Job Description

Payroll Title:
PEDIATRICS/Infectious Diseases
Hiring Pay Scale
$16.24 - $26.14/hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 4-8, Variable

#123995 Peer Navigator

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/12/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position is a contract position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/17/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


For over 30 years, the UCSD Mother Child Adolescent HIV Program has provided comprehensive and integrated HIV care, social services, and clinical research to pregnant people, women, children, and youth. A multidisciplinary team of HIV specialists provides medical care and treatment, health education, case management, behavioral health services, and clinical research opportunities. All services strive to be trauma-informed, developmentally tailored, LGBTQIA+ affirming, culturally sensitive, and gender-responsive.

The role of the Peer Navigator is to provide support to youth through a project focused on providing affirming care to LGBTQIA+ youth with HIV. The Peer navigators serve on the health care team to provide patients with information, support, and assistance in navigating services. The incumbent works directly with patients and the interdisciplinary healthcare team (e.g., case managers, therapists, medical providers) to engage and support youth in HIV care. Duties include providing health education, greeting and navigating clients through the clinic, lab, and pharmacy, appointment reminders, transportation assistance, providing peer-based empathy and emotional support, linking and sustaining new patients in HIV care, communicating with the HIV care team, community outreach, youth social events, contributing to project workgroup, and facilitating youth feedback.

The incumbent uses professional community educational program concepts to deliver standardized educational and volunteer educational programs. Applies established procedures and programs to address county program educational needs that are limited in scope. Follows standard practices in analyzing program content and delivery needs and determining the effectiveness of current programs. Receives detailed instructions on all assignments. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge or experience in program content and objectives. Knowledge of how to deliver educational programs in a variety of settings.

  • Organizational skills to develop a project plan, monitor plans against established deadlines, and review and analyze results.

  • Basic effective reading, verbal, written communication, and presentation skills to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to maintain positive interactions with others and work cooperatively.

  • Experience using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

  • Direct experience with HIV treatment and care.

  • Knowledge of the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact of HIV.

  • Familiarity with the local community and available resources for youth with HIV.

  • Ability to work with interdisciplinary professionals as part of an HIV care team; committed to collaborating with others to improve HIV care.

  • Ability to reflect on and apply lived experience.

  • Good communication skills, and ability to engage youth with HIV.

  • Open-minded, nonjudgmental.

  • Ability to respect confidentiality.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Able to travel to client homes, community meetings, and occasional out-of-town conferences.

  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends for groups or events.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $32,100 - $69,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $15.37 - $33.19

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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