Community Access Services
The Linkage Specialist is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of linkage and navigation for PLWHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS), primarily HIV positive incarcerated men in the Criminal Justice Initiative. The Linkage Specialist affiliates with representatives from NYS correctional facilities to ensure coordination and the execution of grant services. Essential functions include: Providing linkage and navigation for PLWHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS), ensuring treatment adherence, and coordination with DOCCS Discharge Planning Unit (DPU), Senior Utilization Review Nurse (SURN), health services (HS), offender rehabilitation counselors (ORCs), other funded Linkage Specialists (LS) throughout the state and the community linkage specialists (CLS) in NYC.
Qualified Candidate will have an Associates degree (bachelor’s preferred) in Health and Human Services or related field and minimum two (2) years of related experience coordinating and providing services directly to clients within a correctional setting. Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, addiction and LGBT issues essential.