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Posting Number TSU202416 Official TSU Title PROGRAM ASSISTANT SHAPE Grant Title PROGRAM ASSISTANT SHAPE Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision, the TSU SHAPE Initiative CHANGE (Change through Healing, Awareness, Networks, and Gateways to Empowerment) program is a grant-funded university and community-based partnership established to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minorities with substance use or co-occurring disorders that are also at-risk for HIV or HIV positive. The TSU SHAPE Initiative Program Assistant provides health screenings, case management services, and conducts community outreach and engagement among Greater 3rd and 5th Ward program participants. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and performance is based upon contribution to all program operations.

This is a Grant Funded Position.

Essential Duties Summary

• Conducts HIV, Hepatitis-C, and STI screenings.
• Identifies and maintains a database of community resources and social services to address program participant unmet needs.
• Manages a participant caseload in need of continual social service support, resources, and referrals with consistent follow-up.
• Serves as a program preceptor for field students assigned to the program, as needed.
• Maintains client records and confidentiality.
• Attends all team meetings as scheduled.
• Assists with the maintenance of files and records pertinent to the program, maintains office supply inventory reports, provides some administrative/clerical functions, and carries out routine office/program procedures.
• Recruits, trains, and coordinates on-campus and external outreach activities and/or events.
• Manages daily office operations, schedules appointments, and answers phones.
• Secures reliable transportation and be able to travel locally.
• May require some evenings and weekends.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range $18.280160 - $21.9357 Education

Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Required Licensing/Certification

Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Federal, State, Local, and County laws.
• General policies, procedures, and practices.
• HIPAA Compliance.
• Mobile technology.
• Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Survey Monkey, and similar applications.

Skill in:
• Problem-solving and decision-making.
• Multitasking and time management.
• Operating standard office equipment and mobile technology.
• Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
• Analyze and interpret data.
• Prepare detailed reports.
• Work independently and as part of a team.
• Communicate effectively.
• Secure and maintain human subjects and behavioral prevention/intervention training certifications.

Work Experience

Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience.

Current licensure as a Bachelor or Master-level Social Worker ( LBSW or LMSW ) in the State of Texas preferred.

A minimum of 6-months paid or volunteer experience working with HIV / AIDS and/or substance using populations preferred.

Fluent in Spanish preferred.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Stoop, bend, kneel, and lift.
Sitting or standing in one location.
Use of manual dexterity and fine motor skill.
Carry objects of light weight.
May require some evenings and weekends.

Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)
UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants. Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have six (6) months to one (1) year of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Current licensure as a Bachelor or Master-level Social Worker (LBSW or LMSW) in the State of Texas?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 6-months paid or volunteer experience working with HIV/AIDS and/or substance using populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you fluent in Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a valid Texas Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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