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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.
APLA Health is currently seeking a Housing Training Specialist to join our team! We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!
• 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
• 3 Personal Days
• 10 Vacation Days
• 12 Sick Days
• Metro reimbursement or free parking
• Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan
• No weekend work! Work business hours Monday – Friday
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
Housing Training Specialist
Under the direction of the Director of HIV Access, the Housing Training Specialist capacity building assistance and training opportunities services to strengthen the capacity of the Los Angeles HOPWA system to optimize the planning, implementation, and sustainment of interventions and strategies to support clients receiving HOPWA services and Housing Specialists delivering services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• At the direction of the Director of HIV Access, the Housing Training Specialist will:
• Coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of Housing Training/Capacity Building services.
• Participate in developing and conducting needs assessments/formative evaluations with Housing Specialists.
• Conduct skills building training activities following training protocols. This includes Life Skills training workshops
• Deliver training services when assigned (following the APLA Health Capacity Building framework and principles):
• Conduct situational assessments (focus on the external and internal factors that affects successful implementation of HOPWA services),
• Analyze information to identify problems and challenging factors for capacity building.
• Develop a strategic action plan to improve implementation of Housing Specialty Services and sustainability; in collaboration with the service recipients,
• Tailor training resources (i.e. manuals, tools, information) to fit the needs of recipients.
• Choose the most appropriate technology (face to face, online, etc.) to deliver CBA training services.
• Conduct evaluation (assessments, service evaluations, and follow-ups) and quality assurance activities.
• Ensure the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
• Collaborate with other housing providers as needed.
• Coordinate the training topics through partnerships with community partners.
• Review updates in housing services and capacity building efforts.
• Assist in the dissemination of lessons learned at professional conferences and community meetings.
• Prepare conference abstracts as required.
• Implement a structured planning process to track and improve personal job duties and professional development.
• Represent APLA Health’s Housing Support Services program at professional meetings and conferences.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training & Experience:
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Education or related field required. Demonstrate a minimum of two years of experience working with low-income individuals. Experience developing curricula, conducting training activities, providing capacity building (consulting, technical assistance, and information transfer) and working with clients at both the individual and group level, and experience working in a nonprofit environment a plus. Excellent analytical/critical thinking and planning skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
A working knowledge and understanding of adult learning theory, the Los Angeles Housing continuum, HIV related issues and concerns; services for which clients would be eligible including but not limited to the Los Angeles Housing continuum, public benefits, back to work opportunities, primary care resources, personal finance, and continuing education and counseling techniques. The position requires knowledge of the internet and Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge and experience in developing curriculum, particularly in the area of public health. Some working knowledge of research and evaluation principles is highly desirable, as is a foundational understanding of the social concerns of diverse populations.
Maintain highest degree of confidentiality; conduct and evaluate program and organizational needs assessments efficiently; negotiate technical assistance activities with housing specialists and clients in a highly effective and professional manner; work collaboratively with volunteers, and professionals from a variety of disciplines; work independently with minimal direction; meet frequent deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; respond with sensitivity to the needs of diverse ethnic groups, and to the issues and concerns surrounding HIV/AIDS; analytical and critical thinking skills required; use Excel or other spreadsheet applications; write progress reports and other communications in Windows for PC environment; report in writing and orally on program progress in appropriate venues; conducting training activities including public speaking and presentations; maintain client 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.