Reports to: HIV and Sexual Health Services Manager
Classification: Full-Time | Non-Exempt
Salary & Benefits: $40,000 to $45,000. The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401K with an employer contribution, voluntary life and LTD insurance, paid parental, family care and gender affirming healthcare leave. We also offer a generous paid time off policy.
Schedule: Generally Monday through Friday. Work days and hours may shift depending on scheduling needs; typical schedule will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; flexibility required including evenings and weekends. This position is classified as a hybrid role with a minimum of 3 days onsite per week.
Summary: The HIV and Sexual Health Specialist will have primary responsibility for providing HIV, Hep C testing, tabling off-site, on-site, and virtually, providing support at outreach events in the community, and implementing and delivering services to engage participants, and provide referrals for further services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide HIV and Hep C rapid testing both on-site, off-site, and virtually. Rapid testing is offered at The Center and will require evening hours.
- Meet program goals related to engagement and retention in HIV Services and Center programming.
- Conduct strategic outreach and provide assessments to community members as needed in the field.
- Provide education around PrEP, PEP, Hep C and HIV through a trauma-informed lens.
- Engage in substance misuse education and harm reduction discussions.
- Provide referrals to other programming at The Center and with community partners as indicated, such as OASAS programming, PrEP and PEP services, or linkage to HIV Care.
- Conduct follow-up outreach for community members via various methods (such as in person, phone, social media, etc) to increase consistent engagement in services.
- Record services provided in databases such as SPARS, Redcap, or Salesforce.
- Participate in the planning and implementation of training and outreach events with community partners.
- Engage in weekly supervision with the HIV and Sexual Health Services Manager and participate in recurring interagency and external meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or GED or equivalent transferable life/professional experience.
- Bilingual in Spanish required.
- HIV/HEP C Testing Training Certification
- Previous experience in working within the field of HIV prevention, treatment, and outreach preferred.
- Prior knowledge of PrEP/PEP preferred.
- Experience working with the ballroom community is a plus.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Previous experience, from a trauma-informed perspective, in working with individuals that have experience working with survivors of crimes and their families, including survivors of intimate partner violence, hate crimes and violent crimes.
- Significant knowledge, understanding and experience working with LGBTQ+, TGNC, POC, and Immigrant populations, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity, transgender issues, immigration, and POC issues.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of work styles and cultural backgrounds.
- A flexible, creative, and assertive self-starter is a must.
- Understanding of, and commitment to, undoing structural and institutional racism and bias and the spectrum of gender identity and bias. Consideration of the impacts and outcomes in decision-making processes and on underserved and historically oppressed communities.
- A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.
The Center’s Commitment to Equity & Inclusivity:
The Center was born of community activism in response to the AIDS epidemic, ensuring a place for LGBTQ people to access information, care, and support that they were not receiving elsewhere. We opened in 1983 to help people who had doors constantly closed in their faces, ostracized by family, friends, and shunned by the general society. Since that time, we have continually provided a wide array of services and programs to serve our community, with an intentional focus on providing support to those who are most vulnerable. We have always taken great care to be a space that responds to community need; engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work is another outgrowth of those ongoing efforts. We recognize that in order to help LGBTQ individuals and our diverse community achieve parity in health, justice, opportunity and success outcomes, our organization must hold a strong foundation and competency in, as well as invest organizational focus on, equity and inclusion frameworks, practices and policies. This is also true in our hiring and retention of staff.
The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.