A bachelor's degree in a human services area required and have at least two (2) years' experience working within a related field of health/social services with an emphasis on client/patient one/one interaction. Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred; specific training/experience with HIV-related issues preferred. Specialized training and or experience working with persons living with HIV, homeless, mentally ill and substance-abusing clients. Bilingual English/Spanish required.
Community resources, health and social service systems in Los Angeles County, and skills in establishing working relationships with community partners with appropriate support. Interviewing techniques, such as motivational interviewing; data management; health education principles and program evaluation
Explain scientific information in simple terms, both verbally and in writing; participate as an effective member of a large service organization; demonstrate non-judgment and compassion towards people, with an emphasis on providing them with the tools necessary to increase positive health outcomes; maintain confidentiality of clients; work in the field with minimal supervision; when necessary, advocate for the rights of clients in medical settings; demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrate excellent customer service skills; adjust to changes in program operations with professionalism; and operate standard office equipment, including the Microsoft Office platform.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is a physical position that requires daily bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of food stock and office materials weighing 50 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. This position will be required to work in the field conducting outreach and attending community meetings, at the food pantries distributing groceries, and in the office providing linkage to care services.
Must possess a valid California drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. Available for weekend and evening hours as needed. Must possess the ability to drive an extended length cargo van.
COVID vaccination is required and APLA Health will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.
An Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/ women/ disability/ veteran.