The Sexual Health Advocate will provide support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and help them assess their risk for HIV/AIDS and other STIs. The Advocate will also provide education to the community on domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, the LGBTQ+ community and partner violence, and other related issues that victims and survivors face when experiencing abuse.
KEY JOB DUTIES
Provide domestic violence and HIV/AIDS/STI information to the Rhode Island community through outreach initiatives and presentations.
Work with other agencies in identifying, supporting and assisting victims of domestic violence who are at risk for contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS.
Become a Qualified Professional Test Counselor (QPTC) and administer oral HIV tests.
Accompany clients to HIV/STI confirmatory testing sites.
Design and develop culturally-appropriate educational materials for distribution.
Assist in the development and implementation of local public awareness activities/events concerning domestic violence and HIV in the domestic violence movement.
Assist with the coordination of the Healthy Youth Rhode Island statewide coalition, which advocates for comprehensive sex education in Rhode Island.
Assist with outreach to the LGBTQ+ community about resources available for those experiencing partner or intimate partner violence.
Provide direct services, through individual advocacy and group programming, to victims of domestic violence/dating violence.
Collect relevant data and provide monthly statistical information on grant-funded programs.
Prepare and present trainings to community groups about domestic violence, HIV/STIs and LGBTQ+ issues.
Help to coordinate annual events to raise awareness about Sojourner House's sexual health work.
Assist in answering crisis calls.
Provide office support as needed.
Perform other duties as requested.
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Human Services, or a related field.
A minimum of two to three years of experience in the human services field.
Familiarity with domestic violence and gender/sexuality issues preferred.
HIV/AIDS related knowledge and experience required.
QPTC certification or willingness to become QPTC certified.
Ability to lift 25 pounds.