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Counselor 

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts & culture, health, and youth programs and supportive services to strengthen and support the LGBT community in a seven-county region in Eastern Pennsylvania. In 2016, The Center opened a 13,000 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center began supportive services immediately after our grand opening. We currently host a bereavement support group, an alcohol and other drug recovery group, a free legal clinic, and supportive services specific to LGBT youth and for transgender people. The Center is beginning to offer supportive services specifically for people living with HIV. This is a new clinical position intended to provide supportive services for income-qualified people living with HIV through counseling, support groups, and referral services.

Position Summary: The Counselor is responsible for providing supportive services for people living with HIV that are income-qualified through the Ryan White Act. Based on a thorough understanding of the challenges experienced by people living with HIV, the counselor provides one on one counseling, facilitates a new positives support group and a long-time survivor support group, and provides referrals for medical services and non-medical services offered by other agencies. The Counselor is supported by The Center's Health Programs & Supportive Services Advisory Committee, which is comprised of researchers, clinicians, and partner agencies. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full-range of activities required to develop, plan, and implement health programs and supportive services at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

  • Administer tobacco prevention grant – which involves direct outreach, school-based presentations, and outreach in gay bars and campgrounds and at pride festivals.

  • Stay abreast of current research and trends in LGBT health especially as it relates to tobacco control, HIV, diabetes, and cancer

  • Convene quarterly meetings of the Health Programs & Supportive Services Advisory Committee and maintain regular contact with the committee members throughout the year.

  • Coordinate supportive services at The Center and routinely monitor programs to measure effectiveness

  • Coordinate data collection and stakeholder collaboration for tri-annual LGBT health needs assessment

  • In collaboration with the Youth Programs Manager, maintain annual CLIA waiver application, and HIV-related materials specific to the youth programs at The Center.

  • In collaboration with the Foundation & Corporate Relations Coordinator, ensure compliance with all state and private grant requirements for health programs

  • Thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs.

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled

  • Provide monthly written report to the Executive Director

  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established policy and procedures

  • Provide statistical information as requested by supervisor.

  • Plan, recruit, and facilitate a weekly support group for people who have recently learned that they are HIV positive.

  • Plan, recruit, and facilitate a monthly support group for HIV survivors living with HIV.

  • Schedule and provide 10 hours per week of direct one-on-one mental health counseling.

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to provide support for people living with HIV

  • Comfort with discussing sexual health needs for people living with HIV and their partners

  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently

  • Prior experience in working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities

  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals

Requirements

  • Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field

  • Minimum of one year of clinical experience, which can include internship or practicum

  • Previous experience with a nonprofit organization preferred

  • Understanding of HIV

  • License to practice in Pennsylvania

  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Excel, Powerpoint, word processing, and social media

  • Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBT community-based organization

  • Cultural competency around LGBT communities

  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required

  • Passion for LGBT health equity

  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position

Benefits/Compensation

This is a part-time position with a salary range of $18-$22 per hour. Salary will be offered for this position based upon the successful candidate’s prior experience. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers part time employees dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and offers an SEP/IRA retirement plan and vacation time. Excellent working environment in downtown Allentown, PA within walking distance of numerous restaurants and cafes, arts and culture organizations, and more.

The position is open immediately. We will be reviewing resumes on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply early.

To apply for this position, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, and list of three references (including one reference related to clinical experience) as ONE document in PDF format to: Adrian Shanker, Executive Director, Adrian@bradburysullivancenter.org


 

Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts & culture, health, and youth programs and supportive services to strengthen and support the LGBT community in a seven-county region in Eastern Pennsylvania. In 2016, The Center opened a 13,000 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center began offering health promotion programs in 2015 through a pilot project with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to measure the health needs of the local LGBT community. Since then, The Center has developed and implemented programs to address tobacco, cancer, diabetes, and HIV disparities. The Center seeks to develop LGBT health programs that can become replicable models in other communities and seeks to achieve health equity through data and policy change. In addition, The Center provides supportive services to address unique needs that exist for LGBT people. Existing supportive services include a free biweekly LGBT legal clinic, an LGBT bereavement support group, an LGBT Alcohol & Other Drug Recovery Group, and three monthly groups related to transgender community members.

Position Summary: The Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager is responsible for implementing The Center’s vision of a leading-edge, sex-positive, and data-driven program to address LGBT health disparities in the Lehigh Valley. This position works collaboratively as part of a team. Based on a thorough understanding of LGBT health syndemics, sexual health/HIV prevention, and tobacco control, the Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager works with the Executive Director to ensure that programs remain on the leading-edge of LGBT health promotion. The Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager is responsible for administration of grants that fund health programs, which may include monthly and annual reports, data management, and invoicing. The Health Programs & Supportive Services Manager is supported by The Center's Health Programs & Supportive Services Advisory Committee, which is comprised of researchers, clinicians, and partner agencies. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full-range of activities required to develop, plan, and implement health programs and supportive services at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

  • Administer tobacco prevention grant – which involves direct outreach, school-based presentations, and outreach in gay bars and campgrounds and at pride festivals.

  • Stay abreast of current research and trends in LGBT health especially as it relates to tobacco control, HIV, diabetes, and cancer

  • Convene quarterly meetings of the Health Programs & Supportive Services Advisory Committee and maintain regular contact with the committee members throughout the year.

  • Coordinate supportive services at The Center and routinely monitor programs to measure effectiveness

  • Coordinate data collection and stakeholder collaboration for tri-annual LGBT health needs assessment

  • In collaboration with the Youth Programs Manager, maintain annual CLIA waiver application, and HIV-related materials specific to the youth programs at The Center.

  • In collaboration with the Foundation & Corporate Relations Coordinator, ensure compliance with all state and private grant requirements for health programs

  • Thorough understanding of organizational vision, history and programs.

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled

  • Provide monthly written report to the Executive Director

  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Energy, enthusiasm and motivation to address LGBT health disparities through programs, direct interventions, and research

  • Content expertise in LGBT health

  • Comfort with providing tobacco cessation and HIV testing referrals

  • Comfort with public speaking, cold calling, and direct community-based outreach

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently

  • Prior experience in working with historically underrepresented and marginalized communities

  • Demonstrated track record of setting and achieving goals

Requirements

  • Masters degree in public health, social work, nursing, public policy or related field preferred, bachelors degree or commensurate experience required. Relevant work experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable

  • Experience with community-based health promotion work

  • Previous experience with a nonprofit organization preferred

  • Understanding of health syndemics

  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Excel, Powerpoint, word processing, and social media

  • Understanding of the programmatic and direct service needs for an LGBT community-based organization

  • Cultural competency around LGBT communities

  • Spanish-language spoken and written proficiency is preferred but not required

  • Passion for LGBT health equity

  • Drivers license is required for this position
  • Child Abuse, State Police, and FBI background checks are required for this position

Benefits/Compensation

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $30,000-35,000 annually. Salary will be offered for this position based upon the successful candidate’s prior experience. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center offers health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance and offers an SEP/IRA retirement plan and vacation time. Excellent working environment in downtown Allentown, PA within walking distance of numerous restaurants and cafes, arts and culture organizations, and more.

The position is open beginning May 15. We will be reviewing resumes on a rolling basis beginning on April 3.

To apply for this position, please email your résumé, a responsive cover letter, a writing sample and list of three references as ONE document in PDF format to: Adrian Shanker, Executive Director, Adrian@bradburysullivancenter.org


Internship Opportunities

Currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2017 for all internships and for Spring 2017 for all except for the development internship.

Development Internship

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Development interns work directly with the Executive Director to research and draft grant proposals, draft individual donor communication, and assist with fundraising events. Interns learn transferable skills in development for non-profit organizations.

Training Institute Internship

Academic internship for a graduate or undergraduate student in any field of study. Training Institute interns work directly with the Director of the Training Institute to research and prepare for trainings, assist with booking trainings, and assist during trainings. Interns learn the process involved in educating non-profit, government, healthcare and education professionals about working with the LGBT community. 

Youth Programs Internship

Academic internship for a graduate student in a social work, nursing, counseling, psychology, public health, or related field of study. We are not currently accepting undergraduate interns for our youth program. Youth Program interns work directly with the Youth Programs Manager to support Project SILK Lehigh Valley, a recreational-based safe space for LGBT youth of color and their friends for HIV intervention purposes. Interns learn the process involved in youth empowerment programs, HIV/STI prevention among targeted populations, and youth leadership development in the LGBT community.

Application requirements:
Please send a resume, responsive cover letter, writing sample and an academic reference to ariel@bradburysullivancenter.org
Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed.