Training and Experience:
Associate’s degree in a human services related field OR two years’ of experience working with young gay and non-gay identified African American and Latino youth as well as experience in outreach, community organizing and in conducting educational trainings. HIV pre and posttest certification preferred. Experience working in a nonprofit environment preferred; specific training/experience with HIV/AIDS-related issues and other health education related areas preferred. Experience with group facilitation and one on one counseling.
Health disparities, spectrum of HIV and STD disease; biomedical interventions (PrEP, PEP, TasP) harm reduction theory; behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance use and abuse, motivational interviewing techniques; effective communication skills; prevention theory and techniques; psychosocial and mental health factors affecting quality of life; outreach strategies; data management; social determinants of health and social concerns of diverse populations of gay and non-gay identified YMSM specifically those from African American and Latino communities; risk reduction theory; principles of social marketing; and venues where the target population congregates, including the Internet. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite preferred, specifically Photoshop.
Work independently; familiarity with computer graphics; work effectively with a diverse group of staff, volunteers and professionals; work effectively with a diverse group of community stakeholders who may hold a wide range of opinions on young gay and non- gay identified MSM; 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 healthcare; navigate participants through the healthcare system; engage participants; encourage HIV/STD testing and explain biomedical interventions.
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 possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.