Part-Time Outreach/Testing Specialist
215 West 125th Street
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.
· 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.
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
Part-time employees work 20 hours a week are eligible for some benefits.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required