Adolescent Wellness Counselor-HIV Initiative:
CHOP

80281-en_US
CHOP
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
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LOC_3550_MKT-3550 Market Street Req ID: 80281

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Responsible to the AI Program Manager for engaging adolescents living with and at high risk for contracting HIV in health care and prevention services including: PrEP/PEP assessments and navigation services, sexual health/risk reduction counseling, medication guidelines and adherence, and basic needs assessments. Work collaboratively with the Adolescent Initiative team to serve the psychosocial and medical needs of HIV-positive and HIV-negative youth seen in the Adolescent Initiative clinic. Responsible for all reporting and necessary documentation and meeting all grant requirements.

Preferred applicant will have:

  • Bachelors degree in Health or social science required plus two years experience.   
  • Experience in a hospital, health organization or mental health agency is preferred.  
  • Interest in sexual health education, risk-reduction counseling and/or HIV prevention. 
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in providing culturally-competent counseling services to  minority populations. 
  • Experience working with adolescents, families, and literacy issues is a plus.
  • Computer skills, data entry experience and medical assistance training is a plus.

 

In this role you: will also providee training and technical assistance to community partners and providers throughout the CHOP network on PrEP access and services.

Collaborates with Philadelphia Department of Public Health to coordinate STI testing, treatment and to facilitate partner services.

Job Responsibilities

1.Counsels patients around HIV and STI transmission, risk reduction strategies and partners with patients to create individualized prevention plans. Educates patients about medication guidelines and adherence strategies. Assess patient readiness to begin HAART therapy in collaboration with the AI team, create medication start plan with each patient, and co-monitor patient medication adherence

2.Maintains personal documentation in multiple data systems on a weekly and monthly basis (Epic, CAREWare, Evalweb). Prepares quarterly reports on Wellness Counselor activities to submit to funders

3.Assists Program Manager in completing grant applications to fund the Wellness Counselor role and CQI activities.

4.Coordinates with Philadelphia Health Department for Partner Services referrals

5.Attends all trainings as required by funding agencies.

6.Supports, interprets, & facilitates compliance with CHOP, Adolescent Initiative’s procedures & policies and documentation standards.

7.Serves as a member of the Adolescent Initiative multi-disciplinary team.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Health or social science required plus two years experience.    
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in providing culturally-competent counseling services to urban minority populations.  
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  •  Experience in a hospital, health organization or mental health agency is preferred.  

  • Interest in sexual health education, risk-reduction counseling and/or HIV Prevention preferred. 
  • Experience working with adolescents, families, and literacy issues is a plus.
  • Computer skills, data entry experience and medical assistance training a plus. 
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Ability to effectively use verbal and written communication to share psychosocial information.
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with patients, families and staff.
  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and assists staff in understanding this diversity.
  • Ability to identify community resources for families and advocate on their behalf.
  • Ability to present self with professional approach and appearance with high level of emotional maturity.
  • Ability to learn public health policy and health care legislation and respond to it as a family advocate.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:[email protected]

 

 

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