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Client Advocate I, MSM/ HIV Prevention Navigation Program

CAMBA's MSM (Men who Have Sex with Men) HIV Prevention Navigation Program will provide outreach, education, and navigation/linkage services to at-risk populations in Brooklyn including 185 MSM of color who are both HIV-positive and HIV-negative. Outreach and education will be conducted primarily through gay dating apps, as well as at sites frequented by MSM of color. We will coordinate with other Brooklyn-based prevention and care service providers, including the existing Brooklyn-based testing collaborative, Brooklyn Knows, and clinics that are active in the PlaySure Network. CAMBA will also host an advisory group comprised of MSM of color. to determine best practices for engaging the community in HIV prevention, treatment, and support services. In doing so, our program will increase the number of people who know about PEP/PrEP, and increase their likelihood of starting PEP/PrEP treatment, undergoing HIV and STI testing, and maintaining primary health care.​


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) assist program staff to facilitate HIV prevention activities; (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:     

  • 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 preferred, but not required.
  • Experience and/or comfort conducting online outreach via social media and dating/"hook-up" apps and websites.
  • May be required to work some evenings/weekend days. 

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