top of page

Current Openings

Outreach Advocate - COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination 
Location: San Luis Obispo/ Northern Santa Barbra Co.

Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Outreach Advocate is to identify, educate and connect unhoused and at-risk people to COVID-19 vaccination. This position will serve as a bridge between some of our most vulnerable neighbors and lifesaving services at Access Support Network. In collaboration with our Street Medicine team, the Outreach Advocate will travel county-wide into camps, shelters, and other points of service. They will provide medically accurate health education and answers questions regarding the benefits of vaccines and boosters. The Outreach Advocate will use their lived experience with homelessness to build rapport with our unhoused neighbors with a primary focus on COVID-19 vaccination. This position will also share information about other services offered at Access Support Network such as HIV & hep C testing, linkage to care, Harm Reduction Services, and Street Based Medical Care.

 

Key activities may include but are not limited to :

• Educate unhoused at-risk people about COVID-19

 • Coordinate vaccinations

• Prepare outreach supplies

• Rapport Building

• Complete Inventory

• Outreach to at-risk individuals

• Linkage to care

• HIV/HCV Test Counseling

• Attend and participate in weekly Staff Meetings

• Refer participants to inter-agency and community resources

• Participate in training

• Provide resources

• Facilitate referrals

• Educate clients and community members on Harm Reduction Strategies

• Assist in general office duties

• Collect data for reporting Requirements

• The ability to speak, read and write in English

• Lived experience with Homelessness

• An understanding of the challenges faced by people who use drugs, people who are unhoused, people who do sex work, people who have food insecurity, and people who are been incarcerated

• A willingness to learn

• Positive Attitude

• Someone who is team-oriented and values healthy work relationships

• Preference for people who have a valid Driver’s License & are bilingual in English & Spanish

Pay starts at $18 per hour Health Insurance, generous paid time off, and professional development opportunities are available

Apply Now!

bottom of page