Please note: Gender Health Center does not accept calls about job postings. Please ensure that you email your application materials to the correct party. Details are found in each respective job listing below.

Who we are:

We are a Trans/PoC led 501(c)(3) grassroots nonprofit. We provide programs, trainings, and direct services that center Queer and Transgender People of Color (QTPOC). GHC offers low to no cost therapy through our student intern counseling program. Our trans-centered healthcare services include our hormone clinic, needle exchange program, PrEP prescriptions and HIV/STD healthcare, and harm reduction services. Our student intern advocacy program provides Trans people with legal name + gender change assistance, primary medical care provider guidance and many more odds and ends. We provide training and education on gender identity, mobilization, and education for the friends and family of Trans people. For the local unhoused community, we offer a Trans-centered place of respite that at the present time is solely offering referral assistance and bagged lunches, but once we resume all services, will provide on-site resting and dialogue spaces, gaming nights and other supportive services.

COUNSELING PROGRAM MANAGER


At-A-Glance
Reports to Co-Executive Team

Salary/Benefits: 

$52,000 per year, hourly. Organization covers 90% of Kaiser medical insurance, Guardian dental & vision. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for medical and childcare, short term disability and life insurance. 120 hours of PTO per year - 16 hours additional every 2 years of employment, additional health-related time off earned at 1 hour per 17 hours worked, and 21 paid holidays a year.

Hours:  

Daytime Monday through Friday, some evenings and Saturdays required.

Accessibility

In-Office position with in-person training and meetings. Work site is located on the second floor of a building with no elevator access.
 

Start Date: 
As soon as possible
 

Closing Date: 
Posting will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. Applications to be submitted to Lauren Pulido. Please send your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to lauren@ghcmail.org.

 

Provider Training

  • Provide ongoing clinical trainings, support, task supervision, and field instruction;

  • As part of the recruitment team, identify, interview, and orient new counselors to GHC policies, procedures, mission, values, and practice frameworks;

  • In collaboration with the recruitment team, coordinate CORE trainings and related activities;

  • Identify, collaborate, and liaise between Field Instructors, Clinical Director, Supervisors, and/or Field Coordinators to create training and curricula;

  • Be a vocal and visible authority in trans mental health as a conference presenter, external trainer, and academic author;

  • Coordinate Clinical Team responsibilities and activities, monthly meetings, and case consultations
     

Program Evaluation
 

  • Evaluate counseling program outcomes and incorporate findings into state reporting and program delivery;

  • Evaluate workforce development training program outcomes and incorporate feedback into program delivery;

  • Collaborate as the primary contact between GHC staff, contract monitors, external evaluators, and technical assistance providers to fulfill program and grant requirements in a timely manner

Program Management
 

  • Develop and implement counseling program policies and procedures;

  • Maintain contracts and partnerships with various universities;

  • Communicate regular updates to counselors, supervisors, and staff;

  • In collaboration with Clinical Director; support volunteer supervisors by providing direction and training pertaining to GHC policies, procedures, and practice frameworks;

  • Oversee weekly auditing of records in conjunction with supervisors, Data Manager, and Operations staff;

  • Recruit supervisors and students at field fairs, CE trainings, and county trainings;

  • Oversee grant project management, reporting, and CAB coordination;

  • Attends trainings, convenings, and calls as required by grant funder/s

  • Clinical Work

  • Assess for readiness for transition-related care and provide clearance letters;

  • In collaboration with other internal program departments, provide referrals to LSNC through the Medical-Legal Partnership as needed;

  • Comply with HIPAA, as well as GHC policies and procedures;

  • Maintain registration with BBS and liability insurance in good standing;

  • Maintain and schedule counseling waitlist intakes, forms, and up-to-date website resources.

The Nitty Gritty: 
 

Qualifications 

  • MSW required, registration with the BBS an asset;

  • 2+ years experience providing cynical counseling to trans and queer people;

  • 1+ year experience developing clinical trainings for mental health providers;

  • Familiarity with anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks;

  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish an asset;

  • Experience with narrative therapy and feedback-informed treatment an asset

Cultural Competency & Fit
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in organizations that provide health, mental health, harm reduction, and social service delivery with communities affected by systematic marginalization due to poverty, gender identity, racism, disability, health and stigma. They will be ethically-minded, a self-starter, and a strong communicator who can manage multiple projects in a continuously changing environment. 

 

DANELLE'S PLACE  RESPITE - PEER ADVOCATE


At-A-Glance

Reports to Co-Executive Team

Salary and Benefits:

20.00/hour at 20-25 hours per week.
Sick time & PTO, holiday and educational assistance.

Hours:

Daytime Tuesday-Friday

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Closing Date: 

Open until filled. Resume and cover letter must be submitted to Cloud at cloud@ghcmail.org

Position Overview: 

Under direct supervision by the Director of Mental Health and the collaborative supervision of the Danelle’s Place respite team, the Respite Peer Advocate is responsible for providing direct support to Respite community members, supervising the Respite space during in-person hours, helping people sign in and out of Respite, and prepping the space for Respite events. The Respite Peer Advocate position will primarily focus on community members and their journey through our program.

Gender Health Center (GHC) is a grassroots Sacramento-based non-profit serving the needs of the trans and gender non-conforming communities. Our mission is to “affect change that alleviates the systematic oppression of transgender people - especially those at the intersections of identity.” We approach this work through advocacy, training, and direct services, using a social justice lens and mental health centered model. GHC is committed to a values-based approach to our community service and employment; such as anti-oppression, anti-racism, harm reduction, authenticity, self-determination, anti-pathologization, and trans-centered leadership.

 

The Nitty Gritty: 

 

Specific Duties:

  • Be present at Gender Health Center during Respite hours

  • Greet all community members as they enter the space

  • Assist community members with signing in and out of Respite as well as completing necessary forms

  • Set-up, breakdown, and thoroughly sanitize the respite space

  • Collaborate with respite staff for event planning

  • Coordinate internal and external service referrals, and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of services available in Sacramento

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, PCs, and Apple products.

  • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques in stressful situations (certification preferred but not required)

  • Relevant lived experience and the ability to connect with target population

  • 2+ years experience in direct social work or related service preferred

  • Foundational knowledge of the practices of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical service delivery 

 

Qualities:

  • Boundaries: Applicants must possess healthy boundaries, limits, and the communication skills required to enforce those boundaries with community members, staff, and external stakeholders (not answering phone calls outside of work hours, writing incident reports when necessary, etc.) This includes the ability to set and negotiate limits and expectations with program participants.

  • Communication Skills: Must work well on teams of varying size and one-on-one with other staff members. Ability to work effectively within a collective and be approachable, non-judgmental, proactive, and empathetic. Must be able to apply constructive criticism in the workplace. Must be consistently reachable through established work communication methods during work hours.

  • Attention to Detail: Ability to check for minute details and make sure data is being recorded, organized, and stored properly so that it may be easily used and referred to. 

  • Self-Care: Demonstrates commitment to own mental health and wellbeing in order to be effective in work space as well as to lower the possibility of burn-out.

  • Harm Reduction: Commitment to harm reduction and de-pathologization principles and well as understanding of social determinants of health, impact of systemic oppressions (for instance racism, ableism, etc.)

  • Deescalation: Must be calm and constructive in conflict or crisis, as well as possess strong deescalation skills.

  • Organization: Excellent time and workload management skills necessary to maintain balance of all responsibilities and meet deadlines. 

Cultural Competency & Fit

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in organizations that provide health, mental health, harm reduction, and social service delivery with communities affected by systematic marginalization due to poverty, gender identity, racism, disability, health and stigma. They will be ethically-minded, a self-starter, and a strong communicator who can manage multiple projects in a continuously changing environment. 

Bilingual Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply!

 

YOUTH PEER ADVOCATE (ELEVATE YOUTH)


To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Lauren Pulido at lauren@ghcmail.org

Salary/Benefits: Full-time, $20/hour. Organization covers 90% of Kaiser medical insurance, Guardian Dental & Vision. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for medical and childcare, Short Term Disability and Life Insurance. 120 hours of PTO per year- 16 hours additional every 2 years of employment, Additional Health-Related time off earned at 1 hour per 17 hours worked, education assistance, and 21 Paid Holidays a year. This position is grant funded through August 2023, position potentially extended pending continued grant funding.

Hours: Daytime Monday through Friday, and occasional evenings/weekends with the ability to flex hours. Remote hybrid option possible.  

Accessibility:
Work site is located on the first floor of a wheelchair-accessible building

 

Start Date: 
January-February 2022

 

Closing Date: 

Application period closes on January 21, 2021

Program Overview: 

Our advocacy program works to connect community members with community resources, and to assist community members in navigating all GHC services when appropriate, such as counseling, name and gender change assistance, health care navigation, referral to legal aid, health care enrollment, hormone clinic and other GHC services. Learn more here.

Responsibilities: 

Under supervision of the Co-Directors of Advocacy, the Lead Peer Advocate is knowledgable in transgender health, skilled in navigating the healthcare system, assessing community member needs and readiness for transition-related care. This person must be able to respond rapidly and sensitively to the needs of those who gather at Gender Health Center. This position works collaboratively with team members to deliver ethical, peer-based, responsive support informed by our community members.  Duties include:

   1. Program Development 

  • Participate in internal staff meetings, program meetings, and trainings; 

  • Identify and evaluate advocacy program outcomes, accessibility, areas of improvement, and data collection tools;

  • Assist Co-Directors of Advocacy with LGBTQIA cultural humility training presentations and workshops as needed or requested by Co-Directors of advocacy

  • Act as an ambassador of GHC to create welcoming environments for community members;

  • Collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team;

  • Identify potential new participants for GHC programs and services;

  • Provide referrals to internal and external community partners;

  • In collaboration with the Co-Director of Advocacy, support with training of interns, volunteers, and other staff involved in advocacy programming;

  • In collaboration with the Co-Director of Advocacy, identify informal partnerships with community organizations for advocacy-related outreach, education, and events;

  • In collaboration with the advocacy team, manage volunteer group facilitators and social support group operations;

  • Supervise and support existing group facilitators and looking to create new groups based on community interest and need;

  • Document program statistics, needs assessments, and case plans;

  • In collaboration with leadership, participate in various external educational panels, trainings, and workshops;

  • Increase youth 12-26 engagement with targeted informational social media graphics by 5%

  • Create and facilitate biannual workshops on training in policy, health literacy, and systems navigation

  • Collect newsletter sign-ups from youth through at least various organized outreach activities 

  • Collect data via surveys from participants that shows increase in knowledge about access to social and health supports

  • Establish and facilitate biannual workshops on topics relating to sexual health and substance use harm reduction services and navigation

  • Monthly training for peer youth advocates connect peer youth advocates with student mentees

  • Conduct outreach activities including but not limited to presentations, fliers, or tabling twice a year at  2 different local schools

  • Establish email list for students and/or school staff through which to send information about upcoming events and programs

 

   2. Direct Service to Community Members

  • Provide health advocacy, healthcare enrollment, legal document change, and clearance letter appointments;

  • Provide client referrals and coordinate care with relevant external and internal programs;

  • Coordinate care with legal partners for health rights and other discriminatory issues;

  • Comply with documentation requirements, HIPAA, and relevant codes of ethics;

  • Maintain and update resource documents for primary care providers, legal document processes, healthcare navigation, and other relevant advocacy materials;

  • Maintain a caseload of advocacy community members under the supervision of the Co-Directors of Advocacy

  • Conduct client-centered needs assessments and provide advocacy case management;

  • Assist with identity document changes;

  • Participate in internal staff meetings, program meetings, and trainings; 

 

Qualification Criteria:

 

   1. Knowledge/Skills:

  • Lived experience as a transgender person 

  • Ideal candidate will be between the ages of 18-25

  • Openness and willingness to engage in critical self reflection around one's own power and privilege 

  • Understanding of harm reduction, social determinants of health, impact of systemic oppressions (for instance racism, ableism, etc). 

  • Approachable, non-judgmental, empathetic, and calm in conflict or crisis 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and collaborative, team-oriented approach 

  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve and follow through  

  • Commitment to practices of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical service delivery 

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 

  • Commitment to applying social justice principles to health and social services 

  • Knowledge around the diversity of trans and gender variant communities, and ability to connect with target population

 

   2. Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ+ people. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; public speaking, facilitation, and coalition building capabilities to balance interests, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in an intersectional environment. 

  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish or language other than english is an asset;

  • Familiarity with anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks an asset;

  • Approachable, non-judgmental, empathetic, and calm in conflict or crisis; 

  • Knowledge of local health and social service agencies, and local healthcare service delivery; 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and collaborative, team-oriented approach; 

 

   3. Cultural Competency

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in organizations that provide health, mental health, harm reduction, and social service delivery with communities affected by systematic marginalization due to poverty, gender identity, racism, disability, health and stigma. They will be ethically-minded, a self-starter, and a strong communicator who can manage multiple projects in a continuously changing environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Gender Health Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex are encouraged to apply. The Gender Health Center maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical/mental condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.

Bilingual Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply!

 

LEAD PEER ADVOCATE

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Lauren Pulido at lauren@ghcmail.org

Salary/Benefits: Full-time, $20/hour. Organization covers 90% of Kaiser medical insurance, Guardian Dental & Vision. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for medical and childcare, Short Term Disability and Life Insurance. 120 hours of PTO per year- 16 hours additional every 2 years of employment, Additional Health-Related time off earned at 1 hour per 17 hours worked, education assistance, and 21 Paid Holidays a year. This position is grant funded through August 2023, position potentially extended pending continued grant funding.

Hours: Daytime Monday through Friday, and occasional evenings/weekends with the ability to flex hours. Remote hybrid option possible.  

Accessibility:
Work site is located on the first floor of a wheelchair-accessible building

 

Start Date: 
January-February 2022

 

Closing Date: 

Application period closes on January 21, 2021

Program Overview: 

Our advocacy program works to connect community members with community resources, and to assist community members in navigating all GHC services when appropriate, such as counseling, name and gender change assistance, health care navigation, referral to legal aid, health care enrollment, hormone clinic and other GHC services. Learn more here.

Position Overview: 

Position Overview: Under supervision of the Co-Directors of Advocacy, the Lead Peer Advocate is knowledgable in transgender health, skilled in navigating the healthcare system, and assessing community member needs and readiness for transition-related care. This person must be able to respond rapidly and sensitively to the needs of those who gather at Gender Health Center. This position works collaboratively with team members to deliver ethical, peer-based, responsive support informed by our community members.  Duties include:

   1. Program Development 

  • Participate in internal staff meetings, program meetings, and trainings; 

  • Identify and evaluate advocacy program outcomes, accessibility, areas of improvement, and data collection tools;

  • Assist Co-Directors of Advocacy with LGBTQ2S+ cultural humility training presentations and workshops as needed or requested by Co-Directors of advocacy

  • Act as an ambassador of GHC to create welcoming environments for community members;

  • Collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team;

  • Identify potential new participants for GHC programs and services;

  • Provide referrals to internal and external community partners;

  • In collaboration with the Co-Directors of Advocacy, support with training of interns, volunteers, and other staff involved in advocacy programming;

  • In collaboration with the Co-Directors of Advocacy, identify informal partnerships with community organizations for advocacy-related outreach, education, and events;

  • In collaboration with the advocacy team, manage volunteer group facilitators and social support group operations;

  • Supervise and support existing group facilitators and looking to create new groups based on community interest and need;

 

   2. Direct Service to Community Members

  • Provide health advocacy, healthcare enrollment, legal document change, and clearance letter appointments;

  • Lead Peer Advocates are responsible for maintaining the advocacy waitlist and their caseload

  • Provide client referrals and coordinate services with relevant external and internal programs;

  • Coordinate services with legal partners for health rights and other discriminatory issues;

  • Comply with documentation requirements, HIPAA, and relevant codes of ethics;

  • Maintain and update resource documents for primary care providers, legal document processes, healthcare navigation, and other relevant advocacy materials;

  • Maintain a caseload of advocacy community members under the supervision of the Co-Directors of Advocacy. 

  • Conduct client-centered needs assessments and provide advocacy case management;

  • Participate in internal staff meetings, program meetings, and trainings; 

 

Qualification Criteria:

 

   1. Knowledge/Skills:

  • Lived experience as a transgender person; A Queer/Transgender Person Of Color (QTPOC) preferred. 

  • Ideal candidates will have cultural and/or community competency around marginalized identities and intersections. 

  • Openness and willingness to engage in critical self reflection around one's own power and privilege 

  • Understanding of harm reduction, social determinants of health, impact of systemic oppressions (for instance racism, ableism, etc). 

  • Approachable, non-judgmental, empathetic, and calm in conflict or crisis 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and collaborative, team-oriented approach 

  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve and follow through  

  • Commitment to practices of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical service delivery 

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 

  • Commitment to applying social justice principles to health and social services 

  • Knowledge around the diversity of trans and gender variant communities, and ability to connect with target population

 

   2. Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience working with the LGBTQ+ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ+ people. 

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; public speaking, facilitation, and coalition building capabilities to balance interests, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in an intersectional environment. 

  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish or language other than english is an asset;

  • Familiarity with anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks an asset;

  • Approachable, non-judgmental, empathetic, and calm in conflict or crisis; 

  • Knowledge of local health and social service agencies, and local healthcare service delivery; 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and collaborative, team-oriented approach; 

 

   3. Cultural Competency & Fit:

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in organizations that provide health, mental health, harm reduction, and social service delivery with communities affected by systematic marginalization due to poverty, gender identity, racism, disability, health and stigma. They will be ethically-minded, a self-starter, and a strong communicator who can manage multiple projects in a continuously changing environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Gender Health Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex are encouraged to apply. The Gender Health Center maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical/mental condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.