The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to meeting the health care needs of New Yorkers with compassionate, high-quality home health care. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life.
Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 48,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Provides a broad array of counseling/support services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and/or HIV negative, homeless and transgender persons, including persons with serious mental illness (SMI). Shares personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first hand insight to benefit program enrollees. Works under general supervision.
Licensure:Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs required.
Education: High school diploma or the equivalent required. NYC or NYS Peer Professional certificate or Provisional certificate preferred. Completes Need Adapted Treatment Model training within nine months of employment as directed by DOH.
Experience: Minimum of one year experience in a health care or human services setting required. Experience working with persons diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, homeless persons, or Transgender individuals, . Experience with the mental health system and willingness to share personal and practical experience and knowledge appropriately and respectfully. Effective communication skills and ability to work independently required.