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Job Title: Hotline Counselor
Job Number:
Organization: Virginia Department of Health
Posted: 6/27/2018
Type: Contract
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Richmond,  VA   
Compensation: Negotiable to $16/hour
Position Description: The Hotline Counselor provides information, referral and crisis counseling to individuals calling the Division of Disease Prevention HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis Hotline and the Medication Assistance Hotline. The hotlines are located at the Virginia Department of Health in Richmond Virginia and operate from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Hotline Counselors help responding to callers’ questions and needs regarding a spectrum of the diseases, signs and symptoms, transmission, risk reduction, counseling and testing. Hotline counselors will be expected to perform the following duties:

• Provide basic statistical information and information on sexually transmitted diseases. • Refer callers to appropriate medical, psychosocial, legal and support services in their communities. • Document type, purpose, and origin of call, especially noting special events such as World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Day, public information campaigns, etc. • Notify supervisor of problem or chronic callers as well as citizen complaints. • Select appropriate educational materials and resources for callers. • Respond to requests for pamphlets, posters, and other materials. • Prepare packages materials for mailing within 48 hours. • Assist in the maintenance and inventory of educational materials. • Lift/move boxes up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally. • Maintain current resources and referrals pertinent to the needs of hotline consumers. • Prepare written reports and documents for printing as required. • Update the resource and referral database. • Communicate regularly with the Division Webmaster to maintain continuity of resource and referral information. • Provide assistance as needed to Division staff for special projects, development of educational materials, selected research, conference preparation, and legislative tracking. • Complete other assignments for Division staff and the Office of Epidemiology including mass mailings for media campaigns and awareness days. • Conduct data entry for ADAP and Hepatitis C morbidity. • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STDs, and viral hepatitis; • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques; • Knowledge of public health principles and practices. • Strong counseling; interpersonal; data entry; and word processing skills. • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; • Ability to conduct research; track legislation; prepare reports; and maintain confidentiality. • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 2/6/2019
Desired Starting Date: 11/6/2018
Contact Name: AGAPITO RUIZ-MILLAN,  Hotline Counselor
Contact Location: 109 GOVERNOR ST

RICHMOND   VA  23225
United States
Contact Location: 109 GOVERNOR ST
 
  RICHMOND   VA  23225
  United States
Contact Phone: 804-864-8009 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: agapito.ruiz-millan@vdh.virginia.gov
Web Address:
How to Apply: These are hourly contract positions to be hired through Premier Staffing Source, Inc. and DO NOT provide Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits. Please email your questions, resume and cover letter to Mr. Agapito Ruiz-Millan at Agapito.Ruiz- Millan@vdh.virginia.gov.

Additional Information: Position open until filled.

Web Site Delete Date: 2/6/2019