HIV Prevention Program Associate in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 1/5/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/5/2021

Job Description

In 2020, PDPH launched its Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) efforts to reduce the number of new HIV by 90% by 2030. Critical to this plan, is to diagnose HIV. The number of newly diagnosed PLWH decreased 14% from 495 diagnoses in 2017 to 424 new diagnoses in 2018. The City has experienced steady declines in new HIV diagnoses since the mid-2000s, consistent with national trends.

Philadelphia has an established network of testing sites in a variety of settings and has recently implemented distribution of in-home HIV test kits. In addition to community-based and at home HIV testing programs, PDPH funded efforts include opt-out testing at three major emergency departments, two pediatric hospitals, and the Philadelphia Department of Prisons. Work remains to ensure that people have access to HIV testing to learn their HIV status and link to HIV treatment and effective prevention services.

To support the expansion of HIV testing and PrEP availability in Philadelphia, the HIV Prevention Program Associate will be responsible for the coordination and support of non-healthcare setting HIV testing strategies outlined in the City’s Ending the HIV Epidemic Plan and for the coordination and support of PrEP technical assistance efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and fulfill HIV Self-Test (HIVST) kit requests from Philly Keep on Loving, (phillykeeponloving.com).
  • Maintain inventory of supplies, including HIVST kits, to ensure consistent operations of program.
  • Support community-based partners with HIVST initiatives, including arranging pick-up and delivery of kits.
  • Work with PDPH AACO Epidemiologist and EHE Advisor to conduct routine program evaluation.
  • Support efforts to expand capacity to conduct at HIV in novel settings and using innovative approaches consistent with the Ending the Epidemic plan.
  • Support the existing PrEP technical assistance team with capacity building efforts related to PrEP.
  • Facilitate quarterly PrEP provider meetings and other provider-facing correspondence.
  • Conduct routine quality assurance calls for PrEP Provider Network.
  • Provide monthly program updates to EHE Advisor.
  • Assess and address any issues that arise, in coordination with EHE Advisor.
  • Support community-based organizations providing sexual health services, including HIV testing and PrEP, in coordination with AACO Program Services Unit.
  • Broker technical assistance and capacity building efforts related to HIV testing as appropriate to PDPH AACO partner organizations.
  • Support HIV testing and PrEP media and marketing campaigns as appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate programmatic databases.
  • Ensure PDPH AACO security and confidentiality is maintained.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of public health practice and HIV prevention Knowledge of HIV.
  • Experience providing or supporting the provision of HIV testing.
  • Experience providing or supporting the provision of PrEP.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local HIV care and prevention landscape.
  • Knowledge of community engagement principles, social and structural determinants of health, and principles of health and racial equity.
  • Experience building and stewarding positive relationships with diverse communities.
  • Experience delivering culturally responsive and inclusive services.
  • Experience with strategic planning and project management.
  • Experience identifying, interpreting and using data to develop policies and best practices to improve program outcomes.
  • Experience presenting complex data to different audiences.
  • Oral and written cross-cultural communication skills and experience.
  • Ability to embrace change and innovative approaches to HIV prevention.
  • Strong facilitation, problem solving and coaching skills with the ability to provide consultation regarding HIV testing.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

Education Requirement(s):

  • Bachelor's degree or any combination of experience and education equivalent to five (5) years of experience in sexual health is an acceptable substitute for the above.

Other:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time, and transport equipment or materials up to 25 pounds; travel between community sites throughout the City; use the computer and phone; ability to engage in regular interpersonal contact with public health staff and community partners. Good vision and hearing with corrective devices, as needed, are essential.

Salary:

  • To commensurate with experience. Full benefits package available.