Prevention Program Coordinator

Prevention Akron, Ohio Poland, Ohio


Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Prevention Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation, coordination and supervision of testing services, outreach, education and behavioral intervention services of the government-funded prevention programs in Akron, Youngstown and surrounding areas. This position is also responsible for direct supervision of prevention staff and volunteers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:


Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, planning, organizing, supervising, monitoring, and evaluating all aspects of the project as well as traveling, driving or having reliable transportation, utilizing a computer for typing and data inputting, online outreach, and conducting research; attending meetings; and presenting to small and large groups.

PAY RANGE: $41,472-$51,840

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Provides supervision to prevention staff, including developing and advancing testing protocols, community engagement, health navigation skills, reviewing documentation, putting theory into practice, continuing education, lending emotional support, and identifying transference issues.
  • Provide support and training to staff related to learning Prevention Assistance Program Interventions (PAPI), Gilead Patient Assistance Program, the electronic medical records systems and other software, health navigation procedures, and program specific eligibility, assistance services, and level of care determinations. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ensure that action items and updates are provided to staff proactively.  Capture feedback from clients, staff, and community partners and communicate the information to the appropriate persons. 
  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership by anticipating and problem solving service interruptions for clients, staff transitions, and procedural changes. 
  • Maintains client confidentiality by ensuring staff follow agency and program policies and procedures.
  • Processes and problem solves with staff to ensure staff caseloads are no greater than 10% out of date in any given month.
  • Ensures that case referrals are assigned within 2 business days.  Reviews outstanding referrals each month with staff in individual supervision.  Ensures that all cases are assigned to an appropriate level of care.
  • Reviews productivity with staff in individual supervision; Identifies areas that require attention such as time management skills, organizational skills, and utilization report; provides training and ongoing coaching for identified needs.
  • Build and maintain a positive and professional relationship with funders and other community organizations.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data on program activities, including ensuring data is entered timely and accurately into the necessary data system.
  • Review and recommend potential resources that are culturally sensitive to the targeted community.
  • Provide input and support to the prevention and education department.
  • Coordinate the provision of client centered HIV test counseling services (CTR). Testing includes conducting HIV antibody test, providing pre-test and post-test counseling, offering appropriate referrals to clients, and conducting follow-up contact with clients as needed.
  • Represent the community at local and state HIV prevention planning and/or community groups.
  • Conduct the interventions according to ODH procedural guidelines.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate prevention program instruments and documentation.
  • Review and analyze programmatic financial data to ensure proper utilization of funds.
  • Monitor client/patient files, records, and other documentation, with Director of Prevention and Compliance Officer to ensure adherence to best practice, agency policy, external regulations and funding requirements.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data on Early Intervention Services activities to agency staff and funders as specified.  Evaluate outcomes based on data and make programmatic adjustments as appropriate.
  • Ensure that data is entered timely and accurately into the necessary data systems.
  • Assist in coordinating outreach within priority populations in order to reach individuals at high risk of HIV.
  • Coordinate HIV test counseling services (CTR) throughout the state by ensuring that onsite and offsite testing have adequate staff and volunteer coverage.
  • Stay informed about current HIV/STI trends, developments, as well as state-of-the-art prevention efforts and strategies, including being well-versed on the science and significance of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
  • Conduct interviews and participate in onboarding processes for new employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in related field preferred
  • Two years of program coordination experience required.
  • Thorough understanding of the most-to-date information on how HIV is transmitted and prevented, and is well-versed on the science and significance of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
  • Familiarity with basic information about treatment.
  • Knowledge about the latest research findings on HIV prevention efforts for priority populations affected by HIV.
  • Knowledge about the latest research findings on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
  • Ensure confidentiality of program participants.
  • Familiarity with the local and national epidemiological distribution of HIV disease.
  • Group facilitation skills.
  • Experience with teaching or giving presentations.
  • Knowledge and experience with program evaluation preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills a must.
  • Knowledge and experience with the diversity of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community required. 
  • Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and comfort with learning other computer applications required. 
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Experience working with MSM and/or at-risk youth populations preferred.
  • Excellent time-management and self-direction skills a must.
  • Must have or must acquire within 3 months of employment an HIV Prevention Counselor Training Certificate, training in implementing HIV tests.
  • Thorough understanding of the most-to-date information on how HIV is transmitted and prevented.
  • Familiarity with basic information about HIV management and treatment.
  • Knowledge about the latest research finding on HIV prevention efforts.
  • Ability to document and assess client’s linguistic needs and identify resources needed to enhance communication.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Background and reference checks will be conducted.  Hours will vary, including working evenings and weekends based on social outreach activities being conducted outside of regular working hours. Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment.  Completing the application does not guarantee employment.  In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered.  EOE/AA