Adolescent Wellness Counselor

Adolescent Wellness Counselor
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Adolescent Wellness Counselor

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LOC_3550_MKT:3550 Market StreetReq ID:80281 Shift: Days Employment Status:Regular : Full Time

Job Summary 13;
Responsible to the AI Program Manager and direct Supervisor for implementation of the Adolescent Initiative Model (AIM) a sexual health/risk reduction and medication initiation/adherence intervention. Work collaboratively with the Adolescent Initiative team to serve the psychosocial and medical needs of HIV+ adolescents seen in the Adolescent Initiative clinic. Responsible for all reporting and necessary documentation and meeting all grant requirements.

Preferred applicant will have:

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Bachelors degree in Health or social science required plus two years experience.
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Experience in a hospital, health organization or mental health agency is preferred.

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Interest in sexual health education, risk:reduction counseling and/or HIV prevention.
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Work collaboratively as part of a multi:disciplinary team.
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Experience in providing culturally:competent counseling services to minority populations.
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Experience working with adolescents, families, and literacy issues is a plus.
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Computer skills, data entry experience and medical assistance training is a plus.

Job Responsibilities 13;

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, and facilitates compliance with CHOP, Adolescent Initiatives procedures and policies and documentation standards.

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

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations 13;
Required Education and Experience 13;
: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 and Cert/Lic 13;
: 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 13;
: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.

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patie


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