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Bilingual Field Interviewer (English/Spanish) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.
 
Position Bilingual Field Interviewer  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

Function:
Under the supervision of the Manager NHBS Field Operations (Prevention Manager) conduct behavioral interviews in English with people at risk for HIV infection or transmission. This is a Monday-Friday daytime position in the Boston area and part of a national project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a 24 week temporary (June through December 2019), non-benefits eligible position.

Representative Duties:

  1. Learn study protocol.
  2. Conduct in-depth screening and structured interviews with survey respondents, using hand-held computers.
  3. Participate in HIV testing and counseling training.
  4. Conduct HIV testing and counseling with survey respondents.
  5. Communicate clearly during face-to-face interviews.
  6. Effectively discuss participants’ sexual behavior histories and drug use.
  7. Provide participants with referrals for medical and social services as needed.
  8. Maintain meticulous records to assist in compilation of data for written reports.
  9. Meet with Field Supervisor and team on a regular basis to resolve issues and assist with other program development/implementation needs.
  10. Meet agency participatory expectations
  • Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adhere to the highest principles of client confidentiality
  • Adhere to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; enforce agency’s policies and clinical procedures, including safety and crisis procedures.
  • Attend all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  1. Perform related duties and projects as assigned

LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

 
Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements

Requirements:

  • Spanish and English fluency required.
  • Knowledge of HIV and AIDS essential.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years’ experience working with populations at increased risk for HIV.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter.
  • Experience conducting face-to-face interviews.
  • Excellent verbal communication and people skills.
  • Experience and comfort with members of various sexual communities and communities of color.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-cultural environments.
  • Familiarity with computers a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:
    • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time
    • Ability to keyboard for extended periods of time
 
Category Public Health Research  
Number Filled 1  
Location The Fenway Institute - Amory  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number PUB-19-00009  

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