HIV Services Navigator (PFY)

Reports to: PFY Project Director
Full-time: 37.5 hours/week

Responsibilities:

1) Provide community and social media-based outreach to young gay and bisexual men and transgender women (ages 13-45) throughout Nassau County, Long Island, with a focus on African American and Latino populations for PEP/PrEP services and HIV testing. 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 HIV testing services.
2) Facilitate psycho-educational and social support group, Mpower Vida (a Latinx program that assist GBT persons, ages 18-45 in Nassau County), once per week. This includes recruitment and retention of clients for MpowerVida, 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
3) 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.
4) 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.
5) Provide evaluation, linkage to medical services and ongoing monitoring for all PEP/PrEP clients.
6) Coordinate linkage to STI testing as well as ongoing medical care for newly diagnosed HIV positive clients.
7) Promote the initiation of, retention in and adherence to, client centered sexual health based medical interventions.
8) Maintain all required electronic and written records of testing, linkages and outreach activities, in addition to maintaining monthly statistics of clients served.
9) 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. 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, Queens and Suffolk Counties is required – must have own transportation (car and driver’s license).

 

If interested in applying, please email a resume and cover letter to Tawni Engel, PFY Project Director, at tengel@longislandcrisiscenter.org

No phone inquiries please.

Data Entry Specialist

Reports to Assistant Director

Part-time: 25 hours / $20 per hour

Responsibilities:

  1. Input programmatic/service delivery data into AIDS Institute Reporting System (AIRS)
  2. Maintain and ensure data integrity via monthly reports
  3. Participate in monthly phone calls to discuss data findings
  4. Maintain open and ongoing communication with both Nassau and Suffolk agency Directors to ensure that data is properly reflecting programmatic/service delivery goals.
  5. Responsible for data collection/analysis on agency quality improvement projects

Requirements:

  • Keen awareness and attention to detail
  • Skilled in data entry and data analysis
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must be available mornings & afternoons; some weekends as needed
  • Demonstrate high level of responsibility & trustworthiness
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Flexible when assigned various tasks by supervisor
  • Experience working with LGBTQ young people a plus
  • Bi-lingual a plus

If interested in applying, please email a resume and cover letter to Tawni Engel, PFY Project Director, at tengel@longislandcrisiscenter.org

No phone inquiries please.