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nnJob DescriptionnrAPLA Health’srmission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBTrand other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.rWe are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000rpeople annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughoutrLos Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care;rPrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STDrscreening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support;rbenefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of LiferProgram food pantries; among several other critically needed services.rAdditionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation thatrpositively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-buildingrassistance to health departments across the country, and conductrcommunity-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For morerinformation, please visit us at aplahealth.org.rrrrAPLArHealth is currently seeking an Outreach Worker, Substance Abuse Programs torjoin our Baldwin Hills location! We offer great benefits, competitive pay, andrgreat working environment!  r rWe offer:rrrrrr·       rMedical Insurancerr·       rDental Insurance (no cost for employee)rr·       rVision Insurance (no cost for employee)rr·       rLong Term Disabilityrr·       rGroup Term Life and AD&D Insurancerr·       rEmployee Assistance Programrr·       rFlexible Spending Accountsrr·       r10 Paid Holidaysrr·       r3 Personal Daysrr·       r10 Vacation Daysrr·       r12 Sick Daysrr·       rMetro reimbursement or free parkingrr·       rEmployer Matched 403b Retirement PlanrrrrrrrThisris a great opportunity to make a difference!rrrrrrrrrOutreach Worker, Substance Abuse ProgramsrrrrrPOSITION SUMMARY:rrrrThe Outreach Worker, Substance Abuse Programs will ensure the effectiverand timely development and implementation of health education programmingrincluding, but not limited to HIV risk reduction.rrrr                                                                                                               rrrrESSENTIAL DUTIES ANDrRESPONSIBILITIES:rrrrr Update and organize existing outreach protocols for targetr population including at least 6-10 monthly outreach activities; maintainr an updated list of outreach sites/venues including, but not limited to;r clubs/bars; cultural events and other places where target populationr congregates. Train and supervise Peer Health Educators. r Assist in the development and implementation of a communityr mobilization plan targeting outreach venues, evaluation of the program,r identification of prevention gaps/opportunities and strategies forr addressing these gaps in outreach venues, data entry and otherr administrative tasks.     r Gather and update data for the Referral Network, which will provider target populations and other community stakeholders with links to HIV testing,r STD screening/treatment, substance abuse treatment, mental health servicesr and other health education related areas.r Assist in the development, design and layout of social marketingr materials supporting prevention activities, including but not limited to;r program flyers, publicity campaigns, monthly calendars and other materialsr as needed.r Serve as speaker/facilitator for trainings, ensuring the provisionr of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. r Supervise volunteers as necessary, assist in the preparation ofr quantitative and qualitative reports as assigned, and attendr community/public meetings as necessary.r Maintain highest level of client confidentiality; follow HIPAAr regulations.r Attend departmental meetings and trainings.rrrrr                                                                                                      rrrrOTHER DUTIESrMAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.rrrrrnnJob RequirementsnREQUIREMENTS:r rTraining andrExperience:rHigh school diplomarand/or successful completion of GED AND one year’s experience conductingroutreach to at-risk populations and have an understanding of psychosocial issuesrrelated to HIV/AIDS. Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.r rKnowledge of:rHealth disparities;rspectrum of HIV and STD disease; harm reduction theory; behavior modificationrtheory; human sexuality, substance use and abuse , motivational interviewingrtechniques; outreach strategies; data management; health and social concerns ofrdiverse populations of gay and non-gay identified MSM; risk reduction theory;rprinciples of social marketing; and venues where the target populationrcongregates, including the Internet.r rAbility to:rWork independently;rwork effectively with diverse staff, volunteers and professionals; workreffectively with diverse community stakeholders who may hold a wide range ofropinions on gay and non-gay identified MSM; organize stakeholders and engagercommunity building and establish linkages between stakeholders; identifyrparticular goals and objectives with respect to harm reduction; meet frequent,rsometimes conflicting deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; respond withrsensitivity to social inequities and diverse ethnic groups; maintainrconfidentiality.r rWORKINGrCONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: r rThis is primarily an office position thatrrequires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving ofroffice materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use ofra personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text andrgraphics on the computer terminal and on paper. rr rSPECIALrREQUIREMENTS:r rMust possess a valid California driver’srlicense; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personalrvehicle for work related purposes.  Mustrbe able to work nights, weekends and occasional irregular hours.r rAPLA Health isran Equal Opportunity Employer.r rTo Apply:r rVisit our website at **** to apply orrclick the link below:r ****

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