Health Educator & Outreach Specialist

Compensation

: $57,755.00 - $91,730.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



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Boston GLASS (Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services) opened in 1995, as one of the country s earliest community centers specifically serving young people of color in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. In addition to the Drop-In Center, where youth have access to computers, support groups, food and supplies, and social events, Boston GLASS offers a continuum of services including behavioral health counseling, case management, HIV/STI testing and counseling, mentorship, youth leadership development, community education. The program is designed to serve LGBTQ youth of color who are at risk for HIV/STIs, homelessness, family disruption, violence, commercial sexual exploitation, dropping out of school, suicidal behavior, and lack of access to healthcare, among other things.

Boston GLASS latest HIV prevention initiative, the GLASS Prevention Network project, will utilize peer-driven recruitment strategies to reach high risk individuals (focused on MSM and transgender individuals of color, 18-25 years old) and connect them to prevention services and healthcare, while also reaching out to a broader risk community through a youth-lead, culturally relevant social marketing campaign. The GLASS Prevention Network Health Educator and Outreach Specialist will work alongside the Program Coordinator to develop and implement the GLASS Prevention Network project.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator to formulate and submit monthly updates.
  • Conduct community outreach and referrals to services identified by the client.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in recruiting, training, and supervising youth leaders.
  • Assist youth leaders in creating role model stories that promote HIV/STI/Viral Hepatitis risk reduction behaviors among LGBTQ youth of color under the evidence-based intervention Community PROMISE.
  • Represent GLASS at community events and meetings.
  • Provide support to other JRI Health/GLASS services and programs.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma with 3 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor s degree to substitute experience.
  • Cultural sensitivity and knowledge of diverse youth populations, including African-American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and youth cultures.
  • Some knowledge of/experience in health promotion and HIV, STI and Viral Hepatitis prevention strategies.
  • Some knowledge of/experience in social media and social marketing campaigns.
  • Comfortable with harm-reduction, trauma-informed, positive youth development approaches.
  • Ability to be flexible and professional in diverse, multidisciplinary, fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated.

Offer includes: Access to excellent Blue Cross medical, Delta Dental and Vision benefits, 401K, tuition reimbursement, pension, generous paid time off and much more!

JRI is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining a diverse community. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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