JASMYN – Prevention, Outreach and Testing Specialist

Posted Jun 16, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida

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Expires Jul 31, 2022

Description

JASMYN supports the empowerment of LGBTQIA+ young people through leadership, advocacy, resources, and a safe and affirming community. Our vision is for LGBTQIA+ young people’s identities, aspirations and contributions are valued and affirmed. We are guided by 6 principles: Centered on Youth, Personal Wellness, Racial Equity, Accountability, Innovation and Partnership. Founded in 1994, JASMYN’s staff of over 25 provides a comprehensive continuum of youth development programs, housing supports, mental health services and health services with a focus on HIV testing, risk reduction counseling, medical linkage for youth living with HIV (YLWH), and a sexual health clinic that also provides PrEP care coordination.

We are seeking to hire a Prevention, Outreach and Testing Specialist to conduct daily HIV testing, counselling, and linkage on and off campus and support social and educational programming for LGBTQIA+ youth 13-29. The Prevention, Outreach and Testing Specialist will increase HIV testing at JASMYN through intentional, tailored outreach using various techniques and platforms to encourage knowledge of HIV status and overall sexual health.

Essential duties and responsibilities

HIV Testing & Sexual Health Clinic • Conduct daily rapid HIV testing, including pre- and post-test counseling both on and off JASMYN Campus • Link youth at risk for HIV to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on and off JASMYN campus • Advocacy, resource brokerage, referral, linkage and follow-up • Work JASMYN sexual health clinic on a weekly basis • Work HIV testing on a daily basis • Support youth sexual health education and HIV prevention activities at JASMYN • Support youth at risk for HIV in applying for Medical Assistance Program (MAP) for PrEP medication Outreach & Marketing • Utilize the Social Network Strategy (SNS) to engage youth and their partners and/or friends for HIV testing • Contribute to the development of outreach/marketing material for HIV testing, Sexual Health Clinic, and other sexual health • Passive and active outreach that is tailored to youth vulnerable or at high risk for HIV • Attend on and off JASMYN Campus health fairs and other outreach events Safe Space & Youth Engagement Programming • Support the creation of a safe and engaging social space for LGBTQIA+ youth of color • Support the creation and facilitation of a Youth Advisory Board that will inform and provide input into safe space programming for LGBTQIA+ youth of color Data Collection & Reporting • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel • Data entry • Document and report all services according to all requirements as required by JASMYN polices and standards • Provide monthly reports as related to HIV testing and Outreach roles and responsibilities Additional Essential Duties • Participate as a member of the JASMYN team in supporting all JASMYN programs and services for high risk youth, including group facilitation, outreach and enrollment, drop in center and clinic staffing • Adherence to HIPAA law to ensure participant confidentiality and privacy at all times. • Participate in all meetings and trainings as required • Perform other essential duties as assigned

Qualifications

• Comfortability conducting HIV testing and counseling on a daily basis • Experience conducting high-level outreach utilizing various platforms and techniques. • Experience using various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.) for high-level outreach and advertisement • Experience and/or knowledge with HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. • Experience and/or knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) prevention, testing, and treatment services. • Experience and/or knowledge of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention • Experience and/or knowledge of Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) for HIV prevention • Comfortability talking to teens and young adults about sexual health in an affirming and healthy manner • Ability to relate to teens and young adults in an accepting, positive and healthy manner; Demonstrated experience in positive youth development. • Familiarity and sensitivity in dealing with the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ youth. • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment. • Ability to effectively deliver strength-based, trauma-informed, and harm reduction services. • Strong assessment skills and ability to document and prioritize needs; Ability to resource brokerage and referral • Desire to make a positive impact in the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth and to be a part of a dynamic team supporting LGBTQIA+ youth. • Current FL driver’s license and clean driving record; Must pass criminal background checks • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Portuguese language is a plus

Education and Experience

• BA in social work or a related field such as public health, social welfare or psychology from an accredited university preferred. • Certified in HIV testing and counseling preferred. Training in evidence-based interventions for HIV positive youth is a plus!

Salary/Salary Range

Benefits: JASMYN offers excellent benefits including health insurance, IRA retirement plan, paid holidays, and generous leave policy. The salary range for this position is $31,200 - $35,360 Application Procedure: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter that details relevant experience related to job responsibilities, and a detailed resume with at least three references. Please send cover letter and resume to apply@jasmyn.org. We will be unable to take any inquiries related to posting or hiring details. JASMYN is an equal opportunity employer; minorities are encouraged to apply.

Company/Organization

JASMYN

http://www.jasmyn.org

Contact

Emily Rokosch | Email