Peer Health Navigator

  • Added Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 22 February 2021

Position Summary

ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City seeks a HIV prevention-focused Peer Health Navigator to be based at the Harlem Prevention Center, located in central Harlem.

Reporting to and under the direction of the Study Principal Investigator, the Peer Health Navigator will use a strengths-based case management (SBCM) approach to support transgender women participating in a federally-funded HIV prevention study to use study-supported services, including medication to prevent acquiring HIV. The Peer Health Navigator will also support overall study implementation, retention, and data collection according to site and study-specific procedures. Responsibilities include: complete study-specific and other training; contribute to study community engagement plan and its implementation; educate prospective participants about the study participation and procedures; support screening and enrollment procedures; provide and document SBCM and peer navigation; support study retention efforts; meet regularly with study staff to monitor progress and refine plans for recruitment and the study peer health navigation intervention; attend study-wide conference calls and meetings as required.

The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding.

Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education, training, and professional experience
  • Knowledge of New York City transgender and non-binary communities
  • Experience working with diverse, medically underserved populations
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • High proficiency in MS Office Applications
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team and independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with HIV and other health and social service providers serving transgender and non-binary communities in New York City
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is a plus
  • Knowledge of New York City Spanish-speaking transgender and non-binary communities is a plus

This vacancy is archived.

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