Public Health Advisor
This SAMHSA funded program aims to expand substance abuse treatment and HIV services for African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women (ages 18 years and older) who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
- Provide training and expertise across technical areas of focus including trauma; depression; substance abuse; HIV/AIDS.
- Work to reduce HIV infection and transmission rates among African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women.
- Educate the community about the impact violence and trauma has on women’s increased risk of substance abuse and HIV infection.
- Help increase access to culturally appropriate, women and family centered services.
- Educate and empower African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women to increase their awareness of safer sex practices and make informed decisions about their behavioral health.
- Implement evidence-based interventions.
· Master’s degree in public health or business administration.
· At least 5 years of management experience in cross-cultural environments with partners and other collaborators.
· Experience with federally-funded grants
· Prior experience providing similar support to programs on trauma; depression; substance abuse; and HIV/AIDS. Experience working with underserved and/or migrant populations preferred
· Excellent communication skills, with the ability to give written and oral reports.
· Culturally competent and bilingual (English/Spanish) Strong oral and written communication skills; Bilingual in English & Spanish.
· Able to move around easily in the community and be comfortable in a variety of settings
Time Commitment: Part time on as needed basis
Period of performance: September 2013-September 2016
Center for Human Services (CHS)
For over 40 years, the Center for Human Services (CHS) and its for-profit affiliate, University Research Co., LLC (URC) , have focused on improving the quality of and access to health, social, and education and vocational services in the U.S. and abroad. Founded in 1968, the CHS is the non-profit 501(c)3 affiliate of the Maryland based University Research Co., LLC. CHS seeks to improve the quality of life, access to social and health services, and the educational and vocational achievements of under-served populations throughout the United States and abroad. In addition, CHS provides technical expertise and innovative training, always honoring and respecting the culture of affected populations.
CHS' Mission: To help clients meet today's challenges and take advantage of tomorrow's opportunities by providing a comprehensive array of education, training, advocacy, and health-related programs and services.
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