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5 Aug 2022

Full-Time Prevention Training Specialist, PrEP Outreach

APLA Health – Posted by APLA Health Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

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.

We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!

 

We offer:

 

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 5 Personal Days
  • 10 Vacation Days
  • 12 Sick Days
  • Metro reimbursement or free parking
  • Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan

 

This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Prevention Training Specialist, Outreach, conducts community engagement and outreach activities as it relates to increasing community and individual awareness about PrEP and PEP.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a community mobilization plan targeting outreach venues, evaluation of those efforts, and identification of gaps/opportunities in outreach efforts and developing strategies for addressing gaps and maximizing opportunities.
  • Create an organized outreach protocol for target population including at least 2-4 monthly outreach activities; maintain an updated list of outreach sites/venues utilized by the target population.
  • Conduct four (4) Community Education events focusing on PrEP and related biomedical interventions.
  • Utilize social media platforms in outreach efforts
  • 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 dissemination of lessons learned by developing and submitting abstracts for presentations at professional meetings and conferences and presenting at community forums
  • Attend department meetings and trainings
  • Ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate services
  • Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned
  • Serve as speaker/facilitator for trainings
  • Attend community/public meetings as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

REQUIREMENTS:

Associates degree in a human services related field and 1-year experience working in the HIV/health education field OR two years experience working in the HIV/health education.

Knowledge of:

PrEP/PEP, health disparities spectrum of HIV and STD disease; harm reduction theory; behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance use and abuse , motivational interviewing techniques; outreach strategies; data management; health and social concerns of diverse populations of gay/non-gay identified MSM as well as other populations severely impacted by HIV; risk reduction theory; principles of social marketing; and venues where the target population congregates, including the Internet.

Ability to:

Work independently; work effectively with diverse staff, volunteers and professionals; work effectively with diverse community stakeholders who may hold a wide range of opinions on those at risk for HIV infection; 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 PrEP Express.

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 be able to work nights and weekends.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. Must be flexible with schedule to accommodate working some evening and weekends for outreach purposes. COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/transgender/veteran.

How to Apply

To Apply: Visit our website at www.aplahealth.org  to apply or click the link below: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=65563&clientkey=A5559163F67395E0A2585D2135F98806

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 86 days.

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