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, Youth Programs, CDC 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 the direction of the Program Manager for Youth Programs, the Prevention Training Specialist will help develop, implement, monitor and evaluate all approaches used to recruit and retain young (18-29) African American and Latino for youth related programming. The Prevention Training Specialist will strategically utilize social media and develop social marketing campaigns for the purposes of engaging young (18-29) Latino and African American gay and non-gay identified men who have sex with men (MSM). The Prevention Training Specialist will assist with the healthcare linkage and navigation for HIV positive young (18-29) African American and Latino gay and non-gay identified men who sex with men (MSM). The Prevention Training Specialist also ensures the effective and timely development and implementation of HIV risk reduction programs and health education activities targeting young men who have sex with men, emphasizing cultural appropriateness and quality assurance to provide oversight and guidance for the development and implementation of the prevention intervention targeting young (18-29) Latino and African American gay and non-gay identified men who have sex with men (MSM).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
Associate’s degree in a human services related field OR two years’ of experience working in the field of HIV or Health Education. Minimum of 2 years experience with young gay and non-gay identified African American and Latino youth as well as experience in outreach, community organizing and in conducting educational trainings. HIV pre and post test certification preferred. Experience working in a nonprofit environment preferred; specific training/experience with HIV/AIDS-related issues and other health education related areas preferred. Experience with group facilitation.
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 gay and non-gay identified MSM 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. Knowledge of psychosocial issues related to the HIV continuum is preferred.
Work independently; create referral sources; familiarity with the AA and Latino MSM communities, 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 young gay and non-gay identified MSM; 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; link participants into healthcare; navigate participants through the healthcare system; engage participants and encourage HIV testing.
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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