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ACR Health is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing a range of support services to individuals with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, substance use disorders, and serious mental illnesses, and targeted prevention and sexual health services to individuals, from youth through adulthood with the goal of positive health outcomes.

 

Full Time Benefits include:

Career development through ongoing training, individual development plans, and goals.

Competitive salary

Generous paid time off policy including four+ weeks’ vacation and 11 paid holidays.

Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits

403(b) retirement plan

*Not all Benefits available for part-time employees.

 

To apply, download and complete the following three forms after reviewing the job listings (hard copies available at the office). Please print them or fill them out digitally in Adobe Reader. To be considered a qualified candidate, a cover letter, resume, and the following forms should either be emailed to HR@ACRHealth.org or mailed to:

 

 ACR Health

Human Resources

627 West Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13204

 

Form 1: Job Application (PDF)

Form 2: Reference Authorization (PDF)

Form 3: Optional Self Identification (PDF)

 

Please, no phone calls. Only applicants selected for interviews will be called. We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to.

 

*ACR Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation or any other protected category

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Syracuse

Clinical Quality Specialist

Nutrition Health Educator

CARE Court Coordinator

Care Manager-Syracuse

Prevention Health Advocate-Youth Division

Certified Recovery Peer

Complex Care Manager

HIV Tester

Harm Reduction Specialist

 

Utica

Intervention Specialist

 

 

SYRACUSE POSITIONS

 

Clinical Quality Specialist

 

We are currently hiring for a Clinical Quality Specialist in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

 

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Clinical Quality Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.  Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols.  Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Perform regular audits of all ACR Health Clinical programming, including ongoing oversight of Agency contract pharmacy and testing programs, with development and execution of ongoing QA plans to address deficiencies. 
  • Conduct staff trainings on clinical quality topics relevant to ACR Health programming.
  • Assist Director of Quality Assurance in development of HEDIS monitoring tools; perform ongoing HEDIS audits and report out HEDIS data to Director of Quality Assurance.
  • Conduct environmental review for regulatory compliance, including testing room monitoring, control log review and infection prevention audit.
  • Assist Director of Quality Assurance in preparation for comprehensive monitoring visits and regulatory audits.
  • Maintain proficiency in functions of all agency electronic health records; assist Director of Quality Assurance in developing and conducting staff trainings on EHR functions.
  • Prepare and assist with comprehensive monitoring visits and annual audits preparation.
  • Attend meetings and participate in workgroups relevant to clinical quality assurance, including independently completing workgroup tasks assigned to QA Department.
  • Work independently with Program Supervisors and Directors on Quality Assurance projects.
  • Ensure Program Staff are aware of any changes or updates relevant to clinical quality and clinical program delivery.
  • Assist Director of Quality Assurance in development and update of Clinical QA Infrastructure, including assistance with Infection Prevention, OSHA and DOH standards.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all agency clients, staff, and volunteers. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Quality Assurance, Deputy Executive Director(s) and/or Executive Director

 

Clinical Quality Specialist Requirements:

  • Associates Degree or higher, plus two years of work experience in a clinical setting or equal combination of education and experience.
  • Strong ability to multi-task; some project management experience preferred. 
  • Ability to manage large volume of information and exercise independent judgment; high level of discretion required.
  • Previous clinical Quality Assurance, infection prevention and regulatory knowledge highly desired. 
  • Must be computer proficient (Microsoft Office) with significant EHR experience.
  • Experience with developing and providing training and technical assistance on quality assurance/improvement practices and staff development.
  • Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR Health are essential.

 

Clinical Quality Specialist Benefits:

·         Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals.

·         Competitive salary

·         Generous paid time off policy including four+ weeks’ vacation and 11 paid holidays.

·         Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision benefits

·         403(b) retirement plan

 

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  Nutrition Health Educator

 

We are currently hiring for a Nutrition Health Educator in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

 

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Nutrition Health Educator Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations. 
  • Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols. 
  • Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Provides education focused on the specific nutritional needs of HIV+ clients in the Central New York Ryan White region. 
  • Assess, develop and implement the coordination of group-level and individual educational sessions under the direction of the Nutrition Program Coordinator
  • Develop nutrition health education plans that incorporate: goals and objectives, frequency and duration of sessions as well as HIV-specific health and nutrition topics.
  • Responsible for documenting each session, ensuring AIRS data-entry and for distributing and tracking food vouchers.
  • Reviews assessments and dietary recommendations to determine the foods and meals services clients receive, and the type of health education appropriate to meet these needs.
  • Maintain client records that document attendance, participation, progress, accomplishments, referrals, goals, and any other additional needs the client may have.
  • Monitors the appropriateness of the food and services clients receive.
  • Monitors food pantry distribution for the program.
  • Establishes connections and communicates frequently with community partners and makes referrals as necessary.
  • Completes a Nutritional Health Education and Food and Meal Program screening form to determine client eligibility.
  • Acts as team leader with Nutrition Program Assistant to conduct community coordination activities.
  • Communicates and collaborates with AIDS Institute staff and responds in a timely and appropriate manner to all requests.
  • Attends all AIDS Institute required meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain complete and accurate statistical information; prepare all required monthly and program reports as assigned; ensure thorough, up to date and complete client records.
  • Participate in agency case conferences as scheduled.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Nutrition Health Education Program regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Attend all required and recommended staff trainings and in-services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Nutrition Program Coordinator, Director of Support Services, Deputy Executive Director and/or Executive Director.

 

Nutrition Health Requirements:

  • BA or BS, MA preferred in Nutrition or related field such as health education or family and consumer sciences. 
  • Two to three years experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS or other chronic illnesses. 
  • Two to three years experience developing and facilitating nutrition health education. 
  • Possess an understanding of community level work and the importance of collaborating with other organizations. 
  • Good communication and writing skills, as well as cultural and linguistic competence.
  • Sensitivity to AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR health are essential.

Job Type: Full Time

 

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CARE Court Coordinator
 

We are currently hiring for a CARE Court Coordinator in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

CARE Court Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
  • Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols. Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Screen and assess individuals for program acceptance, including overdose risk and treatment readiness.
  • Coordinate implementation of Evidence Based Practices and monitor fidelity of programming with providers.
  • Develop innovative solutions for treatment issues, track access to care, treatment services, and outcomes for justice involved members
  • Identify coordination of care gaps for justice involved members and identify systemic solutions
  • Receive and respond to justice system partner related issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain an active caseload of no more than 40 individual participants for Linkage & Navigation Services, which includes but is not limited to linkage and navigation to substance use treatment providers, medical providers, and supportive/mental health counseling services.
  • Schedule and/or attend court hearings and other meetings with organizations / individuals regarding the client as needed.
  • Prepare all required reports and supporting data which relate to department activities and as assigned by the Director of Drug User Health.
  • Complete accurate monthly, quarterly and/or annual report(s) within agency and departmental guidelines.
  • Collaborate with County and Syracuse City Court personnel, local Justice System staff and providers to establish collaborative processes, overcome barriers and meet shared goals.
  • Participate in appropriate and applicable training/professional development opportunities for a minimum of 24 hours of curriculum-based training annually.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all clients as well as other appropriate organizational components.

 

CARE Court Coordinator Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health, Criminal Justice or related field; or Bachelor’s Degree and five years of experience working in nonprofit social service agency providing direct client related services to diverse populations (e.g., people who are incarcerated, use substances, and/or have mental health diagnosis).
  • Ability to gain clearance to work in local and state criminal justice facilities.
  • A valid NYS driver's license and access to a reliable and insured vehicle is required.
  • Sensitivity to AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR health are essential.

 

Job Type: Full time

 

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Care Manager-Syracuse

 

We are currently hiring for a Care Manager in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Care Manager Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive care management, care coordination, and health promotion to Medicaid enrolled persons with the goal of reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, decreasing emergency room visits, and improving health outcomes.
  • Conduct Health Home outreach activities.
  • Conduct enrollments, complete comprehensive assessment & reassessments to identify health care, mental health, chemical dependency and social service needs.
  • Develop comprehensive, measurable, goal-oriented care plans in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of external and internal providers.
  • Track member medical appointments, labs, preventive health measures and other activities required to maintain the client’s health.
  • Utilize health information technology to coordinate care.
  • Coordinate all hospital discharges with hospital or acute care providers to ensure implementation of the discharge plan, and follow-up on recommendations from the ED, hospital or acute care facility.
  • Provide information to clients about disease management, medications, treatment adherence, psycho-social issues and harm reduction education.
  • Provide referrals for appropriate services.
  • Maintain contact with member’s Managed Care Organization.
  • Complete all tasks and documentation by required deadlines.

 

Care Manager Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related discipline (Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Human Services, etc.) with two years’ experience working with persons with HIV/AIDS, a history of mental illness, homelessness, chemical dependency, chronic medical conditions, and/or other populations of persons in need.
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license and independent means of transportation for frequent travel throughout catchment area.
  • Strong computer skills. Experience working with electronic medical records and/or health information exchanges (e.g. RHIO) preferred.
  • Familiarity and sensitivity to specialized needs of people with HIV, chemical dependency and mental health conditions, homeless individuals, and LGBTQ population.
  • Familiarity with and ability to access community resources and services.
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal ability, writing style and active listening skills.
  • Attention to detail; strong organizational skills including time management and ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to work as a team, delegating and coordinating efforts within health home provider network. Ability to provide strength-based, client-centered, proactive care management.
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds within a climate of mutual respect, inclusion, enrichment, and growth.

 

Job Type: Full time

 

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Prevention Health Advocate for our Young IDU Division

 

We are currently hiring for a Prevention Health Advocate for our Young IDU Division in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Prevention Health Advocate Responsibilities:

  • Conduct enhanced outreach in the community, targeting high-risk sub-populations of individuals to promote and facilitate access to HIV counseling and testing services, individual and group level HIV/STD/HCV education and risk reduction counseling, and other HIV prevention interventions and supportive services.
  • Implementation of designated interventions outlined in assigned work plan(s).
  • Recruitment of peer educators and clients for the designated program(s) services (e.g. IDI’s, IDG’s, HIV, STD and Hepatitis C screening).
  • Maintain an active caseload of 12-20 individual participants for Linkage & Navigation Services.
  • Provides individuals with Protocol Based Counseling activities, including: counseling, risk assessment and development of a corresponding risk reduction plan, testing for HIV/STI/HCV antibodies, and referrals for HIV/STI/HCV-related services.
  • Prepare all required reports and supporting data which relate to specific Syringe Exchange Programs department activities and as assigned by the Director of Syringe Exchange Programs. Complete accurate monthly, quarterly and/or annual report(s) within agency and departmental guidelines.
  • Attend community provider meetings/committees that address target population(s) issues and concerns and act as agency liaison to these provider groups when appropriate.
  • Identify and develop networking relationships with community based organizations.

 

Prevention Health Advocate Requirements:

  • Two-year degree in health/human services or other related field, or 3 years’ experience working in nonprofit social service agency providing direct client related services to diverse populations (e.g., persons of color, MSM, substance users, mentally ill, etc.) OR an equal combination of education/experience.
  • Basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis, and experience working with young gay men/YMSM, is helpful but not required.
  • Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally-competent services.
  • Automobile with insurance and valid NYS driver’s license required. Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR Health are essential.

 

Job Type: Full time

 

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Part Time Certified Recovery Peer

 

We are currently hiring for a Part Time Certified Recovery Peer in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Certified Recovery Peer Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations. Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols. Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Assist the HCV Patient Navigator with outreach, engagement and educational activities.
  • Achieve and maintain certification as a Recovery Peer Advocate
  • 46 hours of recovery coaching specific training 10 hours Advocacy, 10 hours of Mentoring/Education, 10 hours of Recovery Support, 16 hours ethics Supervised Work Experience
  • 500 hours of work/volunteer experience specific to the PR Domains PR Supervision
  • 25 hours of supervision specific to the PR Domains Written Exam
  • Passing score on the IC&RC PR Exam * Provide accurate and factual information on HIV/AIDS, behavioral health and related issues to individuals of the assigned target population(s).
  • Identify and access available resources, provide relevant referrals and linkages to behavioral health, medical treatment, and other identified needed services
  • Keep accurate records of activities.
  • Attend individual health education and behavioral health educational sessions in the peer’s region.
  • Assist with evaluating individual and group sessions.
  • Accompany clients to their clinical, behavioral health appointments and supportive service appointments.
  • Follow up with clients regarding attendance at appointments.
  • Track the clients’ clinical and behavioral health treatment appointments

 

Certified Recovery Peer Requirements:

  • Member of the target population and/or have firsthand knowledge of the target population(s) and community in which they reside and/or gather.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent Training and Education
  • Ability to get along well with others, good communication skills, ability to make and keep commitments, ability to work independently, responsibility and reliably, and good leadership skills.
  • Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally-competent services.
  • Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR Health are essential.

 

Certified Recovery Peer Benefits:

  • Career development through ongoing training, individual development plans and goals.
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off policy including four+ weeks’ vacation and 11 paid holidays.

 

Job Type: Part-time

 

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Complex Care Manager

 

We are currently hiring for a Complex Care Manager in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Complex Care Manager Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures, and other applicable regulations. Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols. Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Assist with recruitment and engagement of Medicaid recipients in the Emergency Department at Crouse Hospital who have a variety of complex care needs.
  • Assist clients in mutually assessing immediate and long range needs and identifying resources to secure needed services.
  • Develop individual care 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, behavioral, legal, social, financial, housing and other per needs assessed.)
  • Maintain contact to ensure sustaining of motivation; timely acquisition of identified services and on-going assessment.
  • Maintain complete and accurate statistical information; prepare all required monthly and program reports as assigned; ensure thorough, up to date and complete client records.
  • Complete/submit all required documentation within designated time frames.
  • Ensure proactive and productive linkages with area social services providers.
  • Authorize and arrange for necessary support, medical and stabilizing services for the client to develop and maintain effective health care.
  • Reduce barriers to services through persistent advocacy efforts and appropriate documentation of service gaps.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of all area service providers and client resources; keep abreast of developments in the medical, behavioral, social service, legal and other areas related to client service provision.
  • Participate in agency case conferences as scheduled
  • Conduct home visits on a regular basis. Meet with the client's support network when appropriate to assess responsiveness of the care plan.
  • Coordinate services with local provider agencies to ensure comprehensive approach, to include ongoing communication with Hospital Emergency Department staff and Discharge Planners.
  • Re-evaluate care plan/conduct case conferences on a regular basis to ensure continuity of services.
  • Ensure interventions are consistent with identified long/short term goals, care plans and needs assessment. Complete reassessments and modify care plan/goals as appropriate.
  • Provide crisis intervention when appropriate.
  • Maintain working knowledge of care management program regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Attend all required and recommended staff training and in-services.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the DSRIP Program Manager, Director of Support Services, Deputy Executive Directors, and/or Executive Director.

 

Complex Care Manager Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years' experience in care coordination.
  • Masters of Social Work or Masters in related area of study preferred. Bachelor's degree in related area of study required.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies
  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Experience delivering stigma-free, non-judgmental and culturally-competent services.
  • Automobile with insurance and valid NYS driver's license required.
  • Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR Health are essential.

 

Job Type: Full time

 

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HIV Tester

 

We are currently hiring for a HIV Tester in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

HIV Tester Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.  Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols.  Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Direct provision of HIV screening.
  • Conduct enhanced outreach in the community targeting high-risk sub-populations of individuals to promote and facilitate access to HIV counseling and testing services, individual and group level HIV/STD/HCV education and risk reduction counseling, and other HIV prevention interventions and supportive services.
  • One-on-one assessments and risk-reduction counseling (Pre/Post HIV Test Counseling).
  • Provide immediate referrals to supportive services and medical care for individuals who test HIV+.
  • Maintain up-to-date list of appropriate referrals with which ACR Health has linkage agreements.
  • Educate individuals about safer sex practices and other risk reduction topics as needed during HIV testing encounters.
  • Participate in community outreach to recruit clients for HIV testing services.
  • Integrate condom promotion, harm reduction education, and distribution into HIV testing encounters. 
  • Refer clients to other prevention related and supportive services.
  • Maintain accurate recordkeeping, including follow-up on referrals.
  • Complete required reports and data entry in accordance with department and funder policies and guidelines.
  • Maintains outreach van and is responsible for cleaning/upkeep.
  • Participate in appropriate and applicable training/professional development opportunities for a minimum of 24 hours of curriculum-based training annually. 
  • Continue to develop expanding knowledge of the unique challenges faced by women of color at risk for HIV/AIDS/STIs.
  • Prepare all required reports and supporting data which relate to specific prevention department activities and as assigned by the Director of Prevention.  Complete accurate monthly, quarterly and/or annual report(s) within agency and departmental guidelines.
  • Timely and accurate AIRS data entry.
  • Perform other work as assigned by the Director of Prevention, Deputy Executive Director and/or Executive Director.

*All interventions must be delivered within the standards outlined by the funders and agency policy and procedures.

 

HIV Tester Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health & human services, or related field; OR 4 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.) OR an equal combination of education/experience.
  • Basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis, and experience working with young gay men/YMSM, is helpful but not required.
  • Automobile and valid NYS driver’s license required.
  • Sensitivity to AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR health are essential.

Job type: Full time

 

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Harm Reduction Specialist

 

We are currently hiring for a Harm Reduction Specialist in our Syracuse office.

 

In order to be considered:

Submit a cover letter with your application and resume that includes:

 

Why you are interested in the position

 

Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Harm Reduction Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.  Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols.  Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • Ensure drug users have access to on-site medical services at ACR Health’s Drug User Health Hub and at partner locations across Central New York.  The position will support the onsite Nurse Practitioner or Physician during clinic hours, conduct individual client assessments, referrals and offer other case management services.
  • Provide disease screening, linkage to mental health support, prevention services, and facilitate referrals for ongoing primary care, sub-specialty medical care, and substance treatment services for IV and non IV drug users.
  • Conduct enhanced outreach in the community, targeting high-risk sub-populations of individuals to promote and facilitate access to preventative health counseling and testing services, individual and group level education and risk reduction counseling, and other prevention interventions and supportive services.
  • Maintain an active caseload of participants for Outreach, Navigation, and Linkage Services.
  • Provide individuals with treatment readiness assessments, linkage to insurance navigation, and appropriate referrals to treatment facilities.
  • Maintain accurate client and service records in accordance with Drug User Health department’s policy and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate progress notes and client encounters in AIRS and EMR. 
  • Prepare all required reports and supporting data which relate to specific prevention department activities and as assigned by the Substance Services Manager. 
  • Identify and develop networking relationships with community based organizations.
  • Assist with the general work of the department, including special projects and general agency programs/initiatives.
  • Participate in appropriate and applicable training/professional development opportunities for a minimum of 24 hours of curriculum-based training annually.
  • Participate as a culturally competent member of the department and agency, which includes having the capacity to function effectively as an individual within the context of cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all agency clients as well as other appropriate organizational components.
  • Work in a cooperative, collegial style with all other organizational personnel.  Conduct oneself in a professional manner as an agency employee and representative.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Substance Services Manager, Director of Drug User Health, Deputy Executive Director and/or Executive Director.

*All interventions must be delivered within the fidelity requirements of the intervention, the standards outlined by funders, and department/agency policy and procedures.

 

Harm Reduction Specialist Requirements:

  • Four-year degree in health/human services or other related field, or 4+ years’ experience working in non-profit social service agency providing direct client related services to diverse populations (e.g., incarcerated populations, MSM, substance users, mentally ill, etc.). 
  • A valid NYS driver's license and access to a reliable and insured vehicle is required. Bilingual candidates as well as candidates with a combination of case management and healthcare experience are preferred.
  • Sensitivity to AIDS, chronic illness, substance abuse issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR health are essential.

 

Job Type: Full time

 

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UTICA POSITIONS

 

Intervention Specialist

 

We are currently hiring for an Intervention Specialist in our Utica office.

 

In Order to be considered:

 

Submit a cover letter with your application  and resume that includes:

 

  • Why you are interested in the position

 

  • Outlines how you will use your qualifications to excel at the position’s responsibilities.

 

Intervention Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F and HIPAA, ACR Health policies and procedures and other applicable regulations. Protect agency data in accordance with confidentiality procedures and protocols. Observe and abide by the HIV Confidentiality Law and HIPAA.
  • One-on-one assessments and risk-reduction counseling.
  • 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).
  • Participate in community meetings.
  • Facilitate multi/single-session group interventions.
  • Educate individuals and groups about safer sex practices, and other risk reduction topics.
  • Coordinate a formalized PrEP Support program.
  • Participate in community outreach to recruit clients for services.
  • Condom promotion, education and distribution.
  • Refer clients to other prevention related and supportive services.
  • Maintain accurate recordkeeping, including follow-up on referrals.
  • Complete required reports and data entry in accordance with department and funder policies and guidelines.
  • Continue to develop expanding knowledge of the unique challenges faced by women of color.
  • Continue to develop effective public speaking techniques including a reality based style of delivering information in educational presentations to diverse groups.
  • Timely and accurate AIRS data entry.
  • Perform other work as assigned by the Director of Youth Services, Deputy Executive Director and/or Executive Director.

 

Intervention Specialist Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health & human services, or related field; OR 4 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.) OR an equal combination of education/experience.
  • Basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis, and experience working with young gay men/YMSM, is helpful but not required.
  • Automobile and valid NYS driver’s license required.
  • Sensitivity to AIDS, chronic illness, LGTBQ issues and a strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of ACR

ACR Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation or any other protected category.

Job Type: Full time

 

 

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WATERTOWN POSITIONS

 

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