Social Worker

Full-time:  37.5 hours/week                                                      

Reports to: Regional Program Manager

Contracts:  RPSSI Suffolk

Work Site: Deer Park, Suffolk County

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the supervision and professional development of four part-time LGBTQ+ peers. This includes recruitment, providing weekly supervision, professional development, ongoing feedback and skill assessment, maintaining employee records, and ensuring programs/service deliveries are efficiently and effectively delivered.
  • Provide client-centered, strength-based, ongoing supportive counseling to LGBTQ+ individuals who are at-risk of HIV transmission or living with HIV/AIDS.  This includes conducting initial and ongoing assessments, service documentation, and maintaining client files as appropriate.
  • Provide clinical backup to weekly/monthly programs/events as needed.
  • Provide client-centered, strength-based, case management services to LGBTQ+ individuals who are at-risk of HIV transmission or living with HIV/AIDS. This includes conducting initial and ongoing comprehensive behavioral risk assessments, developing client-centered action plans, reviewing action plans, service documentation, and maintaining client files as appropriate.
  • Provide at-risk case management clients with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post Exposure Prophylaxis support services
  • Provide linkage support to promote engagement in essential and/or medical support services (ex: food pantry, housing assistance, insurance navigation, name change)
  • Provide rapid HIV, confirmatory HIV, and syphilis testing as needed.
  • Promote the initiation of, retention in and adherence to client-centered sexual health-based medical interventions.
  • 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.
  • Additional activities as assigned by the Regional Program Manager

Requirements:

Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling preferred.

Bachelor’s degree considered with proven demonstration and knowledge of sexual health prevention work, program management, with supervisory experience (2 years minimum).

Professional or lived experience working with or being BIPOC/TPOC preferred.  Strong knowledge of HIV prevention, PEP/PrEP, U=U, sexual health education, and the LGBTQ+ community in Suffolk County preferred.

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. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. Work schedule requires both evening and weekend availability. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, Sharepoint). Travel throughout Nassau, and Suffolk Counties is required – must have own transportation (car and driver’s license) or other available means to travel.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Brandon Canell, Regional Program Manager, [email protected]

LGBTQ Services Navigator

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Reports to: Assistant Director – Operations and Programs

Contracts:  LGBT HHS

Work Site: Deer Park, Suffolk County

Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate Friday night drop-in center (weekly Coffeehouse). Coordinate data collection, program evaluation, and reporting required by NYS D.O.H., including but not limited to weekly statistical summaries and program evaluations. Oversee drop-in center staff, interns and volunteers, develop promotional materials, coordinate weekly schedule, plan weekly activities, and conduct staff retreats for Coffeehouse.
  2. Provide Professional Trainings to Health and Human Service and School professionals in priority towns (Deer Park, Brentwood, Wyandanch, Bay Shore, Amityville, Central Islip) to increase cultural relevancy and knowledge of the LGBTQ community and HIV/STI Prevention. Identifying Key Stakeholders (outreach)
  • Provide client-centered Case Management to a caseload of LGBTQ+ clients with the goal of addressing and assisting with the navigation around social determinants of health.
  • 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.
  • Provide clinical support during PFY’s weekly program for LGBTQ+ adults (Queer Connect) including the provision of drop-in counseling services, and support for staff, and interns if the facilitator is handling a crisis.
  • Supervise the Community Liaison including the provision of direct weekly supervision and professional development and assigning tasks.
  • Participate in statewide LGBT Health and Human Services Network committees and conferences as assigned
  • Must adhere to all HIPAA, OSHA, and HIV/AIDS policies and legal requirements/regulations.
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Assistant Director – Operations and Programs

Requirements:                    Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other Health and Human Services field required. Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling, plus work experience with adolescents, including HIV prevention work, individual and group counseling and/or case management preferred. Proven competency in providing services to LGBTQ+ youth, particularly youth of color, is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is also highly preferred. Public speaking experience and expertise is also required. Ability to engage and work collaboratively with diverse communities:  health and human services, educational, communities of color, LGBT communities, and civic and religious organizations. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires occasional weekend availability. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and Social Media platforms preferred. Travel throughout Western and Central Suffolk County is required – must have driver’s license and reliable transportation.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Aiden Jay Kaplan, LMSW, Assistant Director – Operations & Programs, [email protected].org

Community Liaison

Hours:  37.5 hours/week                                                                             

Reports to:  LGBTQ Services Navigator

Contracts: LGBT HHS

Work Site: Deer Park, Suffolk County

Core Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide engaging psychoeducational workshops on the topics of Understanding Sexual Orientation, Understanding Gender, and Allyship in Action in Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges/Universities, and Community Based Organizations across Nassau county and western Suffolk County.
  2. Responsible for identifying key stakeholders within priority high schools and middle schools, developing relationships with these stakeholders and promoting PFY’s Community Education and GSA Support Services.  
  3. Responsible for the coordination of Annual Conference for GSA members and advisors including recruitment/outreach, event promotion, and collaboration with community partners/presenters.
  4. Responsible for identifying social spaces and social media sites where communities gather and conducting outreach to engage LGBTQ individuals in PFY’s programs and services.
  5. Establish relationships with GSAs in high priority school districts and provide weekly support to members including group facilitation, drop-in counseling, and providing linkages and referrals for appropriate services as appropriate.
  6. Represent PFY at health and community fairs, community events, and schools while tabling with agency promotional materials to engage community members in PFY services.
  7. Must adhere to all HIPAA, OSHA, and HIV/AIDS policies and legal requirements/regulations.
  8. Additional tasks as assigned by LGBTQ Services Navigator  

Requirements:

Bilingual (Spanish/English) required. Must have bachelor’s degree in human services or related field. 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. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Work schedule requires occasional weekend availability. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and Social Media platforms preferred. Travel throughout Western and Central Suffolk County is required – must have driver’s license and reliable transportation.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Aiden Jay Kaplan, LMSW, Assistant Director – Operations & Programs, akaplan@liccpfy.org

Community Health Specialist

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Reports to: Assistant Director – Operations and Programs

Contracts:  LGBT HHS

Work Site: Deer Park, Suffolk County

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for weekly facilitation of Social Group for LGBTQ Adults. 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.
  2. Provide client-centered Case Management to a caseload of LGBTQ+ clients with the goal of addressing and assisting with the navigation around social determinants of health.
  3. 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.
  4. Responsible for identifying social spaces and social media sites where communities gather and conducting outreach to engage LGBTQ individuals in PFY’s programs and services.
  • Participate in statewide LGBT Health and Human Services Network committees and conferences as assigned
  • Must adhere to all HIPAA, OSHA, and HIV/AIDS policies and legal requirements/regulations.
  • Additional tasks as assigned by Assistant Director – Operations and Programs

Requirements:              Bachelors degree in Social Work, Health and Human Services, or Related field is required. 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 preferred. 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.

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Aiden Jay Kaplan, LMSW, Assistant Director – Operations & Programs, akaplan@liccpfy.org

Program Assistant III

Full Time: 37.5 hours/week              

Reports to: Assistant Director – Operations & Programs    

Work Site: Deer Park, Suffolk County

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist all staff with requested tasks in order to help keep programs and events running smoothly (clerical, organizing, cleaning, shopping, etc.)
  2. Provide van transportation for clients attending sexual health appointments at local health clinics. Additional van transportation may be required as needs are identified. Van services include tracking van permissions slips, taking calls for van requests, driving the van to central Suffolk locations to pick up clients, and dropping clients off after programming.
  3. Answer phones and delegate calls as appropriate. Program Assistants should be prepared to answer questions about available programming and when applicable sign clients up for services (ex. Counseling Waitlist, Project Thrive).
  4. Assist clients on site with accessing the agency Food Pantry including bagging nutrition items for clients and completing forms related to Food Pantry access. Program Assistant III will also be responsible for serving as liaison with Food Pantry partners to attend trainings and ensure that agency is meeting requirements to maintain Food Pantry Certification.
  5. Coordinate with IT and Building Manager to resolve any IT and Maintenance Issues
  6. Reconcile petty cash & maintain balance for client travel reimbursements
  7. Keep records of all staff time sheets and audit records on a monthly basis.
  8. Attend weekly Staff Meetings and report our on operations and office items that have been observed since the last Staff Meeting.
  9. Purchase supplies and food for programs (on-line and in-store) and maintain records of all receipts. Also responsible for ensuring receipts are properly documents and sent to Fiscal Department to ensure timely tracking of expenditures.
  10. Errands as needed (Ex. Picking up items are local convenience store, mailing items at post office, etc.)
  11. Maintain inventory of supplies, food, promotional materials, condoms and other sexual health materials etc.
  12. Must adhere to all HIPAA, OSHA, and HIV/AIDS policies and legal requirements/regulations.
  13. Additional tasks as assigned by Assistant Director – Operations & Programs

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Current New York state driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Must be available mornings & afternoons; some weekends as needed
  • Demonstrate high level of responsibility & trustworthiness
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Flexible when assigned various administrative tasks by supervisor
  • Experience working with LGBTQ young people

All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to: Aiden Jay Kaplan, LMSW, Assistant Director – Operations & Programs, akaplan@liccpfy.org