• Social Worker (Bilingual)

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week

Reports to:  Director of PFY Program Management and Development

Responsibilities:

  • Provide grant management for the following programs and contracts: AI Queens PrEP Damian, AI Queens PrEP Northwell. This includes: overseeing contract deliverables ; monthly reporting ;creation of annual work plans; assisting the Director of PFY Program Management and Development with ongoing and annual budget management and spending; AIRS reporting; program evaluation and ongoing development; coordination of  monitoring visits and serving as the point of contact for AIDS Institute contract managers.
  • Responsible for professional development and supervision of identified staff (Queens Outreach Specialist I, Queens Outreach Specialist II and YMSM Service Navigator ) via one-to-one supervision, assignment of duties, observations, coordination of training programs, orientation, appreciation events and annual performance reviews among other activities.
  • Responsible for ongoing program development of Mpower VIDA including : Psycho-social educational topics for group, recruitment and retention of potential clients for Mpower VIDA, maintaining client records including sexual health follow up dates/referrals, coordinating activities and various events for group through use of core group Mpowerment model at Mpower VIDA.
  • Maintaining and developing social media related to job functions and continued communication/promotion of related activities at programming.
  • Carry a caseload of bilingual (Spanish) clients for ongoing counseling/case management.
  • Provide linkage and referrals for appropriate services for clients in house and externally.
  • Supervise student interns as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of PFY Program Management and Development.

Requirements:

Master’s degree in social work and license preferred. Bachelor’s degree plus work experience with young gay and bisexual men, including HIV prevention work, individual and group counseling and/or previous outreach experience will be considered. Experience and strong skills with the supervision and ongoing training of staff is required.   Proven competency providing services to young gay and bisexual men, particularly young men of color is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is also required. Strong knowledge of HIV prevention and sexual health education. Ability to engage and work collaboratively with diverse communities: health and human services, educational, communities of color, LGBT communities, and civic and religious organizations.   Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires both evening and weekend availability. Ability to manage time well and handle multiple tasks. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Social Media platforms. Travel throughout Nassau, Queens and Suffolk Counties is required – must have own transportation (car and driver’s license).

All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Galo Cunto, LMSW, at gcunto@longislandcrisiscenter.org.

No phone calls, please!

 

 

  • HIV Navigator

Part-time:  25 hours/week

Reports to: PFY Suffolk Project Director

Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial screenings, linkage and ongoing monitoring/adherence counseling sessions for all PEP/PrEP clients in Suffolk County.
  • Provide community and social media-based outreach to young gay and bisexual men and transgender women (ages 13-45) throughout Long Island (heavily focused on Suffolk County), with a focus on African American and Latino populations for PEP/PrEP services. Community outreach venues will include local colleges, bars, nightclubs, street/neighborhood locations etc. Social media outreach will include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and dating apps such as Grindr and Jack’d. Outreach will include tabling, giving out safer sex packets, providing education on PEP/PrEP and related services.
  • Maintain all required electronic and written records of screenings, follow ups, linkages and outreach activities, in addition to maintaining monthly statistics of clients served.
  • Attend community meetings to develop relationships and promote Suffolk based services as an extension of Pride for Youth.
  • Additional activities as assigned by the Project Director.

Requirements:

Bachelors degree in related field preferred, associate’s degree/or two years college considered,  plus work experience with the LGBTQ community, including HIV testing and prevention work, along with individual counseling experience. Strong work experience in HIV prevention will be considered in place of formal education. Proven competency providing services to young gay & bisexual men, and transgender women, particularly individuals of color, is preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish is also preferred. Strong knowledge of HIV prevention, PEP/PrEP and sexual health education. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires both evening and weekend availability. Ability to manage time well and handle multiple tasks. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Travel throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties is required – must have driver’s license.

All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Devon Zappasodi at dzappasodi@longislandcrisiscenter.org.

No phone calls, please!

 

 

  • HIV Services Navigator (PFY-Suffolk)

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week

Reports to: PFY Suffolk Project Director

Responsibilities:

  • Co-facilitate the high impact evidence based intervention, Mpowerment, twice per week. This includes but is not limited to: program promotion, planning of meetings, evaluations, client assessments (initial and quarterly) and execution of larger events.
  • Provide confidential HIV testing and counseling for high-risk individuals during programming and by appointment, with a particular focus on young gay, bisexual and queer men and transgender women of color. Maintain all HIV testing logs, equipment and records.
  • Conduct PrEP/PEP evaluations with high-risk individuals with a particular focus on young gay, bisexual and queer men and transgender women of color. This includes coordinating linkage into medical services with ongoing monitoring for all PrEP/PEP enrolled clients.
  • Provide evaluation, linkage to medical services and ongoing monitoring for all PEP/PrEP clients.
  • Coordinate linkage to STI testing as well as ongoing medical care for newly diagnosed HIV positive clients.
  • Promote the initiation of, retention in and adherence to, client centered sexual health based medical interventions.
  • Provide community and social media-based outreach to young gay/bisexual/queer men and transgender women (ages 13-45) throughout Suffolk County, Long Island, with a focus on African American and Latino populations. Community outreach venues will include local colleges, bars, nightclubs, street/neighborhood locations etc. Social media outreach will include Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and dating apps such as Grindr and Jack’d. Outreach will include tabling, giving out safer sex packets, providing education on PEP/PrEP, HIV testing, and program services.
  • Maintain all required electronic and written records of testing, linkages and outreach activities, in addition to maintaining monthly statistics of clients served.
  • Additional activities as assigned by the Project Director.

Requirements:

Bachelors degree in related field preferred. Associate’s degree, two years/some college, or significant work experience with the LGBTQ community and HIV prevention considered. Must have strong working knowledge of HIV prevention, PEP/PrEP and sexual health education. Proven competency providing services to young gay, bisexual and queer men, and transgender women, particularly individuals of color, is a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires both evening and some weekend availability. Ability to manage time well and handle multiple tasks. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram is a must with abilities in Photoshop and/or Illustrator a plus. Travel throughout Suffolk is required with some sporadic Nassau travel. Must have a valid drivers license. Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred. LGBTQ individuals of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Devon Zappasodi at dzappasodi@longislandcrisiscenter.org.

No phone calls, please!

 

 

  • Queens Outreach Specialist

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week
Reports to: YMSM Services Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Provide evaluation, linkage and ongoing monitoring for all PEP/PrEP clients in Queens.
  • Provide community and social media-based outreach to young gay and bisexual men and transgender women (ages 13-30) throughout Queens, with a focus on African American and Latino populations for PEP/PrEP services. Community outreach venues will include local colleges, bars, nightclubs, street/neighborhood locations etc. Social media outreach will include Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and dating apps such as Grindr and Jack’d. Outreach will include tabling, giving out safer sex packets, providing education on PEP/PrEP and related services.
  • Maintain all required electronic and written records of assessments, follow ups, linkages and outreach activities, in addition to maintaining monthly statistics of clients served.
  • Supervise Peer Navigator associated with Queens PrEP services
  • Attend community meetings to develop relationships and promote Queens based services as an extension of Pride for Youth.
  • Additional activities as assigned by the Director of HIV services.

Requirements:

Bachelors degree in related field preferred, associate’s degree/or two years college considered,  plus work experience with the LGBTQ community, including HIV testing and prevention work, along with individual counseling experience. Proven competency providing services to young gay & bisexual men, and transgender women, particularly individuals of color, is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is also preferred. Strong knowledge of HIV prevention, PEP/PrEP and sexual health education. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires both evening and weekend availability. Ability to manage time well and handle multiple tasks. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Travel throughout Nassau and Queens Counties is required.

All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Devon Zappasodi at dzappasodi@longislandcrisiscenter.org.

No phone calls, please!