Website Matrix Human Services

DEPARTMENT:       Matrix Community Health, Tobacco Cessation Program

REPORTS TO:       Tobacco Treatment Supervisor

SUPERVISES:        None

FLSA:    Exempt

JOB SUMMARY/ACCOUNTABILITY:

Provides direct Tobacco Cessation services for persons living with HIV/AIDS in accordance with contract specifications. Conducts client assessments, education, and counseling utilizing motivational interviewing incorporating the 5 A’s – Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related health/human service field or related direct client service experience which has been performed under the supervision of a human services professional for a period of two years of full-time service. Must successfully complete Motivational Interviewing, Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training, and Freedom from Smoking Facilitator Training within 6 months of hire.
  • Comfortable in a culturally diverse environment and demonstrates awareness of the value of cultural competence, sensitivity in task implementation, and comfort engaging in conversations regarding sexual health and well-being.
  • Ability to take ownership and showcase interpersonal skillset. Good verbal and written skills. Able to communicate effectively.
  • Understanding of the functions of patient advocacy and knowledge of rules and regulations concerning HIPAA and client confidentiality.
  • Well-organized and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks; self-driven; achieves desired results and adapts favorably to changing priorities. Highly effective problem-solving ability.
  • Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Outlook, able to learn and effectively utilize client software database.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates competency in all facets of smoking cessation clinical interaction including the 5 A’s of Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange.
  • Conducts smoking cessation treatment in accordance with the Tobacco Dependence Treatment Clinical Guidelines.
  • Works with HIV + individuals in all stages of tobacco usage consisting of tobacco users who are willing to quit, those unwilling to quit, and those who have recently quit providing interventions to assist in motivating, supporting, and sustaining efforts to cease their use of tobacco.
  • Utilizes motivational interviewing in all facets of interaction. Provides individual counseling on tobacco dependence. Provides group educational sessions as needed.
  • All administration documentation (grant data statistic submission, reports, etc.) are completed fully and within time frames designated.
  • All clinical documentation are completed fully and within time frames designated.
  • Educates and builds relationships with other providers of service including physicians, clinics, and the public. Markets tobacco cessation services to the community through active participation in AIDS Walks, World AIDS Day, and other miscellaneous community events/activities/fundraisers. Maintains awareness of community changes that could impact service delivery.
  • Maintains professional conduct with colleagues and facilitates effective interaction in one on one situations and in meetings. Ability to be a team player. Participates in ongoing training to increase skill level as both a presenter and an active audience member. Maintains knowledge of current requirements of regulatory, standards of care, licensing and accreditation agencies, and up-to-date smoking cessation guidance.
  • Staff maintains professional conduct with clients including being on time for visits, returning phone calls, maintaining professional boundaries, and educating clients on all MHS services. Understanding of the functions of patient advocacy and knowledge of rules and regulations concerning HIPAA and client confidentiality. Comfortable in a culturally diverse environment and demonstrate awareness of the value of cultural competence, sensitivity in task implementation, and comfort engaging in conversations regarding sexual health and well-being.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

WORKING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Works in multiple different sites including office, medical clinics and community settings. Periodically may need to do patient home visits. It is common to drive to multiple locations, sometimes in inclement weather. Primarily works traditional business hours but at times may need to be able work non-business hours, such as on weekends or evenings.

 

CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND ETHICAL CONDUCT:

  • All personnel of Matrix must adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics and incorporate Continuous Quality Improvement efforts into their everyday performance.
  • All employees of Matrix Community Health must adhere to the federal regulations and requirements of the respective grant funding their position as well as the Performance Standards, Licensing rules, and be of Good Moral Character as stated in the Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission and values of Matrix Human Services

To apply for this job please visit www.matrixhumanservices.org.