Peer Support Navigator

Title: Peer Support Navigator

Division: Prevention Services

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Rachel Pozos, Program Coordinator

Pay Range or Rate: $18.00-22.00 based on experience and qualifications

Revised: December 2020


SUMMARY

To work with underserved Latinx populations. The Peer Navigator position has been created under the direct supervision of our Program Director. The Peer Navigator will be working to provide outreach and linkage to people who identifies as Trans and/or Gender Nonconforming. The ideal candidate would be proficient in English and Spanish and will have clear professional guidelines about how to successfully work with people of trans experience. The ideal candidate will also be knowledgeable about supportive and health care services in Orange County and be able to link people to the appropriate resource navigation services available. Peer Navigator must be readily available to work and provide outreach via social media and in person at different community events, venues, local schools and surrounding neighborhoods. Peer Support Navigator must be able to help connect clients to the various supportive services in all the Orange County County area.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Conduct outreach services to trans/gender nonconforming people, provide an initial assessment and help link to community resources Orange County
  2. Assist clients with resources
  3. Actively participate with other organizations funded through this grant
  4. Ensure enrollment of clients are successful and linked to sensitive services and other supportive services
  5. Develop a calendar of outreach activities
  6. Maintain appropriate paper work to ensure contract compliance
  7. Must be able to build relationships with other service and medical providers who are sensitive to provide services to trans/gender nonconforming people.
  8. Organize and coordinate outreach activities along with staff person from the other organization(s) funded through this grant.
  9. Work in collaboration with other existing staff from Alianza Translatinx
  10. Generate monthly narrative and quantitively reports to ensure contract obligations
  11. Provide referrals to other supportive services included but not limited to housing, medical and mental health services and other services as needed.
  12. Other duties can be assigned by Program Director.
  13. Support with weekly food bank and weekly social support group.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS- Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Public Health related fields or at least 2 years of working with people of trans experience.
  2. Proof of employment eligibility, valid California Driver’s License and/or California Identification, and yearly automobile insurance
  3. Updated tuberculosis test (annual requirement) – read, reviewed and dated by a clinician 6 months prior to employment
  4. Ability to coordinate multiple projects & tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment
  5. Ability to master a wide range of information, taking initiative and adapt in a team environment
  6. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  7. Ability to work with diverse communities (e.g. multi-gender, ethnic, generation, lingual, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, substance use)
  8. Basic knowledge of Social Determinants, Workforce Development, HIV/AIDS, and related issues
  9. Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  10. Great attitude and people skills a must
  11. Experience and knowledge of PC hardware and software (Windows, Power Point, Word and Excel a must)
  12. Ability to competently conduct trainings and workshops

NON-ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Relevant community outreach training
  2. Experience and knowledge of MS Access and Outlook Software
  3. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  4. Knowledge of behavior change interventions
  5. Excellent writing skills
  6. Four (4) year college degree with emphasis on Public Health related courses or a minimum of 2 years working with trans communities

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: khloe.alianzatranslatinx@gmail.com


Alianza Translatinx is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer