WHO WE ARE
Amazing opportunity at WORLD!
Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference
in people's lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are
you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and
success from each and every one of its employees?
If so, WORLD is the place for you!
Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD),
an affiliate of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is a diverse
organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for,
HIV/AIDS. WORLD improves the lives and health of women, girls,
families and communities affected by HIV through peer-based
education, wellness services, advocacy, and leadership development.
We envision a world where women, girls, and families affected by
HIV and AIDS have the tools, support and knowledge to live healthy
and productive lives with dignity. Our vision is rooted in a
commitment to human rights and wellness with the understanding that
this includes freedom from violence; access to housing; quality
healthcare; food security; physical, spiritual and emotional
wellbeing; education and economic justice.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SUCCESS!
The Clinical Peer Advocate is responsible for leading,
implementing and integrating the Mission and Core Values of WORLD
as well as AHF's Management Philosophy in the leadership of the
programs within and outside WORLD and AIDS Healthcare
As part of the WORLD staff the Clinical Peer Advocates work in
partnership with health care providers in the Alameda County Family
Care Network and provide mentorship to women living with HIV/AIDS.
By providing information, practical assistance, and emotional
support, the Clinical Peer Advocates build allied relationships
with clients, promoting an on-going dialogue about HIV-related
issues and living with HIV. In addition, Clinical Peer Advocates
support clients' efforts to reduce stress and increase quality of
life. A Clinical Peer Advocate supports clients' ability to make
informed healthcare decisions by sharing knowledge about HIV in a
non-directive manner, they offer resources and attend appointments
with clients to role modeling active communication with physicians.
The Clinical Peer Advocate keeps up to date information of current
trends to best serve the changing needs of WORLD clients. Under the
direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Clinical Peer
Advocate works in cooperation with the Clinical Peer Advocate team
and other WORLD staff as needed. WORLD is looking for a woman of
trans experience to fill this role to engage other transwomen in
our supportive services.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Participation in Meetings/Committees
Attends meetings as assigned and/or requested by supervisor.
This job has not supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Education and/or Experience
High school degree or equivalent; first hand knowledge related
to HIV/AIDS issues is a plus. Knowledge of harm reduction, healthy
coping, and steps for networking with providers preferred.
Computer/Software Skills & Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have
knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Adobe
Ability to effectively communicate with clients, medical
professionals, paraprofessionals, and coworkers. Bilingual
Spanish/English a plus.
Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications
- Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
- Ability to work as a team player.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Able to work independently and follow established
- Ability to work with diverse populations.
- Sensitivity to multi-cultural and lifestyle issues.
- Strong organizational/prioritizing skills in a rapidly changing
- Knowledge of harm reduction, health coping, and steps for
networking with providers preferred.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
- Valid California Driver's License preferred but not
- Proof of liability insurance if candidate has a valid driver's