Job Opportunity: Outreach Specialist – MBAP (Posted 07/28/15)

Diaspora Community Services
Brooklyn, NY

documents_files_folders_300x300Founded on the principles of community self-empowerment, Diaspora Community Services mission is to empower families and individuals to maximize their abilities to succeed through culturally sensitive health promotion, family support services and advocacy. With 30 years of experience working with diverse populations in Central Brooklyn, the organization continues to focus on areas of anti-poverty, health care access and the delivery of excellent quality services. All of this is implemented with the support of a dedicated staff, experience Senior staff and informed Board of Directors. DCS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

The Medical Benefits Assistance Program (MBAP) provides access to free health care (HIV Drugs, Primary Care, Home Care, and APIC) for New York State residents with HIV infection who are uninsured or underinsured.

Position: Community Outreach Specialist

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Main function: The MBAP Community Outreach Specialist will be responsible for conducting targeted community outreach as a means to enroll HIV + individuals into medical care with a special focus on Spanish speaking immigrants.

Duties to include:

Provide outreach services in the community to inform others about the DCS’ Medical Benefits Assistance Program (MBAP).

Assists program supervisor in facilitating/creating linkages with other service providers.

Assist program coordinator in maintaining client files, AIRS statistical data, and referral logs.

Meet with clients individually to establish medical benefits eligibility.

Assist consumer in submission of all necessary documentation.

Provide appropriate referrals for follow-up care.

Conduct assigned administrative duties (mail, follow-up etc.) and other assigned job duties.

Other duties as assigned.

Start date: Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Category: Full-time, exempt

Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED; Bachelors preferred and possess good communication and oral presentation skills. Position has a flexible schedule that includes some evening/ weekend work. Knowledge of the functions and resources of public social welfare agencies preferred. Must be computer literate, and have experience in working with immigrant populations and/or persons living with HIV/AIDS. Bi-lingual in Spanish required.

How To Apply:

Please type “OUTREACH SPECIALIST – MBAP” in the subject line. Resume and Cover Letter may be emailed to