Health Services Consultant 3 - Washington State Department of Health
This recruitment is for three (3) full-time permanent Health Services Consultant 3 positions within the Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics (DHCS), Office of Infectious Diseases, HIV Client Services.
The Health Disparities Consultant (Bi-lingual) provides technical assistance and capacity building to contracted agencies to develop, implement and administer virtual community based supportive services and community based supportive services in non-traditional locations. Community based supportive services are located where people live, work and play.
In this position, you’ll develop, implement, and monitor program guidance incorporating currents and emergent best and promising practices. You’ll also work across all disease profiles as part of the HIV Community Services Team reduce health disparities.
Ending the epidemics of HIV, Hep C, STDs, and Opioid Overdose requires an intentional focus on reducing disparities, as well as, systems and processes that are culturally relevant and accessible to historically marginalized and underserved communities.
The Peer Navigation Consultant contributes to the office mission of Ending the Epidemics of HIV, Hep C, STDs, and Opioid Overdose in by team coordinating Peer led Services and services for People Living with HIV (PLWH) over 50.
In this position, you’ll develop the peer navigation program within HIV Community Services as well as incorporate additional disease profiles as we move toward a focus. Coordination includes developing and monitoring training standards, determining curricula and determining best practices. You’ll provide programmatic direction and oversight including recommending funding levels for contracted agencies peer navigation programs. This position also provides technical assistance and capacity building contracted agencies as they develop, implement and administer peer led services and services designed for PLWH over 50.
Peer led navigation services have demonstrated effectiveness in engaging newly diagnosed, lost-to-care, and/or non-virally suppressed people living with HIV. More than half of PLWH in Washington state are over 50. 50+ community engagement activities ensure that those aging with HIV receive the support services that they need.
The Stigma Reduction Consultant works as part of the HIV Community Services Team to implement programs, systems and processes that explicitly acknowledge and attempt to reduce stigma in its many manifestations, including but not limited, to HIV status, Hep C status, drug use, sexual orientation, race, class, gender and disability status.
You’ll provide technical assistance and capacity building to contracted agencies as they develop, implement, administer and evaluate public health activities that effectively reduce stigma. You’ll also work across all disease profiles within the Office of Infectious Disease and serve as a senior health consultant on stigma reduction.
• Option 2: Seven (7) more years of professional management, consultative experience or lived experience in a health services program.
• One (1) or more years of professional level experience in the following:
o HIV, Hep C, STDs, and Opioid Overdose.
o Working within a culturally diverse environment.
• Demonstrated experience in the following:
o Communicating complex technical information via oral presentations and written materials to individuals and audiences of different education levels and learning styles.
o Using a computer including word processing, spreadsheets, email, PowerPoint and the Internet.
Note: In order to qualify for the Health Disparities Consultant (Bi-lingual) position, an applicant must also be able to read, write and interpret English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
• Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working within of HIV, Hep C, STDs, and Opioid Overdose systems of care.
• One (1) year of experience helping others apply for medication assistance programs by assisting them with their applications.