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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Community Health Representative.
The Alzheimers Disease Center (ADC) at the NYU Langone School of Medicine is one of 32 centers across the United States that are funded by the National Institute on Aging to provide a foundation for the integration of clinical and research activities in Alzheimer's disease, related dementia-causing diseases, and healthy cognitive aging. The ADC Community Health Representative works with the faculty and staff of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education (ORE) and Psychosocial Cores of the ADC to meet identified goals related to recruitment, community events, and psychosocial assessments.
Coordination: Schedule and coordinate all facets of the ADC ORE Cores activities that involve educational and community outreach services; serve as the primary liaison with partnering community agencies that provide community based programs for persons impacted by AD.
Recruitment: identify and recruit older adults into the ADCs longitudinal study, with an emphasis on recruiting individuals from traditionally underserved groups
Events: provide education on Alzheimers Disease and related disorders to older adults within the community through on-site educational presentations and community seminars; administer memory screenings in the community.
Research: provide psychosocial research assessments to ADC participants and/or their caregivers; ensure that assessments are carried out in accordance with the protocol, HIPPA and NYULMC IRB guidelines; demonstrate thorough knowledge of study rationale and procedures associated with the study.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma or GED. Strong communication skills.Cultural consciousness and competency required. Superior knowledge of internet social networking sites. At least 2-years direct experience working with LGBTQ populations and people living with HIV. At least 2-years performing street based outreach to youth and young adult populations. At least 2-years performing individual and group level health related HIV prevention education and making HIV related presentations to groups (organizational staff, clinicians, people living with HIV). Strong knowledge of and experience disseminating information about PrEP and PEP medication. Strong familiarity with NYC HIV landscape and knowledge of high risk populations. Proficiency in using computers, Microsoft Word and Excel and internet navigating programs. Ability to work flexible schedule including day, evening, and weekend hours. Experience, comfort, and familiarity working with diverse populations (LGBTQ, etc.). Fluent written and spoken English language skills necessary. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Qualified LGBTQ, POC and bilingual (English/Spanish) individuals are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Social Work or related discipline highly preferred. Bilingual Spanish/English is desirable. Previous work experience as a community health worker preferred or working with older adults and with Alzheimers disease and related dementias is desirable. Experience documenting within a database system is preferred
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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