Training and Experience:
Associates degree in a human services related field and one year experience working with gay men or MSM who use crystal methamphetamine. Successful completion of background screening. Preferred bilingual in English and Spanish.
Experience in outreach, community organizing and in conducting educational trainings. Familiarity with crystal methamphetamine use/abuse challenges and harm-reduction strategies. Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred; specific training/experience on sexual health and wellness. Training and/or experience working in HIV prevention and health education/health promotion, substance abuse treatment and program development.
Health disparities; sexual health and wellness inclusive of HIV and STIs; harm reduction theory; behavior modification theory; human sexuality, substance use specifically as it relates to crystal methamphetamine use, 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 clients, staff, volunteers and professionals; resolve client conflicts that may occur during group sessions; 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; identify goals and objectives with respect to treatment and harm reduction; meet 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 drivers license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes. COVID-19 and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.