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ECHO Prevention Specialist

Hauppauge · Full-time Position

The Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. is looking for an ECHO Prevention Specialist to engage At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults through outreach and social networking, and communicate the services that are available to them through HIV/HCV/STI counseling, testing and referrals.  Conduct mobile HIV/HCV/STI testing, including pre- and post- test counseling, facilitate binge drinking and transmission of AIDS education and awareness programs, as well as social marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities:

  • The responsibilities of the Prevention Specialist II is comprehensive of all components of the grant: (a) Counseling/Testing and Referral (b) Implementation of Educational/Evidenced Based Interventions (such as: (such as: Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students; Motivational Interviewing).
  • Collaborate with the Director of Prevention Education and Education Coordinator to develop plans to meet the Educated Choices Healthy Options (ECHO) grant goals.
  • Work with newly diagnosed and existing clients in identifying their social networks.
  • Conduct Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASIC):  Provide single/multi-session one-to-one HIV/STI/HCV educational and skill-building interventions to individuals.
  • Utilizing an agency Outreach vehicle:
    • Conduct Outreach and provide education regarding:  HIV, HCV, and STI’s
    • Conduct HIV testing using OraQuick® Advance test Kits while implementing evidence based intervention model Motivational Interviewing.
    • Conduct HCV testing using OraQuick® Rapid HCV test.
    • Conduct STI testing using Urine CT/GC Combo through partnership with the Center for Disease Detection (CDD)
    • Provided active referrals to appropriate providers for individuals who screen positive for mental health and/or substance use.
    • Provide screened referrals and linkages to local resources.
  • Conduct outreach in specific targeted areas where there is a high incidence of HIV/HCV/STI for the ECHO grant.
  • Responsibilities may require occasional flexing of work schedule to allow for attendance to occasional evening and/or weekend activities.
  • Distribute:  A) Information relating to HIV/AIDS/HCV/STI prevention education risk reduction information B) Condoms C) Referrals D) Program Client Incentives (i.e. Food/gift cards).
  • Refer individuals to PNAP (Partner Notification Assistant Program) services.
  • Refer individuals to health care providers where they can receive a full range of medical services, including access to primary care, HIV/HCV/STI screenings.
  • Refer individuals for Substance Abuse Treatment, HIV/HCV/STI primary care, treatment and mental health services.
  • Ensure that outcomes projected in the ECHO work plan are being tracked and met. 
  • Oversee the collection of data ensuring that it is in accordance with ECHO funding guidelines.  Ensure that all necessary information is being captured through client interviews. 
  • Ensure authorized HIPAA consents are obtained for follow up.
  • Follow up directly with clients at minimum of two times Post Referral.
  • Follow up with referred agencies to ensure client has been in receipt of services at minimum two times Post Referred.
  • Assist with the development and updating of departmental health related curriculums.
  • Assist with the training of new departmental staff.
  • Participate in conducting agency new hire education orientation/CASAC training delivery.
  • Harvest viable community contacts and maintain positive rapports with existing collaborative community partners.
  • Assist with the generation of monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Assist with Education Departmental duty of providing coverage for quarterly agency internal staff trainings.
  • Attend grant/state specific trainings as indicated by departmental administration.
  • Use of primary personal vehicle for completion of program outreach as needed.
  • Attend bi-weekly supervision and/or grant project meetings.
  • Ensure all policy and procedures are adhered to when accessing/requesting:  supplies; materials; and client incentives.
  • Provide coverage for:  agency hotline and closing team as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • One (1) year experience in conducting outreach.
  • One (1) year HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis experience preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of targeted communities where outreach will be conducted.
  • Good verbal and organizational skills a must. 
  • Characteristics of a positive team-player needed

To be considered for this position, submit a resume and cover letter to careers@liaac.org.

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