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In addition to the opportunities below, we offer opportunities in our Mental Health Services department for graduate students looking to become clinicians as well as other internships and field placement opportunities for a variety of fields which relate to human services and non-profit management. For more information on these opportunities, please click here.



Phlebotomist/Interviewer Research Assistant

POSTED: 12/02/14

Youth Empowerment Director

POSTED: 12/02/14

Contractual Behavioral Health Therapist

POSTED: 11/03/14

Volunteer Behavioral Health Therapist

POSTED: 11/03/14

Manager of Human Resources

POSTED: 10/22/14

Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator

POSTED: 10/21/14

Coordinator of Youth Programs

POSTED: 10/20/14


Position Title:  Phlebotomist/Interviewer RADAR Research Study Assistant

Job Summary: The person who accepts this position would be an employee of Northwestern University, a resident partner at Center on Halsted.

The Research Study Assistant performs biomedical and social-behavioral research by administering tests and questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating and processing responses; gathering information; and assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. The position completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and all relevant current local, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy and procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).

Project Description: RADAR, a new NIH/NIDA-funded longitudinal study, will build a dynamic dyadic-network cohort of young men who have sex with men (YMSM) by hybridizing existing cohorts of YMSM and enrolling their romantic partners into the study. The goal of this project is to apply a “next generation” multilevel model to understand the syndemics of drug use and HIV-related health behaviors among a large cohort of YMSM (age 16-29) and inform “high-impact” HIV prevention with this vulnerable population. Multiple longitudinal observations of biological, individual, dyadic, and network data will be collected and analyzed.

Position Responsibilities: The Research Study Assistant’s primary activities involve the collection and handling of biomedical specimens; performing blood draws; and administering tests and questionnaires of research participants in the RADAR study with young people ages 16-29. The position’s specific activities include: following established protocols for collecting and handling biomedical specimen; performing blood draws; conducting study assessments; maintaining accurate; timely and detailed records of participant contact; maintaining and updating databases; and other project-related responsibilities.

Required Technical Skills:

  1. Collects and handled biomedical specimens.
  2. Performs blood draws.
  3. Interviews participants and obtains social and medical histories; based on results determines and registers participants with appropriate sponsors.
  4. Completes informed consent; determines and organizes patient’s treatment and test schedules.
  5. Confirms screening/eligibility requirements.
  6. Registers participant with appropriate tracking database programs.
  7. Collects data from medical records.
  8. Conducts interviews.
  9. Administers, schedules and scores tests.
  10. Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
  11. Works closely with the Biomedical Coordinator and Interview Coordinator to maintain project study flow.
  12. Consults with nurses and physicians to determine pretreatment and eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. A bachelor’s degree in a social or health science with phlebotomy certification/training and/or experience performing blood draws OR Medical Assistant degree with 2-years practical experience in phlebotomy/research.
  2. Must complete NU’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.
  3. Phlebotomy certification/training and/or experience with venipuncture and processing biospecimens.
Minimum Competencies:
  1. Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/protocols/procedures.
  2. Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication.
  3. Demonstrated ability to take ownership of the work, possessing initiative, and good follow-through.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Phlebotomy certification and experience in managing point-of-care laboratory testing of FDA-waived testing or laboratory testing classified as moderately complex;
  2. Certification in safe shipping guidelines (DOT/Hazardous materials), universal precautions for collection and handling of biospecimens that may contain blood borne pathogens;
  3. Experience working with LGBT youth;
  4. Certification in HIV testing and counseling in Illinois;
  5. Experience working in public health, psychology, and medical research;
  6. Experience working in non-profit, community-based settings;
  7. Experience recruiting and tracking study participants or experience with youth development and community outreach;
  8. Knowledge of HIV and HIV risk among YMSM;
  9. Knowledge of basic computer skills, familiarity with Windows environment;
  10. Ability to work in a team environment;
  11. Flexibility in adapting to new procedures and environments.
Supervisor provides objectives, deadlines and specific instructions only for new, difficult, and/or unusual work. Work is reviewed upon completion and only occasionally to verify technical accuracy and compliance with practice, policy, and procedures. EE informs supervisor of on-going progress and/or potentially controversial matters. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Position will be located at Center on Halsted.

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Position Title:  Youth Empowerment Director
Department:  Youth Services and HIV/AIDS & STD Services
Reports to: Director of Youth Services
Classification status: Contractual

Essential Functions: This position oversees a multi-year CDC-funded program to prevent and
identify new HIV infections among young Latino and African American men who have sex with men ages 16 to 29. The Youth Empowerment Director implements innovative strategies to reach high-risk clients for targeted HIV testing and ensure that newly diagnosed clients are linked to care, as well as two evidence-based behavioral interventions: Mpowerment and CLEAR.

This position oversees all aspects of day-to-day project implementation, including supervising three
full-time staff members as well as managing contracted individuals and two subcontracting agencies.
This position also leads the project’s planning, evaluation, reporting, and budgeting activities.

Ability to work days, late nights and weekends required.

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Describe your management style. How would you approach supervising and motivating staff?
  2. Describe your understanding of why, when compared to other populations, young men who have sex with other men (YMSM) of color have a high rate of testing positive for HIV.
  3. What strategies would you employ in order to reduce the occurrence of HIV/AIDS among YMSM of color who engage in high-risk behaviors?
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Contractual Behavioral Health Therapist
Department:  Behavioral Health
Reports to: Director of Community Behavioral Health
Classification status: Contractual

Essential Functions: Center on Halsted (COH) Behavioral Health Department offers psychotherapy and support services to a primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population. COH also offers graduate and post graduate training to psychotherapy students and professionals. Behavioral health services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis, and insurance coverage is accepted from several major providers. This position is responsible for providing individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. Clients may be seen at your own private practice space or at COH, however client is considered a COH client and files must be maintained at our offices.

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Your interest and experience in working with the LGBTQ community
  2. The number of hours you would be willing to see clients as a contractor
  3. The days and times you would be available
  4. Whether you would intend to see clients at your own practice or at COH
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Volunteer Behavioral Health Therapist
Department:  Behavioral Health
Reports to: Director of Community Behavioral Health
Classification status: Volunteer

Essential Functions: Center on Halsted (COH) Behavioral Health Department offers psychotherapy and support services to a primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population. COH also offers graduate and post graduate training to psychotherapy students and professionals. Behavioral health services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis, and insurance coverage is accepted from several major providers. This position is responsible for providing individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. Clients may be seen at your own private practice space or at COH, however client is considered a COH client and files must be maintained at our offices.

Job Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Your interest and experience in working with the LGBTQ community
  2. The number of hours you would be willing to see clients as a volunteer
  3. The days and times you would be available
  4. Whether you would intend to see clients at your own practice or at COH
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Manager of Human Resources
Department:  Administration
Reports to: CEO
Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt

Essential Functions: Maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices; directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resources of the organization.

Major Responsibilities:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Preferred Education and Experience:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Masters degree in Organizational Management, or equivalent work experience
  2. Three or more years’ experience in a nonprofit profit organization’s human resource department preferred
  3. Microsoft Office proficiency required
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator
Department:  Youth Services
Reports to: Youth Mpowerment Director
Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt

Essential Functions: This position implements the Youth Mentorship Program at Center on Halsted and conducts outreach HIV testing and counseling services focusing on young men of color who have sex with men ages 16 to 29. The individual in this position must possess the knowledge and skills to provide high quality health-related education and counseling to a diverse clientele, and to coordinate the implementation of a volunteer-based mentorship program. HIV testing and counseling strategies include: the use of a medical mobile unit to conduct outreach HIV testing, conducting online outreach on geosocial mobile applications, implementing a social networks strategy, conducting late night street and club outreach, as well as walk-in testing in high-prevalence locations throughout the Chicagoland area. The Youth Mentorship Program provides training and oversight to volunteers who coach program participants regarding goal-setting and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Job Duties: Program Coordination Duties: Service Provision Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. Describe your experience and/or understanding of evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral techniques.
  2. Describe what it would be like for you to give a HIV testing client a positive test result.
  3. Describe your understanding of why, when compared to other populations, young men who have sex with other men (YMSM) of color have a high rate of testing positive for HIV.
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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Position Title:  Coordinator of Youth Programs
Department:  Youth Services
Reports to: Director of Youth Services
Classification status: Part-Time; Non-Exempt

Essential Functions: Youth Programming at Center on Halsted is constantly working to secure a nurturing and supportive environment in which youth and young adults can thrive. Through a variety of programs and services, including cultural and event programming, case management, collaboration with LGBTQ youth serving agencies, and leadership development we are committed to supporting LGBTQ youth and young adults in a holistic manner. The position of Program Coordinator requires active participation and leadership in all of the areas mentioned above.

Coordination of Youth Space Program and Schedule Duties:

Support and Facilitate Youth Program Activities Duties:

General Support for Youth Program Participants Duties:

Other Duties:

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks, and duties that are required of this position and further,
    Center on Halsted reserves the right to change as it sees fit any and all of the
    employee's responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Skills/Qualifications:

Application Instructions: In your cover letter, please address the following:
  1. What do believe to be the most powerful skills for a youth worker to have and why?
  2. Describe how you like to be managed?
  3. Describe your preferred learning style?
  4. What successful strategies have you used when problem solving in a work environment?
Center on Halsted uses E-Verify as part of the work eligibility process for all new hires.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, military discharge status, or source of income.

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