Prism Health North Texas

Job 172729 - Behavioral Intervention Specialist -Linkage to Care
Dallas, TX

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Job Details

Location: Dallas, TX
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Are you interested in working for a vibrant, long standing non-profit organization helping persons impacted by HIV? Prism Health North Texas is seeking a Behavioral Intervention Specialists (BIS) – Linkage to Care. Key responsibilities for Linkage to Care/Insight include helping HIV positive clients to engage in medical care by assisting with medical appointments, following up with them to ensure that they attend medical appointments, developing a short-term care plan to identify needs and barriers to care and providing guidance to help reduce risky behaviors. Additional responsibilities include conducting for HIV/syphilis tests using both finger stick and venipuncture methods. Necessary training  related to conducting key interventions and testing activities will be provided. 

Requirements

Candidates must be culturally competent and experienced in working with diverse populations within a human services field such as social work, psychology, counseling, or public health; skilled in assessment techniques and crisis intervention; and have knowledge of behaviors that increase risk for HIV/STI, human sexuality, substance misuse, and behavior change strategies.  They must also demonstrate strong written and verbal communication abilities. The positions require the ability to work a flexible work schedule including early mornings, evenings, and weekend hours.  If selected, individuals must use their own vehicle for transportation to outreach and testing events and/or to meet clients for appointments, and must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate automobile insurance. Positions have a minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in a social science or public health discipline.

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