Join our team who is committed to the delivery of the highest quality health care service. We are seeking a full-time LGBTQ Health Navigator that is self-motivated, energetic, and a take charge individual.
Develop or identify curriculums and facilitate education about LGBTQ Health needs and in general sexual health and equity to individuals and in group settings with a special focus on Transgender communities, young and adult Black and Latinx same gender loving men.
Work with people of Transgender life experience to navigate systems and facilitate removal of barriers for access to health education, medical care, and hormone therapy.
Offer training and resources to parents of young individuals who are discovering their sexual orientation and gender identity to support them in a positive way.
Coordinate and conduct outreach activities with the purpose of identifying individuals at high risk for HIV infection. This may include facilitating or participating in community events that focus on populations disproportionately affected or impacted by HIV. Outreach activities may take place during evenings or weekends.
Provide Counseling Testing and Referral (CTR) services for HIV, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and other STIs for all clients during office visits or during outreach activities. This may include connecting clients to services for PrEP, PEP and to access HCV treatment.
Assist clients testing positive for HIV, Hepatitis C or STIs to navigate systems to access medical care, treatment and other services including linkage to care, case management, and other resources in-house or at other agencies.
Provide education on overdose prevention, risk/harm reduction, participate in the distribution of Naloxone and assist with the Needle Exchange Program.
Assist clients presenting with Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) needs to access services in house or at partner agencies.
Maintain records of interactions with each client participating in prevention interventions complying with State and Sixteenth Street protocols and complete required data entry in the appropriate platforms, this may include documentation in our Electronic Medical Records system.
Work closely with other members of the prevention team in maintaining an inviting environment for our clients. This may include keeping supply inventories, procuring the cleanliness of office and work areas, and contributing with ideas for improvement of customer service experience.
Establish and maintain partnerships with community-based agencies to facilitate referrals for our clients.
Monitor outcomes of referrals and assist in evaluating patterns of barriers that clients may face when attempting to access resources and work toward resolution as appropriate.
Under the coordination of the HIV Prevention Manager participate in strategic planning process, the preparation grant applications, and submission of progress reports for all the prevention interventions.
Complete all state sponsored Counseling Testing and Referrals (CTR) and prevention trainings and stay up to date on trends regarding HIV, HCV, STIs and prevention and LGBTQ health.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in social work or human services desired, consideration will be made for a suitable combination of previous academic and professional experience working with diverse populations including individuals who identify as LGBTQ and populations at risk for HIV, we are willing to train the right candidate.
Ability to facilitate and assess small groups regarding LGBTQ health and equity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) fluency preferred.
Ability to relate well to people of various ages and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and in a group setting.
Proficiency with MS Office, experience with MS Access or similar database platforms.
Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, use of an automobile and current automobile insurance.
No Phone Calls Please. Qualified applicants may send resume to Sue Raymond, Vice President of Human Resources, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, 1337 S. 16th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204 or fax to 414-672-0413. Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer.