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.
Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Four-year degree in health, human services, education or a related field, OR 3+ years’ experience working in non-profit social service agency providing direct client related services to diverse populations (e.g., persons of color, LGBTQ populations, People Who Use Drugs, People Living with HIV/HCV, individuals with justice involvement, etc.).
- A valid NYS driver’s license and access to a reliable insured vehicle with the ability to travel throughout multiple regional counties is required.
- Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office are required; Electronic Health Records systems and/or database experience preferred.
- Effective communication, documentation, and writing skills.
- Must have demonstrated experience providing supervision to staff (at least 2+ years).
- Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally competent services is strongly preferred. Experience in a diverse work environment is preferred.
- Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ+ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR Health are essential.
- Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F, CFR 42, 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.
- Conduct strategic outreach in communities prioritizing populations known to be at the greatest risk of Monkey Pox Virus (MPV), and those who are least likely to access prevention, testing, vaccination, or treatment for MPV. Priority populations include, but are not limited to: gay, bisexual, and other LGBTQ individuals, BIPOC who are not engaged in licensed medical care, individuals who test positive for STI/HIV, People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as the sexual partners, close contacts, and household members of persons who have tested positive for MPV.
- Maintain activities related to the recruitment, training, supervision and scheduling of Peer Educators. Review and update the Peer Educator Training curriculum quarterly.
- Conduct regular supervision (at least twice monthly) with each Peer Educator, and regular group meetings with the Peer Educators regionally.
- Provide education on MPV, as well as linkage to testing and vaccination services for eligible individuals.
- Coordinate access to treatment for individuals who test positive for MPV. Provide education on prevention, transmission and quarantine requirements to the individual, as well as household members.
- Provide COVID education during outreach and link persons to COVID testing & vaccination.
- Provide direct referral for persons to additional SDOH assessed needs, including: licensed healthcare, telemedicine services, behavioral healthcare, HIV/STD/HCV treatment, PrEP/PEP services, benefits & entitlements, housing, etc.
- Coordinate all aspects of stipend-paid peers in the Monkeypox Response Program, including recruitment, training, supervision and coordination of peer activities.
- Maintain accurate patient and service records in accordance with the NYS DOH AIDS Institute contractual requirements, and relevant ACR Health and departmental policies.
- Complete accurate monthly, quarterly and/or annual report(s) within agency and departmental guidelines. Assist with collecting and tabulating data for annual reporting.
- Identify and develop networking relationships with community-based organizations within the service region. Collaborate with community partners for awareness raising efforts, peer recruitment, access to care and services, as well as promotion of access to accurate information on MPV throughout the area.
- Assist with the general work of the Prevention department, including special projects and general agency programs, and agency training and awareness raising 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 agency, which includes having the capacity to function effectively as an individual within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by clients, participants, colleagues, and their communities.
- Maintain confidentiality of all agency clients, including after completion of services.
- Maintain all agency and program property/equipment in good standards. Cooperate with the IT department for routine security enforcement and maintenance of equipment(s).
- Work in a cooperative, collegial style with all other organizational personnel, recognizing the importance of respect for the communication styles and work needs of other colleagues.
- Conduct oneself in a professional manner as an agency employee and representative of the agency while conducting community outreach, education, and other activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Prevention Services, Chief Officers and/or Executive Director.
- CLASSIFICATION:Exempt. Thirty five hour (35.00) week; evenings and weekends expected for meetings, workshops, and seminars.
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.