Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) is the nation's largest Asian American social services agency. Our vision is to advance and transform communities, and our mission is to promote social and economic empowerment among Chinese American, immigrant and low-income communities. Our organizational values are: 1) We are our community; 2) We embrace our community; and 3) We empower our community.
CPC's Community Health Services (CHS) raises the consciousness of HIV/AIDS in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities by providing various educational outreach events, prevention information, linkage to care, supportive services, advocacy and referral for HIV testing. The program uses its cultural and linguistic expertise to conduct outreach to the AAPI communities. CHS ensures quality service for those who are affected, infected or living with AIDS by providing access to are and support. CHS is committed to equal opportunities and access to healthcare, ending HIV/AIDS myths and stigma through education, spreading community awareness, and advocating for the visibility, empowerment, and rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and health initiatives that impact the AAPI communities
Navigation and Retention Specialist delivers supportive services to individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS and links them to care. Recruit high-risk individuals for HIV/STD testing and participate in evidence-based interventions. The Specialist will report to the Program Director.
• Provide support for comprehensive service coordination to affected individuals and high-risk population to obtain
necessary information, support and skills to access the medical system and other community resources
• Conduct field visits and provide translation as necessary
• Provide ongoing analysis and assessment of community members situations through progress notes and assessment
• Maintain and submit reports as required by government funding source requirements.
• Provide support to recruit from targeted and at-risk demographics to enroll in locally developed/CDC-supported
• Develop and maintain the relationship with medical and social services providers
• Develop workshop/presentation to educate the community about HIV/STD issues
• Attend and represent the program in offsite events, work with external organizations and/or funding sources
• Collaborate with department staff on special projects as assigned, any other duties assigned by Program Director
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or human service related field
• Bilingual in Chinese and English a must.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team setting
• Experience working in the HIV affected and or Chinese/Asian communities a plus, strong interest in educating the
community a plus
• Flexibility in schedule preferred
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package and paid time off including holiday, vacation, sick and personal days. Medical insurance coverage including Dental and Vision; Basic Life Insurance and AD &D coverage; 403(b) Retirement
POSITION TYPE: Full-Time
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume and cover letter to: Judy Ah-Yune: email@example.com and Gilbert Wu: gwu@cpc‐nyc.org
Write: Navigation and Retention Specialist in the subject line.