Compassionate human services professional dedicated to working with disadvantaged and marginalized people and communities. The last 8 years were spent supervising a community based minority health agency program that provided HIV/AIDS street outreach prevention and education.
Promoted to Program Coordinator of HIV AIDS Services after two years of employment.
Supervised and directed the work of 5 staff members and 5 volunteers.
Research and identified best practices for agency's prevention programs.
•Coordinate and oversee SCOPE program( Street and Community Outreach Prevention Education) in accordance with agency objectives and requirements of State, United Way and federal funding sources. Represent agency on various community committees and boards. Make presentations on behalf of agency and coordinate agency participation in events such as World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Day, National Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, National Condom Week, ect.
•Program development, evaluation, and reporting by collecting and monitoring data and reports by assessing community and agency needs for HIV services. Assessing progress of programs in relation to HIV needs in the community. Assessing funding opportunities and collecting and monitoring data and reports for funding sources and the submission of monthly, quarterly and yearly reports to Assistant Executive Director
•Monitor staff job performance and ensure that they maintain appropriate credentials and certifications. Coordinate and provide orientation training to all new SCOPE employees. Facilitate monthly staff meetings and conduct quarterly and annual performance reviews with staff
•Provided therapeutic intervention services to female substance abusers utilizing CDC Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Intervention ( DEBI)
•Coordinated and facilitated monthly health education /HIV risk reduction sessions in jails, substance abuse treatment facilities and halfway houses.
•Facilitated S.I.S.T.A. intervention in jails and substance abuse treatment facilities
•Prioritize HIV prevention needs of target population and proposed high priority strategies and interventions
Researched community resources for client referrals
•Supervised staff of 12 and responsibility included the orientation and training of new staff to organization policy and procedures
•Transcribed medication orders from physicians and ordered medications
•Developed culturally appropriate case management care plans for HIV positive residents
•Comprehensive assessment of HIV positive clients health care, psychosocial , environmental and financial needs using a person centered approach
•Conducted home visits for clients that lacked ability to come into the office
•Referral of clients to local education, social services and health care agencies
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