APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.
APLA Health is currently seeking a Prevention Training Specialist, LINX Study to join our Baldwin Hills location! We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
Under thedirectionof the Director of HIV Prevention Services and in collaboration with the Study Coordinator at UCLA, the Prevention Training Specialist LINX Study will serve as the LINX Coach. The LINX Coach will promote and support the health and wellbeing of young, black, sexual minority men (YBMSM) living with HIV in Los Angeles County that are participating in the study.
This researchstudyseekstodesignandimplementamobileapplication(mobileapp)whichwillprovidesocial workandlegalcasemanagementresourcestonewlydiagnosedandoutofcareYBMSM. Wewillmeasure whetherthismobileappintervention,whichaddressesbasicneedstofosterlifestability,can contributetobetterhealthoutcomes,includingadherencetoHIVmedicationandviralsuppression.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The LINX Coach will be primarily responsible for delivering a 3-session intervention to up to 150 participants receiving LINX Coaching services. The intervention includes administering a screener and documenting information on all participants using appropriate and required data collection forms and instruments.
The LINX Coach will provide additional support to participants through use of the LINX app, a mobile app technology designed to support study participants. Support will include providing direct, updated, and culturally congruent information and referrals to facilitate linkage to and retention in HIV medical care. The LINX Coach will also enhance community awareness of the research project.
The LINX Coach will be responsible for tracking and recording assistance provided to participants for study purposes. This includes maintaining accurate written reports, a log all activities, and writing daily and monthly program reports. Should additional social services and legal services assistance need(s) be identified, the LINX Coach will be responsible for communicating such needs with research staff to ensure that matters are addressed to the extent possible and in a timely manner.
Ensure the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned.
Assist with data entry and other administrative tasks.
Attend community/public meetings as necessary.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
Associate’s degree in human services related field OR two years of experience working in the HIV field or health education. At least two years’ experience working with the YBMSMpopulation and have extensive knowledge of psychosocial issues related to HIV/AIDS is preferred.
Interviewing and crisis-management techniques; psychosocial and mental health factors affecting quality of life for YBMSM; data management; HIV/AIDS-related issues; general computer knowledge and community resources.
HIV care, treatment and prevention service delivery system; HIV pathogenesis, symptoms, approved HIV treatments and clinical trials; co-morbidities, such as viral hepatitis, TB and other related diseases; HIV-related research procedures and structures; program evaluation; epidemiology of HIV transmission and general epidemiological tools; HIV testing; HIV risk-reduction techniques; health behavior theories and models; health literacy; cultural competency; and communities most impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Health disparities; biomedical interventions; spectrum of HIV and STD disease; harm reduction theory; behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance use and abuse, motivational interviewing techniques; and social concerns of diverse populations of transgender persons of color; risk reduction theory; principles of social marketing; and knowledge of the most effective ways to engage the population at venues where they target population congregate (including the Internet).
Respond effectively to crisis and stressful situations; interview and assess needs of clients; develop a strategy toward resolving client needs; communicate effectively, both written and verbally; work well under pressure; coordinate multiple tasks; learn specific systems quickly and thoroughly; communicate effectively with a diverse population; identify and update community resources; proofread, edit and format written materials; operate standard office equipment; perform word processing and data entry tasks on a personal computer; meet reasonable deadlines; type at a corrected rate of 40 words per minute.
Work independently;workeffectivelywithdiversestaff,volunteersandprofessionals; workeffectivelywithdiversecommunitystakeholderswhomayholdawiderangeof opinions on YBMSM.
Explain scientific information in simple terms, both verbally and in writing; participate as an effective member of a large service organization; demonstrate non-judgment and compassion towards people, with an emphasis on providing them with the tools necessary to increase positive health outcomes; maintain confidentiality of clients; work in the field with minimal supervision; when necessary, advocate for the rights of clients in medical settings; demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; and operate standard office equipment; perform word processing and data entry tasks on a personal computer; and meet assigned deadlines.
This isprimarilyanofficepositionthatrequiresonlyoccasionalbending,reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. Theposition requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, andrevising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper. Must be able to worknights andweekends.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.
APLA Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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