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PWID Coordinator

Alder Health Services

Job Description

 

Job Title: Persons Who Inject Drugs Project Coordinator

Division: Harrisburg

Department: Education and Wellness

Reports To: Director of Education and Wellness Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

Summary: Provides leadership and advances the mission and objectives of Alder Health Services through the implementation and oversight of HIV prevention and health education targeting individuals who inject drugs and their partners in South Central Pennsylvania by performing the following duties.

 

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

Leads the implementation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended prevention interventions to address the needs of individuals who inject drugs and their partners in South Central Pennsylvania.*

Conducts street-level outreach and group educational presentations to local recovery facilities.

Modifies interventions strategies to meet the unique prevention challenges of the local region.*

Creates appropriate programs and materials to assure that the project fulfills its objectives.*

Partners with local drug and alcohol treatment programs to integrate HIV prevention services as appropriate.*

Recruits and maintains project volunteers and key informants.*

Submits project documentation, data, and reports, as required by the Director of Education and Wellness services.*

Provides HIV counseling and testing services.*

Conducts STD, syphilis, and Hepatitis C screenings in conjunction with project activities as needed.*

Coordinates the offering of community-based testing and screening services offered to individuals who inject drugs and their partners.*

Ensures the highest level of confidentiality for all clients, client records, and client-related issues.*

Represents Alder Health Services at appropriate LGBT forums and events throughout the counties served by Alder Health as discussed with the Director of Education and Wellness Services.*

Maintains necessary connections within the community for the provision of high-quality and effective prevention and health education services that avoid unnecessary duplication with other providers.*

Serves as an advocate for the needs of individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS, individuals struggling with addiction, and the LGBTQ community.*

Adheres to all personnel policies as approved by the Board of Directors.*

Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Education and Wellness Services.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university; and one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

·     Time management skills

·     Oral and written communication skills

·     Professionalism

·     Ability to work some evening and weekend hours

 

 

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands and reach with hands arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to blood borne pathogens. The employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. 

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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