• HIV Services Navigator (PFY-Suffolk)

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week
Contracts: LI Prevention/CART

Reports to: Project Director

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate psycho-educational and social support group, Mpower Vida (a Latinx program that assist GBT persons, ages 17-30 in Suffolk County), once per week. This includes recruitment and retention of client for Mpower Vida, maintaining client records including sexual health follow up dates/linkages, coordinating activities and various events for group through the use of the core group Mpowerment model
  • Co-facilitate the high impact evidence based intervention, Mpowerment, once 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 and bisexual 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 and bisexual 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 13-30) 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:

Bachelor’s 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 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 own transportation which includes driver’s license and vehicle. Bilingual Spanish/English is required. 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, MSW, 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 Galo Cunto at gcunto@longislandcrisiscenter.org.

No phone calls, please!