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Health Educator, Project ALY

Structural-Level Change/Project ALY:  CAMBA's Project ALY consists of two components to promote structural change around  family acceptance of LGBTQ youth:  1) an intervention that draws on a community identification process, the development and dissemination of role model stories, and group presentations and 2) a social marketing campaign.   Both components utilize stories of acceptance from supportive parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and teens in order to change underlying causes of HIV infection among this group. The ultimate goal is to promote parental and familial acceptance of LGBT youth, thus increasing self-esteem and self-worth and decreasing risk of future health or mental health problems including HIV infection and substance abuse.  By encouraging parents and family members of LGBT youth to become role models and share their stories of acceptance, we will help break the silence, remove stigma, and motivate change throughout the community.  Our program targets parents and families of LGBTQ youth, ages 14 to 26, in the Flatbush community, the majority of which are Black or Latinx, and surrounding neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of program-related peers and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following:​

  • Conduct outreach to community-based organizations, parent groups, and LGBTQ youth groups that serve the Latinx community in order to recruit participants for in-depth interviews, focus groups, and role model stories.
  • Conduct Project ALY educational workshops in Spanish to groups of parents, faith institutions, and staff of schools and community-based organizations.
  • Maintain professional relationships with community partners and confidentiality of individuals engaged through outreach.
  • Practice universal precautions.
  • Communicate effectively with Parent Advocates, supervisors, and funders.  
  • Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets.
  • Work with Parent Advocate to improve work performance through observation, feedback from community engagement, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
  • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of Parent Advocate.
  • Identify and train Parent Advocate.
  • Participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • Prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • May have program responsibilities in addition to the above.
  • May plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for Parent Advocate.
  • Task may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.



MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish. ​

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