Trans-Health Information Project (TIP) Co-Coordinator/Outreach Specialist

Organization: 
GALAEI
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Tue, 05/30/2017
Position Summary: 
The TIP Co-Coordinator/Outreach Specialist is responsible for connecting and building relationships with outside agencies and programs and to identify where and when outreach is to be conducted, including, but not limited to providing HIV risk-reduction services to HIV+ and HIV-negative transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender variant (trans*) individuals. The TIP Co-Coordinator/Outreach Specialist is responsible for ensuring program deliverables are met, including recruitment, counseling, and referrals. The TIP Co-Coordinator/Outreach Specialist works as part of a team to implement social justice services for Trans* communities.
Reports To: 
Executive Director
Hours: 
(Full-time position - 35 hrs. per week some evenings and weekends)
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provide individual counseling to trans* individuals on various sexual health issues such as HIV testing, HIV prevention, HIV care if infected, healthy sexual behavior, transitioning, etc.;  Provide sexual health counseling designed to assist Trans* individuals and their families deal with the psychosocial, emotional, financial and environmental issues of HIV;  Develop and implement outreach plans in partnership with the Executive Director and other Co-Coordinator to bring in transgender, gender non-conforming and gender variant individuals. This includes building relationships with other agencies/organizations as well as individual outreach;  Respond to clinician referrals and clients request for case management assessment and intervention within required response time;  Perform initial comprehensive sexual health counseling assessment and develop a plan of intervention that addresses identified need for crisis intervention, brief solution focused or grief and bereavement counseling, continuity of care planning and coordination of needed community services;  Report weekly on program data, evaluation web and internal data collection protocol;  Provide patient and family education on psychosocial and adaptive aspect of the disease processes and offer education on accessing relevant services and resources;  Provide advocacy services to ensure linkage to appropriate services or resources for patients who are eligible for such;  Participate in interdisciplinary care planning and collaboration to ensure effective and efficient coordination of inpatient and ambulatory care resources;  Perform all administrative tasks related to caseload such as medical record documentation, entitlement applications, departmental statistics, continuity of care referral paperwork, team reports, etc.;  Participate in organization grant related clinical and administrative meetings and activities;  Demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of clients served in assigned service area;  Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
MAJOR QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:  Experience working with LGBTQ individuals and communities;  Knowledge of HIV transmission and psycho-social issues related to youth risk behavior including sexual and substance abuse;  Knowledge of sexuality, homophobia, gender identity and expression and other issues relating to trans* individuals;  Must be able to work with diverse populations of people and provide effective outreach to the target population;  Must be able to work as part of a team, demonstrate mutual respect for co-workers, and be committed to working from a sex positive and harm-reduction perspective;  Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to facilitate groups;  Must be highly organized, able to work under pressure, dynamic, creative, and self-motivated;  Attention to detail and ability to take initiative in carrying out tasks to conclusion;  Must be experienced with Microsoft Office and Internet.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
To apply, please send cover letter and resume along with salary requirements via email to (Phone Calls Will Not Be Accepted): nikki@galaei.org & christian@galaei.org With subject line “Galaei/TIP Co-Coordinator”
Additional Application Info: 
UAC/GALAEI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER