Eliminating Barriers, Creating New Norms

Peer Support Liason

Position Information

Agency: The Normal Anomaly Initiative
Salary Range: $25/Hour
Job Location: Accepting Applicants in Houston, Texas, and remotely in Dallas, Texas
Job Type: Peer Support Liaison
Employment Type: Contractor
Number of Positions: One
Contracting Period: November 2023- July 2024

Position Background

The Normal Anomaly Initiative is a nonprofit organization in Houston doing work centering African American and queer people disproportionately marginalized by multiple disparities. The Normal Anomaly Initiative is part of a new HIV prevention research opportunity and endeavors to find qualified candidates.

The Peer Support Liason will work on community collaborations and will serve as the staff contact for all project operations, including the project's day-to-day operations. They will also provide HIV testing and linkage services. The Peer Support Liason will serve as the events and outreach contact and will be responsible for the meaningful engagement of focus areas in our communities. The hours for this position will be nontraditional.

This position will require traveling for 25-40% of the time.

How To Apply

How to Apply:

Please fill out the form below and have a cover letter and resume ready if you want to join our dynamic team. Your cover letter should include information about your experience in public health, community outreach, and/or social services if this isn’t clear in your resume. Further, please include your experience working with people living with HIV and/or same-gender-loving people, transgender people, gender non-conforming people, and non-binary people. Finally, please include when you would be available to start if offered a position.

Timeline:

We plan to begin interviewing for this position in the middle of October 2023 with hopes to start the positions in early November 2023. We are seeking two Peer Support Liaisons.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining quality control standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings
  • Scheduling and conducting peer support.
  • Selecting a place to conduct peer support and getting permission from all participants.
  • Writing reports to summarize data and the implications of the results.
  • Ensure program participants’ health, safety, and well-being by supervising all activities.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (participant files, data entry, attendance, sign-in/out forms, incident reports, and accident reports, as appropriate).
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.
  • Assist with the creation of marketing, social media set-up, and events.
  • Understand and communicate The Normal Anomaly Initiative’s core values and program goals to participants and the community.
  • Adhere to all funder standards, expectations, and regulations.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with guidelines set forth by the organization and funding requirements.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in community outreach, public health, and/or social services.
  • Comfort working with Black, same-gender loving people, transgender people, gender non-conforming people, and non-binary people.
  • Ability to operate a computer and Microsoft Office suite programs
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

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