Community Engagement Specialist

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week

Reports to: Community Program Manager

Work Site: Bellmore, Nassau County

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the oversight of YTG persons of color (POC) employment program comprised of three YTG persons of color. This includes recruitment, providing weekly supervision, professional development, ongoing feedback and skill assessment, and maintaining employee records.
  2. Establish and maintain YTG POC community advisory board which will meet once per week. Collaborative activities must focus on the development and execution of events, regional Discord channel, and addressing social determinants of health.
  3. Conduct HIV/STI/PrEP/PEP testing and screening services within an HIV status-neutral model of care. This includes conducting behavioral risk screenings, social determinants of health screening, providing personalized cognitive counseling, and linking clients into case management to promote ongoing care engagement regardless of HIV status.
  4. Assist with the identification of key YTG POC influencers to promote testing services within their social networks
  5. Identify new medical and essential support service providers who have a history of proving services to YTG community.  This includes attending initial meetings, assisting with the formalization of working agreements, and tracking agreement renewals.
  6. Develop and execute new internal date-to-care program in collaboration with data team and PFY Director with the goal of re-engaging out-of-care persons living with HIV/AIDS into care.
  7. Provide linkage support to HNS for all out-of-care person to promote engagement in essential and/or medical support services (ex: food pantry, housing assistance, insurance navigation, name change)
  8. Promote the initiation of, retention in and adherence to, client centered sexual health based medical interventions.
  9. Maintain all required electronic and written records of testing, community advisory board meetings/activities, linkages and outreach activities, in addition to maintaining monthly statistics of clients served.
  10. Additional activities as assigned by the Community Program Manager.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or some college in related field required. Professional or lived experience working with or being a trans person of color is desirable. Knowledge of sexual health prevention services and/or public health knowledge a plus. Candidate must be comfortable being outgoing and speaking to individuals from various backgrounds/experiences.  Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have strong organizational skills, exhibit a high level of trustworthiness, and have strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires both late evening and weekend scheduling. Travel throughout Nassau, Queens and Suffolk Counties is required – must have own transportation (car and driver’s license). Bilingual English/Spanish is a strongly preferred. Trans people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Lizeth Villa, Community Program Manager, [email protected]

HIV Services Navigator I

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week                                                      

Grants: Nassau PrEP, Sun River PrEP, COC, ASH MSM                                   

Reports to: Sexual Health Services Manager

Work Site: Bellmore, Nassau County

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide community and social media-based outreach to young gay and bisexual men and transgender women (ages 13-30) throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, with a focus on African American and Latino populations for PEP/PrEP services and HIV/STI 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, and providing education on PEP/PrEP and HIV testing services.
  2. Provide confidential HIV and STI testing and counseling for high-risk individuals during programming, via mobile testing services, 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.
  3. Utilize electronic health record system to coordinate and schedule all express STI testing appointments which includes conducting insurance verification
  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 and support for all PrEP/PEP support program enrolled clients.
  5. Identify, screen, and link new PrEP/PEP clients monthly to agency’s HNS/PrEP support programs.
  6. Provide comprehensive sexual health testing/screening services at agency-sponsored events and at community-based events/venues (bars, clubs, parties).
  7. Coordinate linkage to STI testing as well as ongoing medical care for newly diagnosed HIV positive clients.
  8. Promote the initiation, retention in, and adherence to, client-centered sexual health based medical interventions.
  9. Maintain all required electronic and written records of testing, linkages and outreach activities, in addition to maintaining monthly statistics of clients served.
  10. Additional activities as assigned by the Sexual Health Services Manager.

Requirements:

Some college preferred, high school diploma or equivalent is considered.  Experience (work or lived) with the LGBTQ community, including HIV testing and prevention work, along with individual counseling experience a plus. Bilingual English/Spanish is a strongly preferred. Good 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) within one year of employment.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Dervis Pulgar, Sexual Health Services Manager, at [email protected]     

Social Worker III

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week                                                                       

Reports to:  LGBTQ Services Manager

Site: 65% remote, 35% on site work at Nassau location

Core Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide client-centered, strength-based, ongoing supportive counseling services to LGBTQ+ identified clients, including bilingual/monolingual (Spanish speaking) clients. This includes conducting initial and ongoing assessments, service documentation, and maintaining client files as appropriate.
  2. Provide drop-in crisis counseling services to LGBTQ clients during agency programming and events (on-site or community-based)
  3. Conduct comprehensive behavioral risk assessments and work collaboratively with each client in creating counseling goals.
  4. Identify areas of need within social determinants of health domains; food, housing, employment, transportation, medical, social, and link clients to supportive services as needed to maximize optimal client outcomes.
  5. Responsible for weekly facilitation of parent/adult family member support group, Pride for Parents. This includes empowering members to identify psycho-social educational topics for group, recruitment, program promotion, maintain all corresponding records of group activities, and promoting inter-group mutual aid.
  6. Provide clinical support during PFY’s weekly drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-20 (Coffeehouse) including being physically present at the office during group time (7pm-11:30pm), providing drop-in counseling services as needed, and providing support for staff, interns, and volunteers if facilitator is handling a crisis.
  7. Provide linkage and referrals for appropriate services for all clients served.
  8. Responsible for ongoing maintenance of client files, group documentation work, and data collection/submission.
  9. Must adhere to all HIPAA, OSHA, and HIV/AIDS policies and legal requirements/regulations.
  10. Other duties as assigned by LGBTQ Services Manager.

Requirements:

Must have Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling. New York State licensure is required upon employment or within 60 days of employment. Must have demonstrated work experience providing individual counseling and group facilitation. Demonstrated experience working with lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, non-binary, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) individuals preferred. If a candidate does not have direct working experience with LGBTQ individuals, candidates must demonstrate working knowledge and competency related to the LGBTQ community. Ability to engage and work collaboratively with diverse communities:  health and human services, educational, communities of color, LGBT communities, and civic and religious organizations. Bilingual English/Spanish is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires both evening and weekend availability. Must have internet bandwidth to support the provision of telehealth services as needed. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and Social Media platforms preferred. Travel throughout Nassau County is required – must have driver’s license and reliable transportation.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Maria Demauro, LGBTQ Services Services Manager, at [email protected]     

Social Worker IV

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week                                                                       

Reports to:  LGBTQ Services Manager

Site: 65% remote, 35% on site work at Nassau location

Core Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide client-centered, strength-based, ongoing supportive counseling services to LGBTQ+ identified clients, including bilingual/monolingual (Spanish speaking) clients. This includes conducting initial and ongoing assessments, service documentation, and maintaining client files as appropriate.
  2. Provide drop-in crisis counseling services to LGBTQ clients during agency programming and events (on-site or community-based)
  3. Conduct comprehensive behavioral risk assessments and work collaboratively with each client in creating counseling goals.
  4. Identify areas of need within social determinants of health domains; food, housing, employment, transportation, medical, social, and link clients to supportive services as needed to maximize optimal client outcomes.
  5. Responsible for weekly facilitation of Women’s Group. This includes empowering members to identify psycho-social educational topics, develop and execute group social activities, recruitment, program promotion, maintain all corresponding records of group activities, and promoting inter-group mutual aid.
  6. Provide clinical support during PFY’s weekly drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-20 (Coffeehouse) including being physically present at the office during group time (7pm-11:30pm), providing drop-in counseling services as needed, and providing support for staff, interns, and volunteers if facilitator is handling a crisis.
  7. Provide linkage and referrals for appropriate services for all clients served.
  8. Responsible for ongoing maintenance of client files, group documentation work, and data collection/submission.
  9. Must adhere to all HIPAA, OSHA, and HIV/AIDS policies and legal requirements/regulations.
  10. Other duties as assigned by LGBTQ Services Manager.

Requirements:

Must have Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling. New York State licensure is required upon employment or within 60 days of employment. Must have demonstrated work experience providing individual counseling and group facilitation. Demonstrated experience working with lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, non-binary, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) individuals preferred. If a candidate does not have direct working experience with LGBTQ individuals, candidates must demonstrate working knowledge and competency related to the LGBTQ community. Ability to engage and work collaboratively with diverse communities:  health and human services, educational, communities of color, LGBT communities, and civic and religious organizations. Bilingual English/Spanish is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires both evening and weekend availability. Must have internet bandwidth to support the provision of telehealth services as needed. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and Social Media platforms preferred. Travel throughout Nassau County is required – must have driver’s license and reliable transportation.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Maria Demauro, LGBTQ Services Services Manager, at [email protected]