PREVENTION HEALTH ADVOCATE: Safety First Syringe Exchange Program
JOB SUMMARY: ACR Health is seeking an enthusiastic and culturally competent individual who has an interest in the health and well-being of injection drug users. This individual will provide oversight and operational support to the newly established Utica office of the Safety First Syringe Exchange Program whose responsibilities will include direct service delivery; peer educator recruitment, training and support; the management of a voucher program with local pharmacies; program data collection and reporting.
Successful applicants will be able to work independently and as part of a team. Other qualities should include: flexibility, open-mindedness and being non-judgmental, responsibility, and the ability to demonstrate professional use of boundaries. Recommended skill sets include: excellent communication skills, listening and empathy skills, supervision skills, project/contract management, program record-keeping and evaluation. Specialized knowledge about harm reduction philosophy, HIV, viral hepatitis, substance treatment resources, and counseling and/or crisis intervention would be valuable for applicants to demonstrate.
This position is based in ACR Health’s Utica office.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 2 year degree in health, human services, or a related field, and 2 years equivalent work experience; knowledge about addiction and substance use; valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable, insured vehicle. Bi-lingual persons are encouraged to apply!
PREVENTION HEALTH ADVOCATE: Communities of Color Heterosexual
JOB SUMMARY: ACR Health is seeking a highly motivated, culturally competent individual who will: participate in community outreach to recruit clients for services; educate individuals and groups about safer sex practices, and other risk reduction topics; work with a caseload of individuals to support them in practicing and applying risk reduction techniques to their lives/relationships (client-centered prevention case management); provide HIV, Hepatitis C and STI testing/screening services; participate in community meetings; maintain accurate recordkeeping and complete required reports in accordance with department and funder policies and guidelines.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 2-year degree in health/human services or other related field, OR 3 years experience working in non-profit social service agency providing direct services to diverse populations (e.g., persons of color, MSM, substance users, mentally ill, etc.). A valid NYS driver's license and access to a reliable and insured vehicle. Basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis is helpful but not required. Training will be provided. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!
Q CENTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Syracuse)
Seeking a highly motivated individual to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and young adults, their allies and families, and children of LGBTQ parents.
Duties include: Develop and coordinate LGBTQ youth programming; create and maintain safe spaces for LGBTQ youth, their families and allies; plan and facilitate weekly support groups for LGBTQ youth, children of LGBTQ parents, and parents/caregivers of transgender youth; provide crisis intervention, mental health assessments, and referrals; supervise and support care management staff; recruit, train, supervise, and support Q Center volunteers and interns; coordinate staff, volunteer, and intern schedules to ensure adequate coverage for all Q Center programs/events; recruit, train, and assist the youth guided Q Center Youth Advisory Board; provide LGBTQ cultural competency presentations/workshops; create and distribute the Q Center monthly calendar of events; develop and maintain partnerships with school based Gay-Straight Alliances/Acceptance coalitions; conduct community outreach; organize and plan special events for LGBTQ youth and families; coordinate afterschool programming; coordinate summer programming; maintain and oversee social media campaigns; represent the Q Center in local and statewide networks and coalitions; conduct data collection and assessment; timely completion of required reports. Training available upon hire. Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in social work, health and human services, or related field, or 3-5 years professional experience working with disadvantaged youth. Extensive training and experience in positive youth development principles and working with youth initiatives. Experience working with LGBTQ youth and/or knowledge and sensitivity of LGBTQ youth and family issues. Experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and/or knowledge and sensitivity regarding diverse cultures. Ability to balance multiple tasks. Strong time management skills. Public speaking and group facilitation skills. Strong level of computer skills and on-line navigation. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers/interns preferred. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including regular evening and weekend hours, required. Reliable transportation and valid driver's license required.
CARE MANAGER (Watertown)
Provide care management services to at-risk clients, their families and concerned others within the North Country. Assist clients in mutually assessing immediate and long range needs and identifying resources to secure needed services. Develop individual service plans in conjunction with the client and related service providers. Provide direct access to services through immediate and timely response to client needs and involved service providers. Services may include medical, legal, social, financial, housing and other per needs assessed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Understanding of issues related to chronic illnesses. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years experience in a related field; or Associates degree and a minimum of four years experience in a related field; or two years of satisfactory performance as a case management technician. Ability to work with diverse constituencies. Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills. Car and valid NYS Drivers license required for necessary travel.
PREVENTION SERVICES SUPERVISOR: Communities of Color, Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Initiative
JOB SUMMARY: The Communities of Color Men Who Have Sex with Men Initiative provides comprehensive HIV/sexually transmitted infection/viral hepatitis prevention education and services to high-risk community members in ACR Health’s 9-county region. The Prevention Services Supervisor is responsible for supervising staff and programming at locations in Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown. The initiative is funded by NYSDOH AIDS Institute and private grants.
ACR Health is seeking an experienced program supervisor who is interested in joining a growing team and department. While Prevention Services focus on sexual risk reduction (e.g. access to HIV/STI/viral hepatitis testing, condom distribution, and condom negotiation skills), co-factors of HIV prevention are also addressed with clients. A thorough knowledge and familiarity of the target population is required. The supervisor is expected to contribute and help oversee ACR Health’s community-based HIV/STI/viral hepatitis testing program, so skills in this area would be helpful. Excellent writing and communication skills are required. A knowledge of health literacy principles and social media public health campaigns is helpful.
Specific position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Implementation of program work plan(s). Complete accurate and timely program reporting requirements. Maintain client/program records. Recruit peer educators and clients for program(s) services. Assist with community/facility needs assessment activities and consumer satisfaction surveys. Participate as a stakeholder in community meetings that address target population issues and concerns. Complete quality assurance activities to ensure service effectiveness and efficiency.
This position is based in ACR Health’s Syracuse office.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 4-year degree in health/human services or other related field, or 3+ years' experience working in a social service agency demonstrating progressive responsibilities. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to work with diverse populations (e.g., persons of color, MSM, substance users, mentally ill, etc.) and must be in agreement with the philosophy of the agency and department. A Valid NYS driver's license and access to a reliable and insured vehicle is required. Bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. ACR Health is an EOE.
CARE MANAGER (Syracuse, NY)
Provide care management services to at-risk clients, their families and concerned others within the Syracuse area. Assist clients in mutually assessing immediate and long range needs and identifying resources to secure needed services. Develop individual service plans in conjunction with the client and related service providers. Provide direct access to services through immediate and timely response to client needs and involved service providers. Services may include medical, legal, social, financial, housing and other per needs assessed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Understanding of issues related to chronic illnesses. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years experience in a related field; or Associates degree and a minimum of four years experience in a related field; or two years of satisfactory performance as a case management technician. Ability to work with diverse constituencies. Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills. Car and valid NYS Drivers license required for necessary travel.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Director of Human Resources at hr@ACRHealth.org. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. If you would like to apply for positions listed here, please send a cover letter and a resume to:
627 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Or email a cover letter and resume to: hr@ACRHealth.org