Occ. Code 6468110

                             

 

 

aids program representative 1, grade 16

6468110

aids program representative 2, grade 20

6468120

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Positions in this title series provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention, health care, and supportive services to at-risk and HIV-infected individuals, and HIV prevention education to the public. Incumbents perform program outreach, and deliver HIV prevention education, counseling, and testing services to individuals in community and correctional facility settings.

 

These positions are located in the non-competitive jurisdictional class, and are classified at the Department of Health (DOH).

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

AIDS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE 1:  performance level; provides HIV prevention, education, health care, and supportive services to infected individuals, and delivers HIV prevention education to the public.

 

AIDS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE 2:  supervisory level; provides direct supervision to Aids Program Representatives 1; monitors, evaluates, and reports program activities to upper level staff.

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Public Health Representatives perform programmatic reviews related to the content of an assigned public health program.  Activities include oversight of program content; developing performance measures and evaluating effectiveness; providing quality assurance for local providers; providing educational information, training, and quality of service standards for public health service programs; monitoring grant and contract programs; and providing assistance  to local health departments in developing quality public health outreach and intervention services in order to promote, improve, and protect the health of the citizens of New York State

 


 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

          AIDS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE 1

 

-        Conducts HIV pre- and post-test counseling; and collects blood, oral fluid, and other body fluid specimens for HIV antibody testing in community and correctional facility settings.

 

-        Gathers and records information for infected individuals contacts, performing contact tracing and notification services.

 

-        Conducts HIV prevention workshops, educational presentations, and program outreach for a variety of groups.

 

-        Completes HIV statistical forms and reports on clinical and outreach activities for upper level review.

 

-        May perform clinical services at program sites, ensuring that supplies are stocked, individuals are scheduled appropriately, individuals are tested, and that individuals receive their test results and appropriate pre- and post-test counseling.

 

-        May provide HIV hotline counseling and referral services.

 

          AIDS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE 2

-        Supervises one or more Aids Program Representatives 1 in the implementation of Aids Institute programs and services, and day-to-day activities for HIV counseling and testing programs.

 

-        Provides counseling and testing services in cases requiring heightened levels of sensitivity towards the background and needs of program clients.

 

-        Promotes clinical services and establishes referral agreements through partnerships with Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) facilities.

 

-        Oversees the collection of data related to counseling and testing activities, clinical use, and educational presentations.

 

-        Evaluates data collected from program operations and prepares written program and policy recommendations for upper level review.

 

-        May oversee one or more program sites, ensuring that supplies are stocked, individuals are scheduled appropriately, and that individuals receive their test results and appropriate pre- and post-test counseling.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

          Aids Program Representative 1

 

Non-competitive: four years of experience providing services targeted to low income or prison populations:

 

1.     in a public health or counseling program, OR;

 

2.     in a health-related, health education, or a recognized community service program, OR;

 

3.     as a health planner (CPR training, cooperative extension-nutrition, family planning, or other appropriate area).

 

College study in a health, education, counseling, psychology, or social work field may substitute for the required experience at a rate of 30 credits equaling one year.

 

          Aids Program Representative 2

 

Non-competitive: five years of experience providing services targeted to low income or prison populations:

 

1.     in a public health or a counseling program, OR;

 

2.     in a health-related, health education, or a recognized community service program, OR;

 

3.     as a health planner (CPR training, cooperative extension-nutrition, family planning, or other appropriate area).

 

One year of experience must have been as a program administrator, manager, and/or supervisor of professional program staff.

 

College study in a health, education, counseling, psychology, or social work field may substitute for the required experience at a rate of 30 credits equaling one year.

 

Date:  8/16

 

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.