Part-Time Outreach/Testing Specialist

Job Type

Part Time

Published

07/11/2018

Start Date

08/01/2018

Application Deadline

07/31/2018

Address

215 West 125th Street
Suite 2
New York
New York
10027
United States

Description

BASIC FUNCTIONS

The Outreach/Testing Specialist will work closely with program staff to conduct targeted outreach (traditional/face‐to‐face in the community and internet‐based/virtual) to individuals, groups and communities most heavily impacted by HIV and Hepatitis C in New York City (5 boroughs). The Specialist will provide HIV  and Hep C related Counseling, Testing and Linkage services. The Specialist will link individuals to HIV and Hep C treatment, health information, education, referrals, risk reduction interventions, condom distribution, and STD awareness, testing and treatment. Candidate must be willing to work flexible shifts, including some nights and weekends with a current and valid drivers license.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES

·        Engage individuals in their own neighborhoods or venues where they typically congregate to provide HIV and Hep C related health information, education, referrals and linkage to services.

·        Conduct targeted outreach‐‐both traditional and internet‐‐to high‐risk Men who have Sex with Men.

·        Distribute condoms to target communities at highest risk of HIV and Hep C.

·        Assist with recruitment for other prevention interventions and services, including those provided by NBLCA.

·        Adhere to strict procedures of confidentiality, release of information and data security.

·        Maintain accurate and complete participant records, tracking contact, counseling, testing, partner notification, referrals, and outreach performance as defined by evidence‐based models, local/state/federal entities and NBLCA.

·        Communicate effectively with participants for appointments and follow‐up on PrEP referrals.

·        Maintain accurate and current process, procedural, and program, and inventory logs of specific outreach and testing activities, health materials, condoms/lube, Temperature log (Control storage Area); Test Result, and controls.

·        Maintain and reconcile accurate forms: Outreach Logs; Reactive Test Result Form; testing forms; Order Form/Testing Supplies.

·        Provide health education and support in conjunction with other NBLCA teams and community members.


Professional Experience/Skills

·        Certification in HIV 4th Generation, Hepatitis C Test, Partner Notification, Prevention Counseling, Testing and Referral. Rapid Testing Training.

·        Knowledge of PEP/PrEP, HIV/AIDS and Hep C prevention, outreach and health promotion. Experience working with PLWHA.

·        Bilingual/bicultural skills

·        Knowledge of specialized services for people with HIV/AIDS; substance abuse; domestic violence

·        Computer skills using Microsoft software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, social media apps).

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·        Organizational abilities.

·        Ability to work hands‐on with limited resources, independently or in a team setting.


Personal Qualities

The Specialist will be:

·        Committed and enthusiastic about NBLCA’s mission and programs with knowledge of LGBTQ and MSM communities and issues.

·        Equipped to work with multicultural and diverse populations

·        Straightforward and self‐assured; one who shares information readily, listens as well as gives advice and respects the abilities of others; diplomatic and empathic

·        Creative and adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through.

·        A team player; able to work cohesively with others and perform related tasks effectively.

·        Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing

Benefits

Part-time employees work 20 hours a week are eligible for some benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

info@nblca.org
http://www.nblca.org

To apply for the position, please send resume and cover letter to info@nblca.org. PLEASE ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS. We will contact you if there is an interest in scheduling an interview.


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