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PrEP Outreach and Education Specialist (F/T)
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) has an immediate opening for a Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Outreach and Education Specialist. The principal roles of the PrEP Outreach and Education Specialist are: 1) to engage high risk young gay and bi-sexual men and adult transgender women and provide them with information about the medication Truvada (PrEP) with the aim of connecting candidates for this medication to clinicians for PrEP prescription and medication management; and 2) provide informational sessions to clinicians aimed at increasing their knowledge about the utility of PrEP in lowering the risk of HIV infection with the aim to facilitate more clinicians to prescribe the medication to high risk candidates. Qualifications: Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred in public health, social work, education or related field; 3 years of experience providing outreach and HIV/STD prevention education to individuals at high risk; significant demonstrated knowledge about PrEP medication; 3 years of experience conducting individual and group presentations to diverse audiences; commitment to and knowledge of the LGBT community and the HIV epidemic in Queens, Suffolk, & Nassau counties; Ability to multi-task and work both independently and as part of team in a fast-paced environment. Please see website for full description & requirements.
Outreach and Early Intervention Specialist (F/T)
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) has an immediate opening for a Outreach and Early Intervention Specialist (OEIS) aimed at connecting HIV positive individuals to needed treatment services and supporting their medication adherence. Responsibilities: Conduct community based, mobile, and virtual outreach engaging high risk gay and bi-sexual men and transgender women in social and community settings; Conduct on-site screenings to determine HIV risk, status and testing history; Make referrals for follow up appointments for HIV testing and more comprehensive screening/assessments; Provide supervision and coordination to Peer Outreach Consultants. Perform comprehensive assessments of HIV+ individuals to gain an understanding of prevalent issues that may impede entering and maintaining HIV treatment. Qualifications: BA degree in Public Health, Social Services, etc; MSW with counseling experience preferred; 3 years experience in performing HIV outreach to high risk populations in nontraditional settings and using the internet as a means of connecting with and engaging with individuals engaged in high risk sex and drug activity; 3 years experience employing HIV evidence based interventions to help counsel and engage individuals in treatment. Please see website for full description & requirements.
LGBT Mental Health Counselor – Bilingual (F/T)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Network is seeking to hire a full-time bilingual (English/Spanish) LGBT Mental Health Counselor responsible for providing counseling services, facilitating support groups, and playing a pivotal role in the expansion of the LGBT Network’s mental health program. The LGBT Mental Health Counselor reports to the Director of Community Services; Provide mental health services to LGBT individuals and allies across the lifespan through individual, couples, family, and group counseling. Facilitate a variety of support groups, including Long Island Trans Experience (LITE), Parents of LGBT Children, LGBT Youth Support Groups, and others as needed. Adopt a linguistically and culturally appropriate approach to work with Spanish-speaking Latino/a and immigrant families. Deliver LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings to mental health professionals on clinical best practices when working with LGBT people and families. Participate in various community events and committees. Document, track, and monitor participant utilization for grants, funders, and organizational reporting. Perform other duties as assigned. Please see website for full description & requirements.
Community Program Coordinator (F/T)
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) has an immediate opening for a Community Program Coordinator. This position will report to the LGBT Training and Leadership Institute Coordinator; Coordinate and implement all aspects of the Center Families Project. Provide support services, programs, and advocacy to parents and families, including individuals interested in becoming parents through surrogacy, insemination, fostering, and adoption. Coordinate and deliver parenting and parenthood planning workshops to current and prospective parents. Coordinate networking opportunities and family play days for LGBT families, including LGBT-headed families, foster and adoptive families, and couples looking to start families. Manage the LGBT Network Volunteer Program, including monthly orientations for new volunteers as well as recruitment for Pride and fundraising eventsRepresent the LGBT Network at relevant community events and collaborative committees. Assist with the facilitation of the weekly Friday night youth social and prevention program. Assist with special youth events, including but not limited to the annual LGBT youth prom and other social and cultural events. Assist with data collection and reportingWrite and/or edit and prepare grant reports. Manage HELP Line phone calls database. Provide administrative and programmatic support as needed, including the coordination of room reservations, weekly schedules, van use/management, and monthly office suppliesOther duties as assigned. Please see website for full description & requirements.
Van Driver (P/T)
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) is currently seeking a part time van driver to pick up and drop off youth from both Suffolk and Nassau counties for LIGALY’s programs. Van Drivers report directly to the Assistant Director of Programs; Assure safe and reliable transportation to and from LIGALY programs for youth. Maintain a Safe Space while providing transportation for youth. Refuel LIGALY’s van as needed during shift. Maintain cleanliness of LIGALY’s van. Clean and valid New York state issued driver’s license. Basic automotive maintenance skills. Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Flexible availability afternoon/evenings. Commitment to the GLBT youth community. Please see website for full description & requirements.
Executive Assistant (F/T)
The LGBT Network seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to provide skilled administrative and program support to the Chief Executive Officer. Program responsibilities include special projects, serving as a liaison for CEO to community groups, and participation in planning for program and/or fundraising events. Administrative support includes scheduling, prioritization, maintaining administrative systems, and communicating with constituents. The Executive Assistant interacts with a wide range of stakeholders, including political leaders, donors, volunteers, community members and representatives of community organizations, and must do so with the utmost professionalism, tact and discretion. The ideal candidate will be a nimble and skilled problem solver with exemplary people skills who handles pressure with grace. Please see website for full description & requirements.