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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

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)


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.



  • 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.





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.



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.



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

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

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