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26 Jun 2020

Full-Time Transgender Wellness Program Manager

APLA Health – Posted by APLA Health Long Beach, 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.

APLA Health is currently seeking a Transgender Wellness Program Manager to join our Long Beach location! 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
  • 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! 

Transgender Wellness Program Manager (Long Beach)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Transgender Wellness Program Manager is responsible for overseeing and/or guiding program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for transgender health and wellness programming for APLA Health & Wellness. The Transgender Wellness Program Manager ensures that the programming is in alignment with APLA Health & Wellness’ harm reduction philosophy and larger health and wellness goals.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of a plan to address those issues.
  • Develops, enhances and maintains relationships with community organizations providing services Transgender persons for the purposes of cultivating mutual referrals.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of life skills workshops (e.g., resume preparation, job seeking, financial literacy).
  • Coordinates internal and external resources to address psychosocial needs, including but not limited to, social and community events, support groups, family planning, housing, domestic violence, food insecurity, and substance abuse.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a set of focused strategies, designed to improve the linkage to and ongoing engagement of Transgender persons to primary medical care, behavioral health and sexual health services.
  • Represents APLA Health and the Transgender community in the public policy arena through the attendance and active participation in community/public meetings and planning groups.
  • Provides strategic advice and guidance to the TransConnections contract.
  • Oversees the TransConnections subcontract with the Long Beach LGBTQ Center.
  • Develops and implements program evaluation and quality improvement plans in collaboration with the Evaluation Specialist.
  • Oversees the development and design of a social marketing campaign and related materials.
  • Ensures the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
  • Prepares quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned
  • 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.
  • Supervises volunteers as necessary.

 

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or a related field OR four years’ experience working in the HIV prevention and/or health related disparities with Transgender Persons. Experience in providing staff supervision as well as the development and maintenance of a program budget. Experience with health education/health promotion and program development. Experience in conducting outreach and community organizing among Transgender Persons. Familiarity with the harm reduction model. Experience in a nonprofit ASO environment preferred. Strong oral and written skills required.

 

Knowledge of:

Health disparities (including HIV); health education and behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance abuse, STDs, and health education behavior change principles and strategies; social networks; motivational interviewing; training strategies and curriculum development; available community services; cultural and linguistic competence; effective communication skills; prevention theory and techniques; psychosocial and mental health factors affecting quality of life; data  management; issues related to health disparities; general computer knowledge; community resources; instructional design principles; health and social concerns of diverse populations  within the Transgender community; risk reduction theory and principles of social  marketing.

 

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 a controversial subject (e.g., substance use); 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; act as liaison to  local prevention planning body; work with researchers in the substance use field; respond with sensitivity to social inequities and diverse ethnic groups; design and implement program process and outcome evaluation; maintain 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.  Local and out-of-state travel required.

 

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.

 

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

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=45054&clientkey=A5559163F67395E0A2585D2135F98806

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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