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Client Advocate I, Young Men’s/LGBTQ Health Project (YMHP)

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 20,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.    


CAMBA's Young Men's/LGBTQ Health Project (YMHP) aims to reduce transmission of HIV among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) ages 13-29, including those who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, with a focus on communities of color in Brooklyn.  YMHP will use a strength-based, youth development approach to provide culturally competent and comprehensive prevention and support services, including: client recruitment through enhanced  and new media outreach; health education and risk reduction counseling; linkage to HIV, STD, and HCV testing and screening; Evidence Based Interventions (EBIs), includingMpowerment; VOICES/VOCES; and Anti-Retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS)] a PrEP support program; linkage, navigation, and retention to care; linkage to supportive services; and condom education and distribution. YMHP will provide services to 300 participants, 25% of whom will be HIV positive.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) assist program staff in facilitation of EBIs; (2) assist program staff by being a client liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, social services, etc; (3) assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA; including the following:     

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • Prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • Conduct outreach activities at high risk venues to market the program in order to recruit new clients and re-engage former clients.  
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • In collaboration with program staff, work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Contact clients via telephone, mail and/or face-to-face home and office visits to ensure adherence to program, and document via progress notes.
  • Escort clients to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.).
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • Create and maintain client files and make copies of all client documents.
  • Conduct pre- and post intervention assessments of clients knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding HIV risk.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish. 

EOE:
CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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