Ryan Network

Peer Worker (Part-Time) - Retention and Adherence Program (RAP)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/12/2018 5:04 PM)
Job ID
2018-1046
# of Openings
1
Category
Prevention Education & Outreach

Overview

The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a group of not-for-profit, federally qualified health centers that deliver high quality, affordable and comprehensive medical care to diverse and underserved communities. We are currently seeking a Peer Worker to provide outreach and supportive service to patients in our Retention and Adherence Program. This position entails working 6 weekday hours per week, including 6 hours on one day or 3 hours each day on two days.  This position will be located at our flagship community health center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

 

 

Responsibilities

The Peer Worker provides support to the RAP Specialist (case manager) in identifying new diagnoses and or treatment naïve patients, conducting re-engagement activities for patients that have missed appointments, have fallen out of care, or have an unsuppressed viral load, or who are lost to care. The Peer Worker will assist the RAP Specialist in carrying out responsibilities such as:

  • Orient new patients to RAP, Center services, and staff
  • Conduct re-engagement activities and outreach to patients
  • Provide support, education, and adherence assistance
  • Educate patients regarding early medical intervention, options to reduce/modify stressors, and adherence to treatment regimens and appointment schedules
  • Provide reminder calls and follow-up for missed appointments and home visits as needed
  • Conduct group and individual level educational and behavioral interventions utilizing evidence-based curricula and education materials
  • Ensure that programmatic records are maintained according to agency standards

Qualifications

Experience and Skills Required

  • Peer training experience
  • Experience working with the targeted population
  • Ability to relate well to target population
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients serviced
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required

Education Required

High school diploma or GED.

Equal Opportunity Employer

William F. Ryan Community Health Network is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Application

Please forward resume by email to careers@ryancenter.org, and reference the job title in the subject line.

 

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