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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Community HIV Educator in Hempstead, New York

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Picture yourself here: We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.

When you join PPGNY as the Community HIV Educator you will use team approach to conduct field-based work related to educational program presentation and work together so that the HIV Testing Team follow through with rapid testing. Will also engage clients during one-to-one prevention education intervention with at-risk or confirmed HIV Positive patients enrolled in HNS or SDOH services. Will assist enrolling new Recruiters to the SNS Program and in linkage to care activities for services including client engagement activities, and service linkages with individuals eligible for Project Street Beat services, including those who are living with or at risk for HIV/STIs, active substance users, homeless or unstably housed, and/or exchange sex for food, drugs, or shelter.

This is a full-time position located in Nassau County at Project Street Beat in Hempstead, within PPGNY Region One:

· Region One – NYC + Nassau County New York, Nassau, Oneida, Kings, Queens, Richmond, and Bronx

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (WEIGHTED & WITH DETAIL)

  • Program and Office Support (65%)

  • Works within a team to engage potential consumers for HNS and SNS services and networks with community-based organizations, and tables at health fairs to reach target population in underserved communities in Nassau County;

  • Performs workshop activities (VOICES and Healthy Relationships) in communities where potential consumers are serviced, such as methadone clinics, substance use treatment centers, and local business and service providers. Establishes trusting relationships and provides information on and referrals to PSB services;

  • Internal and external services such as HIV prevention interventions, PrEP/PEP counseling, HIV Primary Care, HIV Navigation Services, SNS recruitment, and other HIV harm reduction related services such as Healthy Relationship or VOICES workshops, and linkage to care services to PPGNY health centers or external social service agencies for counseling, housing, pantry, etc.

  • Collects and enters demographic, risk assessment data into the AIDS Institute Reporting System (AIRS), OneNote’s internal tracker, and all appropriate information into PPGNY’s EMR. Also, gathers satisfaction surveys after workshops.

  • Works with the Manager of HIV Prevention Programs to ensure clients are engaged in prevention services such as workshops, linkage to care (PrEP/PEP, HIV Primary Care, etc) and other services as needed.

Administrative Team Coordination (10%)

  • Maintains a supply of outreach materials on the Plan Van and/or bulk inventory supply room and communicates with the Manager of HIV Prevention Programs and the team to ensure that materials are available;

Budgetary/Statistical Support (10%)

  • Completes and documents services on a weekly basis, and maintains files compliant with PSB standards as outlined in the PSB Policy and Procedure Manual; submits a monthly report to the supervisor.

  • Accepts individual responsibility for program spending (e.g, program supplies, etc.), distribution of incentives and documentation, according to the spending plan and PSB Incentive Distribution Policy.

Customer Service Responsibilities (5%)

  • Participates in ongoing training on changes with regard to HIV prevention services, in addition to other relevant topics.

Human Resources (5%)

  • Completes all responsibilities according to established protocols, policies and standard practices in the areas of ADA and regulatory compliance programs such as HIPAA.

Special Projects (5%)

  • Performs other educational and experience related duties as required.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Mission: A demonstrated commitment to PPGNY’s mission related to bodily autonomy, health equity, and gender and racial justice;

  • Equity values and competencies: A demonstrated commitment to learning about and enhancing practices related to racial equity and its impact on healthcare systems;

  • Equity values and competencies:Strong relationship building and communication skills, including an ability to work and build trust across cultural differences related to related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability; and to reflect on one’s personal identity with humility;

  • Patient-facing equity competencies: Ability to provide compassionate, non-judgmental and culturally responsive care across race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability; and demonstrates deep sense of accountability to patient experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Ability to positively engage with the community;

  • Understands the dynamics of working in a team environment;

  • Must demonstrate competency regarding cross cultural differences and issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity;

  • Must be detail oriented with excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Must have strong organizational and problem solving skills required with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in non-traditional work settings;

  • Fluent in Spanish and/or other languages preferred;

  • Knowledge of computers and data entry experience required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree in a related field.

  • 1 year of volunteer or work experience conducting workshops to populations at risk for HIV/STIs, active substance users, homeless or unstably housed;

  • Preferred knowledge of sexual reproductive healthcare, HIV related topics, and PPGNY services.

  • Preferred experience working with issues such as homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health issues;

  • Preferred knowledge of health care delivery system and public health benefit programs;

  • Willingness and availability to support our population in the field as needed

  • Fluent in Spanish and/or other languages preferred;

  • A valid New York State Driver’s License devoid of any violations is preferred; Must have a car.

  • Willingness and availability to work in a Mobile Health Center.

PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season and Covid-19) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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