- Associate’s Degree in health & human services, or related field; OR 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.
- Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally-competent services.
- A valid NYS driver’s license and access to a reliable insured vehicle with the ability to travel required.
- Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office is a must; Electronic Health Records systems preferred.
- Good communication, documentation and writing skills.
- Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- Sensitivity to HIV/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.
- Provide HIV and sexually transmitted disease screening to locate previously undiagnosed HIV and STD positive individuals and link them to care.
- Links to acute care for presenting medical issues, preventive services, and facilitated referrals for ongoing primary care, partner services, sub-specialty medical care, and behavioral health treatment services for individuals who engage in substance use.
- Conduct enhanced outreach in the community, 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 and supportive services.
- Work interdepartmentally to recruit HIV positive clients and high-risk HIV negative clients for adherence counseling and other prevention services to maximize viral suppression with an emphasis on Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U).
- Facilitates access to PrEP.
- Maintain an active caseload of 12-20 individual participants for Linkage & Navigation and PrEP adherence services.
- Provides individuals with Protocol Based Counseling activities and one on one counseling, including: counseling, risk assessment and development of a corresponding risk reduction plan, testing for HIV/STD/HCV antibodies, and referrals for HIV/STD/HCV-related services; PrEP and Antiretroviral therapy adherence.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Directors and/or Executive Director.
Classification: Hourly, Non-Exempt. 35 hour work week; evenings and weekends expected for meetings, workshops, and seminars
Salary: $18.69 – $19.78 Hourly
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.