UCSF Alliance Health Project - HIV Test Counselor
HIV Test Counselor
UCSF Alliance Health Project
The Alliance Health Project (AHP) is a service of UCSF providing mental health services and expertise to help LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. They offer a broad range of services including therapy, support groups, crisis intervention, psychiatric care, substance abuse services, and HIV counseling and testing.
As a Volunteer Counselor, you’ll learn how to conduct HIV risk assessment, practice client-centered counseling, including appropriate prevention education and risk reduction support, and make referrals to community resources to assist clients beyond our scope of work. You will also have the chance to participate in street outreach and to work at special events such as street fairs!
We provide training for those interested in volunteering with our program, as well as California State Certification as an HIV Test Counselor, through our partnership with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).
Current TB test for the current year (Please have this done by the 2nd week of the training)
Flu vaccination for the current year’s flu season (Please have this done by the 2nd week of the training)
8 weeks of training:
1X per week from 5:30-7:30, AND
1X per week of shadowing an experienced Counselor for 2 hrs (in addition to class)
You will be required by SFDPH to bring proof of shadowing sessions
1 Online test provided by SFDPH that must be passed with 80% accuracy
5 day, 9am – 4pm, (Quarterly dates), training provided by SFDPH for HIV Counselor Certification
After Certification, 6 hours per week commitment (which can be completed in various shifts)
1 Yr commitment of counseling (Should average out to 100 tests per year; 2Xs per week)
Quarterly In-Services (HIV Counseling related topics)
2 Major events (i.e., Dore Alley, Folsom Street Fair, etc.)
1 Art for AIDS day/evening shift
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