Prevention Program Manager - Safe Point
The Program Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the Safe Point program, supervising program staff, and managing grant implementation. The Safe Point Program is a program of Equitas Health that works under the philosophy of a comprehensive harm reduction model to educate the community about safer drug use and fight the spread of infectious disease. The program is committed to making the drug using community healthier while providing access to drug treatment enrollment. The Program Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the Safe Point program, supervising program staff, and managing grant implementation. The Safe Point Program is a program of Equitas Health that works under the philosophy of a comprehensive harm reduction model to educate the community about safer drug use and fight the spread of infectious disease. The program is committed to making the drug using community healthier while providing access to drug treatment enrollment.
SALARY: Grade 7: $58,700-$73,300
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, traveling, driving or having other reliable transportation, research, data analysis, participating in community meetings, developing and facilitating presentations, working varied hours including evenings and weekends. Attention to detail and ability to enter data accurately into various databases is necessary. Creating and implementing training programs will be needed.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee direct service staff; including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, approving leave time, approving timesheets & expense reports, implementing disciplinary procedures, training, salary negotiating, identifying needs, and providing staff development through coaching and training.
- Assuring completion of reports and collection of data for funders (including Federal, State, and Local) and agency purposes.
- Manage testing and health navigation coordination with all agency prevention programs within position’s purview (including installation of new sites, reviewing of data, troubleshooting, implementation and overall coordination of prevention programming offered by the department).
- Develop on-going strategic community partnership to expand comprehensive high-impact HIV/HCV/STI and overdose prevention interventions among priority populations.
- Oversees grant reporting processes and report completion for federal and private funders and attends all grant required meetings and conference calls, as assigned.
- Collaborates regularly with Program Operations Team to implement targeted evaluation and quality assurance efforts.
- Coordinates harm reduction education and navigation via direct service staff’s referrals into scheduling system with assistance from prevention health navigation team and med center staff.
- Assists with linkage to care for all newly diagnosed clients and updates all prevention data/ reporting requirements.
- Ensures completion and submission of data/information to the health department for clients newly diagnosed with HIV and other reportable STI’s as required by jurisdiction.
- Point of contact for project officers at local health department and other government or private funders, as assigned.
- Assists leadership in streamlining and adapting best practices for Prevention and harm reduction services
- Ensures compliance with funder and state/federal requirements.
- Conduct client centered HIV/HCV/STI test counseling services as needed. Testing includes conducting HIV/HCV/STI antibody test, providing pre-test and post-test counseling, offering appropriate referrals to clients, and conducting follow-up contact with clients as needed.
- Keeping informed about current HIV/HCV/STI trends, developments, and co-factors to transmission (i.e., AOD, Mental Health, etc.), as well as state-of-the-art prevention efforts and strategies.
- Keeping informed about current trends for People who inject drugs (PWID) and harm reduction strategies
- Keeping informed about current Intimate Partner violence (IPV) and Domestic Violence (DV) trends within LGBTQ+ communities.
- Oversee mobile harm reduction scope of services.
- Willingness to operate large mobile sprinter van for community based healthcare service events.
- Lead management of program budgets and fiscal operations while working with the finance department to monitor the program budget and spending.
- Manage Outreach Coordinator who supervises team that conducts outreach and distributes educational materials, needles and other safer drug use materials and safer sex materials to Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID)
- Manage Program Coordinator who supervises on site staff and volunteers who assist with client documentation, distribution of materials, and health navigation.
- Communicate with the team to coordinate regular program hours or appointments for exchanges as needed, as well as checking in regularly to stay up-to-date with any client needs, programmatic needs, or developments.
- Provide safe spaces for clients to learn about and receive support on implementing risk reduction activities.
- Engage the community in addressing awareness and disparities in care surrounding PWID.
- Perform other job duties as assigned.
- Two years of management experience is preferred.
- High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
- Medical or Mental Health/Addiction Related Licensure considered valuable.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Qualifications:
- A background in HIV and STI prevention and education and/or knowledge of the field, and experience with information and referral services is preferred.
- Experience in developing culturally appropriate marketing materials and campaigns is preferred.
- Must have strong written and verbal communications.
- Public speaking and group facilitation experience is preferred.
- Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, harm reduction, and a demonstrated competence in working with Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) communities.
- Must have or acquire (within three months of employment) an HIV Prevention Counselor Training Certificate and training in testing technologies utilized by the agency if required by region.
- Adept knowledge in Microsoft Office Products required.
- Experience working with PWIDs preferred.
- Thorough understanding of how HIV/HCV is transmitted and prevented.
- Familiarity with basic information about HIV/HCV treatment and injection drug use.
- Familiarity of local mental health and substance abuse treatment providers.
- Must have reliable transportation and preferably valid driver’s license.
Background and reference checks will be conducted. In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered. Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload. 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. EOE/AA
Equitas HealthColumbus, OH
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