Mpowerment Services Navigator (PFY-Bellmore)
Full-time: 37.5 hours/week
Reports to: Project Director – Suffolk
Contracts: CoC, CDC Nassau
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conduct Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC) intervention with high risk MSM during rapid HIV testing/Comprehensive Sexual Health Assessment appointments.
- Conduct confirmatory HIV testing for all preliminary positive test result clients.
- Coordinate linkage to STI testing/treatment as well as ongoing medical care for newly diagnosed HIV positive clients.
- Carry a caseload of (15-25) case management HIV Navigation Services (HNS) clients. This includes but is not limited to developing client centered action plans, service/provider coordination, client follow ups, file organization, and data service tracking.
- Identify, recruit, and facilitate quarterly POL intervention to high risk YMSM and transgender young adult clients.
- Promote the initiation of, retention in and adherence to, client centered sexual health based medical interventions.
- Organize, promote, facilitate quarterly 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.
- 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 stats and narrative compilation for COC and CDC Nassau grants.
- Review and develop targeted outreach plans with PFY Project Director – Suffolk on a quarterly basis.
- 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 required. 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 should submit their cover letter and resume to:
Devon Zappasodi, PFY Director – Suffolk
No phone calls please!