Early Intervention Services (EIS) Specialist


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/16/2018

Address

34 Park Avenue
Bay Shore
New York
11706
United States

Description

Position Summary

The LGBT Network is seeking a full-time Early Intervention Services (EIS) Specialist aimed at connecting HIV positive individuals to needed treatment services and supporting their medication adherence in Nassau and Suffolk counties. This position will report to the Assistant Program Manager, HIV/STD Services.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Early Intervention Services (EIS) Specialist is responsible to:

  • Conduct community based, mobile, and online outreach engaging high-risk gay and bisexual men and transgender women
  • Conduct on-site screenings to determine HIV risk, status and testing history
  • Make referrals for follow up appointments for HIV testing and comprehensive screening/assessments
  • Conduct on-site and mobile HIV testing and STI screening services
  • Perform comprehensive assessments of HIV+ individuals and assist in making necessary medical and social service appointments for HIV+ clients, including arranging for transportation and escort to services as needed
  • Provide individual counseling employing the evidenced based intervention Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)
  • Follow up with HIV positive individuals engaged in treatment on a routine basis
  • Conduct PrEP/PEP outreach and education to providers and community members
  • Facilitate weekly substance free and HIV prevention programming
  • Assist with data collection, program reporting and quality improvement activities
  • Attend staff and individual supervision meetings, trainings and conferences as appropriate

 

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work or related field
  • MSW with counseling experience preferred  
  • Two-plus years of experience in performing HIV outreach to high risk populations in nontraditional settings
  • Two-plus years of experience employing HIV evidence based interventions to help counsel and engage individuals in treatment
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required
  • Experience conducting/delivering HIV testing and STI screenings preferred
  • Proficiency with computer skills such as Microsoft Word and Excel

 

Other Requirements

  • Flexible work schedule a must, as this position requires afternoon to early evening hours and weekends
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver license as this position will require travel throughout Nassau and Suffolk County
  • Excellent interpersonal and phone skills and ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Strong public speaking and networking skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills for handling multiple tasks at once

Benefits

Medical coverage

Dental / Vision coverage - 100% of premiums covered

401(k) with substantial match

Life Insurance Policy

Three weeks vacation to start.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish required

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@lgbtnetwork.org

http://www.lgbtnetwork.org/careers

Qualified applicants should submit and attach both a cover letter and resume along with salary history to jobs@lgbtnetwork.org. In your cover letter, please indicate any involvement in the LGBT community, whether it is as a professional, volunteer, or activist. Applicants that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. No phone calls, please.  


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