Title: Testing Specialist
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
Reports directly to the Director of Prevention Education and in case of absence, the Executive Director.
The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina (AAS-C)’s mission is to serve people living with HIV/AIDS, their loved ones, caregivers and communities at large, through compassionate and non-judgmental care, prevention, education and advocacy. We are committed to serving all people infected or affected with HIV/AIDS in a non-judgmental and confidential environment, regardless of means of transmission or the ability to pay.
Primary Purpose of Position: To assist Director of Prevention Education with Department functions.
Position Location and Physical Requirements:
This position will primarily be performed out of the Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina’s offices and collaborative agencies in Raleigh, Durham, and Orange Counties. The Candidate will be required to travel throughout the Triangle area for prevention education programs and testing events on a weekly basis. Occasional lifting of supplies and training materials is required. Seventy percent of incumbent’s time will be spent sitting, attending meetings/workshops, and working with a computer and paperwork and out in the field participating in testing events. A flexible schedule is required for this position to accommodate community needs. Evening and weekend work is necessary.
Agency Expectations of Employee:
- Adheres to Agency Policy and Procedures;
- Acts as role model within and outside AAS-C;
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude;
- Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management to prioritize workload; and,
- Consistently reports to work prepared and on time.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties:
- All primary duties of testing for HIV and STI’S including, but not limited to, client counseling, venipuncture, urine collection, specimen processing, paperwork, etc.; and,
- Assist Director of Prevention Education with ongoing functions of the Department to include event coordination, volunteer management, reporting, etc.
Required Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
- Ability to connect with individuals and build relationships with community members;
- Bilingual skills preferred;
- Identify new testing sites and maintain relationships with existing outreach sites;
- Good time management and communication (both written and verbal) skills;
- Willingness to work with a diversified population, including HIV positive volunteers and clients;
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team; and,
- Awareness and commitment to AAS-C’s mission statement and values as well as standards under the ADA and EEOC.
- $27,000-$30,000 depending on experience
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.