Emory University Peer Support Specialist in atlanta, Georgia
Under general supervision, the Peer Support Specialist promotes patient awareness of resources available to individuals/families impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Supports and guides new patients through The Emory Clinic's processes.
Enhances patient and family awareness of available psychosocial support services that include peer to peer support and group support.
May participate in and/or organize HIV/AIDS outreach activities in the community.
Supports patients in articulating and developing personal goals and objectives for recovery and wellness.
Guides them through the process of identifying possible barriers they may encounter.
May be required to facilitate educational sessions and conduct community presentations.
Coordinates and distributes educational materials. Identifies, contacts, corresponds with and interviews program participants, either in person, in a clinical setting or by telephone for the purpose of ensuring that questionnaires are complete, legible and accurate.
Works with program participants to obtain missing or questionable data.
Maintains complete and accurate records and files.
Collects and enters information into database and may assist in data compilation.
Performs related responsibilities as required.
A bachelor's degree in education, psychology, social work, sociology, clinical (i.e. nursing) or other closely related field AND two years of experience working with individuals/families impacted by HIV/AIDS OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be certified as a Peer Support Specialist within six months of hire and employer may cover all or part of the cost of certification.
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Job Number 22130
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Medicine: Infectious Dis
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable
Job Category Clerical & Administrative
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled