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Early Intervention Program Specialist I

Company: CAN Community Health
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

CAN Community Health one of the nation's largest providers of HIV Services has an exciting opportunity for an Early Intervention HIV Program Specialist 1 for the Arlington, TX region. Experience preferred but will train qualified candidates.We are looking for someone who is passionate about serving the needs of individuals impacted by HIV and other infectious diseases. You will become part of our professional team that drives home our Company's Mission and Values. We offer good quality of life with an excellent schedule, competitive pay with a bonus plan, premiere benefits package with a retirement plan with a generous company matching contribution. We have received recognition in 2022, 2021, 2019, & 2018 NPT's Best Non-Profit to Work for Award.
All new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.
CAN is a Drug-Free Workplace. All potential hires will be required to take and clear a pre-employment drug screen upon job offer.
Salary Range: $45k to $50K based upon education level, background, and experience.
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CAN Community Health, IncJob DescriptionJob Title: Early Intervention Program Specialist 1 TEXAS Date Prepared: 07/2021Status: Non-Exempt EEO: 9-Service Workers
Location and Hours: Early Intervention Program Specialist I

  • Tarrant County, TX - home-base/office.
  • Hourly, days varying per community outreach needs including moderate evenings and weekends.Statement of Purpose: This position is responsible for providing services to increase HIV patients' awareness of their HIV status and facilitate access to the HIV care system using HIV testing, referral services, health literacy/education and linkage to care as a bridge to medical care, medication access and treatment adherence.Testing (20%) Early Intervention Program Specialist I
  • Provides pre/post-test counseling for HIV point-of-care rapid testing.
  • Performs HIV rapid testing, including phlebotomy for confirmatory laboratory specimens (if needed).
  • Performs routine quality assurance on HIV test kits.
  • Maintains testing space and processes consistent with federal and state regulations.
  • Coordinate testing activity with CAN Prevention Team to assure that EIS testing does not duplicate other grant funded activity.Referral Services (20%) Early Intervention Program Specialist I
  • Collaborates with other disciplines internally and externally to coordinate client/patient services and community needs.
  • Meeting with community partners representing key points of entry to create connections between services and provide newly diagnosed and re-engaged clients with a broad range of support services.
  • Assessment of clients' immediate needs/attitude/knowledge/behaviors/beliefs regarding care/care system; development of referrals based on findings.
  • Follow-up with referrals, verification of outcomes with internal and external partners.Linkage to Care (20%) Early Intervention Program Specialist I
  • Facilitates and confirms appointments for primary medical care (3-4 visits), medical case management, entry into substance abuse and mental health treatment (if needed).
  • Provided initial orientation to CAN's system of care as well as information about other Ryan White funded providers in Maricopa County.
  • Educates clients about and facilitates linkage to Central Eligibility.
  • Arranges for medical transportation via Uber Health or other service (if needed) to attend medical, mental health/substance abuse, and medical case management appointments.
  • Provide follow-up on clients' appointments to ensure compete and sustained entry into care. Provide clients with assistance overcoming barriers to care entry and retention.Health Education and Health Literacy (30%) Early Intervention Program Specialist I
  • Assess and address clients' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding HIV care along with their intentions to initiate and comply with medication regimen.
  • Provide education on the HIV service delivery system including how to work with your clinicians, how to handle problems and issues, and disease progression and managing life with HIV.
  • Provide other health education using approved materials/campaigns such as U=U.Other duties (10%) Early Intervention Program Specialist I
  • Data input for grant information for internal and external reports.
  • Participates in quality improvement and assurance processes.
  • Promotes and practices CAN's mission and values and follows its policies and procedures.
  • Performs other tasks as directed by supervisor to further the mission of CAN.
  • Ensures confidentiality is maintained by entire team regarding patient/client information in accordance with HIPAA, professional and departmental standards.Secondary Tasks:
  • Represents CAN Community Health at local, state, and national conferences and meetings, as deemed necessary.
  • Ensures client confidentiality 100% of the time by conforming to HIPAA laws and CAN Community Health Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient/client and/or family standards in accordance with professional and departmental standards.
  • Utilizes resources in a cost-effective manner.
  • Continues professional training and education to advance skills/knowledge of HIV and related disease processes, medications, and treatments.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.Required Education/Professional Experience:
  • Public health, social work, and/or health education/social sciences bachelor's degree and three (3) year minimum of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working with priority populations, including injection drug users (IDU), as well as Hispanic, African American, and Native communities.Preferred Education/Professional Experience:
  • Three (3) years plus in HIV programmatic experience and/or healthcare program development.
  • Medical assistant, public health, and/or nursing experience.
  • Experience and comfortability administering HIV rapid testing and/or drawing blood, specifically in the state of service.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.Competencies: Early Intervention Program Specialist I
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Results Driven
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Computer literate, ability to learn and utilize computer software programs.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Early Intervention Program Specialist I
  • Ability to apply principals of health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Ability to accurately coordinate several tasks at one time.
  • Able to work autonomously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of community health services and agencies.
  • Demonstrates visual and auditory acuity.
  • Working knowledge Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point Presentation and Microsoft Word
  • Experience with development and implementation of HIV Prevention procedures
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Managerial and Leadership skills
  • Demonstrates experience with Ryan White, CDC, and 340B mandates, documentation, and compliance.
  • Demonstrates appropriate organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication, intervention, and people skills.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of documentation protocols.
  • High comfort working in a diverse environment.Training Requirements: Early Intervention Program Specialist I
    • All new employees are required to attend New Employee Orientation
    • At least 1-2-week onboarding training(s), included but not limited to:
    • HIV prevention planning
    • Testing best practices
    • PrEP Navigation
    • Mobile unit management
    • Basic annual safety
    • Blood borne pathogen
    • Hazard Communication
    • Infectious Waste
    • Tuberculosis
    • EMR
    • Contract management
      • On-going internal and external grassroots development training
      • Department of Health required trainings
      • Other internal/external trainings as deemed necessary
        CAN Required Trainings: Early Intervention Program Specialist IGeneral Orientation HIPAA Sexual HarassmentViolence in the Workplace HIV/AIDS Health Stream Courses (as assigned)Work Environment:
        • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, audio visual, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Physical Requirements: Early Intervention Program Specialist I
        • Neat, professional appearance.
        • Exerts up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
        • Work requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer monitor; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small objects, and/or operation of clinical equipment, devices, and tools.
        • Requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, visual and auditory acuity.Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Early Intervention Program Specialist I
          • This position may require additional time above normal operating hours and on occasion weekend work.Travel: Early Intervention Program Specialist ITravel is primary during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and have valid insurance and driver's license.
            Other Duties:Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
            Responsible To: TX Program Manager Early Intervention Program Specialist 1
            CAN Community Health is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.



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