[gtu-list] Fwd: [QG] Now Recruiting HIV/STI Counselors at Magnet

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From: Alstead, Mark <malstead at sfaf.org>
Date: Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:50 PM
Subject: Now Recruiting HIV/STI Counselors at Magnet
Cc: "Sayles, Corey" <csayles at sfaf.org>

 December 13, 2010

Magnet* is seeking qualified applicants to volunteer as (non-licensed)
HIV/STI Counselors.  Incumbents in this volunteer position perform HIV
counseling/testing and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening for
gay and bisexual men.  Volunteer counselors/screeners deliver services under
supervision of Magnet’s HIV Services and Clinical Services Managers.
General functions of volunteers in this position include but are not limited

1)    Obtaining specimen for gonorrhea and chlamydia screening (i.e.,
collecting throat, urine, and rectal specimens), collecting blood specimens
using Fingerstick collection method;

2)    Running rapid HIV tests;

3)    Performing pre- and post-test counseling for gay/bisexual men
following State and County guidelines and Magnet’s policies;

4)    Delivering negative and positive test results; interviewing clients
about partner contacts; making referrals for linkage to health care;
completing case report forms;

5)    Documenting activities in medical records and logs;

6)    Additional responsibilities include assisting Concierge staff, general
administrative support, filing, maintaining client records, facilities
management, and other duties as assigned.

Those selected for this position must become certified (and maintain
certification) by the State of California to provide HIV counseling and
testing; become certified to collect blood specimens by Fingerstick Method;
complete STI education & orientation at Magnet, and complete orientation to
Magnet’s procedural process for providing STI/HIV screenings.  Tuition for
training will be covered by Magnet; however, trainees will not be reimbursed
for their time (e.g., for lost wages).

To apply for this volunteer position, please complete a Volunteer
Application (attached) and Supplemental Non-Licensed HIV/STI Counselor and
Screener Application (attached).  Send these items along with a current
resume by 5 p.m. 12/24/10 to:

Corey Sayles

Magnet’s Volunteer Coordinator

4122 18th Street,

San Francisco, CA 94114

Voice: 415-581-1608

FAX: 415-581-1611

Email: csayles at sfaf.org

**Celebrating our seventh year in the Castro, Magnet is a health and
community center. A program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, our
mission is to promote the physical, mental and social well-being of gay men.

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