Position Title: Health Educator/Navigator of HIV Prevention Services
Supervisor: Manager of Health Education
Overview: Founded in 1972, The Door empowers educationally and economically disadvantaged youth to reach their potential by providing a complete range of services all under one roof. Each year over 11,000 young people from all five New York City boroughs come to The Door for primary health care, reproductive care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, supportive housing, career & education services, daily meals, cultural arts and services for LGBTQ young people. The Door’s services are free, confidential, and geared towards youth aged 12-24.
The Health Educator/Navigator of HIV Prevention Services is responsible for the deliverables of The Door’s HIV prevention services including PrEP/PEP Support, Linkage and navigation services and an Evidence Based Community Level intervention designed to utilize social networking in order to prevent HIV amongst young MSMs of color.
- Recruit young MSM (of color) to participate in HIV prevention services.
- Maintain electronic health records, case management logs, and referral tracking reports pertaining to the HIV prevention services and PrEP/PEP.
- Provide HIV Navigation Services including PrEP/PEP support and case management for all AHC clients.
- Assist in the preparation of proposals, reports and other materials required by funding agencies.
- Plan, coordinate and facilitate events and activities for young people participating in Evidence Based l interventions.
- Assist in the development and monitoring of systems and data collection for evaluating accomplishments of HIV prevention programming.
- Outreach to the LGBTQ community.
- Facilitate trainings.
- Ensure that contractual deadlines and deliverables are met.
- Provides individual and group education and counseling around birth control, pregnancy prevention, STD prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, PrEP/PEP, and making healthy choices for all AHC clients.
- Provides HIV education, and pre- and post-test counseling and referrals for youth.
- Participates in health care delivery and case management, in collaboration with other health center staff, including the clinicians, social workers, lab staff, operations staff, nursing staff, medical assistants, and managers.
- Represent The Door and its philosophy to outside agencies, schools, other health facilities, CBOs, health fairs and community meetings.
- Create linkages with other service providers working with LGBTQ young people/collaborate with partnering agencies serving LGBTQ youth
- Attend required trainings and meetings.
- Other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field required
- Experience working in HIV, PrEP/PEP, adolescent development, or health education.
- Demonstrate an understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth development
- Ability to closely collaborate with colleagues
- Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment
- Demonstrated experience with high-risk youth, including LGBTQ youth of color
- Demonstration of group facilitation skills
- Must be a professional and responsible person who is able to develop and maintain interagency liaisons as a means of meeting client needs
Hours: 35 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours as needed
Salary: High 40s, plus generous benefits package
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