Outreach Specialist

Overview

Date Posted:
2/7/2020
Location:
2626-2640 Pitkin Ave
City:
Brooklyn
State:
NY
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Service

Description

 

Position Overview

The Outreach Specialist will provide prevention services including 4th generation HIV testing, STI/ STD screening, targeted counseling, referral service, linkage to care, PrEP/PEP, screening and referral to treatment services. HIV/Hep C testing services will be provided on-site and at community locations/venues/events. The Outreach Specialist will recruit for interventions such as T-SISTA, Seeking Safety and Social Networking Strategies.

 

Responsibilities

Conduct Housing Works program intake and meet an 85% rate on all youth contract, grant and revenue-based programs and deliverables. Provide rapid HIV and Hep C Testing at mobile and venue-based events including internal rapid testing as needed. Provide pre and post-test counseling and partner notification services in accordance with State and Federal regulations Participation in community events, such as health fairs, LGBT events, testing events, etc. Provides presentations for internal and external programs to promote the program services Work together with peer support staff to educate clients on issues that concern persons who test positive for HIV, including providing support groups and bringing in outside speakers for clients. Assist with the recruitment for DEBI and EBI programs internally and facilitate the intervention. Assist with the planning and implementation of ballroom related events in order to gain access to and engage clients in the target demographic. Assists with development and implementation of program events Assist in Housing Works Treatment Incentive Programs (VLS, PrEP, Hep C) Participate in weekly supervisory sessions with the Senior Outreach Specialist Complete documentation regarding client assessments, consent forms, and demographic and contact information. Conduct ongoing outreach and retention efforts via one on one contact and through program events. Re-engage clients for care, case management and supportive services. Participate in weekly staff meetings and bi-monthly peer chart review meetings Participate in Housing Works advocacy events (minimum 4 per year July-June) Participate in monthly coalition meetings, committee meetings, community meetings and assigned task force meetings. Responsible for conducting daily community-based outreach according to the implementation plan for youth outreach services as projected by program contracts Conduct all programmatic outreach activities (e.g. street outreach, shelters, piers, day centers, parks, health fairs, soup kitchens, house balls and other venues where LGBTQ youth are known to gather). Develop, facilitate and implement population-specific programming in the Drop-In Program including: job readiness, educational initiatives, prevention and intervention programming that addresses domestic violence, sexual abuse and/or exploitation, and support group services to help meet the presenting psychosocial issues youth are facing. a. Assist in program design, recruitment, and supervision of young people participating in program and services. b. Prepare and coordinate the daily activities/workshops that will be offered during the Services for Homeless Youth's daily drop-in group. c. Perform tasks required during Drop-In Program including: signing youth into program, providing snacks/meals, and apprising all youth of activities and services available to them. d. Staff the Drop-In group according to work plan. Recruitment and enrollment of the Social Network Strategies Intervention with a focus on PrEP enrollment from the target population. Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

 

Educational Requirements

Minimum 1 year of relevant non-profit employment experience required (i.e. outreach, testing, group facilitation, case management, etc) Good verbal and written communications skills Knowledge ofHIV/AIDS, homelessness, substance use and mental illness,LGBT youth issues andYMSMnetworks/hot spots Good problem-solving skills and ability to work autonomously Good computer skills (Word, Excel, etc) High School Diploma or GED with relevant work experience required Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends

Housing Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Housing Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Housing Works also does not request prior salary information during the hiring process. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.