- Bachelor’s Degree in health & human services, or related field; OR 4 years’ experience working in non-profit social service agency providing direct services to diverse populations (e.g., persons of color, MSM, substance users, mentally ill, etc.) OR an equal combination of education/experience.
- Basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis, and experience working with young gay men/YMSM, is helpful but not required.
- Reliable automobile and valid NYS driver’s license required.
- Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
- Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally-competent services.
- Sensitivity to AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR Health are essential.
- COVID Vaccine Required
- Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations. Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols. Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
- Pass NYS (New York State) DOCCS (Department of Correction and Community Supervision’s) background investigation and Volunteer selection process as a contingency of employment.
- Attend NYS DOCCS annual volunteer training, submit to NYS DOCCS required annual tuberculosis testing and adhere to NYS DOCCS Volunteer Policies.
- Act as an agency liaison and foster working relationships with Volunteer Coordinators, Corrections Officers (CO), Nurses, SURNs (Senior Utilization Review Nurse), ORCs (Offender Rehabilitation Coordinators), Deputy Superintendents, Superintendents, and other Administrators and DOCCS Personnel when appropriate.
- Attend medical callouts from incarcerated individuals seeking information/services.
- Work with SURN to receive referrals for HIV positive incarcerated individuals who are being released and/or who are out of care. Connect HIV positive incarcerated individuals to services in their community and/or to appropriate DOCCS medical care to become virally suppressed.
- Provide linkage to acute care for presenting medical issues, preventive services, and facilitated referrals for ongoing primary care, sub-specialty medical care, and behavioral health treatment services for incarcerated individuals, releases, associates and partners of incarcerated individuals.
- Engage HIV negative associates and/or partners of program participants in prevention interventions including HIV testing, STI/HCV Testing, PrEP/PEP services, Syringe access, etc. Linkage to acute care for people living with HIV who are leaving incarceration in 120 days or less.
- Develop close working relationships with other community providers, including ACR Health’s Support and Youth Services Departments, and medical providers across our regions to provide participants with support to address their barriers to accessing care and their retention in care.
- Provides individuals with Protocol Based Counseling activities, including: counseling, risk assessment and development of a corresponding risk reduction plan.
- Implementation of designated interventions outlined in assigned work plan, monthly services summary, and logic model.
- Maintain accurate client and service records in accordance with Prevention Department’s policy and procedures.
- Prepare all required reports and supporting data which relate to specific prevention department activities and as assigned by the Director of Prevention. Complete accurate monthly, quarterly and/or annual report(s) within agency and departmental guidelines.
- Attend community provider meetings/trainings that address target population(s) issues and concerns.
- Assist with annual community and program needs assessment activities.
- Identify and develop networking relationships with community based organizations and Community Linkage Specialists that serve incarcerated individuals upon release.
- Assist with the general work of the Prevention Department, including special projects and general agency programs/initiatives.
- Participate in appropriate and applicable training/professional development opportunities for a minimum of 24 hours of curriculum-based training annually.
- Participate as a culturally competent member of the Prevention Department and agency, which includes having the capacity to function effectively as an individual within the context of cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Prevention Services, Deputy Executive Directors and/or Executive Director.
*All interventions must be delivered within the fidelity requirements of the intervention, the standards outlined by funders, and department/agency policy and procedures.
Hourly, Non-Exempt. Thirty five hour (35.00) week; evenings and weekends expected for meetings, trainings, conferences, outreach events, seminars, and other duties related to the execution of job responsibilities
Salary: $19.25 per hour
ACR Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation or any other protected category.