Men's Health Program Peer Educator (Part-time)
Reports to: Men’s Health Coordinator
- Recruit Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) gay identified and non-gay identified Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) ages 21+ and their partners regardless of race/ethnicity and HIV serostatus for HIV/STI/Hepatitis C screening;
- Connect high-risk negative individuals to prevention interventions;
- Refer clients to needed services as appropriate;
- Deliver HIV/STI/Hepatitis C prevention messages to high-risk clients through their personal social network and use of social media;
- Navigate clients into funded services by making appointments and/or escorting clients to agency services when appropriate;
- Assist with HIV testing events and other health fair coordination;
- Attend bi-monthly individual peer educator meetings and monthly group peer educator meetings to build team spirit, practice skills, and address training needs;
- Promote project work as well as agency services at various venues;
- Work collaboratively with other APICHA staff;
- Collect all required data as needed;
- Submit all required documents such as timesheet, data collection form and reports in a timely manner;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Strong socio-cultural identification with project target communities required;
- Ability to reach and recruit program participants especially gay identified or non-gay identified MSM from A&PI community;
- Ability to identify and navigate internet websites where MSM meet their partners and conduct outreach in various high-risk venues including bars/clubs, private sex parties, etc;
- Ability to use their own personal social media platforms (i.e., Facebook and Twitter) to disseminate HIV prevention messages and promote services;
- Commitment to reduce HIV/STI/Hepatitis C infection among Asian & Pacific Islander communities;
- Ability to work comfortably and professionally in places where API MSM with high risk of HIV infection gather (i.e., bathhouses, bars/clubs, parties);
- Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately on sexual topics;
- Ability to work with staff and clients of diverse backgrounds;
- Must be flexible to work nights and weekends;`
- Ability to use public transportation;
- Ability to use common office computer software such as Word and the Internet.
Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter (including salary requirements), and three references to: Jay Gabor, LGBT Program Community Health Manager at 400 Broadway, New York, NY 10013. Fax 212-334-7956 or Jgabor@apicha.org. Position is open until filled.
APICHA is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, national origin, gender expression, disability, marital status, sexual orientation.