Prevention Services Navigator (PFY-Bellmore)
Full-time: 37.5 hours/week
Reports to: Project Director
- Provide community and social media-based targeted outreach to young gay/bisexual/queer men and transgender individuals of color (ages 17-30) throughout Nassau County, Long Island, with a focus on Black/African American and Hispanic/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.
- Facilitate the high impact evidence based intervention, MpowermentLI (Nassau), twice per week (Wednesdays and Thursdays). This includes but is not limited to: program promotion, planning of meetings, evaluations, client assessments (initial and quarterly), monthly “Sex Talks,” and execution of larger events.
- Organize, promote, facilitate three community level interventions designed to engage high risk YMSM and transgender individuals of color into prevention programming and direct low-threshold medical services. This includes event promotion and execution, flyer creation, social media promotion, and targeted outreach.
- Provide confidential HIV and rapid syphilis testing for high-risk individuals during programming, virtual testing sessions, mobile testing, and by appointment, with a particular focus on young gay and bisexual men and transgender individuals of color.
- Maintain all required electronic and written records of testing, linkages and outreach activities, in addition to maintaining monthly statistics and narrative reports regarding clients served.
- Responsible for monthly service stats and narratives for grant reporting
- Adhere to all OSHA, HIPAA, and HIV/AIDS Confidentiality laws and regulations.
- Additional activities as assigned by the Project Director.
Bachelors degree in related field preferred. Prior work experience with LGBTQ communities of color and HIV prevention preferred. 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 must. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be well organized, have strong attention to details, and be self-motivated. 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 Long Island is required. Work schedule requires both evening and weekend availability. Must have own transportation which includes driver’s license and vehicle. Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred. LGBTQ individuals of color and/or individuals living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.
All interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume directly to:
Devon Zappasodi, PFY Director, Dzappasodi@liccpfy.org