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Women Alive Job Announcement

Peer Support Advocate for AT LAST Clinical Trial
On Call Hourly Position

Summer 2000

Position Description

Provide on-going support, education, and assist individuals in successfully participating in the AT LAST clinical trial. Act as an advocate for HIV-infected women and men who are enrolled in the study. Coordinate and facilitate support groups and conference calls for the participants. Serve as a link between the participants and the Clinical Trial Staff.

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide information to study participants and assist them in advocating for their overall health needs.
  • Develop, establish, and maintain ongoing one-on-one peer relationships with study participants.
  • Assess individuals needs, identify potential barriers that may prevent individuals from participating in the study, and assist individuals with problem solving regarding barriers to clinical trial participation.
  • Provided Peer-to-Peer emotional support for study participants.
  • Provide participants with information and support regarding the AT LAST clinical trial, treatment and compliance issues.
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate phone and support groups with study participants.
  • Provide referrals and coordinate services with study participants as needed, as well as with Clinical trial staff.
  • Maintain documentation and study participant support-activity files.
  • Report to the Women Alive National Coordinator.

Qualifications

  • Advance knowledge of HIV/AIDS, treatments, and clinical trials and STRONG ADVOCACY SKILLS.
  • Must be able to work with diverse populations.
  • Self motivated, able to work independently as part of the organizational and study team, as well as with and without supervision.
  • Life experience is essential.
  • Must be willing to carry a beeper (and be on-call).

Women living with HIV, bilingual, and ethnically diverse populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is open in the following areas:

  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Dallas
  • Nashville
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mail cover and resume to:
Women Alive
Attn: Ana Rodriguez
1566 S. Burnside Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019
or fax to:
(323) 965-9886

For more information call: Ana Rodriguez, (800) 554-4876, or e-mail us at WomenAlive@aol.com. Please be clear as to which location you are applying for.

To find out more about the study, please refer to The At Last Trial in this edition.

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