BAMSI Men's Health Navigator in Brockton, Massachusetts
30 hours per week - flexible schedule
$20 hr!! Flexible schedule!!
General Statement of Duties: Perform outreach and in-reach to recruit and engage gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, with a strong emphasis on reaching Black and Latino men. Provide risk reduction counseling and recommend appropriate screening services for those recruited, including HIV/HCV/STI screenings. Provide education on: HIV/HCV/STI prevention, screening and treatment; sexual and drug use risk reduction strategies, including biomedical interventions such as HIV PrEP and HIV PEP. Provide supported referrals and health care navigation for infectious disease treatment, HIV PrEP and PEP, substance use disorder treatment, primary health care, mental health services, and other health and social services as appropriate. Network with community groups and agencies as needed to advance the prevention/education models that are implemented.
- Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: To be considered for this position, the applicant must self-identify as being a GBQMSM (Gay, Bisexual, Queer, or other MSM) man as well as Black and/or Latino
BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.
We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:
Generous Time Off Package
up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
11 paid holidays
up to 2 weeks Sick Time
Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
Health and Dental Insurance
Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
403B plan with discretionary match
Employee Assistance Program
Career Development Opportunities
*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.
As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment.
Conduct outreach and recruitment activities to engage MSM of color in prevention, screening, and treatment. Activities will include but not be limited to: Geolocation Apps including Grindr and Scruff; social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok; bar/club outreach (as available); GLBTQ+ Pride Festivals and other community events; and informing area providers of our services.
Perform health navigation services for those in need, including supported referrals to address the full spectrum of individual needs and providing appointment accompaniment. Ensure linkage to medical care, behavioral health treatment, PrEP, nPEP, disease intervention specialists, and other needed services.
Work with the Director of HIV Services to develop strategies for outreach, recruitment, and service delivery.
Screen, interview and counsel individuals who feel they are at risk of HIV/HCV/STI infection. Provide harm reduction information and strategies for at-risk individuals.
Collect specimens (via venous blood draw, finger stick, and/or urine specimen) for HIV/HCV/STI antibody tests from individuals who feel that they are at risk and send and/or transport specimen as appropriate to the State Laboratory.
Collect data and complete paperwork timely and accurately for statistical and monthly reports.
Initiate and conduct follow-up activities to assess implication of services provided and the impact those services have on clients.
Develop, provide, and document appropriate referrals in focused areas for clients in need of services. Provide transportation to clients as needed.
Provide and distribute all appropriate materials, such as condoms, bleach, printed material that will increase the target population’s level of awareness and understanding of HIV transmission.
Enroll appropriate clients and bystanders to participate in the Narcan Pilot Program.
Facilitate group level interventions and health communications with DPH/OHA approved curriculum as designated by supervisor.
Work in conjunction with the Director of HIV Services and persons served to assess the ongoing effectiveness of the programing.
Coordinate efforts with other HIV/AIDS and Gay/Bisexual/MSM health programs.
Promote the program through community outreach and information dissemination.
Attend meetings, conferences and training to expand knowledge of HIV disease and related topics (STI’s, Hepatitis C, substance use disorder, harm reduction, overdose prevention etc.) and be current on new developments as required by supervisor or designee.
Allow for a flexible schedule in order to accommodate required evening and weekend hours.
Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation in a timely and accurate fashion.
Establish and maintain a good rapport and harmonious relationships with staff, clients, and other program related individuals.
Perform duties consistent with agency/program policies and procedures. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.
Perform other related work duties as needed or as required by supervisor or designee.
Bona Fide Occupational Requirement: To be considered for this position, the applicant must self-identify as being a GBQMSM (Gay, Bisexual, Queer, or other MSM) man as well as Black and/or Latino.
AA/AS desired. High School Diploma or GED plus outreach/education experience strongly desired.
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Harm Reduction principles and practices.
Knowledge of area GLBT communities.
Excellent computer skills and ability to navigate various social media platforms.
Good organizational and communication skills (oral and written) required.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work in a team and individual setting.
Approachable personality and open mindedness required.
Resident of or familiarity with the Brockton area
Must have valid driver’s license and have own means of transportation.
External Company Name: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.
External Company URL: http://www.bamsi.org/