Long Island Association for AIDS Care
  • Hauppauge, NY, USA
  • Full Time

BASIC FUNCTION: The Prevention Specialist II will 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.

SPECIFIC 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: Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students; Motivational Interviewing).

  1. Collaborate with the Director of Prevention Education and Education Coordinator to develop plans to meet the Educated Choices Healthy Options (ECHO) grant goals.
  2. Work with newly diagnosed and existing clients in identifying their social networks. 
  3. 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.
  4. Utilizing an agency Outreach vehicle: 
    • Conduct Outreach and provide education regarding:  HIV, HCV, and STI's
    • Conduct HIV testing using Insti HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody 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.
  1. Conduct outreach in specific targeted areas where there is a high incidence of HIV/HCV/STI for the ECHO grant.
  1. Responsibilities may require occasional flexing of work schedule to allow for attendance to occasional evening and/or weekend activities. 
  2. 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).
  3. Refer individuals to PNAP (Partner Notification Assistant Program) services. 
  4. 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.
  5. Refer individuals for Substance Abuse Treatment, HIV/HCV/STI primary care, treatment and mental health services.
  6. Ensure that outcomes projected in the ECHO work plan are being tracked and met.  
  7. 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.  
  8. Ensure authorized HIPAA consents are obtained for follow up.
  9. Follow up directly with clients at minimum of two times Post Referral.
  10. Follow up with referred agencies to ensure client has been in receipt of services at minimum two times Post Referred. 
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