Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. is currently seeking a Part-time HIV Counselor for their Health Promotion and Wellness Division (HPW). The HIV Counselor is responsible for providing emotional support, counseling, crisis intervention, education, and advocacy for clients throughout the process of testing for HIV infection. The HIV Counselor will link newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals to medical care and to medical case management services. The HIV Counselor will conduct outreach in the community and provide advocacy and interpretation services as necessary and may work non-traditional business hours. The HIV Counselor must be certified in PA to conduct HIV rapid tests and must maintain certification throughout employment. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills are preferred.
The HIV Counselor has internal contacts with the entire administrative staff and external contact with clients, government agencies, neighborhood churches, families, and the community. This position has access to sensitive Congreso information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with members of the community and is expected to represent Congreso in a professional manner.
The HIV Counselor will report directly to the HIV Prevention Coordinator and participate in department activities as necessary.
Congreso is a multiservice nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.
Experience, Education, and Licensure
Minimum Experience : prefer at least 1 year of experience providing direct services to clients; Experience working with Latino population; Familiarity with AIDS epidemic and its impact on the Puerto Rican/Latino community; Bilingual (Spanish/English) highly recommended.
Minimum Education: High School diploma or GED