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Early Intervention Services (EIS) Specialist - Austin, TX
Job Code:2020-PRV-014
FT/PT Status:Prevention Services
Location:Austin (TX)

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Position Purpose

With the guidance of the Testing and Linkage to Care Manager, the Early Intervention Services (EIS) Specialist will assist newly diagnosed and out-of-care individuals in accessing primary HIV medical care, conduct outreach and case finding activities with high-risk focus populations, and facilitate HIV education to individual clients and in group settings. 

Scope of Responsibilities

Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $130 million and employing over 400 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical Home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection. 

Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes and achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.

Essential Functions

  • Perform street outreach at least twice per week
  • Conduct street outreach with specific intentions to connect with hard to reach populations, including but not limited to, individuals experiencing homelessness and/or who were recently released from incarceration.
  • Assist newly diagnosed and out-of-care individuals with linkage to medical care and referral to case management services and other social services.
  • Provide transportation and attend medical appointments with clients
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and provide referrals for other services in the community, such as mental health support, substance use treatment, housing assistance, and SOAR.
  • Coordinate with area hospitals, stand-alone urgent care centers, and community facilities to ensure that a partnership is in place for client referrals into services.
  • Maintain documentation and reporting requirements, including case notes, in the client record according to departmental standards by utilizing a computerized information system.
  • Provide education and risk reduction to both HIV positive and negative individuals.
  • Facilitate HIV 101 classes.
  • Have access to a reliable vehicle and maintain valid driver's license 
  •  Perform other duties as assigned. 

Required Experience and Skills

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • At least one year of experience working in an outreach capacity preferred
  • At least one year of experience with mental health, substance use, or HIV disease/prevention preferred
  • Experience working with individuals and communities of diverse cultures, ethnicity, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities and/or expressions preferred
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) strongly preferred 
  • Must have and maintain valid driver’s license, liability insurance and safe driving record
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, maintain strict confidentiality standards, and adhere to professional standards
  • Ability to make sound decisions in accordance with organization's policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a team environment 
  • An Influenza vaccine is required of all new employees at the time of employment, and is required thereafter on an annual basis
  • A tuberculin/TB skin test is required of all new employees at the time of employment, and may be required thereafter on an annual basis, depending on position

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *

Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*

Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

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