The Peer Trainer Supervisor is responsible for the successful implementation of the Peer Educator Training program. The training is catered to our HIV-positive men and women and high risk negative population, two cycles per year are conducted solely for women, and the third cycle is for all clients. The Peer Trainer supervisor will coordinate weekly individual supervision of peer trainee to address personal risk reduction plans and conduct monthly booster training that addresses core-training topics. Under the coordination of the Program Coordinator of Women Services, the Peer Trainer Supervisor is responsible for successful implementation of trainee schedules that include street & community outreach services, health presentations and other health communication/public information activities aimed at community awareness and recruitment into HIV/STI/HCV testing services. He/she is responsible for maintaining working linkages with community partners to ensure consistent flow of participants into our peer-training cycles
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Conduct three (3) Peer Education Training cycles per calendar year with a minimum of six (6) trainees per
cycle. Each cycle includes twelve (12) sessions, and may be conducted on consecutive days and/or on a weekly basis.
• Conduct monthly group-level peer-trainee supervisions to review and/or enhance outreach skills and
• Conduct monthly individual-level peer-trainee supervision session to develop and conduct trainees
personal risk reduction plans aimed at addressing the trainees' risk factors.
• Provides HIV/HCV/STI client centered counseling, including assessment, testing and referrals to
prevention services; with accurate, current, and useful information about HIV, risk reduction, and HIV
treatment and care.
• Provide field supervision of program peer educators.
• Responsible for drafting monthly calendar of activities for peer-trainees that include training sessions,
community outreach events, health education/public information activities.
• Work in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and other program staff to appropriately tailor
existing training curriculum, materials, and work processes to serve peer trainees.
• Conduct case finding and client recruitment activities in conjunction with outreach staff; give program-
specific presentations in the interest of inter-agency collaboration, and funder requirements
• Monitor activity implementation with respect to contract deliverables, intervention work-plans, and
departmental corrective action planning
* Perform data collection, entry, management; ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all data; participate in
process and outcome evaluations assessing the efficacy of these interventions
• Produce written reports on program and group activities; maintain accurate and well-detailed
client/group caseload files
The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:
O Assist in evaluation and outcome monitoring efforts for with the Testing and Women's Services
LI Attend all required meetings.
LI Identify outreach venues and conduct outreach in the community.
LI Identify and develop linkages with agencies that provide services to HIV infected individuals. CI Perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required withl-year experience working in HIV prevention
programming, training and or HIV/HCV/STI testing experience. Solid professional experience of over fiveyears may substitute for degree.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:
O Bilingual English/Spanish or English/French a plus
O Excellent communication and documentation skills, particularly group facilitation and counseling
O Non-judgmental approach to client service delivery; understanding of harm reduction and other
theoretical approaches to HIV prevention and behavior change.
LI Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, employees, community
organizations, and the general public
LI Skills in evaluating Peer Educators; working knowledge of the principles of selection, training,
placement, and supervision of peers.
O Ability to exercise significant independence and initiative; excellent organizational skills, attention
to detail and the ability to follow through on complex projects.
O Experience working in low-income communities with the following at-risk populations: immigrant
populations, injection and/or active drug users.
LI Experience implementing CDC-developed behavioral interventions (a plus)
Minimum Education Required