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Peer Navigation Specialist

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Gay Men's Health Crisis


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Position Description 

The Peer Navigation Specialist will assist with the implementation of group level interventions for this new multi-year grant dedicated for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary community members. The Peer Navigation Specialist will act as a role model, sharing personal strengths and skills, while promoting hope and recovery. The Peer Navigation Specialist must be knowledgeable of community resources available to clients internally and externally. Duties may also include administering surveys, data gathering, maintaining participant databases, assisting with event organizing, and performing various administrative tasks. 


  Essential Job Functions 

The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job: 

· Health promotion, health education and risk reduction counseling/promotion. 

· Conduct screening and intake sessions for potential participants 

· Assist with facilitation of the relevant group level interventions i.e., Evolution, Train the Trainer, & Seeking Safety) 

· Conduct outreach, recruit, & engage TGNCNB community members  

· Schedule intake appointments with potential new participants. 

· Follow-up on missed appointments, and scheduling and rescheduling appointments. 

· Motivational interviewing and goal setting with clients 

· Coordinate linkage to services with internal and external providers 

· Routine communication with all members of Prevention Programs. 

· Maintain all documentation of services provided via TREAT/AIRS 

· Attend meetings and trainings deemed appropriate and related to the scope of service 

· Adhere to workplace policies and procedures, including confidentiality, documentation, channels of communication, workplace culture, dress code, and conflict resolution. 


  Other Responsibilities 

The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor: 

· Assists with special projects and performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor. 


Education and Certification 

· H.S. Diploma, GED, or HSE required 

· Experience in implementing Community-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs (HIV Testing, Outreach, Benefits Navigation, Programming for TGNCNB communities, etc.) 


Special Skills and Knowledge 

In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following: 

· Ability to make data entries into the computer databases 

· Thorough knowledge of social, health/medical and mental health and wellness systems, including treatment center programs, and the criminal justice system 

· Good verbal, written, computer, communication and interpersonal skills 

· Use of computer software --Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Outlook calendaring, and Excel 

· Bilingual in English and Spanish helpful 

· Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, outcomes-oriented environment

Position Description 

The Peer Navigation Specialist will assist with the implementation of group level interventions for this new multi-year grant dedicated for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary community members…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish helpful

Bilingual in English and Spanish helpful

Location

307 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018

How to Apply

When applying, please include both a cover letter and resume.

For other opportunities at GMHC, visit our careers' site: http://gmhc.org/get-involved/careers


When applying, please include both a cover letter and resume.

For other opportunities at GMHC, visit our careers' site: http://gmhc.org/get-involved/careers


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