Prevention Training Specialist, Trans Connections
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, TransConnections, the
Prevention Training Specialist will help develop, implement, monitor and
evaluate all approaches used to recruit and retain young (18-29) Transgender
Persons of Color (TG POC) for youth related programming. The Prevention
Training Specialist will strategically utilize social media and assist in the
development of social marketing campaigns for the purposes of engaging the
target population. The Prevention Training Specialist will assist with the
healthcare linkage and navigation for HIV positive young (18-29) TG POC). The
Prevention Training Specialist also ensures the effective and timely
development and implementation of HIV risk reduction programs and health
education activities targeting TG POC, emphasizing cultural responsiveness in
the development and implementation of the prevention intervention targeting
young (18-29) TG POC.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruit members of the target population to participate in in health
education activities, including but not limited to, HIV testing.
Monitor, update, and sustain program visibility on all social media
Provide health education activities to members of the target population.
Facilitate training and workshops to members of the target population.
Trainings/workshops may include HIV/STD 101, PrEP 101, TasP, U=U,
communication skills, identifying available resources, and other related
health education areas.
Coordinate the design and layout of collateral materials supporting
prevention activities, including but not limited to; program flyers,
publicity campaigns, monthly calendars and other materials as needed.
Gather and update data for the Referral Network, which will provide target
populations and other community stakeholders with links to housing, substance
abuse and mental health and other needed services.
Develop and implement a community mobilization plan targeting outreach
Assist the Program Coordinator in the development and implementation of
community forums and workshops.
Work with stakeholders and APLAs community partners, including the
Transgender community, mental health providers, substance abuse counselors,
treatment centers, Los Angeles County Department of HIV and STD Programs, and
other community-based agencies, in facilitating HIV prevention efforts as
well as other health education activities, harm reduction strategies, and
establishing linkages. Foster partnerships between these stakeholders.
Develop relationships with HIV service agencies throughout Los Angeles County
that would best assist the target population.
Assist in the dissemination of lessons learned by developing and submitting
abstracts for presentations at professional meetings and conferences and
presenting at community forums.
Ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
Prepare quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned.
Serve as speaker/facilitator for trainings.
Attend community/public meetings as necessary.
Provides counseling and rapid HIV testing to clients seeking those services.
Maintain HIV/STD testing records to ensure that all documentation required by
funders and agency Quality Management Plan is on file.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
Associates 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 Countys 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
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
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 drivers 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 disability- and religious-based reasons.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/vet