HIV Bilingual Outreach Specialist

Terros Health
June 9, 2021
Phoenix, AZ
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Terros Health is pleased to share an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Bilingual HIV Outreach Specialist working in our HIV Prevention Program at our Indian School location.  Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the ideal individual is flexible, compassionate and professional.  The purpose of this program is to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are at risk for HIV or are HIV positive and  receive HIV services/treatment. The program also aims to contribute to the nation’s achievement of the 90-90-90 goals regarding HIV status and treatment. The focus of this program is on high-risk populations including racial/ethnic minority populations, such as black young men who have sex with men (YMSM) (ages 18-29), and other high-risk populations such as Latino YMSM and men who have sex with men (MSM) (ages 30 years and older), and gay, bisexual, and trans-gender individuals who have a SUD or COD who are HIV positive or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

Every day we strive to bring together the LGBTQI communities in Phoenix and our team is a reflection of the community we are serving. We are a respite site during the sweltering summer offering a place to hang out and have cold bottled water. Our daily programs include a hot meal, life skills classes, clothing closet, and other incentive programs for homeless guests. Along with great benefits, continuous training and a welcoming environment, we offer the opportunity for you to grow in your career with Terros Health.

Terros Health is a healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. For more than four decades, the heart of everything we do is inspiring change for life. We help people manage addiction and mental illness, provide primary medical care, restore families, support our veterans, and connect individuals to the care they need.

HIV Bilingual Outreach Specialist Duties Include: 

  • Actively seek and recruit persons diagnosed with HIV; engage clients into a coordinated HIV primary care service as needed.
  • Conduct community HIV/STI screening opportunities; conduct pre/post HIV anti-body counseling and testing services utilizing standard testing procedures.
  • Provides follow-up services for testing recipients in the form of post-test counseling, disclosure of test results and refers as appropriate.
  • Work as a team member with other personnel and collaborators to promote interventions to improve health outcomes related to SA, COD, HIV and hepatitis in ethnic minority communities.
  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of departments and programs that are affiliated with T3.
  • Work closely with Lead Outreach Specialist to strategically reach out to communities of Maricopa County.
  • Maintain logs and records of program activities in a timely and accurate manner including 1) Data entry into EHR 2) screening and locator forms, 3) GPRA evaluation forms; 4) outreach notes and logs, 5) outreach logs; 6) billing/services tickets, as well as create, maintain and update mailing and data base systems.
  • Must be willing to conduct outreach in local bath houses and bars, in the evenings and/or weekends when required.
  • Perform all duties in Spanish if applicable.

Education –

  • Bilingual in English-Spanish preferred.
  • Experience in public health education and working in an HIV/STI prevention capacity.
  • Lived experience with the trans-gender and gender non-conforming communities preferred.
  • High School Diploma or GED in combination with life/work experience working in the field of HIV and or Substance use/Mental Health field.


  • Substantial driving to and from intervention sites.
  • Flexibility and ability to work evenings and weekends, as outreach requires visiting bath houses and bars in the evenings and/or weekends.
  • Willing to work with all cultures and sub-cultures that comprise the population of Maricopa County in a non-judgmental and value clear manner.
  • Willingness to undergo additional training to meet the needs of T3 program.
  • Must have or be able to attain CPR/First Aid certification within 60 days of assuming role. Must have a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance card or apply for an Arizona fingerprint clearance card (Level 1) within 7 working days of assuming role.
  • Must pass a TB Test.

Physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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