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AIDS Project RI, Peer Health Navigator - 2038

Employer: AIDS Project RI
9 Pleasant Street
Providence, RI 02906
Contact: Jillian Sam
Phone: 4013311350

Email: samji@familyserviceri.org

Job Description

FSRI is always looking for candidates that want to make a positive impact on the community we serve in!



About Us:
Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) is a comprehensive non-profit social service organization that manages, through thoughtful coordination and a shared vision, programs across Rhode Island, providing essential resources for underserved individuals, families and communities. We are proud to state that our employees are chosen for their skills and unique abilities relating to client care. Consider being a part of the BEST and BRIGHTEST team.

Essential Functions:

The peer health navigator oversees various ways in which AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) conducts outreach to and engages with individuals who are at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) specifically young men. The navigator will work with the APRI team to implement innovative prevention and outreach tools. In addition, the peer health navigator provides linkage to care for individuals who need referrals for services such as pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP), mental health counseling, substance use counseling, medical care, and more. The peer health navigator works as part of a client-centered team that aims to increase health literacy among key populations and maintain APRI's strong ties to other community partners, while supporting APRI's overall mission.

Qualifications:

Committed to and enthusiastic about APRI's mission and programs.
Knowledge of and experience with HIV/STI-related community outreach and health promotion activities.
Passionate about topics of sexual health for LGBTQ+ communities, specifically young gay and bisexual men, including HIV/STIs, PrEP, and more; knowledgeable about specialized services for people living with HIV/AIDS, substance use, harm reduction, and more.
Equipped to work with multicultural and diverse populations.
Excellent computer skills, including using Microsoft software applications (e.q. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); experience and comfort with social media and mobile apps.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work hands-on with limited resources, independently or in a team setting.
Creative and adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through; highly energetic and able to balance multiple tasks.
Straightforward and self-assured; ready ability to share information easily; listens as well as gives advice and respects the abilities of others; diplomatic and empathetic.
Emotionally mature with a sense of humor to maintain balance.
Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience working with the populations on which the position is primarily focused.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is strongly preferred.
Ability to travel to various locations as necessary; possession of a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance required.
Training as a qualified professional test counselor (QPTC) is highly desirable, with knowledge and experience with testing for HIV, HCV, and/or syphilis; if not trained, willingness and commitment to be trained and conduct testing as part of overall job function.

Only together can we continue to grow and make a difference in our communities.
Join our team today!



Family Service of Rhode Island provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Requirements

Committed to and enthusiastic about APRI's mission and programs.
Knowledge of and experience with HIV/STI-related community outreach and health promotion activities.
Passionate about topics of sexual health for LGBTQ+ communities, specifically young gay and bisexual men, including HIV/STIs, PrEP, and more; knowledgeable about specialized services for people living with HIV/AIDS, substance use, harm reduction, and more.
Equipped to work with multicultural and diverse populations.
Excellent computer skills, including using Microsoft software applications (e.q. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); experience and comfort with social media and mobile apps.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work hands-on with limited resources, independently or in a team setting.
Creative and adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through; highly energetic and able to balance multiple tasks.
Straightforward and self-assured; ready ability to share information easily; listens as well as gives advice and respects the abilities of others; diplomatic and empathetic.
Emotionally mature with a sense of humor to maintain balance.
Bachelor's degree preferred or relevant experience working with the populations on which the position is primarily focused.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) is strongly preferred.
Ability to travel to various locations as necessary; possession of a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance required.
Training as a qualified professional test counselor (QPTC) is highly desirable, with knowledge and experience with testing for HIV, HCV, and/or syphilis; if not trained, willingness and commitment to be trained and conduct testing as part of overall job function.

Salary Levels

$0.00 - $0.00

Positions Available

There are 1 positions available at this time.

Application Period

Thursday, October 03, 2019 through Friday, January 31, 2020

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