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

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), including Healthy Relationships; VOICES/VOCES; Many Men, Many Voices; 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.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.
Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish. 

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