Director of Sexual Health Services

Director, Sexual Health Services

The AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC) is seeking a Director of Sexual Health Services to provide leadership, direction and oversight for prevention, education, and screening of sexual health service programs, managers, and staff. These services primarily prioritize members of the LGBTQIA+ communities and people who inject drugs who live on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Program oversight will include the continual review and enhancements of current programs to ensure relevance and be up to date with advancements in the field and/or changing demographics. This would include data driven recommendations for growth and/or revisions to meet the needs of the agency.

Along with the expansion of the ASGCC Drop-in Center to meet the growing needs of the community, major components of the services will include PrEP & PEP services, risk assessments and screening services for HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Provincetown, Hyannis, and Falmouth, 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.

Reporting to the Chief Programs Officer, the Director of Sexual Health will also be 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.

Essential Functions

The essential functions of the Director of Sexual Health Services are:

• Leadership/Management: Manage and provide leadership for direct reports who manage components of the programs provided through Sexual Health Services, including the management in Provincetown, Hyannis, Falmouth, and outreach platforms.

• Program Growth and Expansion:

  • Ensure programming is reflective of the goals of the agency as directed by the CEO/CPO.
  • Continually review and enhance current programs to ensure relevance and be up to date with advancements in the field and/or changing demographics. This would include expanding the ASGCC Drop-in Center services to include on-site prescription capabilities.
  • Provide the CEO/CPO with data driven recommendations for growth, expansion and/or revisions to meet the needs of the agency.
  • Develop and implement new programs as needs emerge. Implement improvements for maximizing efficiencies and provide consistency throughout programs.
  • Develop policies and procedures aligning service delivery with the requirements of government contracts, grants, foundations, or as otherwise required by the organization.
  • Review other provider programs (state & nationally) to support improved systems such as documentation, data collection, and best practice implementation.
  • Develop, review and update procedures for monitoring the quality and quantity of the services being delivered for adherence to outputs, outcomes, goals, expected standards of care, and to meet grant deliverables.

• Direct Services Oversight:

  • Intake: For each participant, ensure intake sessions and risk assessment are conducted to determine participant needs and participants are directed to follow-up care when appropriate.
  • Phlebotomy Services: Manage phlebotomy services, including ensuring all staff maintain phlebotomy certification and carry out phlebotomy in accordance DPH standards.
  • Syringe Program: In collaboration with the Director of Harm Reduction, oversee the syringe program at the ASGCC Drop-in Center, including ensuring staff adhere to syringe service programming policies, and procedures, inventory, data recording, and coordination of staff handling exchanges.
  • PrEP Navigation Services: Oversee PrEP navigation services.

• Outreach Programs:

  • Develop a dynamic outreach model for each ASGCC location to ensure maximum program visibility, provide an opportunity to engage in community awareness and maximize participant involvement. In Provincetown, this would include oversight of multiple outreach staff to canvas streets in summer and during themed events.
  • Design and oversee outreach efforts for all locations for mobile and stationary outreach conducted by staff, peer led interventions conducted by community members, including organizing testing events and activities during traditional/established off-season events.
  • Oversee cultivation of productive relationships with local and Cape wide businesses and agencies such as National Seashore, Police department, Provincetown Business Guild, club/bar owners, merchants, and guest houses.

• Campaigns and Educational Materials:

  • Develop and implement annual marketing plan that outlines material needed to maximize awareness and support corresponding outreach programs.
  • Develop campaign and educational materials for targeted events and prioritized groups.
  • Implement age-appropriate HIV and STD educational programs for students in various high school classroom settings.

Compliance:

  • Maintain agency-wide sexual health service data and complete all reporting requirements on a timely basis.
  • Participate in all relevant DPH related site visits.
  • Develop and implement internal trainings to ensure Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement throughout programs, attend trainings as required by funders and ensure all sexual health service staff attend required trainings.

• Management Team: Participate as a member of the agency Management Team, assist in agency planning including development of work plans, 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 Sexual Health services.

• Participant Complaints: In coordination with program staff, manage and address participant complaints in accordance with the agency’s grievance policy.

• Grants Administration: Understand and manage programs to meet existing grant requirements. In developing new programs, the Director may research new grant opportunities and assist in writing grants and proposals to garner funds to fill existing gaps that will meet the sexual health service needs of at-risk individuals accessing services on Cape Cod.

• Perform other duties and activities as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities

Master’s degree in related field required. LICSW or LCSW a plus.

  • Be familiar with public health priorities that are ASGCC’s focus (including HIV, sexual health, harm reduction, and behavioral health) and knowledgeable about the populations we serve.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to quickly assess a situation and come to a solution.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills. Have excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organizational skills.
  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and acceptable background check required.

A person holding the Director of Sexual Health works both indoors and outdoors, including in offices and community program buildings. There may be times that the Director may encounter sexually explicit language and behaviors at some work environments. Travel between offices is required to meet with staff, stakeholders, and partners and attend events. Travel may be required with little notice.

To apply to this open position, please forward a resume along with a cover letter indicating the position that you are applying to and why you would like to work at the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod to [email protected].

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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.