Job | HIV/Hep C Health Care Access Specialist @ NYC Health Dept, Project SUCCEED

HIV/Hep C Health Care Access Specialist @ NYC Health Dept, Project SUCCEED

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Job Description

The NYC Department of Health, Bureau of Communicable Disease, Viral Hepatitis Program (VHP) works to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with Hepatitis B and C in NYC.  VHP conducts surveillance, community outreach, training and organization, program development and implementation and policy activities.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Conduct telephone based patient navigation services: outreach to individuals infected with HIV/HCV, brief assessment, provision of referrals for supportive services, linkage to care, retention in care, treatment support.

• Conduct on-site and telephone or web-based trainings and technical assistance in HIV/HCV co-infection care best practices for non-clinical providers at Ryan White Care Coordination Programs, and other organizations serving HIV/HCV infected patients.

• Collaborate with Project SUCCEED leadership to develop the project plan and materials including: provider training and technical assistance intervention; patient navigation protocol and resource; and patient education and health promotion materials.

• Document activities in program tracking databases; attend all necessary trainings and meetings related to Project SUCCEED; provide ad hoc reports as requested, and provide additional administrative support as required.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

  1. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and substance abuse education and intervention strategies.
  2. Demonstrated cultural competence with populations currently most affected by HIV and hepatitis C (People who
    use drugs, African American, Latino, and men who have sex with men).
  3. Experience with developing and delivering training.
  4. Experience with providing direct service in a medical, health, or social service setting.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  6. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note:  If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

• Current Resume

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.   By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 292415.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location

42-09 28th Street

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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