Condom Education Specialist, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control - 319276
The HIV Prevention Program, within the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV), has an opening for a PHE III to serve as a Condom Education Specialist (CES) for the NYC Condom Availability Program (NYCAP). The CES will be responsible for condom-related education/presentations and technical assistance for the local condom distribution network. The responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following:
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
---Conduct condom education/training sessions with the staff and/or clients of NYCAP community partners, including: o Facilitate workshops, presentations, tablings, and other health education sessions on condom effectiveness, proper condom/lube usage (including condom demonstrations), appropriate condom storage, condom negotiation skills, harm reduction strategies, and eroticizing safer sex; (some of which will occur during evening/weekend hours) o Work with community partners to establish and co-facilitate routine, borough-wide Condom 101 trainings and presentations; and o Make referrals for HIV/AIDS education and other prevention services.
---Provide assistance to the Program in monitoring product stock(s) and in implementing quality assurance (QA) systems o Track and log inventory of all safer sex supplies at assigned site location(s).
---Assist site(s) with ensuring adequate stock of NYCAP safer-sex products is available at all assigned locations; o Assist the Unit in monitoring standards of product maintenance in sites maintained by CBO/private vending contracts and website standing order sites. This will include routine, random spot-checks of field sites to determine adequate supply, visibility, and maintenance of condoms and lube on-site. These activities may occur during regular work hours but will also include evening and weekend hours as assigned; o Complete and submit all paperwork related to monitoring activities.
---Support the expansion of the city-wide NYC Condom distribution network, including: o Support the establishment of new collaborative links and/or distribution channels with social service and medical service providers, special population gate-keepers, community initiatives, retailers and business community members, media agencies, civil service/government actors, university and school-based initiatives; o Improve collaboration and cooperation among distribution partners so as to expand and strengthen distribution coverage and reduce duplication of distribution services.
---Participate in special events that require the presence of the NYC Condom Availability Program staff, including, but not limited to: o NYC Pride Events o HIV/AIDS Awareness Days.
NOTE: Please note that many of these special events occur on weeknights and/or weekends â€¢ Perform other duties as assigned by Field Services Manager of the NYC Condom Availability Program.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
The Condom Education Specialist will carry out a diverse set of education and distribution-related tasks under this BHIV initiative. As a result, the selected candidate should have:
1. experience in community health education and program implementation
2. demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS, condom, and sexual health education
3. the ability to discuss and present upon issues of HIV/AIDS, sexuality, sexual behavior, and risk reduction at both the individual and group levels
4. excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
5. preference will be given to bilingual candidates
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
• Current Resume
• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 319276.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.