Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Social Work: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Full Job Description

High-Impact Prevention Specialist

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 High-Impact Prevention Specialist

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.
  • Provide disease screening, 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 IV drug users.
  • Conduct enhanced outreach in the community, targeting high-risk sub-populations of individuals to promote and facilitate access to PrEP and PEP services, HIV counseling and testing services, individual and group level HIV/STD/HCV and PrEP education, risk reduction counseling, and other HIV prevention interventions and supportive services.
  • Maintain an active caseload of 12-20 individual participants for PrEP and PEP Servicesl HNS.
  • Work collaboratively with clinic staff to facilitate appointments for STD treatment and PrEP/PEP services, provide updates, document encounters, and enhance client outcomes.
  • Conduct screening for PrEP, and provide support for PrEP and PEP services with Appointment Reminders, Adherence Incentives, Risk Reduction Counseling, Support Groups, Transportation Services, and Treatment Adherence Counseling.
  • Provides individuals with Protocol Based Counseling activities, including: counseling, risk assessment and development of a corresponding risk reduction plan, testing for HIV/STI/HCV 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 community provider meetings/committees that address target population(s) issues and concerns and act as agency liaison to these provider groups when appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all agency clients as well as other appropriate organizational components.
  • Work in a cooperative, collegial style with all other organizational personnel. Conduct oneself in a professional manner as an agency employee and representative.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Prevention Services, Deputy Executive Director and/or Executive Director..

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

  • 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.
  • Automobile and valid NYS driver’s license required.
  • 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.
  • Strong computer skills

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: Up to $33,000.00 per year

Benefits:

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

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social Work: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No