Apicha Community Health Center MEN'S HEALTH PREVENTION ASSOCIATE in New York, New York
Our mission at Apicha Community Health Center is to provide high quality, equitable, whole person and culturally responsive care delivered in an inclusive and welcoming manner. Build and expand on our long tradition of care for AAPI, LGBTQ+ and persons living with HIV.
We are currently seeking a Men's Health Prevention Associate for our Manhattan location.
Position Summary: Conduct program promotion and recruit high-risk Asian & Pacific Islander (API) gay and non-gay identified men who have sex with men (MSM) and their sex partners in venues/locations/neighborhoods for individual HIV/STD/Hepatitis C testing and risk reduction counseling. Provide HIV/STD/Hepatitis C screenings and HIV confirmatory testing including specimen collection in accordance with NYS Public Health Regulations and the Apicha Community Health Center’s protocol for on-site & field testing. Identify and link newly & previously diagnosed HIV-positive individuals not in medical care to HIV primary care services, Partner Services, Medical Adherence, Prevention Interventions and other supportive services as appropriate. Assist high-risk negative individuals with developing client-centered risk-reduction plans to prevent HIV/STD infection. Link high-risk individuals to prevention interventions & supportive services as appropriate including; Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Primary Care, medical insurance enrollment, food assistance enrollment and other essential support services. Establish collaborations within the LGBT community & promote services to fulfill the center’s mission. Identify venues and community events where high-risk A&PI gay men/MSM live, work and socialize for recruitment to Apicha CHC services. Meet contractual requirements. Attend all required training sessions and meetings. Participate in program evaluation and CQI activities as assigned. Function as a part of multi-disciplinary team. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: High school diploma/GED and paid work experience equivalent to 1 year full-time work experience; Be able to successfully complete the Chief Medical Officer’s training/certification to conduct rapid HIV antibody & antigen/STI/Hepatitis testing within 30 days of hire required. Certification to conduct phlebotomy in 90 days of hire required; Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis is required. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA; Experience with case management and/or risk reduction counseling preferred; Familiarity of A&PI gay/MSM issues that impact HIV/STD/Hepatitis risk taking behaviors preferred; Fluency in one of Asian languages is preferred but not required.; Ability to communicate comfortably on sexual, substance use and mental health issues required; Ability to work with staff and clients with diverse background required; Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, Word, Outlook and Excel required; Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in multi-disciplinary environment; Must be available on some nights and weekends required