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Testing and Prevention Specialist Job Description

Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) is a multi-service public health organization dedicated to promoting health, empowerment and safety for communities affected by drug use and poverty. PPP works to provide safe and humane alternatives to the war on drugs, working to reduce the prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis C by linking people to the health resources they need. PPP meets people where they are, providing information and access to resources with dignity and respect. Using a harm reduction approach, PPP offers low threshold, culturally sensitive, non-judgmental services to address the health and social service needs of people who use drugs (PWUD) in Philadelphia. PPP promotes harm reduction through mobile medical care, sterile syringe exchange, referrals to social services, and comprehensive prevention case management services. 

Position Summary:

The HIV/HCV Tester/Counselor will focus on increasing HIV and HCV testing, connection to care, and health education for participants that come to PPP’s drop-in center, syringe exchange program, and clinical programs. People come to Prevention Point, in majority, through our drop-in center. We regularly see anywhere from 125 to 200 people daily. Many people coming in our doors have the need for on the spot services not specific to any other program PPP has. Engagement in testing services provides a bridge between the drop-in and other PPP services. PPP testers are expected to recruit participants for testing, deliver results, and work with case management on other client concerns, which include, but are not limited to:  linkage to  HIV and HCV medical care, PrEP and PEP services, primary medical care, behavioral health care, overdose prevention training, help accessing public benefits, referrals to other outside agencies and their services, questions about best harm reduction practices and linkage (if appropriate) to other PPP services.

Responsibilities include promotion and administration of HIV and HCV testing and counseling; provide positive clients with internal referrals to care; collect and enter data.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conducts confidential and anonymous HIV and HCV testing and counseling in the PPP building as assigned.
  2. Recruits participants for Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS) at PPP’s Harm Reduction Services Drop-in Center, PPP’s weekly mobile outreach sites, the STEP Clinic, and the syringe exchange program (SEP), and identifies HIV-positive individuals who have been out of medical treatment for over 100 days and refers them to PPP’s Care Outreach Case Management.
  3. Perform face to face risk assessments with clients, obtaining medical, demographic, and consent information.
  4. Assemble follow-up plans for participant who test reactive for HIV and/or HCV with client and other members of support team while ensuring confidentiality. Administer post-test counseling for those who test non-reactive.
  5. Available for off-site testing events and educational presentations as appropriate, including evening and weekend events.
  6. Provide information and referrals, including appropriate follow-up and monitoring of related activities, and reassessment as needed.
  7. Actively participates in team meetings and bi-weekly staff meetings.
  8. Adheres to Prevention Point’s harm reduction approach (meeting people where they are & withholding judgment about choices they make, etc.).   
  9. Maintains the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting of program activities.  Completes routine data entry.  Records and submits required reports and documents in a timely manner.
  10. Completes routine administrative duties including filing, shredding, collating, stocking, inventory, and other operational needs.
  11. Upholds policies and procedures for HIV and Hepatitis C testing in accordance with standards set by PPP, AACO, and the Office of Additions Services. 
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent oral communication skills – both one-on-one and for group presentations
  • Skill in communicating effectively with a variety of people of various socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to use a harm reduction approach with drug users and sex workers.
  • Dynamic, creative, flexible, able to learn and adapt in a changing environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of conducting street outreach for 3 hours per week.
  • Excellent written communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills (Windows/Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least two years work experience with communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, substance use, poverty, and/or homelessness.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Direct service experience with one-on-one counseling and group facilitation experience preferred.
  • AACO HIV Counselor certification. 
  • Knowledge of Philadelphia social service and medical systems.
  • Knowledge of HIV prevention
  • Demonstrated commitment to advocacy and social justice, particularly as related to harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, poverty, and homelessness.

Other Requirements:

  • This position includes the normal physical demands of a community-based health program, including lifting/moving up to 25 lbs, bending, and carrying. Other physical requirements include sitting for long periods, standing for up to 30 minutes and walking short distances.
  • This position requires travel to outreach locations within Philadelphia and the ability to work out-of-doors for up to 3 hours.

How to apply:

Please send resume to jobs@ppponline.org with Testing and Prevention Specialist as the subject line.

 

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