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1 Feb 2024

Full-Time Program Coordinator, 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
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 3 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!

This position will pay $26.20 – $29.93 hourly. Salary is commensurate with experience.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program Coordinator, Outreach  provides oversight and guidance to the development  and implementation of a comprehensive outreach program targeting communities most impacted by HIV and/or STDs to inform them about the availability of sexual health services (HIV testing, STD screening/treatment, PrEP, TasP) at APLA Health & Wellness’ clinics.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides supervisory duties to program staff including, but not limited to:
    • Hiring of program staff
    • Training of new program staff
    • Conducting employee evaluations
    • Dispensing disciplinary action up to and including the termination of program staff
    • Approval of time off/vacation requests
    • Developing training plans
    • Developing yearly program objectives/goals
    • Developing and monitoring program budgets.
    • Setting yearly goals and objectives

 

  • Creates an organized outreach protocol for the target populations
  • Maintains an updated list of outreach sites/venues where the targeted population(s) congregates.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of a community mobilization plan
  • Develops and oversees a community Peer Health Advocate program.
  • Utilizes Epi data in the identification of prevention gaps/opportunities and develops strategies for addressing these gaps via outreach activities.
  • Assist in the development, design and layout of social marketing materials informing the larger community about the availability of sexual health services, including but not limited to; program flyers, publicity campaigns, monthly calendars and other materials as needed.
  • Attends department meetings and trainings.
  • Contributes to data collection to measure quality and performance
  • Sets yearly program objectives/goals
  • Oversees Quarterly HIV/STI Testing Events
  • Submits monthly and year end reports
  • Represents APLA Health & Wellness in a professional manner at a variety of roundtables, community forums, town hall meetings and other venues where the issues regarding the provision of HIV and/or STD services are discussed.
  • Ensures contractual compliance.
  • Prepares quantitative and qualitative reports

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

REQUIREMENTS:

Training and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a social service area OR High School Diploma/GED equivalent and 4 years of experience working in HIV prevention and/or other health related disparities. Minimum of five years’ experience managing staff; developing program budgets; monitoring program evaluation and engaging in program development activities required. Experience recruiting, managing and maintaining volunteers. Experience with health education/health promotion and program development. Familiarity with the harm reduction model. Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred. Strong oral and written skills required.
  • Must have problem solving and organizational skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong analytical skills are needed to solve daily work issues and/or work flow challenges.
  • Good knowledge of project management methods.
  • Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills.

 

Knowledge of:

 

  • HIV infection; STD infection/treatment; HIV prevention; psychosocial issues as it relates to HIV and STD transmission/acquisition, special issues relevant to individuals who are at risk for HIV/STD and/or living with HIV;
  • Health education and behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance abuse, behavior change principles and strategies; effective communication skills; group dynamics; data management; general computer knowledge; community resources;
  • Health and social concerns of diverse populations such as gay and non-gay identified men who have sex with men and other genders, individuals who share injection paraphernalia, heterosexuals, women at sexual risk and transgender individuals.

Ability to:

  • Work independently with minimal direction
  • Work in a fast pace environment
  • Meet multiple deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Provide services in a non-judgmental fashion and work effectively with diverse populations
  • Maintain records and follow clinical guidelines/protocols.
  • Work efficiently and complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy
  • Work and solve problems independently
  • Work flexible hours
  • Motivate and maintain a cadre of volunteer Peer Advocates

 

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.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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. COVID vaccination and booster required or medical/religious exemption.

 

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

 

COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.

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

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How 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=138038&clientkey=A5559163F67395E0A2585D2135F98806

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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