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1 Mar 2023

Full-Time Trainer & Community Educator

TheCenterPC – Posted by TheCenterPC San Diego, California, United States

Job Description


Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows that they are welcomed, valued, and supported. As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center currently has over 75 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.

As a part of The CENTER’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees, clients, and community members, all employees are required to show proof of being immunized and boosted against the COVID-19 virus.


Under the direction of the Training and Community Education Manager, the Training & Community Educator position is responsible for developing and implementing the work of The Center’s Training Institute program dedicated to increasing the capacity of the region’s ability to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) individuals who are at-risk for or experiencing homelessness as the intended recipients of our mental health awareness training (MHAT). The responsibilities include developing and facilitating training opportunities for service providers working with people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.



  • Facilitate an in-person, virtual, and blended evidence-based mental health and awareness training (MHAT) to include recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness and identifying resources available in the LGBTQ community for individuals with a mental illness and other relevant resources.
  • Increase ability to recognize mental illness signs and symptoms, provide safe and affirming services, and knowledge of LGBTQ people and associated health disparities.
  • Cultivate LGBTQ-focused training to develop LGBTQ terminology, definitions, pronouns, coming out experiences, and specialized topics such as intersectional identities, Transgender and Nonbinary Gender identities, and providing affirming care for LGBTQ communities.
  • Track referrals and resources from partner agencies to link LGBTQ people to safe, affirming, and competent mental health services and housing resources in San Diego County
  • Cultivate partnerships and work with organizations, service providers, and community experts to develop and continuously improve training and educational materials.
  • Develop and facilitate other LGBTQ-related curricula and training to support all aspects of the Training Institute.



  • Professional Experience: 2 years of experience in curriculum design, training, facilitation, and background experience in mental health.
  • Professional Skills: Must demonstrate patience, and compassion, with individuals who are at risk for or experiencing homelessness, mental health illness, harm reduction, and LGBTQ communities. Ability to manage multiple tasks with shifting priorities.
  • Technical Skills:  Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Survey Monkey, Canva/Prezi, Zoom, and other training tools used for in-person/online training.
  • Language Skills: English
  • Work Location: Must be available to do in-person, virtual, and blended training and programs.



  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree. 2 years of experience in curriculum design, training, facilitation, and background experience in mental health.
  • Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Microsoft software proficiency-Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Language Skills: Spanish.



  • Compensation: The pay range for this position is $23.00-25.00 per hour and is commensurate with experience. This is a Full-Time Regular Non-Exempt
  • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Flex Time Opportunities, Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement


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Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Subject line: To include the job title you are applying to "Trainer & Community Educator position". 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $23-$25/hr.

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