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Social Network Strategies Health Educator

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Iris House, Inc.
|
New York, NY

Iris House, Inc.


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Published 23 days ago

February 22, 2021
$45,000 - $45,000

           POSITION SUMMARY

The Social Network Strategies Health Educator (SNSHE) is responsible for recruitment of Network Leaders and coordination of their activities in recruiting network associates. He will oversee all HIV/HEPC/STI testing activities for the SAMHSA program and will conduct coaching and pre- and post-test counseling. The  SNSHE will reach and test 300 individuals, including black and Latino MSMs, Transgender and high-risk youth who are HIV negative or positive or of unknown status through implementation of a Social Network Strategy (SNS) where the population lives, works and socializes, including at bars, clubs, strolls and parks, homeless shelters, internet sites and other high-risk venues. The SNSHE will document results, refer individuals to medical care for confirmatory testing and treatment and conduct follow-up to ensure maintenance in care.  The SNSHE will work with the Program Manager and other staff to identify, coach and train social network strategies recruiters.  The SNSHE will assist in data collection and provide feedback to the Program Manager and Evaluation Coordinator on ways to improve the effectiveness of the program and the response rate. 

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS

1.     Responsible for conducting pre- and post-test counseling to at risk individuals to potential recruiters and network associates.

2.     Provide HIV, HEPC and STD prevention/risk reduction counseling, including PrEP, and

appropriate referrals for medical appointments, care and treatment services.

3.     Provide educational workshops to youth and young adults on HIV, substance use and

mental health.

4.     Coordinate outreach and community engagement activities with program peer educators.

5.     Providing coaching sessions to the recruiters and network associates participating in the

program.

6.     Follow-up every 30 days, 90 days and offer motivational interviewing session until the

client is engaged with a primary care provider and document in client’s chart.

7.     Monthly and annual reports submitted to the Program Manager and funder.

8.     Perform other duties as assigned by the Program manager or other Iris House senior staff.


OTHER POSITION FUNCTIONS

1.     Ability to work late nights and weekends as needed by the program.

2.     Demonstrates teamwork and open communication.   


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related field or equivalent educational and work experience.


Experience:    Minimum of two year demonstrated experience

with HIV outreach and/or counseling and testing experience.


Other Requirements:  Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred. Must have knowledge of HIV/HEPC/STI counseling, testing and referral services, partner counseling and referral, testing and

referrals systems. Must have knowledge of HIV/AIDS primary and secondary prevention strategies and HIV transmission. Must have knowledge of PrEP/PEP.  Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations related to area of entitlement, responsibility, such as HIPAA, confidentiality and privacy laws. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Current Driver’s License and good driving record preferred.

Some travel required for outreach activities.


CONTACTS                 

Internal: Frequent contact with Iris House clients and department staff members; occasional contact with visitors.

External: Frequent contact with community and/or other agencies.  Occasional contact with

contract provider.

 



 




 





 






 







           POSITION SUMMARY

The Social Network Strategies Health Educator (SNSHE) is responsible for recruitment of Network Leaders and coordination of their activities in recruiting network associates. He will oversee all HIV/HEPC/STI testing…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Health Insurance

Dental/Vision Insurance

403b matching

Employee Assistance Program

Health Insurance

Dental/Vision Insurance

403b matching

Employee Assistance Program

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred

Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred

Location

On-site
2348 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY 10030

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