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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64029103

Date:  Jun 3, 2022
Location: 

CLEARWATER, FL, US, 33762


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Requisition No: 634706 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 64029103

Position Number: 64029103 

Salary:  $1,383.33 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 07/08/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

Human Services Program Specialist 

 

The successful candidate will be a Human Services Program Specialist working at the Bayside Health Clinic as part of the Health Care for the Homeless Program.  This position this position provides direct disease and public health awareness intervention activities including but not limited to Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (Prep) for HIV. This position requires the ability to work evening hours Monday - Thursday until 8:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 The incumbent is part of a global public health organization and is expected to support the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts and its vision to be the Healthiest State in the Nation.  Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to incorporate the agency values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness and Excellence in all aspects of their work.

  • Working under the direct supervision of the Healthcare for the Homeless Program Manager, the incumbent in this position provides direct disease and public health awareness intervention activities including but not limited to Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.
  • The position requires a firsthand knowledge of public health systems, as well as professional and interpersonal skills to interact with health center clients, health care professionals and others who impact STD/HIV prevention and control activities, including community partners. Duties will also require a knowledge of varied social, economic, cultural and lifestyle characteristics, and a skill in communicating with, and eliciting information from patients and target groups with these diverse backgrounds.  All activities are reviewed in progress and at completion for technical adequacy, timeliness and adherence to instructions and guidelines.  All activities are performed observing federal, state, department and HCH Information Security and Confidentiality statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Receives client referrals from Healthcare for the Homeless clinic staff and directs inquiries by phone or walk-in from the public.  Promotes program with community partners by participating in various outreaches, community events, and meetings.
  • Maintains an event spreadsheet to include, date, location of event and contact information.
  • Responds to community partner’s requests for assistance in referring clients for services. Participates in educating Staff members on use of PrEP.  Participates in training new staff. 
  •  Ensures all new positive cases are linked to care within 30 days of diagnosis and existing cases within 5 days of notification.  
  • Conducts client-centered PrEP education. Assist PrEP clients with enrollment into iAssist for prescription coverage and coordinates with pharmacy for Prior Authorizations with insurance companies. Schedules appointments with health care providers within the health care for the homeless program. Coordinates with providers for laboratory tests and prescription orders.
  • Collects data in preparation for PrEP services.  Enters all PrEP services into a care plan in NextGen.
  • Maintains a spreadsheet of all client encounters including demographics, visit dates, test results, due dates, and status updates. conducts follow-up calls and appointments with clients to address adherence to medication and continuity of care. Assists with preparation and review of reports related to HIV screening and PrEP to ensure data accuracy.
  • Coordinates with area homeless shelters and service providers to conduct PrEP educational sessions, hand out literature, identify and conduct interviews when necessary and schedule clients for subsequent testing at the clinic.
  • Completes timesheet, EARS, and mandatory training in a timely and accurate manner. Completes training for professional growth and development. Attends team and agency meetings as assigned including Clinical Subcommittee. Schedules time off in advance and collaborates with supervisor to ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Performs other related work/duties as required

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective written and verbal English communication skills. 
  • Effective interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to perform basic computer operations.
  • Knowledge of computer software applications. 
  • Must have reliable personal motorized transportation, i.e. automobile or similar vehicle, to perform outreach activities and travel between CHD locations as needed.

 

 

Qualifications:

Minimum - 

  • Employee must successfully complete HIV/AIDS 501 training within 6 months of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license with daily access to reliable transportation.

 

Preferred - 

  • Certification to perform rapid HIV testing and/or venipuncture preferred
  • Experience working in a medical clinic environment, including knowledge of medical terminology
  • Three or more years of customer service experience
  • Experience working with the homeless population
  • Experience providing services in an outreach setting

 

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

Mission:

To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

Vision:

To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

Values:

nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Where You Will Work:

 Bayside Clinic

14808 49th Street N, Clearwater, FL 33762

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Please be advised:

 

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov 

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

 

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. 

 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 

 

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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