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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM CONSULTANT II - 64051518

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33125

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Requisition No: 318302 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM CONSULTANT II - 64051518

Position Number: 64051518 

Salary:  $39,000.00-$41,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 03/08/2021 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Must have experience conducting investigations, interviews, and/or counseling sessions. Must have experience working with a disease control program, social services program, or community based organization.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

This is work investigating the distribution and determinants of disease prevalence in populations to determine and describe means for detection, prevention, intervention and control of health problems. Working under the direct supervision of a Frontline Supervisor, the incumbent serves in a developmental capacity, providing direct disease and public health awareness intervention activities under the auspices of the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program, including but not limited to Partner Services (PS), epidemiological cases analysis and investigations, notification, PreP referrals,  counseling and referral services of individuals exposed to or at-risk of infection from Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), HIV/AIDS, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Syphilis and other bacterial, viral or biological agents. Incumbent will also be responsible for linkage to care and re-engagement to care activities.  Participates in the State of Florida mandated “Test and Treat” program.  Direct guidance and instruction on work methods, procedures, and techniques are provided.  All activities are performed observing federal, state, department and CHD Information Security and Confidentiality statutes, rules, regulations, policies, Technical Assistance Guidelines (TAGs) and Internal Operating Procedures (IOPs). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinates and conducts timely personal interviews and re-interviews of patients infected with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) for: (1) educating patients regarding their infections and appropriate medical care; (2) developing plans to locate and refer their sex and needle sharing partners and others at risk for infection to a medical facility for examination and appropriate treatment.  Performs cluster interviews on persons determined to be potential information sources for known cases.

 

Performs rapid/timely field follow-up to locate and refer infected persons, sexual and needle sharing partners, as well as others who are at risk, to an appropriate diagnostic facility for examination and treatment. Educate, and counsel high risk Men having sex with Men (MSM) and others at risk individual about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PreP).  Link at risk individuals to PreP services in the community.   Identifies at-risk populations and provides screening * (e.g., jails, migrant farm workers, public housing developments, bars, "crack houses, teen centers). Conducts educational presentations and in-service training as needed/required.  Link newly identified HIV patients and previous positive returning to care to Test & Treat Providers in the community.  Adhere to the locally established T&T procedures. Collaborate and coordinate with HIV testing linkage to care and patient care staff.  Collaborate and coordinate with HIV testing and linkage to care staff.  Works with community-based organizations in screening events.

 

Performs case management activities as directed in the process of discovering and/or identifying infected individuals. These activities will include but are not limited to:  work prioritization and records documentation and management, clustering, HIV pre- and post-test counseling, visual case analysis and epidemiological techniques, data entry and/or other related activities. Utilizes STARS to ensure Linkage to care (LTC) and STD cases are entered in accurately and timely..

 

 

Consults with private physicians; private and public laboratory personnel, and other health care providers to: (1) stimulate case reporting; (2) obtain/provide information on treated cases or diagnostic determination.

 

Conducts internet Partner Services using the lnternet and select mobile dating applications to notify persons exposed to, or at-risk for STD’s, including HlV.  All partner notification activities will be carried out within established communication parameters as outlined in the Internal Operating Policy (lOP) 360-19- 17, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STO) and HIV partner Notification via Mobile Dating Applications

 

Assists supervisor in the completion of monthly team statistical data, maintenance of logs & files.  Incumbent is expected to cooperate with supervisory staff in allowing quality assurance reviews as needed in the incumbent's/county vehicle, in the field or clinical setting.

 

Provides supports services not considered routine or expected duties that facilitates STD control efforts and Emergency Operations functions required of the incumbent will include but are not limited to; Special Needs Shelter, Red Cross shelter, and other related work as required.

 

Collection of specimen by venipuncture, oral swabbing and/or urine-based techniques.

  1. Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:      
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and through empathic listening and to elicit information as
  • appropriate to the needs of the audience.  
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Asking questions as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques. 
  • Ability to persuade others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities. 
  • Ability to operate commonly used office equipment such as computers, printers, fax machine and paper shredder.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, knowledge of Access database software is a plus).
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning
  • Ability to multi-task and handle face-to-face public interactions
  • Ability to educate patients
  1. Licensure/registration/certification requirements (If applicable, list the appropriate Florida Statute or federal regulation cite):      

N/A

  1. Other job-related requirements for this position:
  • Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural. All employees are expected to complete timesheets and EARs/DARs as required, both accurately and within the required timeframe. All employees are expected to complete mandatory trainings within the required timeframe, as deemed necessary by the Department, the Delegated Authority, grant requirements and/or Florida Statutes.

 

  • Incumbent will have access to records containing social security numbers in the performance of job duties.
  • Cell Phone - The incumbent is required to carry a Departmental cellular device.  Incumbent is expected to return after hours & weekend calls within 24 hrs (exceptions of approved vacation.)  During normal business hours, calls should be returned same day.              
  • Secure Database Systems Access -   In order to meet the requirements of this position, the incumbent must have access to the         following systems and information that include social security numbers:  Systems such as:   Health Management System (HMS),   Electronic Lab Reporting(ELR),  Lexis/Nexis,  STARS  DAVID.
  • Participation in Outreach Events – Incumbent may be required to participate in clinical, community or impromptu screening activities and/or community education and/or targeted outreach programs by assisting in the identification, planning, and implementation along with performing venipuncture techniques.  These activities may occur before, during or after normal working hours and/or on weekends or holidays.
  • STD Services Required Training- Must successfully complete the Passport to Partner Services course within 90 days of employment, a venipuncture course, HIV/AIDS 501 within six (6) months of employment, the Introduction to Passport to Partner Services Track D training, the Advanced STDI (ASTDI) training.
  1. Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 to 5:00 (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.)

**NOTE:  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 participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.

 

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.

 

BENEFITS:

Department of Health Career Service employees enjoy the following benefits:

•        State of Florida Retirement package - 3% employee contribution required

•        9 Annual paid holidays

•        Ability to earn 104 hours of paid Annual Leave (annually)

•        Ability to earn 104 Hours of paid Sick Leave (annually)

•        Health insurance for individual or family coverage

•        Life insurance

•        Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, disability, etc.

•        Tax Deferred Medical and Child Care Reimbursement Accounts available

•        Tuition waiver available

 

Your take home pay can be significantly influenced by your insurance premiums.  Compare your current premium with the State of Florida employee premiums!

 

Monthly employee premium for the standard PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $50

Family coverage is $180

 

Monthly employee premium for the High Deductible Health Plan PPO/HMO:

Single coverage is $15

Family coverage is $64.30.

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.  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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