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HIV Prevention Specialist

Planned Parenthood of NYC


Description
We are currently recruiting for a full-time HIV Prevention Specialist for Project Street Beat's Brooklyn office, located at 1406 Fulton Street.

This is a non-exempt position reporting to the HIV Prevention Coordinator.

Responsibilities:
POSITION SUMMARY

Uses team approach to assist consumers who are HIV positive or at high risk for HIV infection, to change risk behaviors and reduce the transmission of HIV and AIDS. During both daytime and evening shifts (includes combination of 9am-5pm, 2pm-10pm, 4pm-12pm or 12 midnight -8am), reaches out to target populations including commercial sex workers, intravenous drug users, other substance users, and people with multiple HIV risk factors. Performs outreach activities in communities of color and where consumers congregate including methadone clinics, shooting galleries, strolls, community parks and street corners. Establishes trusting relationships and provides street based services including emergency food, transportation, HIV counseling and rapid testing, Hepatitis C risk assessments and referrals to Project Street Beat mobile medical unit for services.

Enrolls consumers into the program by completing intake forms and documenting progress notes appropriately. Refers appropriate consumers to the case management component of Project Street Beat or other community-based organization for service plan development and intensive services.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

Requires Associates degree or equivalent appropriate life/professional experience. Must have minimum 2 years of experience working with target populations that have a wide range of social problems, including but not limited to prostitution, involvement with the criminal justice system, intravenous substance use and extended periods of homelessness due to child abuse and neglect and other family-related issues. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required. A valid New York State driver's license devoid of any violations is required. Must have HIV medical overview and HIV pre- and post-test counseling certificates of attendance.

How TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter with salary requirement to the Human Resources Manager. Please include the subject of the email as HIV Prevention Specialist. All emails should be submitted to:

resume@ppnyc.org

Planned Parenthood of NYC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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