STI/HIV Community Outreach Coordinator - August 2023

Position Status




NHC Position Type

Outreach Coordinator

Position Summary

The primary mission of the Allegheny County Health Department’s STI/HIV program is to prevent the spread of STIs and HIV in the county. This is done through testing and treatment of infected individuals, as well as notifying and following their partners for testing and treatment. A critical part of preventing the spread of STIs and HIV is educating the public and healthcare providers about how STIs and HIV are transmitted, testing options, and what to do and where to go to for treatment. 

The member will be responsible for conducting community outreach regarding testing and treatment options with health care providers connected with substance abuse treatment; as well as community-based programs. The member will work with other ACHD community-based programs to attend events encouraging people to seek testing and treatment and informing them about ACHD's and other testing and treatment clinics. They will also work with other organizations to help plan and organize community events around sexual health. 

The member will also work with ACHD MOU partners to ensure that patients who are tested and treated are documented consistently in PA NEDSS per the agreement.

The member will reach out to substance abuse treatment facilities to discuss STI/HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. They will be working with substance abuse treatment facilities who are currently not testing or under testing for STIs/HIV and identify challenges and barriers to providing these services to patients. They will address resources to increase testing at these facilities to expand community prevention efforts and to curb the spread of these infections. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing outreach to agencies to build awareness
  • Providing outreach to stakeholders to identify issues
  • Providing health education to at-risk populations
  • Developing and distributing new materials geared towards patients, clients, and/or organizations

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Multi-tasker; able to balance
  • Able to build strong relationships
  • Community engagement/outreach skills
  • Detail-oriented and comfortable speaking with others about sexual health related topics

Knowledge Required for the Position

  • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements
  • Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options.
  • Knowledge of STIs/HIV transmission, prevention, and testing and treatment options.


  • The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.


  • Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.


  • Member must use considerable judgment in adapting current or developing new guidance


  • Member must use considerable judgment in adapting current or developing new guidance

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

  • The member is required to investigate or analyze a variety of unusual conditions, problems, or questions

Nature of Contacts

Purpose of Contacts

  • To give or exchange information
  • To provide customer service
  • To resolve problems or arrive at compromise solutions with people who have different viewpoints, goals, or objectives
  • To motivate, influence, or educate people to support behavior change

Special Considerations

  • Personal vehicle required

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

In addition to NHC Standard Checks, all NHC Pittsburgh members are required to complete and pass criminal history checks for Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute/Diversified Care Management (DCM). Great Lakes/DCM is a third party vendor contracted with the Allegheny County Health Department (operating site for NHC Pittsburgh) to distribute NHC Pittsburgh member stipends. NHC Pittsburgh members are onboarded to Great Lakes/DCM system only when the checks have been completed and the member has passed those checks.  Along with these checks, ALL NHC Pittsburgh Members Are Required to be Vaccinated against COVID-19. 

The checks that all NHC Pittsburgh members would be required to complete and pass for Great Lakes/DCM are the following: 1) Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance), 2) National Sex Offender Registry Clearance,  3) Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance, and 4) Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance - ONLY completed via Identogo PA).

NHC members do not have to pay for the completion of these checks. Great Lakes/DCM will distribute payment codes for the Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance) and Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance which is conducted through Identogo PA ( PA FBI fingerprinting agency). The National Sex Offender Registry Clearance and Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance) will be completed by Great Lakes/DCM upon receiving requested information that members will be asked to submit.