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Health and Prevention Coordinator (2 positions available)

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time

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Pacific Pride Foundation

Position: Health & Prevention Coordinator (2 positions available)

Department: Programs

Location: Operations in Santa Maria – partially remote

JOIN THE PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION STAFF

Work with a purpose and work with passion. For 45 years, Pacific Pride Foundation has been the leading provider of LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS programs & services on California’s Central Coast. We are looking for top talent to join our committed staff, dedicated to action and engagement in our communities, ensuring a vibrant, visibile, and thriving LGBTQ+ community. We serve a diverse and robust LGBTQ+ community as well as people at risk for HIV/AIDS, businesses, partner agencies and more.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This full-time, 40 hours/week position is based in the Santa Maria office, with significant travel to mobile service sites throughout Santa Barbara County. The Health & Prevention Coordinator reports to the Health & Prevention Manager as part of the Health & Prevention team. This position focuses on HIV/Hep-C testing, education, and early intervention, including PrEP navigation and syringe exchange services and strategies designed to reach those served by our opioid response programs – specifically people who use IV drugs, and LGBTQ+ people.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

HIV & Hep C Testing

  • Enter data related to HIV & Hep C testing (client demographics, number of tests administered).
  • Communicate and collaborate regularly with the Program Manager, who oversees all HIV & Hep C testing.
  • Assist with client intake, introductory paperwork and testing at events off-site — and on-site during testing appointments.
  • Be currently, or become certified in HIV & Hep C testing and test counseling.
  • Inform and provide clients resources about PrEP; refer to PrEP provider
  • Counseling clients about harm reduction tactics re: injection drug usage

Syringe Exchange:

  • Support PPF’s Syringe Exchange 2 – 3 evenings per week, out of our Health Utility Vehicle, at locations throughout Santa Barbara County. This includes:
    • Training and managing a team of volunteers for each site
    • Safely collecting and disposing of used syringes
    • Counseling clients about harm reduction tactics re: injection drug usage
    • Updating our data tracking program during each exchange
    • Directly working with clients who are under the influence
  • Distribute syringe services supplies between the SB and SM Offices under the direction of the Health & Prevention Manager.
  • Order and organize all syringe services supplies
  • Complete data entry for Health & Prevention Programs.

Opioid Overdose Prevention:

  • Prepare Naloxone supplies kits for distribution to clients and partner organizations; distribute Narcan/Naloxone supplies at syringe exchange sites, from PPF offices, and through other community partnerships.
  • Train syringe exchange and other interested clients and partner organizations on administering Narcan/Naloxone and using Fentanyl testing strips — to prevent death by opioid overdose.
  • Educate on the Opioid Crisis and the impact of Naloxone.

Community Outreach:

  • Represent Pacific Pride Foundation on various community committees
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Health & Prevention Coordinator should have the following skills and experience:

  • Education requirement: minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or work experience equivalent.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in databases/CRM, G-Suite, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Sensitive to confidential information
  • Ability to manage and work with multiple deadlines and prioritize
  • Strong preference for a bilingual candidate – Spanish and English.

The Health & Prevention Coordinator must also be able to:

  • Complete and pass a background check, including ability to work with youth
  • Drive and operate company vehicles with valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle record report
  • Lift 25+ pounds and work in outdoor and indoor spaces
  • Work evenings weekly and occasional weekends as needed

COMPENSATION:

  • $25/hr

JOB TYPE: Full-time

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates can apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to careers@pacificpridefoundation.org.

Pacific Pride Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, political affiliation, marital or family status, age, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Pacific Pride Foundation values candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we strive to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and accountability, creating opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

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