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Bienestar is an ever-expanding organization. Our staff of over 55 provides a variety of health education and clinical services in seven locations throughout Los Angeles County. We pride ourselves on making a positive difference in the communities we serve.

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Vacation
  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • 403 B Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Other benefits

If you are interested in making a difference and joining the Bienestar team, please review any jobs listed below. Applications are accepted only for current openings.

Please submit your updated resume and cover letter to:
hrjobs@bienestar.org

In the subject line of your email, please indicate the name of the position you are interested in applying for.

CURRENT OPENINGS

JOB TITLE: Health Advocate 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

Under the direction of program manager, the health advocate will focus on carrying out program activities to meet client needs in the transgender community as set by Bienestar.  

The health advocate will conduct and assist in outreach and recruitment activities, intervention delivered to groups, interventions delivered to individuals, retreats, and other activities supporting this program. And will focus on carrying out program activities to meet all contractual requirements.  

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  1. Conducts a comprehensive initial assessment on each client, which includes obtaining      
  2. Physical, psychosocial, environmental, eligibility and financial information and evaluating the client’s strengths, needs, and available resources.  
  3. Develops, in conjunction with the client, an individual service plan based on the information from the initial assessment; monitors the implementation and progress of this service plan. Updates the individual service plan as frequently as needed by changes in the client’s status. Conducts case conference reviews in a manner that ensures that each active client is discussed. 
  4. Plan, develop, conducts HIV/AIDs related outreach, education program activities; and provide referral information for appropriate services to community organizations, health care centers, drug and alcohol programs, drug recovery sites schools, churches, etc., especially targeting vulnerable communities including, transgender women of color and recently jailed rereleased individuals.
  5. Provides referrals for HIV/STI testing and treatment, medical services, mental health services, prevention services, employment, legal services, etc.
  6. Record program activities and monitor outcomes by keeping accurate, updated client records and documentation.
  7. Conducts individual counseling session and timely referrals for clients.  
  8. Facilitates and provide option and guidance to assist clients to access and obtain specified services to answer individual needs. Maintain face-to-face and telephone contact with clients based on the client’s acuity level; reassesses client’s strengths, needs and available resources with every client contact.  
  9. Conducts a weekly support group.  
  10. Provide program management with weekly/monthly/quarterly reports and keeps accurate up-to-date records and documentation of program activities to meet contractual obligations.  
  11. Other duties assigned.  

EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS PREFERRED:  

  1. Bachelor degree or comparable professed knowledge in psychology, sociology, social work, health sciences or related field preferred.  
  2. Experience and interpersonal skills working with culturally and socially diverse community groups including impacted and affected HIV individuals and groups; and the underserved.
  3. Able to work independently within an agency team and have excellent organizational skills.
  4. Experience with design and presentation of educational materials essentials, as well as comfort with public speaking essential.
  5. Bilingual English/ Spanish with good verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Self-motivated, problem solver and able to organize job assignments with strong leadership skills.
  7. Ability and willingness to work in a team oriented work environment with professionals, and paraprofessionals with differentdisciplines, as well as volunteers and clients.   
  8.  Able to meet agency job work hours and transportation and requirements.

HOURS: 40 Hours - Some weekends & evenings.

JOB TITLE: Harm Reduction Specialist

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Harm Reduction Specialist will focus on carrying out program activities to enhance the health and wellbeing of People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) and use other substances. Activities include community outreach, program promotion, education and services to diverse demographic groups providing risk-reduction information regarding HIV/HCV/STD, syringe exchange services, linkage to care and treatment for HIV and/or Hepatitis C. 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITES: 

  1. Plans and conducts HIV/Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) related outreach, education, referrals and linkage to care and treatment information for appropriate services to community organizations, health care centers, drug and alcohol programs, schools, churches, etc., especially targeting underserved PWID.
  2. Conducts weekly needle exchange sites at different community venues and at agency centers.
  3. Drives to and from the community venues/sites where the syringe exchanges are conducted.
  4. Builds alliances/networks with community members, organizations, law enforcement, key stakeholders, faith leaders, etc. in order to enhance resources, foster a better understanding of the PWID community and the work of BIENESTAR.
  5. Assist with HIV/HCV screenings.
  6. Any other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. College degree or comparable professed knowledge in psychology, sociology, social work, health sciences or related field preferred. The agency welcomes applicants who have life experience and/or working with PWID and have substance abuse peer counseling experience.
  2. Experience and interpersonal skills working with culturally and socially diverse community groups including impacted and affected HIV/HCV individuals, PWID and the underserved populations.
  3. Able to work independently within an agency team and have excellent organizational skills.
  4. Experience with design and presentation of educational materials essential, as well as comfort with public speaking essential.
  5. Bilingual English/Spanish with good verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Self-motivated, problem solver and able to organize job assignments with strong leadership skills.
  7. Ability and willingness to work in a team-oriented work environment, with professionals and paraprofessionals from different disciplines, as well as volunteers and clients.
  8. Able to meet agency job work hours and transportation requirements, proof of current insurance coverage and current California driver’s license.
 JOB TITLE: English as a Second Language

EXEMPT/NON EXEMPT: Non-Exempt Position

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Transgeneros Unidas Program Manager, the ESL Instructor will implement and facilitate ESL classes for the Transgender Community. The ESL Instructor will facilitate a basic ESL 101 and an advanced ESL class. This position will work with Transgender Latinas.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop ESL curriculum for a basic and advanced ESL classes.
  2. Conduct 10 session ELS classes for the Transgender Community.
  3. Assist participants in developing short and long term language goals.
  4. Make referrals to internal and external programs at BIENESTAR so participants are able to complete ESL programing.
  5. Participate in community building and advocacy efforts.
  6. Recruit participants for ELS programing.
  7. Place reminders calls and develop participants relationships to enhance program retention.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Have a Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate, or Master of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) language.
  2. Experience working with culturally and socially diverse community groups; including those impacted by HIV.
  3. Experience in recruitment and program retention.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  5. Excellent verbal/written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  6. Knowledgeable about issues related to HIV and the Transgender community.
  7. Able to work independently and efficiently and have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  8. Ability to prioritize assignments and to manage several activities effectively under deadlines.
  9. Self-motivated, a problem solver and able to organize job assignments.
  10. Proficiency in MS Windows, Excel and PowerPoint.
  11. Able to meet agency job work hours and transportation requirements.

HOURS: 20 Hours. Some weekends and evenings required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $22-$24 per hour - Commensurate with education and experience.

JOB TITLE: Bilingual Research Coordinator

EXEMPT/NON EXEMPT: Non Exempt

REPORTING TO: Director of Research and Evaluation

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Director of Research and Evaluation, the Research Coordinator will plan, organize and implement a multi- state research study on the influence of actual and perceived immigration laws on Latino immigrants’ abilities and willingness to utilize services for stigmatized conditions of public health (e.g., utilizing health care and services for HIV testing, alcohol or drug use disorders, and intimate partner violence). The project will include assisting with the development of a refined and expanded Immigration Law Scale based on formative research, recruitment, interviews with key informants, focus groups, transcribing, and conducting the surveys with diverse Latino immigrants.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinate the activities of the research study in collaboration with the Director of Research and Evaluation.
  2. Oversee the recruitment of the research participants.
  3. Conduct focus groups, surveys, and interviews.
  4. Maintain necessary project records and documents.
  5. Monitor the progress of the research study.
  6. Monitor data collection to ensure accuracy of the study data.
  7. Prepare program reports and keep accurate up-to-date records and documentation.
  8. Assist in the interpretation of the study findings.
  9. Perform any other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Minimum of a bachelor degree from an accredited academic institution.
  2. Knowledge of social networking sites.
  3. Experience in research projects preferred.
  4. Experience running groups preferred.
  5. Excellent interviewing skills.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  7. Excellent verbal/written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  8. Knowledgeable about issues related to Latinos, immigration concerns, HIV, and interpersonal violence.
  9. Able to work independently and efficiently and have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  10. Ability to prioritize assignments and to manage several activities effectively under deadlines.
  11. Self-motivated, a problem solver and able to organize job assignments.
  12. Strong writing skills.
  13. Proficiency in MS Windows, Excel and other programs.
  14. Able to meet agency job work hour requirements.

HOURS: Full-time position. Some weekends and evenings required.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $39,000 - $42,000, commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits consist of health and dental insurance and 403B pension plan.

ABOUT OUR PROCESS

Your resume will be scanned and maintained for a period of 6 months. Your resume will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the minimum qualifications of the job listed in the job description. If it meets the requirements, your resume will be forwarded to the hiring manager for consideration. The hiring manager will contact potential candidates after reviewing all applications. If you are not contacted for an interview, this means other candidates have been selected to be interviewed.

INTERNSHIPS

MSW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Bienestar currently has agreements with local and online universities to provide a rich clinical experience for MSW students. Interns are placed throughout all Bienestar locations. Bienestar has a team of MSW clinicians that guide interns throughout their placement with our organization. An intern is given the opportunity to master the micro and macro aspects of social work throughout their experience with us.

Our interns are exposed to all aspects of the services that Bienestar provides, engaging in work that aligns with the core values of social work practice. In their time with Bienestar, interns can expect the following:

  • To provide direct clinical services to individuals, families or couples in need of individual and/or conjoint therapy. Students are asked to complete an assessment, formulate a treatment plan and diagnose clients utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • To be exposed to various support groups throughout the agency, including facilitation or co-facilitation of a support group, or bi-monthly educational presentations that will contribute to an improved quality of life for our clients.
  • To advocate for the empowerment and strengthening of the Latino community and other underserved groups (e.g., LGBTQ or undocumented folks).
  • To attend weekly clinical supervision, which includes discussion of various evidence-based practices used throughout our programs and covers broader topics of mental health, such as: Problem Solving Therapy, CBT, MI, Problem Solving Therapy, 5 Stages of Grief and Loss, The Stages of Change, etc.

For more information about our MSW Internship program, please contact:

Jorge Diaz, MSW, Manager, Behavioral Health Services
Jdiaz@bienestar.org
(866) 590-6411 ext. 301

UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

Bienestar has internship positions for undergraduate students attending accredited four-year universities. Our undergraduate internship program provides students with an opportunity to complement their academic coursework with professional experiences related to the non-profit sector.

Interns have the opportunity to assist in various departments, allowing them to learn more about services and areas of their interest. Our interns will participate in activities critical to the day-to-day work of our organization and contribute to the achievement of our mission.

We seek highly motivated and responsible undergraduate students to fill our internship positions. Current enrollment in an accredited four-year university is required. Applicants are also expected to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn.

Current Positions: All internship positions have been filled for the Spring 2019 semester.

For more information, please contact:

Nicholas Turton, Internship Coordinator
nturton@bienestar.org
(866) 590-6411 ext. 130

 

VOLUNTEER

We are always willing to accept motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to help with our different programs and services for the community. Volunteer tasks and assignments vary across each of our centers, staff, and programs.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact the Bienestar center location nearest you by calling (866) 590-6411.

To Access Any of our locations, call us at (866) 590-6411 or email info@bienestar.org

East Los Angeles

5326 E. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022

El Monte/AHF Clinic

3131 Santa Anita Ave., Ste. 109
El Monte, CA 91733

Hollywood

4955 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Long Beach

1464 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813

Pomona

180 E. Mission Blvd.
Pomona, CA 91766

San Fernando Valley

8134 Van Nuys Blvd., Ste. 200
Panorama City, CA 91402

South Los Angeles

130 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90003