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Part-Time Temporary HIV/STI Tester (Chicago, IL)

The Night Ministry

JOB TITLE: Part-Time Temporary HIV/STI Tester              FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Department: Outreach and Health Ministry        Reports to: HIV Testing Coordinator


Position Summary: Conduct activities related to the provision of HIV/STI testing.

General Purpose:  Conduct all aspects of HIV/STI testing, which includes statistical reporting, outreach, testing, and follow-up.

Role Qualifications:

  • Must work closely and in collaboration with other members of OHM and volunteers to ensure delivery of services.
  • Willingness to drive a 15 passenger vehicle.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Accurate and timely data entry in external and internal databases, i.e. Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
  • Provide HIV/STI testing, pre- and post-test counseling, and outreach to Outreach Bus sites and sites throughout the city, targeting most at-risk populations.
  • Drive and operate the mobile testing van.
  • Provide pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) education and assist in navigating access to PrEP.
  • Be responsible for data management; maintain accurate reporting through electronic medical records.
  • Research and develop community relationships to locate alternative testing venues and partnerships; develop and nurture referral agreements with other service agencies and offer referrals to visitors.
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings
  • Other tasks as assigned by HIV Testing Coordinator.
  • According to The Night Ministry’s policies, this position is expected to carry a cell phone and is eligible for partial reimbursement of monthly cell phone bills.

Essentials skills and experience:

  • One year of experience in HIV/STI testing and outreach
  • Certified in pre- and post- Counseling and Testing through Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) or Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) highly regarded
  • Ability to respond calmly to emergencies and in accordance with Night Ministry policies
  • Comfortable working with homeless people, sex workers (male and female), youth, people from many ethnic and racial communities, and people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and writing abilities
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

Nonessential skills and experience:

  • Spanish language skills

Reporting to this position:  None

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; climb stairs; crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 20 pounds and drive an automobile. The employee must be able to stand outdoors for as long as six hours or more, exposed to all varieties of Chicago weather conditions. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may vary at the different locations required in this job.
  • Compensationposition offers an hourly salary

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