Apicha Community Health Center – New York, NY
Apicha Community Health Center’s mission is to provide affordable LGBT health care for underserved or ‘otherized’ people living in the New York City boroughs and on the lower east side of Manhattan.
NYC Men’s Health Project Coordinator
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Conduct program promotion/client recruitment activities in venues/locations/neighborhoods where Asian & Pacific Islander (API) gay and non-gay identified men who have sex with men (MSM) convene.
- Recruit high-risk Asian & Pacific Islander (API) gay and non-gay identified men who have sex with men (MSM) ages 21+ and their sex partners for individual HIV/STD/Hepatitis C testing and risk reduction counseling.
- Provide HIV/STD/Hepatitis C screenings and HIV confirmatory testing including specimen collection in accordance with NYS Public Health Regulations and the center’s protocol for both on-site & field testing.
- Navigate and link newly & previously diagnosed HIV-positive individuals to HIV Primary Care, Partner Services, Medical Adherence, Prevention Interventions and other supportive services as appropriate.
- Identify and locate newly & previously diagnosed HIV-positive individuals not in medical care and provide Navigation and Linkage to HIV primary care services.
- Assist high-risk clients with developing client-centered risk-reduction plans to prevent HIV/STD infection.
- Assess high-risk clients for needed services and provided Navigation and Linkage to prevention interventions & supportive services as appropriate including; Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP), Primary Care, medical insurance enrollment, food assistance enrollment and other services.
- Provide individual and group supervision to peer educators on their progress, achievements and challenges with conducting client recruitment and other program activities.
- Coordinate peer-driven client recruitment efforts in various settings (i.e., bars/clubs, lounges, sex party venues),
- Identify high-risk venues and community events where high-risk A&PI gay men/MSM live, work and socialize.
- Participate in overall program evaluation and continuing quality improvement activities.
- Function as part of multi-disciplinary team.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Establish collaborations within the LGBT community & promote services to fulfill the center’s mission.
- Review accuracy of client data, maintain up-to-date client-related records, complete data entry to the center’s database(s) and meet deadlines for required documentation according to the protocols/standards of the center.
- Bachelor’s degree with minimum work experience equivalent to 1 year of full-time work experience or high school diploma/GED and work experience equivalent to 3 years of full-time work experience.
- Be able to successfully complete the Chief Medical Officer’s training/certification to conduct rapid HIV antibody & antigen/STI/Hepatitis testing within 30 days of hire required. Certification to conduct phlebotomy in 90 days of hire required.
- Experience with case management and/or risk reduction counseling preferred.
- Familiarity of A&PI gay/MSM issues that impact HIV/STD/Hepatitis risk taking behaviors preferred.
- Fluency in one of Asian languages is preferred but not required.
- Ability to communicate comfortably on sexual, substance use and mental health issues required.
- Ability to work with staff and clients with diverse background required.
- Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, Word, Outlook and Excel required.
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in multi-disciplinary environment.
- Must be available on some nights and weekends required.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply, send a resume, a cover letter (including minimum salary requirements), and three references via email to: Joseph Akima, LGBT Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled. No phone calls will be accepted. Emails without a cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.