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INPEP ECHO Program Specialist

STATUS

Full time/Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY

The INPEP Program Specialist is responsible for achievement of all objectives associated with the INPEP Program. Indiana Peer Education Program (INPEP). INPEP trains individuals to be peer health educators while experiencing incarceration in Indiana Department of Correction.

REPORTS TO

INPEP Program Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Direct and lead activities associated with
  2. Use personal story, experiences, and knowledge to motivate and empower INPEP ECHO
  3. Organize and execute 40-hour trainings within Strategically choose INPEP Peer Educators through interview process and train selected peer educators to effectively communicate factual health education to their community.
  4. Provide ongoing support to INPEP Peer Educators through monthly site visits and communication with IDOC liaisons.
  5. Ensure accurate education by auditing 10-hour trainings held by INPEP peer educators, updating teaching resources for peer educators on a regular basis, and providing factual answers to all questions submitted by peer educators to INPEP ECHO.
  6. Maintain open communication and build strategic relationships with IDOC site Coordinate site visits, gate releases, TeleECHO sessions, and trainings with the site liaison in a timely manner.
  7. Cofacilitate monthly TeleECHO sessions, providing ongoing support and education to peers. Identify and coordinate for field experts to provide relevant continuing education didactics during TeleECHO sessions.
  8. Collaborate with providers and stakeholders in the community to facilitate successful reentry of peer educators. Develop reentry plans individualized to each peer and provide case management during the reentry period.
  9. Create and update program materials on an ongoing
  10. Keep detailed record of program data and
  11. Develop and maintain partnerships with IDOC facilities and
  12. Uphold all standards and responsibilities required of an IDOC
  13. Work as part of an interdisciplinary, interorganizational
  14. Perform general administrative duties as assigned, including copying, mailing, ordering supplies, answering phones, etc.

COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Quality – Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness and attention to
  2. Communication – Clearly communicates with others both orally and in
  3. Collaboration – Works well with a team as well as
  4. Initiative – Works effectively with minimal
  5. Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Sets goals and objectives; Practices effective time-management skills.
  6. Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality through continuous improvement.
  7. Cost Consciousness – Looks for and suggests cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue.
  8. Ethics – Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works ethically and with integrity; Upholds organizational mission and values.
  9. Organizational Support – Supports and promotes organization’s mission and
  10. Strategic Thinking – Contributes ideas to achieve organizational

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Associate degree and 2 years’ related experience preferred.

Experience with INPEP ECHO while incarcerated in Indiana Department of Correction preferred.

A combination of lived experience, work experience, and/or certification as defined below may be considered in lieu of degree.

Lived Experience

  • Living with, in recovery from, or caring for others with, viral hepatitis, HIV, addiction, homelessness, trauma, mental illness, etc.
  • Attempted to access healthcare as a member of communities that have been traditionally excluded from access including Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex (LGBTQIA+); physical ability, or national origin, people who have experienced homelessness, or anyone with a history of criminal justice involvement.

Work Experience

  • One or more years working as a community health worker, case manager, care coordinator, or linkage to care worker.

Certification

  • Certification as a Community Health Worker Certification or Indiana Addictions Professional

Language Ability:

Ability to read and speak English required.

Other Skills:

Proficiency with Word and Outlook, ability to learn additional programs required.

Dependable transportation required at all times; position may entail travel throughout Indiana.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not supervise others.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

INPEP ECHO requires work within Indiana Department of Correction. Reentry services may also be offered at Step-Up, the client’s home, hospitals, nursing homes and/or other locations as needed; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to use standard office equipment such as computers, phone, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines, and is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ACCESSIBILITY

Step-Up, inc. actively strives to create a workspace that appreciates and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This includes establishing planning committees, and equitable hiring practices, and engaging professional trainers and consultants for all levels of the organization.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must regularly work 37 ½ hours per week, additional hours may occasionally be required. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds with or without assistance; Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear; While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to bend, twist and squat.

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