LGBT Network – Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth; The Long Island LGBT Center; Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE-LI); Queens LGBT Community Center (Q-Center) – Bay Shore, NY
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) has an immediate opening for a Outreach and Early Intervention Specialist (OEIS) aimed at connecting HIV positive individuals to needed treatment services and supporting their medication adherence. This position will report to: HIV/STD Program Manager.
Bayshore NY Outreach and Early Intervention Specialist
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct community based, mobile, and virtual outreach engaging high risk gay and bi-sexual men and transgender women in social and community settings.
- Conduct on-site screenings to determine HIV risk, status and testing history.
- Make referrals for follow up appointments for HIV testing and more comprehensive screening/assessments.
- Provide supervision and coordination to Peer Outreach Consultants.
- Perform comprehensive assessments of HIV+ individuals to gain an understanding of prevalent issues that may impede entering and maintaining HIV treatment.
- Provide individual counseling employing the evidenced based intervention Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS).
- Assist in making necessary medical and social service appointments for HIV positive clients and arranging for transportation and escort to services as needed.
- Follow up with HIV positive individuals engaged in treatment on a quarterly basis.
- Assist with data collection and program reporting.
- Attend staff and individual supervision meetings, trainings and conferences as appropriate.
- BA degree in Public Health, Social Services, etc. MSW with counseling experience preferred.
- 3 years experience in performing HIV outreach to high risk populations in nontraditional settings and using the internet as a means of connecting with and engaging with individuals engaged in high risk sex and drug activity.
- 3 years experience employing HIV evidence based interventions to help counsel and engage individuals in treatment.
- Previous experience providing supervision to peer educators or other supervision experience.
- Proficiency with computer skills such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
- Ability to multi-task and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
- Flexible work schedule a must, as this position may require working nights and weekends.
- Reliable transportation and a valid driver license as this position will require travel throughout Nassau and Suffolk County.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of people and flexibility.
- Prefer fluency in English/Spanish.
- Strong organizational skills for handling multiple tasks at once.
Salary commensurate with experience.
All applications must be submitted online at www.lgbtnetwork.org/careers. Qualified applicants should submit and attach both a cover letter and resume along with salary history. In your cover letter, please indicate any involvement in the LGBT community, whether it is as a professional, volunteer or activist. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
About The LGBT Network
The LGBT Network is an association of nonprofit organizations that serve the LGBT communities of Long Island and Queens including Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY), The Long Island LGBT Community Center (The Center), Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI), and the Queens LGBT Community Center (Q Center). All of the Network’s organizations are proud to be Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. People of color, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, and individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.