Training and Experience:
Associate’s degree in a human services related field and one year experience working with gay and non-gay identified African American and Latino MSM and transgender individuals who use or abuse substances. Experience in outreach, community organizing and in conducting educational trainings. Familiarity with substance use/abuse challenges and harm-reduction strategies. Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred; specific training/experience with HIV and other health related issues preferred. Training and/or experience working in HIV prevention and health education/health promotion, substance abuse treatment and program development.
Health disparities spectrum of HIV and STD disease; harm reduction theory; behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance use and abuse , motivational interviewing techniques; outreach strategies; data management; health and social concerns of diverse populations of gay and non-gay identified MSM; risk reduction theory; principles of social marketing; and venues where the target population congregates, including the Internet.
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 gay and non-gay identified MSM who use or abuse substances; 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.
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. COVID vaccination is required and APLA Health will consider accommodations for medical- and religious-based reasons.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.