I&Q programs serve as temporary housing for San Francisco residents who cannot otherwise isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure. The I&Q programs will operate 24-hour/7 days-a-week as a welcoming, compassionate, trauma-informed, culturally attuned, and user-responsive space. Alongside managing COVID-19 care and prevention, the focus is on utilizing the principles of harm reduction to serve people at increased risk of COVID-19 health complications, psychiatric crisis, substance related harms, trauma, homelessness, and death due to overdose.
The programs treat all participants with compassion, dignity, and respect, regardless of their medical, psychiatric, housing, or substance use status and needs. I&Q sites are staffed with a multi-disciplinary team including health workers, nurses, medical providers, safety monitors, custodians, and drivers. Priority will be given to participant safety, and all staff will be trained in overdose recognition and response.
Isolation is used to separate people who have or are thought to have COVID-19 from those who don’t. Quarantine is used to keep asymptomatic persons who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others during the 14-day incubation period, while they watch for development of symptoms. Program participants are 18 and over adults who fall into one of four categories: 1. COVID positive by diagnostic laboratory test. 2. Person under investigation (PUI) with symptoms concerning for COVID-19 who either need to be tested or is awaiting test results. 3. Asymptomatic Close Contact (ACC) to a positive case who needs to quarantine for 14 days since last contact to the confirmed case. 4. Someone who is confirmed negative for COVID-19 but needs a place to isolate away from others they live with who are positive for COVID-19.
This is a 9-month position from October 2020 through June 30, 2021. This is a 24 hour/7 days-a-week program and we have morning, evening, overnight ,and weekend shifts available. Supervising Health Workers in COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine (I&Q) Services provide direct supervision, oversight, coordination, support, and quality management to I&Q programs under the direction of the Director. The Supervising Health Workers are primarily responsible for direct supervision of I&Q program staff and daily operations, including participant care, staffing coverage, personnel and supervision matters, safety, crisis deescalation, daily operations, ongoing development, and others as they arise. Through staff supervision, training, and direct service, the Supervising Health Workers ensure that all aspects of the program are functioning optimally to create a safe, healthy, and welcoming milieu environment. The Supervising Health Workers act as the on site supervisor in the absence of the Director or Manager.