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Posted:
9/21/2019
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Intern
Bright Point Health | Bronx, New York
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Job Description

Title: Intern

Department: Primary Care Grants

Reports To: Program Coordinator

Location: Bronx/Brooklyn

Position Status: Part-Time

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

POSITION The Improving Linkage and Access to Hepatitis C Care for the Mono Infected is a 5 year grant program funded by the New York State AIDS Institute. The program will operate from Brightpoint Health Bronx based health centers (Inwood and Citiwide) and Brooklyn Health Care Center (Sterling). The goal of the program is to identify, assess and link to HCV treatment those newly diagnosed or who have not been successful in treatment previously.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Peer Educator will provide outreach and support to participants in the program through individual and group interventions.

Essential Functions:

* Work with program and clinic staff to engage and recruit patients for the program
* Provide outreach and follow up interventions including phone calls and escorts to reengage and facilitate linkage to medical services
* Co facilitation of Stanford and WHAM patient self-management workshops
* Prepare space for workshops including room set up, materials for distribution, patient registration and sign in and transportation (metrocard) disbursement
* Provide positive role modeling for workshop participants
* Assist in data collection and data entry
* Completing programmatic paperwork

The above is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of the job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all the job functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate will be an HCV+ individual who is representative of program participants and has successfully remain adherent to HCV medical services/treatment for 1 year or more. The individual must demonstrate a commitment to helping participants increase their skills in managing their HCV disease. The Peer Educator should demonstrate the ability to convey workshop information as prescribed and a commitment to helping workshop participants increase their skills in managing their HCV disease, good communication skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

General Peer Educator Tasks:

* Engaging clients in Brightpoint Healths Hepatitis C Linkage to Care/Treatment program
* Providing one-to-one peer support, telephonically and in-person
* Providing education and outreach in the community
* Escorting clients to appointments/services
* Assisting with data collection and data entry
* Completing program paperwork
* Assisting with support and socialization groups
* Conducting office tasks such as making copies, filing, organizing, faxing, etc.
* Making referrals to internal and external programs
* Other tasks as assigned

Office Assignments:

* Provide support and assistance to Hepatitis C Program staff at Brightpoint clinic locations in the Bronx and/or Brooklyn, including: organizing materials, follow up phone calls, client escort and referral, patient navigation; distributing metro cards; preparing for and co-facilitating groups; and other tasks as assigned.

Field Assignments (Client Escorts):

* Peers will occasionally be asked to meet up with clients who have appointments to access services and escort those individuals to the appropriate locations.

Commitment:

* 12 hours per week. Duration of service varies depending on program assignment.

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