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The Minority Aids Coordinator (MAC) is responsible for serving Area 2 Area 2B (Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla counties). This position is responsible for working with Community Partners and minority communities to initiate community mobilization/engagement initiative and community planners. Provides technical assistance and guidance to CHD’s and CBO’s; intervention consultant, HIV counseling & Testing and HIV Education. The position will work under the supervision of Senior Human Services Program Manager.
MINORITY AIDS COORDINATOR
Work with community partners and minority communities to initiate community mobilization/engagement initiatives. Promote strategies to reduce stigma and discrimination.
Provide technical assistance to viable minority agencies.
Work with faith-based organizations to strengthen their capacity to meet the HIV/AIDS needs of racial/ethnic minorities.
Assist in mobilizing congregations and communities to respond to the HIV/AIDS crisis among racial/ethnic minorities.
Increase HIV/AIDS efforts in high and moderate HIV/AIDS prevalence areas of the state. Minimum efforts should be used in low prevalence areas.
Increase understanding of communities’ social, economic, and political landscape to assist in addressing HIV/AIDS.
Assist the community with knowledge of biomedical tools to prevent HIV transmission.
Provide technical assistance to community partners regarding treatment as prevention.
Assist HIV testing providers in identifying gatekeepers in their targeted demographic.
Identify where providers need to be in order to reach their targeted demographic (test sites frequented by an identified high risk-population).
Ensure providers repeat testing for high-risk populations.
Identify racial/ethnic minorities for targeted testing.
Provide technical assistance to increase posttest counseling for minority agencies.
Provide technical assistance to providers to assist in targeting men who have sex with men.
Identify future sites for condom distribution.
Assist with developing an evaluation/survey for people taking condoms from distribution sites.
Assist with creating a monthly tracking form for sites distributing condoms.
Host educational workshop/groups for men who have sex with men (MSM) to address Linkage & Retention to Care and Stigma.
Collaborate with CBOs to assist in identifying locations, times, and events in order to create a successful outreach experience.
Assist with creating a resource list of agencies and community partners that have the capacity and expertise to provide an array of HIV/STD prevention services.
Assist in establishing public/private partnerships within minority communities
Participate regularly in Community Planning and Red Ribbon meetings, health fairs, community screenings, and HIV/AIDS educational presentations as requested by community partners. Distribute current HIV/AIDS information, educational materials and statistics in the community. Participate in the implementation counseling & testing, surveys, focus groups and community assessments. Provide in house testing schedule and conduct HIV/STD/Hepatitis counseling testing with the current preferred method (finger stick for rapid and venipuncture (blood draw) for confirmatory test on all positives) and educational services.
Acts as back-up for EIC/PTC. Maintains adequate quality control documentation related to: Condom distribution and logs, forms distribution; OraSure distribution and logs; Testing-related supplies and materials; Incentives; Training evaluations; Registration of new HIV testing sites; Annual re-registration compliance of existing HIV testing sites; Annual Memorandum of Agreement (MOAs); and counseling & testing and other reporting data as appropriate. Also monitors and supervises the draw station to ensure compliance with OSHA, DOH and other agency rules. This includes but is not limited to ordering and preparing specimens.
Administrative and Lead Duties including but not limited to Prepares and maintains timely and accurate records including work plans and submit all necessary reports on time according to program guidelines and requirements. Maintain professional working relationships with other departments, agencies and community members.
Participate in state wide, meetings, training and local committee, staff, and unit meetings. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Valid Florida Driver’s License
Willing to conduct outreach in any community
Willing to work after hours including weekends
Experience and knowledge in HIV/STD disease testing/counseling, investigation, motivational interviewing, and/or surveillance
Experience in Community engagement, community mobilization, and community presentation
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.
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