Georgia Employer PEER COUNSELOR in Atlanta, Georgia

SUMMARY The Infectious Disease Program Peer Counselor provides support and information to new and re-enrolling individuals with HIV/AIDS. May be primarily assigned to the Education Department or to visit hospitalized patients by referral from hospital=based social services team. QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED required Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing Peer Counseling certification is preferred This position is located at Grady's Ponce De Leon Center 341 Ponce De Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA 30308 The Ponce De Leon Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive facilities dedicated to the treatment of advanced HIV/AIDS in the United States - one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Founded in 1986, the Ponce Center and its onsite affiliates provide various medical and support services to approximately 6000 eligible men, women, adolescents, and children living with HIV/AIDS. The Ponce Center integrates primary internal medicine and Infectious Disease subspecialty care in the Main, Family and Transition Clinics. Staffed by doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, nurses and more than 100 interagency staff. Our care teams seamlessly provide onsite medical, support and community services. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.