HIV Testing Coordinator

Job Summary:
 Under the general direction of the Health Services Unit Manager, the Testing Coordinator will oversee all daily aspects as they are relate to planning, implementing, and monitoring all Counseling, Testing and Referral (CTR) services for HIV negative and positive clients.

Responsibilities Include:
 Identifies and recruits high risk individuals for HIV testing and prevention education and provides navigation support, counseling and linkage to continuum of care system via interagency program partners or other healthcare services.
 Provides confidential HIV testing and counseling specifically targeting individuals with high-risk for contracting HIV/AIDS.
 Coordinates transportation for preliminary positive clients for confirmatory testing and linkage to medical care (same day or next business day).
 Develops a formal HIV testing outreach and marketing plan which will be distributed internally and externally
 Implements the Social Network Strategy (SNS) by training and empowering SNS members and volunteers on outreach techniques.
 Develops and implements referral and tracking system to ensure that HIV positive and negative clients are informed about and have access to complementary services such as primary medical care, Antiretroviral therapy (or other treatment options), risk reduction services, and other essential support services.
 Conducts group and one on one level interventions (i.e. RESPECT, SISTA, CLEAR, CONNECT, Healthy Relationships, etc.)
 Coordinates off-site HIV testing events and requests in advance a one-day license through NJDHSS from Robert Wood Johnson (events include National Testing Day, National Latino Aids Awareness Day (NLAAD) among others).
 Assists with the development and facilitation of workshops, social events, service projects and community forums.
 Provides members of the program team with administrative and logistical support, including but not limited to day of event support, securing venues and maintaining supplies for community forums, workshops, outreach, social events and community service projects.
 Maintains accurate participant files, program forms and applicable licenses.
 Ensures all clients’ HIV test results are documented on the appropriate Test Log and reported to the HIV Testing Support Program.
 Enters client and survey data and assists with the reporting of contract deliverables to the funder.
 Performs quality assurance activities on a weekly basis to ensure accuracy and correct discrepancies if any.
 Ensures all staff performing HIV testing is familiar with and are complying with all HIPPA requirements.
 Responsible for monitoring quantity and usage of testing kits to ensure daily controls are performed.
 Ensures all testing components are in adherence with funder requirements and are ready for inspection at any given time.
 Disseminates safer sex and harm reduction messages to the target community.
 Assists with condom distribution.
 Participates in weekly case conferences in which the Prevention and Testing teams meet to discuss program level of services, progress, upcoming events, outreach strategies etc.
 Assists the Unit manager in providing guidance on performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses.
 Periodically reviews cases with staff, recommending and carrying out appropriate actions to ensure clients follow through with suggested recommendations.
 Attends mandatory professional development trainings as well as state and funder meetings.
 Administers and observes the organizations office operations, policies and procedures.
 Volunteerism is encouraged at La Casa’s sponsored events.
 Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Educational Level, Qualifications, Requirements and *Physical Demands:
 Bachelor’s Degree in community health or social services and one year of experience in case management/community health advocacy or an Associate’s Degree with three years of relevant case management and community health advocacy experience are also encouraged to apply
 Bilingual (English and Spanish)
 Knowledge of CDC curricula implemented in program (i.e. RESPECT, SISTA, CLEAR, CONNECT, Healthy Relationships, etc.)
 Must have a valid New Jersey Driver’s License
 Ideal candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access
 Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish
 Must be detailed oriented
 Experience in building coalitions and partnerships
 Should be able to work independently, handle multiple tasks, be creative and a team player
 Ability to work well work in a fast-paced and challenging environment
 Ability to travel as needed (in-town and out-of-town trainings and conferences)
 Professional business attire required

Schedule:
 Monday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
 Some Saturday and Sunday may be required. Employees will be provided with advanced notice.

How to Apply:
 To respond to this opportunity, please email a cover letter and resume to yfhsrecruiting@lacasanwk.org – Only candidates being
considered for an interview will be contacted.