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 part-time Outreach Worker, TransConnections 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!
The Outreach Worker, TransConnections will conduct program outreach and promotion activities to Transgender persons to inform them about activities and services available through TransConnections.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create an organized outreach protocol for target population including at least 2-4 monthly outreach activities; maintain an updated list of outreach sites/venues where the target population congregates.
Assist in the development and implementation of a community mobilization plan targeting outreach venues, evaluation of the program, identification of prevention gaps/opportunities and strategies for addressing these gaps in outreach venues, data entry and other administrative tasks.
Assist in the development, design and layout of social marketing materials supporting prevention activities, including but not limited to; program flyers, publicity campaigns, monthly calendars and other materials as needed.
Assist in the preparation of quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned, and attend community/public meetings as necessary.
Maintain highest level of client confidentiality; follow HIPAA regulations.
Attend department meetings and trainings.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
High school diploma and/or successful completion of GED AND one year’s experience conducting outreach to at-risk populations and have an understanding ofpsychosocial issues related to HIV/AIDS.
Spectrum of HIV and STD disease; harm reduction theory; behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance use and abuse, motivational interviewing techniques; effective communication skills; prevention theory and techniques; psychosocial and mental health factors affecting quality of life; outreach strategies; data management; health and social concerns of diverse populations of young Transgender persons particularly those from communities of color; PEP and PrEP; HIV/STD risk reduction theory; principles of social marketing; and venues where the target population congregates, including the Internet.
Work independently; create referral sources; familiarity with the Transgender community, work effectively with a diverse group of staff, volunteers and professionals; work effectively with a diverse group of community stakeholders who may hold a wide range of opinions on Transgender persons; organize stakeholders and engage community building and establish linkages between stakeholders; identify particular goals and objectives with respect to harm reduction; meet frequent, sometimes conflicting deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; respond with sensitivity to social inequities and diverse ethnic groups; maintain confidentiality and encourage/promote HIV testing STD screening/treatment; PrEP/PEP and TasP.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
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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