Director of Prevention and Screening

JOB TITLE: Director, Prevention & Screening

The AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) is seeking a Director of Prevention & Screening to provide leadership and direction for prevention, education, and screening services managers and staff. These services primarily prioritize members of the LGBTQIA+ communities and people who inject drugs (PWID) who live on Cape Cod and the Islands. The Director, P&S is also responsible for representing the agency on various panels, public forums and community meetings in a manner that exemplifies ASGCC’s values, expertise, and commitment to the cause.

Currently located in Provincetown, Hyannis, Falmouth, Martha’s Vineyard – and with two Mobile Outreach Vans serving the Cape and Islands – ASGCC has been providing care and prevention services for people impacted by HIV/AIDS for nearly 40 years. Our services for people living with HIV include extensive case management, transportation assistance, access to food and nutrition services, housing assistance, and a wide range of other services to help people living with HIV lead healthy lives; additionally, ASGCC provides services for those at risk for HIV, including traditional HIV prevention (including STI screenings and preventative medications such as PrEP), as well as a robust Harm Reduction services program, including free Narcan distribution and syringe services.

As the leading provider of overdose prevention services in the region, we are at the forefront of the fight against the opioid epidemic on the Cape. We are deeply committed to serving people who experience stigma and discrimination, whether based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation/identity, socio-economic status, health status, and/or on one’s relationship to substances.

JOB SUMMARY: The Director, P&S has responsibility for Program Managers and their direct staff. This position oversees Cape-wide harm reduction services and counseling and screening services for HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Provincetown, Hyannis, Falmouth, and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as mobile services, which includes mobile testing, community education and work performed both in offices and out of the agency’s Mobile Outreach Van.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions of the Director, P&S are:

  • Leadership/Management: Manage and provide leadership for direct reports who manage components of the programs provided through Prevention & Screening Services, including the Program Managers in Provincetown, Hyannis, Falmouth, and outreach platforms. Manage the team to ensure all sites and team members adhere to program policies and protocols.
  • Case Supervision: Provide oversight on cases, including coaching staff on specific individual cases. Ensure all staff participate in individual and group clinical supervision, including tracking attendance of same to ensure the policy is applied equally amongst team. Ensure staff are given the appropriate supports needed for workers providing services in a trauma-informed capacity.
  • Direct Services:
    • Intake: Ensure that team provides each participant with an initial intake and risk assessment to determine participant needs. Additionally, ensure that risk assessments are performed at following client/participant engagements so that all client/participants receive comprehensive services and meaningful engagement.
    • Phlebotomy Services: Manage phlebotomy services, including ensuring all Prevention and Screening staff maintain phlebotomy certification and conduct phlebotomy services in accordance DPH standards.
    • Syringe Program: Direct the syringe services program, including ensuring Program Managers and staff adhere to syringe service programming policies, and procedures, inventory, data recording, and coordination of staff handling exchanges.
    • Outreach Programs: Design, implement and oversee outreach efforts for each site, including outreach conducted by staff, peer led interventions conducted by community members, individual level interventions including risk assessments and supportive referrals, group level interventions including Centers for Disease Control behavioral science programming mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Health (MDPH). Work with team to develop outreach plans based on site and trends (e.g., at the Drop-in Center, a year-round design differing from a more robust “summer” outreach staffing model).
    • Campaigns and Educational Materials: Develop campaign and educational materials for targeted prioritized groups in conjunction with leadership team, and in compliance with standards set by the MDPH concept team. Implement age-appropriate HIV and STI educational programs for students in various high school classroom settings. Develop new programming, often in conjunction with other agencies that also serve individuals affected by or at risk for HIV. In developing new programs, the Director may work with the Head of Development to write grants and proposals to garner funds to fill existing gaps and that will meet the prevention and screening needs of at-risk individuals living on Cape Cod.
  • Compliance: In supervising Program Managers, ensure quality assurance so that all required documentation is up to date among prevention and screening caseloads, including periodic reviews of charts, across all sites. Maintain agency-wide prevention and screening data and complete all reporting requirements and coordinate same with Data Analyst. Ensure proper maintenance of all charts, including updates, comprehensive testing results documents and archiving. Participate in all relevant DPH related site visits. Attend all trainings as required by funders and ensure all prevention and screening staff attend required trainings.
  • Management Team: Participate as a member of the agency Leadership Team, assist in agency planning including development of workplans and reports. Assist in the development of proposals for procurement of services and other agency initiatives.
  • External Relationships: Represent the agency on various panels, public forums and community meetings in a manner that exemplifies ASGCC’s values, expertise, and commitment to the cause. Strengthen community partner relationships to promote Prevention & Screening services.
  • Participant Complaints: In coordination with Program Managers, manage and address participant complaints in accordance with the agency’s grievance policy.
  • Grants Administration: In coordination with the Chief Programs Officer, administer subcontracts including HIV counseling and testing services (CTS) program activities as directed by regional CTS contract holder.

Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

Responsibility and Accountability

An employee in the position of Director of Prevention & Screening Services reports into the Chief Programs Officer is responsible for directly supervising Program Managers, including hiring, performance evaluations, training, and self-development for both them and their direct reports, promotions, performance management and resolution of same. The Director is also responsible for representing the agency on various panels, public forums and community meetings in a manner that exemplifies ASGCC’s values, expertise, and commitment to the cause.

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Health, Social Work, Human Services Management, or a related field required; and 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Must have solid understanding of principles and practices of harm reduction and the importance of providing nonjudgmental services throughout the participants’/clients’ continuum of healthcare.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Must have strong communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to quickly assess a situation and come to a solution
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C (HCV), and harm reduction, and familiarity with the impact of the opioid epidemic on Cape Cod and related issues and the LBGTQIA+ culture preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations Required:
Driver’s License required. LICSW or LCSW a plus.

Technical Skills Required:
Must have solid computer skills, including MS office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Google Drive, web searches, and email). Must be proficient in use of Mac computers. Knowledge of databases and design pertinent to managing operations data also required.

Job Type: Full-time

Reports To: Chief Programs Officer

For questions (including to request full job description), please contact hr@asgcc.org. To apply for the Director, Prevention & Screening position, please submit cover letter and CV/resume to hr@asgcc.org.

ASGCC is an equal opportunity employer. A core value of the organization is our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome all qualified individuals to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and /or other factors that define who you are.