Training and Experience:
Associate’s degree in human services related field OR two years of experience working in the HIV field or health education. At least two years’ experience working with young African American and Latino youth and have extensive knowledge of psychosocial issues related to the HIV continuum is preferred.
Successful completion of LA County’s Division of HIV and STD Programs’ HIV Test Counselor Certification required. Experience working in a nonprofit environment preferred; specific training/experience with HIV/AIDS-related issues preferred.
Spectrum of HIV and STD disease; 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; health and social concerns of diverse populations of young Transgender persons particularly those from communities of color; PEP and PrEP; HIV/STD risk reduction theory; principles of social marketing; and venues where the target population congregates, including the Internet.
Work independently; create referral sources; familiarity with the Transgender community, 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 Transgender persons; 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 and encourage HIV testing; PrEP/PEP and TasP.
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 travel (within LA County) is 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.