High Risk Prevention Specialist
State of Wyoming - Cheyenne, WY

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Enjoy a small town atmosphere only 100 miles from Denver, with no state income tax, and an average of 300 days of sunshine each year with nearby access to skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, other outdoor activities.

This position serves as the High Risk Prevention Specialist for the Communicable Disease Unit, directing community and individual behavior change. It is central to the community and population outreach for the Communicable Disease Unit, including responsibility and direction for the Community Planning Group (CAPPA), HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Counseling and Testing Trainings and well as Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST) trainings, Prevention with Positives, Peer Educators, Substance Abuse/Mental Health entities. Apply to help make a difference in the health and well being of the citizens of Wyoming!

  • Represents the program by serving as liaison to various state level interdepartmental programs, non-profit coalitions, and/or committees.
  • Maintains, supports, and enhances the outreach of the Unit Care and Prevention Planning Alliance (CAPPA); coordinates and facilitates all aspects of quarterly meetings and adherence to grant objectives related to the federal programs that support HIV and ADAP committees.
  • Provides input and assists in budget preparation and administration for granted projects; develops and analyzes program expenditure data related to budget allocation to maximize federal dollars and identify expenditure or service anomalies.
  • Promotes information and education about HIV/STD/Hepatitis prevention through community grant allocation to include working with communities to identify appropriate populations and tailored interventions.
  • Patient risk and services data entry and quality assurance for all Communicable Disease Unit Programs which includes database development, maintenance and management.
  • Researches requirements and develops goals and objectives for future program implementations.
  • Assures development of services and actual service delivery meets the needs of the participants, and assures areas of concern with service delivery are appropriately addressed.
  • Assesses providers adherence to federal, state and agency standards, assessing effectiveness of service provision, data compilation and analysis.

  • Knowledge of effective behavorial interventions.
  • Knowledge of cultural, social norms and the values of diverse populations to ensure a cultural competency when working with clients across the spectrum.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of grant writing, grant administration, management and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of marketing, social marketing, customer service, group dynamics, public relations, advocacy and outreach strategies.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication; ability to work effectively with peers.
  • Knowledge of state and federal government policies and procedures, HIPAA, and other pertinent confidentiality laws and ability to apply them to relevant work assignments.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in a healthcare related field.

*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code HSHP08) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at: http://statejobs.state.wy.us/lookup.aspx

The State of Wyoming has NO state income tax! WDH offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, employer funded retirement, deferred compensation program, longevity pay and opportunities for advancement.

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