SUMMARY:

LAYC’s Health Promotions Program provides ​testing for HIV, STI, and pregnancy, risk reduction counseling, pregnancy options counseling, and support to ensure linkages to health care and social services; providing education through curricula that aim to create an “army” of youth who are trained as peer educators to promote healthy sexuality and reproductive health, including HIV, STI, and unplanned pregnancy prevention. The Health Promotions Program also connects DMV residents to the resources needed during the pandemic.

The General Health Coordinator is responsible for program coordination across all Health Promotions programs. This includes working with the program manager to continue to develop the programs, program implementation, reporting, budget maintenance, inventory, protocol review, tracking, coordinating our partners, and coordinating all facilitators. The General Health Coordinator is also responsible for identifying target populations in need of STI/HIV/Pregnancy/UTI testing, STI/HIV/UTI treatment, COVID Reference program, and for developing and maintaining relationships with community resources to create new opportunities for the department and youth. Coordinators in Health Promotions are responsible for planning and implementing programs per the needs of the grants. Planning and implementation of programs are reviewed for monthly progress with the Health Promotions Program Manager, and weekly with team members assisting with day to day or weekly support. LAYC is a culturally competent organization that prioritizes recruiting and supporting staff who have shared life experiences with our youth.

LAYC/MMYC is a culturally competent organization that prioritizes recruiting and supporting staff who have shared life experiences with our youth.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

COVID-19 Programming (40%)

● Connect LAYC clients to needed information and resources provided by our partners.

● Oversee Social Media Coordinator’s outreach efforts around COVID-19, to reach a broad range of community members.

● Maintain budget and complete monthly reports to the grant funders on program progress

Health Promotion’s Enhancement (40%)

● Health Promotion Volunteer management.

● Assist the Health Promotions Program Manager in recruitment, supervision and direction of Testing and Outreach personnel such as interns, fellows, volunteers, contractors and temporary employees.

● Assist the Health Promotions Program Manager with development of Health Promotion protocols and procedures.

Note: Testing and Outreach Personnel are individuals who are not full time employees that are trained to assist in daily operations of the Testing and Outreach program.

○ Washington AIDS Partnership Member (WAP Member) will act as a lead tester, implementing curricula with community partners, and attend outreach events.

○ Testing Interns will act as lead testers on assigned days or backup testers as needed.

○ Urban Alliance interns will assist the CTRL Coordinator in all testing efforts and inputting data into Efforts To Outcomes (ETO).

Curricula

● Assist the Health Promotions Program Manager in the development and enhancement of the current curricula, ensuring curricula are meeting the needs of the organization. Current curricula are:

○ Manhood 2.0

○ SWAT

○ Parenting Journey

● Complete training in sexual health testing and implementation of curricula, to be able to stand in if ever needed.

Maternal Health Programming (20%)

● Communicate with the grants team to identify funding opportunities for restoring programming.

● Provide recommendations to the Health Promotions manager for next steps in this area.

● Assist the Health Promotions Program Manager in the development and enhancement of the current curricula, ensuring curricula are meeting the needs of the organization. Current curricula are:

○ Prenatal curriculum

○ Parenting Journey curriculum

● Ensure staff are properly trained and able to assist with facilitating maternal health curricula as needed.

● Maintain budget and complete monthly reports to the grant funders on program progress.

General Responsibilities (across all programs)
● Maintain records of all electronic items. E.g phones, tablets, computers.

● Ensure that all testers become certified and maintain their certification through LAYC.

● Establish and maintain strong relationships with other LAYC programs, grant managers, organizational partners, and all other contacts, to contribute to our team’s success.

REQUIREMENTS:

● A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

● HIV, STI, and Pregnancy Testing certified preferred.

● Highly organized and detail-oriented.

● Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.

● Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
● Ability to work well and communicate with culturally diverse populations.

● Occasional weekend or evening work required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

APPLICATION –  Send resumes and cover letters to Mike Leon  at leon@layc-dc.org