Harm Reduction Counselor (Community Access Services)
Harm Reduction Counselor (CAS)
The Harm Reduction Counselor is responsible for providing risk reduction programs and services to people at risk for HIV/STI/HCV infection/transmission, according to protocols established by Community Access Services. The Harm Reduction Counselor conducts intakes, including the provision of prevention education, behavioral risk assessment, and making referrals for individuals seeking STI testing; Conducts HIV testing and Hepatitis C screening; Conducts ongoing one-on-one risk reduction counseling with individuals engaged in high-risk behaviors; and Conducts outreach and online outreach to promote testing and prevention services to members of the community.
Qualified Candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services or related field AND one (1) year of qualifying* experience; OR an Associate's degree in Health and Human Services or related field and two (2) years of qualifying* experience; OR equivalent combination of education and qualifying* experience. *Qualifying experience denotes professional experience providing direct client services, working in HIV/AIDS care or health/social services. Candidate must possess valid NYS driver’s license and insured, dependable vehicle to use for client services activities; and be able to communicate clearly and professionally in writing and verbally. Sensitivity toward cultural diversity, HIV/AIDS and lifestyle and addiction issues essential.
Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelor’s (plus 1 year); OR Associate's (plus 2 years)
Required experience: Providing direct client services, working in HIV/AIDS care or health/social services