Sexual Health Clinical Training at Strut

Applications for Spring 2019 have closed. We will begin accepting applications for the Fall in mid-May.

Are you passionate about empowering people in your community to improve their physical, mental, and social well-being? Are you ready to take queer and trans health and wellness to the next level? Are you seeking practical, on the job training for public health work in the Bay Area? If so, we welcome you to apply as a Clinical Assistant to our Sexual Health Clinical Training program at Strut.

About the Training

Sexual Health Clinical Training at Strut provides an opportunity for individuals seeking to make a positive impact in community health to gain real-world experience working alongside sexual health clinicians, insurance and benefits navigators, and community programs staff—all who are experts in HIV prevention, treatment, and advocacy. This is a part time 16-week paid program compensated at $15/hr.

Training cycles twice a year, in the Spring from February to June and the Fall from August to December. Clinical assistants are expected to work 3 to 4 half days per week for a total of 12 to 16 hours per week. The spring rotation begins on February 4, 2019 and applications are due by January 9, 2019.

Clinical assistants receive:

  • State certification in HIV test counseling from the San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Hands-on experience delivering the full spectrum of client-centered care—from initial client intake to harm reduction counseling and health navigation
  • Opportunities to learn about and develop evidence-based sexual health programs and services for marginalized communities
  • Experience facilitating programs and events that prioritize Queer and Trans People of Color and address health disparities in these communities
  • Mentorship and flexible training opportunities based on individual interests
  • Career preparation and coaching
  • Letters of recommendation (with discretion from supervisors)

Clinical assistants learn the following skills:

  • Harm reduction
  • HIV test counseling
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Medical benefits navigation
  • Community organizing to address health disparities
  • Chronic disease management
  • Community-centered clinical administration
  • Nonprofit management/programming

Requirements for participation:

  • Must be available to work 12 to 16 hours per week
  • Must be available for at least one four-hour shift during the day every week

How to apply:

We will begin accepting applications for the Fall rotation in mid-May. Please check back then for more information on deadlines and program requirements.

There are a limited number of spots available in this highly competitive training program. We welcome people from all races, nationalities and gender identities to apply. Prior experience with harm reduction approaches or working with the LGBTQI community desired (but not required). Candidates of color, Spanish-speaking bilingual/bicultural candidates, people with disabilities, transgender and non-binary people, and HIV-positive candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS and other disabilities, women, gay men, lesbians, transgender people, queer people and people of color.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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