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 Temporary CBA Advisor to join our Baldwin Hills location! This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
Under the direction of the CBA Services Manager, the Capacity Building Assistance Advisor provides capacity building assistance services to strengthen the capacity of the national HIV prevention workforce to optimize the planning, implementation, and sustainment of interventions and strategies for High-impact HIV prevention (HIP) within health departments, their HIV planning groups and other stakeholders as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
At the direction of the CBA Services Manager, the CBA Advisor will:
Support the planning, implementation and evaluation of CBA services.
Participate in developing and conducting (capacity building) needs assessments/formative evaluations of Health Departments (HD) and jurisdictional Prevention Planning Groups (PPG).
Deliver CBA services when assigned (following the APLA CBA framework and principles):
Conduct situational assessments (focus on the external and internal factors that affects a successful implementation of HIP),
Analyze information to identify problems and challenging factors for capacity building.
Develop a strategic CBA action plan to improve implementation of HIP and sustainability; in collaboration with the CBA service recipient,
Tailor CBA resources (i.e. manuals, tools, information) to fit the needs of CBA recipients.
Choose the most appropriate technology (face to face, online, etc.) to deliver CBA services.
Support the implementation of CBA action plan: providing technical consultations, assistance, trainings, and information as needed.
Conduct evaluation (assessments, service evaluations, and follow-ups) and quality assurance activities.
Master APLA CBA model.
Follow APLA CBA guiding principles.
Ensure the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
Actively recruit CRIS cases through developing and sustaining relationships with HD staff.
Assist with the development of CBA resources including training materials, online capacity building platforms, information transfer resources.
Collaborate with other CBA providers as needed.
Participate in CDC CBA Network calls (or the equivalent) when assigned.
Participate in all the assigned CBA meetings.
Conduct case studies as assigned by the CBA Services Manager.
Review updates in HIV prevention and capacity building efforts.
Assist in the dissemination of lessons learned at professional conferences and community meetings.
Prepare conference abstracts as required.
Implement a structured planning process to track and improve personal job duties and professional development.
Represent CBA program at professional meetings and conferences.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Education or related field required. A minimum of two years of experience working with programs that address High Impact HIV Prevention, the National HIV AIDS Strategy, Community High-Impact HIV Prevention (CHIP), public health, health education training, curricula and program development, and report writing preferred. Experience in conducting training activities and providing capacity building (consulting, technical assistance, and information transfer) to HDs, and other HIV stakeholders. Excellent analytical/critical thinking and planning skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
A working knowledge and understanding of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, High Impact HIV Prevention, Community High Impact Prevention, Expanding and Routine HIV Testing, Prevention with HIV Positives Persons (including linkage to care, engagement/reengagement, treatment adherence and navigation services, the HIV Care Continuum, and the various CDC Evidence-Based intervention strategies d practices currently available. Knowledge and experience in developing curriculum, particularly in the area of public health. Some working knowledge of research and evaluation principles is highly desirable, as is a foundational understanding of the social concerns of diverse populations.
Recruit program participants; interview participants regarding their programmatic needs; and maintain highest degree of confidentiality; conduct and evaluate program and organizational needs assessments efficiently; negotiate technical assistance activities with health departments and prevention planning groups in a highly effective and professional manner; work collaboratively with volunteers, and professionals from a variety of disciplines; work independently with minimal direction; meet frequent deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; respond with sensitivity to the needs of diverse ethnic groups, and to the issues and concerns surrounding HIV/AIDS; analytical and critical thinking skills required; use Excel or other spreadsheet applications; write progress reports and other communications in Windows for PC environment; report in writing and orally on program progress in appropriate venues; conducting training activities including public speaking and presentations; maintain client confidentiality.
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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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