Open Door is hiring for a few different positions within the Community Health Department at Open Door
- Wellness Program Specialist – Great for someone interested in nutrition, chronic disease care/prevention and fitness! Primary responsibilities include providing support to Wellness and Nutrition services through activities such as patient outreach, data entry, insurance verification, and assistance with implementation chronic disease prevention and management programs. Opportunities to teach fitness classes for individuals who are appropriately certified.
- Patient Advocate – Excellent role for someone interested in nursing/medicine, social work or public health. Primary responsibilities include chronic disease management education and care coordination, assistance with accessing concrete services, linkage to outside services, and Cancer Services Program enrollment. Great place for someone to start out before advancing to a Care/Case Manager role.
- HIV Prevention (PrEP) Navigator (Ossining, Port Chester)– Excellent role for someone interested in nursing/medicine, social work or public health. An ideal candidate will be passionate about sexual health education and HIV prevention and working with the LGBTQ+ population; this includes conducting HIV testing. Primary responsibilities include the delivery of HIV prevention and navigation services offered to individuals at risk for HIV infection. These services seek to increase education on PrEP/PEP and improve linkage to care for individuals who would benefit from PrEP/PEP, HIV testing, and other forms of HIV prevention services.
- Patient Navigator – Excellent role for someone interested in health care administration and/or advancing to a Patient Advocate role. The Patient Navigator is assigned to support specific care coordination programs. Primary responsibilities include providing remote support to care coordination staff through activities such as data entry/documentation, transportation and appointment scheduling/coordination, and obtaining records from external service providers.
Assistant Coordinator of Kids In Crisis Lighthouse
Lighthouse, a program of Kids In Crisis since 2019, provides advocacy, education, presentations/panel discussions, and outreach, for families and allies regarding the LGBTQ+ community. KIC Lighthouse provides peer to peer support for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 11-19), in local communities. We pride ourselves in being an enlightened asset to the community promoting healthy productive conversations in a safe space. We acknowledge the power of coming together so that youth in our community do not feel isolated and alone as they discover their emerging identities.
The Assistant Coordinator is a Part Time position not to exceed 15 hours per week and reports to the Lighthouse Coordinator.
- Running weekly Lighthouse support group meetings
- Expanding KIC’s reach by creating marketing materials in conjunction with the KIC Marketing Manager
- Working with the Development Team in engaging both private and corporate donors
- Engaging teens and their parents in meaningful ways to encourage Lighthouse participation
- Speaking about the Lighthouse mission to area schools, corporations, organizations and religious institutions
- Setting up for Lighthouse meetings including coordination of food, room set up and breakdown, and ensuring a safe space for all participants
- Other duties as assigned
- BA degree in Human Services or degree in progress
- Minimum 2 years working with youth
- Lived experience in the LGBTQ+ Community
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A team player who is comfortable around tweens and adolescents
- Bi-lingual English > Spanish preferred
Interested applicants send email of intent to Joe Belisile: [email protected]
Youth Pride Program Specialist Supervised by: Youth Pride Program Director
Job Classification: Full-time/Salaried
About CANDLE: Community Awareness Network for A Drug-Free Life and Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1982. Its mission is to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. CANDLE’s goal is to improve the health and climate of our schools and our communities by providing prevention education and resistance strategies to youth and their adult allies, and support programs for young people at risk. CANDLE’s Youth Pride Program works to increase the safety, support, and affirmation of LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in Rockland County and the lower Hudson Valley. The Youth Pride Program Specialist works alongside the Youth Pride Program Director to implement education, outreach, events, and supportive programming. The Youth Pride Specialist is the primary provider of youth education, outreach, and communications and contributes to all aspects of Youth Pride programming.
WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week, Peer Specialist to work at our sites in Peekskill, NY and Hartsdale, NY and out in the community, in the OnTrackNY Program. The “OnTrackNY” Program is an innovative and exciting treatment program offered by WJCS in cooperation with a larger NY State research team. The program serves adolescents and young adults who are in the very early stages of a psychotic disorder.
Under the general supervision of the Program Director, the Peer Specialist will work as an ally, mentor, and advocate for young people as they contend with the difficulties and uncertainties of early psychosis. Other duties include engaging in activities related to community awareness of recovery and stigma reduction. The Peer Specialist will also participate in outreach and
recruitment activities with the team, forging relationships with community providers and helping to convey the “spirit of OnTrackNY”.
The ideal candidate must possess a state certification or Provisional Certification as a Peer Specialist with the understanding that the person will become certified within 1 year of employment; 2 years of active participation in mental health self-help activities, peer support or peer advocacy programs or similar programs; must possess a valid driver’s license.
At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth. We demonstrate this
commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it
every day in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and
We value you, your growth and contributions.
APPLICANT TO CONTACT
Sarah Fisher, Director of OTNY
Phone (914) 523-4099
Fax (914) 737-1050
WJCS INC., IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Immediate opening for a full-time or part-time kitchen assistant position at Camp Aranu'tiq for transgender youth. We are an overnight camp in New Hampshire celebrating our 12th year serving these youth. The position is through August 7, with the possibility to extend. We have a beautiful 116-acre lakefront camp - it's a great place to spend time in the summer.
Check out LGBTQ+ affirming employment opportunities here!