Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

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Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Community Engagement Specialist

The Transgender Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for increasing the number of TGNC program participants receiving services and support including- HIV/HEP C testing, linkages/referrals, access to TGNC specific support groups, and more. TGNC Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for outreach and education as well as assisting with event and group planning/coordination.

Women who have Sex with Women (WSW) Community Engagement Specialist

The position of Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for providing culturally competent outreach and education programming to the LGBT POC communities, which will increase the number of program participants receiving comprehensive moral support, advocacy, and HIV, STI, and Hepatitis C prevention services and reduce community stigmas and barriers, and promote positive sexual health to achieve the outcome of reduced new infections and suppressed viral counts in Fulton, Montgomery, Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the mission of In Our Own Voices
  • Provides face-to-face, online and outreach in underserved areas and venues accessed by the targeted community for the purpose of the program promotion and enrollment.
  • Develop and maintain an active, consistent outreach plan that provides culturally-specific outreach and education programming to the LGBT POC communities,
  • Educate the community on PeP and PreP treatment for prevention of HIV
  • Provide education programming to the target community and organizations that reach the target population, including youth, women who have sex with women (WSW) communities.
  • Identify HIV,STI/Hep C testing sites and activities by developing partnerships with service providers
  • Participate in the planning and outreach of all IOOV events and projects.
  • Ensure all accomplished activities of the position are entered into appropriate databases, including a monthly AIRS extract.
  • Submit documentation and reports in compliance with project requirements, as well as provide monthly reports and submit monthly articles for the newsletter ·
  • Ensure confidentiality law requirements are incorporated into all aspects of programming.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of three-year human services experience; outreach, education, or case management experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish)plus and preferred
  • Comfort in going to public sites and events (bars, local colleges, beauty salons, barbershops)
  • Persons who are bilingual and multicultural identifying with the LGBTQ, Latin@, or African American community are strongly encouraged to apply.

MUST have a Driver License and Car

 

Job Type: Full-time

TransCare Community Engagement Specialist

Organization Mission

In Our Own Voices (IOOV) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of color (LGBT POC) organization whose purpose is to “develop the leadership of LGBT POC; strengthen the voices of LGBT POC in order to effectively communicate our perspectives within the larger community; strengthen our capacity as LGBT POC to combat oppression and marginalization.” In Our Own Voices is a comprehensive LGBT POC organization in upstate New York and one of a handful in the United States.

 

TransCare Community Engagement Specialist

The position of TransCare Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for providing culturally competent outreach and education to Transgender, Gender Non-conforming (TGNC), and LGB people of color communities.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience working with Transgender, Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) communities Minimum of one year working in the HIV field.
  • Minimum of one year human services experience; outreach, education, or case management experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) plus.
  • Comfort in providing education or outreach in public venues (i.e. bars, local colleges, beauty salons, barbershops).
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the target populations.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities; excellent organizational skills; attention to detail.
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and independent means of transportation.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Associates degree preferred Bachelors
  • Minimum of one year of human services experience; outreach, education, or case management experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) plus and preferred
  • Comfort in going to public sites and events (bars, local colleges, beauty salons, barbershops)
  • Applicants who are bilingual and multicultural identifying with the Transgender, Gender Non-conforming (TGNC), and LGB people of color community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Program Coordinator-HIV/HCV Intervention Services for Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM)

The HIV/HCV Young Men who have sex with Men(YMSM) Program Coordinator responsibilities include coordination of program activities; facilitating homegrown and evidence-based intervention sessions and general program operations. The coordinator will integrate and oversee HIV/STI/HCV awareness, risk assessment, counseling, and testing. Provide supervision to the HIV/HCV Test Counselor

Major Activities:

  • Coordinate HIV prevention and related services for Young Gay Men/YMSM of color
  • Implement, recruit and facilitate multi-session and single-session groups intervention programs
  • Network and coordinate programs with other agencies and schools in the community that serve youth-at-risk and/or with high HIV rates (with a primary focus on YMSM ages 16-29)
  • Provide case management, including referrals, client navigation, and linkage to care
  • Performs HIV risk assessments and Testing
  • Complete and submit all documentation within required timeframe Submits counseling and testing data to the Director of Intervention Programs
  • Observe and abide by HIPAA and the HIV Confidentiality Law requirements
  • Provide supervision to the HIV/HCV Test Counselor

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Commits to In Our Own Voices, Inc. mission, vision, and core values
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • At least three-five years of experience in community-level HIV interventions, adolescent development, and/or case management.
  • Knowledge and comfort with LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS prevention education, PEP, PrEP and sexual health issues
  • Demonstrate group facilitation skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to obtain HIV/HCV certification within three months of employment- Employer-provided training.
  • Bilingual/Spanish speaking plus.
  • Knowledge and skills in working in a team effort.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under time constraints
  • Solid computer skills; working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (includes after hours and weekends)
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license and vehicle

 

Job Type: Full-time

  • IOOV is an EOC organization
  • Persons who are bilingual and multicultural identifying with the LGBTQ, Latin@, or African American community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of LGBTQ Anti-Violence Services

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The Director of LGBTQ Anti-Violence Services under the Capital Region LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project directs and supervises staff to promote compliance with grants. Identifies areas for improvement and collaborates with other Directors to achieve optimum accountability and individual competency.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Directly supervises staff in scheduling, records, and direct services.
  2. Responsible for performance management, including hiring and performance evaluation.
  3. Reports consistent issues to leadership and collaborates on developing a plan for resolution.
  4. Assigns and reassigns work responsibilities as needed to ensure consistent productivity and efficiency.
  5. Identifies opportunities for streamlining all processes to promote efficiency and effectiveness. Leads teams in process improvements and execution and implementation of plans.
  6. Develops working knowledge of the database software systems and ensures the competencies of direct reports.
  7. Utilizes Social Media Platforms effectively as well as technology
  8. Reviews all referrals and intakes performed by staff
  9. To ensure that the agency has appropriate and adequate skills and resources to provide a safe plan of care.
  10. Provides support to staff to facilitate their goals for clients and staff accountability by identifying when turnaround time and staff accountability is not being met.
  11. Responds to calls for information regarding IOOV services and provide alternatives as appropriate
  12. Utilizes daily System reporting to monitor workflow adherence. Identifies gaps in adherence and immediately responds to ensure consistent workflow. Works with direct staff and managers to correct problems and remove obstacles to workflow efficiency.
  13. Oversees records to ensure regulatory compliance. Maintains and updates policies and procedures as necessary. Oversees the proper maintenance of records.
  14. Proactively works to solve problems and seek resolutions; provides support to the organizational structure to achieve desired operational outcomes. Oversees staff is meeting expectations related to grants.
  15. Understands state and federal regulatory requirements and agency policies to ensure and promote compliance. Assists with compliance by reviewing, monitoring, reporting, and development and execution of plans and reports.
  16. Facilitates Trainings and provides Technical Assistance.
  17. Coordinate and provides trainings to increase staff knowledge and ability to conduct trainings.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned

 

II QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Analyze and plan for changing needs of the grants and state regulations
  • Ability to delegate appropriately
  • Ability to supervise staff
  • Demonstrates leadership and initiative and ability to motivate staff; shows initiative, enthusiasm and creativity
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills effectively
  • Computer proficiency expected
  • Must be detail-oriented and flexible to changes
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to multitask under time pressure

 

A. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Must be a graduate with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school. At least two to three years of supervisory experience in the field of Social Work and/or Anti-Violence.Administer program plans and operations, providing program oversight and assessment as well as initiatives to ensure the effective administration of grants, and implement policies on LBGTQPOC. Background in facilitating Training and Technical Assistance.

 

B. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION: Current license to practice as a Social Worker in the state of New York, current driver’s license, and automobile insurance as required by State law.

 

WORKER CHARACTERISTICS: Must have responsible, ethical, self-initiating professional behavior. Effective interpersonal skills, empathy, patience, and ability to listen and direct community/Consumer/family interventions. Such as:

  1. Use sound professional judgment
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  3. Must be able to effectively communicate with a diverse population
  4. Must be able to cope creatively with stressful work situations without adversely disturbing relationships with co-workers.
  5. Must have high respect for others and their property.
  6. Self-awareness and self-evaluation are important characteristics in addition to accuracy.

HIV/HCV Intervention Specialist for Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM)

The position will be responsible for providing HIV and HCV testing for difficult to reach Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM), MSM, Transgender, and Gender Non-Conforming with a focus of communities of color who are at risk for or living with HIV, STIs, and/or HCV.

LGBT Health Services Program Specialist

Program Specialist is responsible for providing direct service, assisting with training & technical assistance initiatives, event coordination, and program evaluation. This includes Black & Latin@ Gay Pride, the LGBT Student roundtable, training, and technical assistance projects, The lead on the biennial UTD LGBT POC Health Conference, and End-of-Year Program Evaluation and Comprehensive Community-Wide Pulse Check Survey.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the provision of direct services including but not limited to advocacy, counseling, and group facilitation
  • Serving as the lead staff in the coordination of an annual LGBT Youth Roundtable
  • Provide support to the Program Director on IOOV’s major events duties include but are not limited to- coordination/facilitation of planning committee meetings; researching/identifying potential venues, outreach and recruitment of participants, volunteers, and speakers
  • Provides face-to-face, online and outreach in underserved areas and venues accessed by the target community for the purpose of program promotion and enrollment.
  • Assist in the development of program evaluation tools, community surveys, and needs assessments to identify emerging trends, community needs, etc.
  • Serve as the lead in distribution and collecting of evaluation tools, community surveys, and needs assessments.
  • Ensure all accomplished activities of the position are entered into appropriate databases, including a monthly AIRS extract.
  • Submit documentation and reports in compliance with project requirements, as well as provide monthly reports
  • Ensure confidentiality is being upheld as required by law and IOOV policy.

 

Minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of In Our Own Voices
  • Bachelor degree preferred and highly recommended
  • Minimum of two-year human services experience; outreach, education, and/or case management experience.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (includes after hours and weekends)
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license and independent means of transportation for travel per program needs.

Job Type: Full-time

Data Entry Specialist

Job Summary: Collects and enters data into organization databases. Analyzes and maintains organization database in relation to all client information. Provides reports as requested.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Transcribe information into the required electronic format
  • Enters data from source documents into appropriate computer databases, files, and forms (i.e. AIRS, Apricot, Excel)
  • Maintains data entry requirements by following guidelines set by funders and organization staff
  • Respond to requests for information and access relevant files
  • Verify data by comparing it to source documents and update existing data
  • Perform security backups and regularly check to ensure data is saved and stored properly
  • Streamline data collection and analysis procedures
  • Ensure confidentiality law requirements are incorporated into all aspects of all data and file maintenance
  • Run weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for funders and organization
  • Analyzes and reports audience information, demographics, and success of existing social media platforms on a monthly basis
  • Develop and/or improve procedural manuals for data collection as needed
  • Work with program coordinators and Senior Team to create data collection guidelines for internal use
  • Utilize quality assurance measures prior to entering data to ensure that all required information is documented appropriately

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