Linkage to Care Coordinator Lead
Acadiana CARES, in conjunction with the Louisiana Office of Public Health-STD/HIV/Hepatitis Program, is currently recruiting an individual in the New Orleans area to lead a team of Linkage to Care Coordinators (LCC) in the south eastern part of Louisiana who will be responsible for linking vulnerable populations into medical and supportive services; assist with retention into care and offer support to viral suppression while assisting clients with overcoming barriers to optimal care. S/he/they will be responsible for oversight of day to day operations of the team, as well as take on a smaller case load of clients in New Orleans and the Region 9 area (Covington, Hammond, Northshore) As a Team Leader s/he/they will be expected to maintain frequent interactions with clients and team members and to directly oversee Linkage to Care activities; participate in departmental meetings, build the capacity of team members, contribute to securing funding by writing grants, monthly reports, team evaluations, oversee qualitative and quantitative data, community and provider engagement and other duties as assigned that will support clients living with HIV to linkage to care and HCV cure. Excellent skills in community engagement, facilitation, quality assurance and policy and procedure development. General knowledge of HIV, Hepatitis C and/or STIs, case management, treatment adherence, health education and risk reduction, community resources and comfort working with different data sets.
Required: A Bachelor’s degree in a social science or human related field and at least four (4) years of experience in community engagement with vulnerable populations and at least two years of supervisory experience. Preferred: A Master’s degree and three (3) years of experience in community engagement with vulnerable populations and three (3) years of supervisory experience.