Long-Term Survivors (LTS) Program Coordinator

TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter by email to emo@emoregon.org, or mail to EMO, 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, 97239. Position open until filled.

PURPOSE: To reintroduce the Long-Term Survivors (LTS) program to EMO’s HIV Services. To implement a comprehensive, holistic educational program to assist HIV/AIDS LTS through a support group in three cohorts and simultaneously support and supervise a peer-to-peer mentorship program.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the President and their delegates.

REPORTS TO: HIV Services Program Manager

DIRECT REPORTS: N/A

LOCATION: EMO’s HIV Day Center program site and other sites as needed.

CLASSIFICATION: 30 hours/week; Non-exempt.

BENEFITS: Salary range starts at $20.64 hourly (may increase depending on education and language skills). All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Recruit individual participants from both HIV Services and partnering organizations for each of the cohorts.
  2. Review curriculum to ensure that all information is most recent and research into best practices for chronic disease self-management.
  3. Prepare for and facilitate all group sessions, including recruitment of special speakers, field trips, technology and instruction when required. Ensure presence of translators and accessibility for disabled participants, including blind and hard of hearing clients. 
  4. Manage mentorship program, including mentorship recruitment, matching, support and supervision to mentors.
  5. Facilitate group mentorship meetings by providing a welcoming and safe environment.
  6. Maintain strong connections with partnering organizations and provide referrals to clients as needed.
  7. Ensure the safety of clients, staff and volunteers by developing, maintaining and enforcing client compliance with the HIV Services’ policies and procedures and LTS ground rules.
  8. Work collaboratively with other AIDS service organizations, HIV Services CAB members, EMO programs and other social service agencies.
  9. Track data in Storiicare and provide pre- and post-group self-evaluations for state reports.
  10.  Coordinate and participate in one year evaluation of program.
  11.  Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO. EMO requires all staff in this position to be vaccinated for the safety of our clients.

KNOWLEDGE: Familiarity with Microsoft Windows tools and applications and using computer-based client databases including Storiicare.

SKILLS: Ability to maintain a confident, calm, and empathetic demeanor in the face of conflict and escalated individuals; Ability to facilitate group conversations; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; Excellent oral and interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to and affirm people from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances; Especially treat all individuals with respect and dignity.

EFFORT: High-level organization and prioritization skills and ability to maintain a calm, confident, professional demeanor; Must possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.

RESPONSIBILITY: Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation; High tolerance for ambiguity and change.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree and two years’ experience in social services or related field desired.  

Supervision experience

Knowledge about the lived experience of living with HIV/AIDS, aging and aging services, mental health, and/or substance use issues, and willingness to mindfully share those experiences.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.

Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: HIV Services

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