Program Coordinator - El Saludable

  • APLA Health
  • 3741 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90016
  • Mar 23, 2022
Full time Public Health Bilingual Customer Service Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.

 We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment! 

 

We offer:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 5 Personal Days
  • 10 Vacation Days
  • 12 Sick Days
  • Metro reimbursement or free parking
  • Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan

This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

 POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Associate Director of HIV Prevention Services, the Program Coordinator will help develop, implement, monitor and evaluate all approaches used to recruit and retain Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) 18 - 39. The Program Coordinator also ensures that all program activities are in alignment with APLA Health & Wellness harm reduction philosophy and larger sexual health and wellness goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides supervisory duties to program staff including, but not limited to:
    • Hiring program staff
    • Training new program staff
    • Conducting employee evaluations
    • Dispensing disciplinary action up to and including the termination of program staff
    • Approval of time off/vacation requests
    • Developing training plans
    • Setting yearly program objectives/goals
  • The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
    • Recruitment and retention of members of the target population into health education activities including but not limited to HIV and STI testing and treatment, HIV+ linkage to care, and navigation into biomedical (PrEP/PEP) services.
    • Overseeing the HIV+ linkage to care and retention program
    • Overseeing the linkage and retention to biomedical (PrEP/PEP) services program
    • Overseeing the implementation of the PROMISE for HIP intervention
    • Preparing and facilitating quarterly Community Advisory Board (CAB) meetings.
    • Ensuring the timely and accurate submission of HIV testing data into CDC databases
    • Working closely with the evaluation specialist to ensure all data is properly and timely input into CDC databases.
    • Monitoring program budgets and spending
    • Creating, distributing, and monitoring of social marketing materials that will promote program offerings via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and in-person outreach
    • Distribution of safer sex materials to members of the target demographic through internal and external processes
    • Working with stakeholders and community partners familiar with the needs of Latino MSM 18 34 to create a network of holistic care opportunities that will better the lives of the demographic.
    • Ensuring culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
    • Attending community/public meetings as necessary.

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

REQUIREMENTS:

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in human services related field or a highschool/GED diploma and minimum four-year experience working with Latino MSM in the area of HIV and sexual health education
  • Minimum two-year experience managing staff required.
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish required.
  • Experience monitoring program budgets, evaluation, and engaging in program development activities preferred.
  • Familiarity with PROMISE for HIP intervention preferred.
  • Experience developing and retaining community advisory boards preferred.
  • Experience conducting in-person and virtual workshops specific to sexual health and wellness preferred.
  • Experience with the use of social media in terms of program promotion and recruitment preferred.
  • Familiarity with challenges associated with HIV testing and linkage to care, specifically among Latino MSM preferred.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment preferred.

Ability to:

  • Work independently
  • Create referral sources
  • Work effectively with divers group of staff, volunteers and professionals
  • Organize stakeholders and engage community building and establish linkages between stakeholder
  • 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
  • Adhere to HIPPA guidelines
  • Navigate participants through the healthcare system
  • Engage participants and encourage HIV testing
  • Encourage linkage to biomedical (PrEP/PEP) services
  • Provide resources that address needs of newly/previously diagnosed HIV person

 

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.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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 Vaccination and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.    

To Apply:

Visit our website at www.aplahealth.org  to apply or click the link below:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=55924&clientkey=A5559163F67395E0A2585D2135F98806

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Salary

$22.20 - $26.75 Hourly. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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