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Peer Recovery Navigator (Early Intervention Services Dept.)

Company: Vocational Instruction Project Community Services
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION: Peer Recovery Navigator REPORTS TO: Project Director POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision Project Director, The Peer Recovery Navigator (PRN) will assist HIV Testing Counselors with providing pre and post test counseling sessions and community outreach. They will also assist with providing services geared toward assisting men and women who have histories of medical, behavioral and mental health needs. The PRN will provide the peer support to engage the individual on a continuum of care. The PRN will be supervised in the field by the HIV Test Counselors. POSITION DESCRIPTION: - Conduct community outreach as part of the mobile testing team to locate clients within the community who are in need of HIV testing, linkage to care or referral services. - Conduct Pre and Post Test HIV Counseling Sessions. - Must be computer literate and experienced working with electronic health records. - Responsible for outreach phone calls and/or visits as needed. - Promote pro-social behaviors. - Administer Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) counseling to assist in determining treatment needs. - Facilitator Peer Recovery Support groups. - Participate in outreach events to represent VIP Community Services. - Report and record all contact and activities with clients, in accordance with OASAS deliverables. - Adhere to confidential policy and HIPPAA protocol as related to tenant's information/interactions. - Attend all agency staff meetings. - Attend annual in-service as required or mandated. - Maintain good working relationship with all agency staff, clients and visitors. - Must attend special events and health fairs to represent EIS Team. .

- High School Diploma or GED - Peer Recovery certification or pending certification. - Prior experience working with the target population. - Excellent written and oral communication. - Must be available for flexible working hours (including evenings and nights) - Ability to speak read and write the English language. - Bilingual English/Spanish a plusPI177411671

Keywords: Vocational Instruction Project Community Services , New Rochelle , Peer Recovery Navigator (Early Intervention Services Dept.), Other , Bronx, New York

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