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.
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- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- 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 people who use drugs, is helpful but not required.
- Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally-competent services.
- Automobile with insurance and valid NYS driver’s license required, must be willing to travel between Onondaga and Oswego Counties twice a week.
- Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues, PWUD 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 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 primarily in Oswego County, targeting high-risk sub-populations of PWUD (people who use drugs) to promote and facilitate Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange services, Opioid Overdose Prevention services, identify individuals at risk of contracting or transmitting HIV/Hepatitis & STI’s in and make appropriate referrals for testing and treatment services.
- Outreach-specific activities include:
- Provide mobile Syringe Exchange and Harm Reduction services in Oswego County minimal of two days a week, working closely with community providers, coalitions, and Public Health officials to address Overdose incidences, viral, and infectious epidemics.
- Dissemination of health education, agency/program promotion and distribution of informational brochures
- Promotion and distribution of Syringe Exchange services, Expanded Syringe Access Program, Opioid Overdose Prevention training materials, and Safer sex education with supplies in Oswego County
- Targeted client recruitment, outreaching in areas where drug use activities may occur
- Provide direct access to safe, sterile injection equipment and safe sharps disposal
- Refer individuals in need of services such as HIV/HCV/STI screening, counseling and testing, access to PrEP, Overdose Prevention Education and Training
- Provide and implement strategies with PWUD to reduce behaviors which place them or their partners at risk for contracting HIV/Hepatitis by providing harm reduction counseling and education, information on the Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP).
- Provide and implement strategies with PWUD to reduce behaviors which place them or others in their networks at risk of drug overdose fatalities by providing overdose prevention education, counseling and alternative safer measures.
- Implementation of designated interventions outlined in assigned work plan and comprehensive program plan, as appropriate to individual skill and knowledge competencies.
- Maintain accurate client and services records in accordance with agency and SEP policies and procedures.
- Prepare required reports and supporting data which relate to specific department activities and as assigned by the Director of the Syringe Exchange Programs. Complete accurate monthly, quarterly and/or annually report(s) within agency and departmental guidelines.
- Identify and develop networking relationships with community based organizations and coalitions in Oswego County.
- Assist with the general syringe exchange program operations, including program coverage, special projects and general agency/programs initiatives.
- Participate in appropriate and applicable trainings/professional development opportunities for a minimum of 24 hours of curriculum-based training annually.
- Participate as a culturally competent member of the SEP department and agency, which includes functioning effectively as an individual within the context of cultural beliefs, behaviors and needs presented by staff, clients and diverse 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.
Hourly, Non-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.