivery
- Experience working successfully with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations.
- Previous experience with volunteer recruitment, training, and management/oversight.
- Completion of Foundations of Counseling and Testing (may complete within first 3 months of hire)
Your previous work life and education ideally include:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience in community health settings
- Familiarity and experience using a trauma-informed approach to working with individuals
- Experience and comfort in discussing issues related to substance use, harm reduction, homelessness, mental health, gender care and LGBTQ communities
Interested applicants may submit resume and apply online by clicking here.
EOE Statement: Texas Health Action is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.