Qualifications

  • Associate (Preferred)
  • Social Work: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Full Job Description

ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing a range of support services to individuals with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, substance use disorders, and serious mental illnesses, and targeted prevention and sexual health services to individuals, from youth through adulthood with the goal of positive health outcomes. We are currently hiring for a PREVENTION HEALTH ADVOCATE

Submit a cover letter and resume to HR@acrhealth.org

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Work with NYS DOCCS to schedule regular HCPIs and Peer Training during Phase 1 and Phase 3 orientations, ASAT (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Therapy) or other times allowed by NYS DOCCS personnel.
  • 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 to Volunteer Coordinators, Corrections Officers, Nurses, SURNs, ORCs (Offender Rehabilitation Coordinators), Deputy Superintendents, Superintendents and other Administrators and DOCCS Personnel when appropriate.
  • Attend medical callouts from incarcerated individuals seeking information/services.
  • Conduct enhanced outreach in correctional facilities through HCPIs, targeting high-risk sub-populations of individuals to promote and facilitate access to HIV counseling and testing services, individual and group level HIV/STD/HCV education and risk reduction counseling, and other HIV prevention interventions.
  • Conduct Peer Training in accordance with the NYS Peer Training Curriculum.
  • Implementation of designated interventions outlined in assigned work plan, monthly services summary, and logic model.
  • Recruitment of peer educators and clients for the designated program(s) services (e.g. IDI’s, IDG’s, and HIV testing.
  • Provides individuals with Protocol Based Counseling activities, including: counseling, risk assessment and development of a corresponding risk reduction plan, testing for HIV antibodies, and referrals for HIV/STI/HCV-related services.
  • 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 meetings and 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.
  • 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-Community Initiatives, Deputy Executive Directors, and/or Executive Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two-year degree in health/human services or other related field; or
  • Three years’ experience working in nonprofit social service agency providing direct client related services to diverse populations (e.g., persons of color, MSM, substance users, mentally ill, etc.).
  • A valid NYS driver’s license and access to a reliable and insured vehicle is required.
  • Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally-competent services.
  • Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR Health are essential.

BENEFITS:

  • Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals.
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off policy including four+ weeks’ vacation and 11 paid holidays.
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • 403(b) retirement plan 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.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $33,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social Work: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No