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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

MSM Outreach Worker

Location: Jamaica, NY

Department: Community Health Services

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms is looking to hire a MSM Outreach Worker to conduct intensive outreach, facilitate groups and provide support to the LGBTQ youth programs at The Space Youth Center, with particular focus on young MSM’s of Color.

Essential Functions    

  • Connect with other organizations to recruit participants for groups, case management and agency services-primary target is young MSM’s.
  • Perform community outreach in areas and locations where young MSM’s congregate.
  • Co-facilitate curriculum-based and open support group discussions on various health-related topics for MSM’s 16-24.
  • Provide presentations to the community on various health-related and LGBTQ topics
  • Represent the TPSS program at community health fairs and related events
  • Perform administrative duties including maintaining sign-in sheets and entering data into AIRS data system.
  • Maintain up-to-date linkage agreements that benefit clients in all areas of the TPSS program, particularly case management
  • Distribute condoms and safe sex information
  • Represent the TPSS programs on community coalitions as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Experience facilitating groups
  • Experience working with adolescents and LGBTQ community
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Has intermediate level HIV/AIDS and STI/STD knowledge
  • Sensitive to cultural, ethnic and gender orientation differences
  • Ability to read and write English proficiently
  • Must possess great social and interpersonal skills 

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual's perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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