Peer Counselor, Family Planning Council

Posted by on January 30, 2011

Circle of Care, Peer Counselor

Company:            Family Planning Council
Status:                Full-Time; Employee (35 hours per week)
Relevant Work Experience:    1+ year(s)
Educational Level:        High School Diploma or GED
Location:            Philadelphia, PA  19103
Job Category:            HIV Services
Career Level:            Entry Level
Salary Range:            $13.00/hour-$14.00/hour

Position Overview
Family Planning Council, a large, well-regarded not-for-profit human services agency in downtown Philadelphia, is seeking a Peer Counselor in our Circle of Care department.  The successful candidate will be a team player who can work in a multi-cultural environment and is proficient in the provision of risk reduction counseling sessions; the administration of rapid HIV Testing technologies and is proficient in providing risk reduction counseling sessions.  Primary job responsibilities include:

•    Outreach to heterosexual men of color in South West and West Philadelphia.
•    Conduct confidential HIV counseling and testing in identified sites.
•    Provide practical HIV information and education in community settings.
•    Provide referrals and linkages to care to clients.
•    Represent the Circle of Care at local and national project meetings, staff meetings, and provider meetings and otherwise represent the program in other forums as requested.

•    Must have AACO Regional Prevention Network Certification or comparable HIV certification course (American Red Cross, TPAC, Philadelphia FIGHT).
•    Must have High School Diploma or GED.
•    Must have good written and oral communication skills.
•    Must have strong Microsoft Office experience.
•    Must have 1+ year(s) HIV Prevention and Education experience.
•    Must have reliable transportation.

The Council offers a comprehensive benefits package, effective at date of hire that includes medical, dental, retirement, life and disability insurance.  The Council is on public transportation routes; supports flexible work schedules for employees and is a business casual dress environment.  No relocation available.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please email all resumes to or fax to 215-732-1252.

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