Job Opening – Wanda Alston Foundation

Wanda Alston Foundation

Employment Opportunities

We’re hiring! Join our team and be a part of the life changing work we do everyday to support LGBTQ youth in Washington D.C.   The Wanda Alston Foundation understands the value of its employees and how quality work translates into improved services for the LGBTQ youth we serve. For these reasons, the Wanda Alston Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits packages to its employees as well as ongoing training and career growth opportunities.

Please contacthr@wandaalstonfoundation.org with any questions.

Currently Hiring:

 

House Monitor

The Wanda Alston Foundation is currently seeking a House Monitor to join our team.

About the Wanda Alston Foundation

At the Wanda Alston Foundation, it is our mission to eradicate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) homelessness and to ensure LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect. The Wanda Alston foundation works to achieve this mission by providing housing and services to LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness. We provide youth with a safe place to call home, provide access to essential services, and assist youth in their goal of finding permanent stable housing to allow for independent living. Our programming is youth-centered, trauma informed, and focuses on personal growth, development, and self-sufficiency. 

Job Description:

The House Monitor works to ensure that all LGBTQ youth, ages 18 to 24, who are residents of the Wanda Alston Foundation youth housing program are safe, supported, monitored and cared for respectfully. This position works with the Case Manager and the Operation Manager to implement tasks, directives, and intervention to assist residents in meeting their case plan goals. The role is essential to ensuring that residents adhere to the program, including the housing rules, policies and regulations. This position reports to the Operations Manager.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operation of the facility, including chore assignment and adherence to House rules and regulations.
  • Monitor building and facility conditions following agency guidelines for maintenance and coordinate the acquisition of furniture and other household supplies.
  • Works with case manager to develop and monitor individual case plans for residents to provide optimum supportive services.
  • Mentor residents and coordinate services as needed such as making doctor’s appointments, helping with schoolwork, and applying to jobs.
  • Implement strategies to motivate resident’s attendance and participation in life skills workshops, mental health therapy appointments, and other programs
  • Coordinate activities of volunteers and social work interns assigned to facility or individual residents.

  • Makes entries into the Daily Log detailing activities and observed behavioral changes in youth
  • Perform other duties as assigned, understanding the changing environment working with youth in a housing environment.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED Required, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Competency in basic community engagement, medical, social, and practical case management.
  • Experience working directly with LGBTQ young adults preferred.
  • Experience in Group Home living or Shelter facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse/recovery work, family systems, mental health concerns, and suicidality.
  • Must be a self-starter who can juggle multiple tasks and needs with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks efficiently.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and problems of primarily Black/African American LGBTQ young adults who are homeless, at risk for homelessness, and who have experienced trauma.
  • Must be able to exercise patience and understanding in escalated or crisis situations.

Other Terms of Employment:

  • Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, Child Protection Register, and criminal background check prior to employment
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for this position
  • Full-Time, exempt position
  • Some nights and weekends are required in this position
  • $17.00 an hour
  • Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

Resumes and Cover Letters can be emailed directly to jcorr@wandaalstonfoundation.org

Case Manager

The Wanda Alston Foundation is currently seeking a Case Manager to join our team.

About the Wanda Alston Foundation

At the Wanda Alston Foundation, it is our mission to eradicate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) homelessness and to ensure LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect. The Wanda Alston foundation works to achieve this mission by providing housing and services to LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness. We provide youth with a safe place to call home, provide access to essential services, and assist youth in their goal of finding permanent stable housing to allow for independent living. Our main programming is youth-centered, trauma informed, and focuses on personal growth, development, and self-sufficiency. 

Job Description:

The WAF Counseling Center provides trauma-informed counseling and resource referrals for LGBTQ+ individuals who are experiencing or have experienced intimate partner violence. The Case Manager provides individual-centered, trauma-informed case management services to LGBTQ+ individuals. The Case Manager relies on clinical skills to develop and track individual service and treatment plans for each client. The Case Manager addresses client needs such as connecting individuals with medical and mental health services, accessing public benefits and community resources, developing budgeting skills, and connecting individuals with permanent and stable housing. 

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement service and treatment plans for each client
  • Assist clients in need of obtaining benefits, entitlements, and other legal services
  • Provide crisis intervention services if needed and referrals for psychiatric assessment
  • Coordination of care with service providers including medical, mental health, substance abuse, and other supportive services
  • Weekly in-person case management services for each client
  • Develop and maintain of community partnerships to provide superior services
  • Ongoing assessment and adjustment of services provided in collaboration with other staff and community partners
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity when handling client information

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or Human Service Administration from an accredited college or university required; LMSW or LCSW preferred
  • 3+  years of relevant human service, social services, or case management experience
  • Knowledge of case management documentation and record keeping
  • Experience working closely with LGBTQ+ young adults
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence
  • Knowledge of substance abuse/recovery, family systems, medical and mental health treatment
  • Self-starter who can multitask and efficiently prioritize tasks
  • Sensitivity to the needs and challenges of LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness, at risk for homelessness, or those who have experience trauma
  • Knowledge of community (Washington, DC metro area) providers and resources including LGBTQ+ health care, mental health care, housing, employment, social and needs based services, transportation, and educational resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills 
  • Must be able to exercise patience and understanding even in escalated or crisis situations

Other Terms of Employment:

  •     Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, and criminal

         background check, and Child Protection Register prior to employment

  •     COVID-19 vaccination required for this position
  •     Full-Time, exempt position
  •     Some nights and weekends are required in this position
  •     $55,000 salary
  •     Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

Resumes and Cover Letters can be emailed directly to jcorr@wandaalstonfoundation.org

Free at Home HIV and STI Test Kits for DC,MD and VA residents

From the convenience of your home you can privately get tested, you can now order a free at home HIV and STI test kit, these tests require no proof of income or insurance. DCs program is administered by the DC Health Department. MD and VA’s programs are run by the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Disease Prevention, with support from the Maryland Department of Health, Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services. Test kits are mailed discretely in a USPS box.

 

Maryland and Virginia residents click here

DC residents click here

 

Desde la comodidad de su hogar, puede hacerse la prueba de forma privada, ahora puede solicitar un kit de prueba de VIH e ITS gratis en el hogar, estas pruebas no requieren prueba de ingresos o seguro. El programa de DC es administrado por el Departamento de Salud de DC. Los programas de MD y VA están a cargo de la División de Prevención de Enfermedades del Departamento de Salud de Virginia, con el apoyo del Centro de Servicios de Salud y Prevención del VIH del Departamento de Salud de Maryland. Los kits de prueba se envían por correo discretamente en una caja de USPS.

Residentes de Maryland y Virginia, haga clic aquí

Residentes de DC haga clic aquí

Oportunidad de empleo con Mundo Verde

Mundo Verde busca contratar personal adicional para su programa de día extendido. Este programa de inmersión en español ofrece actividades dinámicas de enriquecimiento para estudiantes de 3 a 12 años y se lleva a cabo todos los días después de la escuela, de 3:00 p.m. a 6:00 p. M. De lunes, martes, jueves, viernes y miércoles de 10 a 6 p. M. El personal debe dominar el español y tener un título de asociado o experiencia equivalente.

Se adjunta la descripción del trabajo de Asociado después de la escuela.

Los candidatos interesados en el puesto pueden postularse aquí.

Job Opening – Lutheran Church of the Reformation Washington, DC

Job Interview Skills

Open Positions

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Washington, DC

Applications due: September 15, 2021

Preferred Start Date: Immediate and negotiable

Director of Operations (reposting)

Lutheran Church of the Reformation seeks a creative leader and effective manager to serve as director of operations to help us worship God, serve our neighbors, and care for creation. The director of operations manages the facilities, office, and financial ministries. The director of operations supervises and collaborates with a great variety of people, communicates effectively with compassion, and manages projects with technical savvy.  This is a full-time position (Monday-Friday) performed in the congregation office. The starting salary range is $55,000-60,000. Also included are health benefits, 6% retirement contributions, and three weeks of vacation in addition to a Christmas and New Years holiday week.

Administrative Assistant 

Lutheran Church of the Reformation seeks a part-time administrative assistant to advance God’s mission and ministry. The administrative assistant prepares and publishes the weekly worship booklet, provides front office and clerical support, and assists with the Food Pantry distribution. This position facilitates a healthy, effective flow of information within the congregation and with its partners. This is a 32-hour/week position (Monday-Thursday) performed in the congregation office. The hourly starting wage is $20. Also included are health benefits, 6% retirement contributions, and three weeks of vacation in addition to a Christmas and New Years holiday week.

Visit the website www.ReformationDC.org/apply to learn about the congregation and see complete job descriptions, including compensation and benefits. Generous and competitive compensation package includes health, dental, and retirement benefits. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Michael D. Wilker at apply@ReformationDC.org.

Lutheran Church of the Reformation is a dynamic spiritual community located in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Reformation enjoys an active, diverse, and engaged congregation of 170 households. The Holy Spirit inspires and provokes us to keep reforming church and society. Since 1987, Reformation has welcomed and affirmed LGBTQ+ persons and their families. We work for racial equity and economic justice within our community and nation. The congregation has a large facility comprised of the sanctuary building, education building, and three row houses. We maintain several long-term space use agreements with approximately ten equally diverse, independent organizations that serve children and adults, including Hill Havurah, the Jewish community on Capitol Hill. Reformation also hosts many groups for other religious, cultural, and advocacy events.

Capital Pride Celebration Washington DC

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE. 

#StillWe continues be a powerful statement about the resilience, struggles, celebrations, and pride that exist within our community. In a year like no other, still, we came together to educate, advocate for change, uplift marginalized voices, and support our neighbors.  

As it becomes safer for us to come together once again, we hope that you will join the Capital Pride Alliance in 2021, as we celebrate our community and continue the important work that we’ve committed ourselves to. Whether you plan on celebrating virtually or in person, our upcoming events provide safe and creative ways to honor our local traditions while taking into account varying levels of personal comfortThere are many ways to celebrate Pride in Washington, DC!

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL DC PRIDE WEBSITE

Hotline to Improve Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Help with COVID-19 vaccinations for older adults and people with disabilities

Call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern)  – or –  email DIAL@n4a.org  

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated.  The DIAL’s trained staff is standing by to:

  • Help find local vaccination locations
  • Assist with making vaccination appointments
  • Connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination.

The hotline also can provide information and resources to answer questions and address concerns about the vaccines and can connect callers to information and services that promote independent living and address fundamental needs, such as food, housing, and transportation.

DIAL is operated as a collaboration between a consortium of organizations serving people with disabilities and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The consortium includes:

  • Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL),
  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD),
  • Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU),
  • National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD),
  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL),
  • National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN), and
  • The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.

This collaboration benefits from the disability networks’ extensive knowledge and expertise in meeting the needs of people with disabilities across the U.S. and n4a’s decades of experience operating the Eldercare Locator, the only federally funded national information and referral resource that supports consumers across the spectrum of issues affecting older Americans.

Job Opening at the DC Center : Community Engagement Specialist

Job Type

Full-time
Number of hires for this role – 1

Qualifications

    • Associate (Preferred)

    • Spanish (Preferred)

Full Job Description

The qualified individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Collect and enter data from focus populations in respective systems (Careware, Link U)
  • Engage groups and individual in sexual health education and planning sessions
  • Provide referrals to eliminate barriers, thus increasing positive health outcomes
  • Assist in meeting program goals that reduce harm and risk, improving the quality of life
  • Provide client-centered service that reflects status neutral healthcare and education
  • Engage and retain a focused population client in HI-V programing and their individual goals.
  • Educate on viral suppression and PrEP; providing timely linkage to care
  • Contribute to programming, marketing, and branding of culturally competent services
  • Assist in testing, inreach, outreach, representing the organization in professional settings
  • Engage volunteers and clients as directed to meet program and grant deliverables
  • Facilitate or Coordinate testing for focus populations
  • Promote Rapid treatment and Comprehensive Harm & Risk Reduction initiatives
  • Assist in Facilitating Cultural Competency trainings for organizations and individuals
  • Assist with Consumer Satisfaction Surveys and data to ensure program effectiveness
  • Assist in implementing and tracking medical and non-medical support and client outcomes
  • Work with associated staff to ensure grant deliverables and promote program continuity
  • Provide good customer service and assist in various capacities as needed

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 – $25.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
At this time our team is working remotely. We are developing our re-opening plan. it will adhere to any and all government and CDC guidelines.

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • HIV/PrEP Prevention/Care/Education/Grant Implementation: 1 year (Required)
  • working with the LGBTQ community: 1 year (Required)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

April 9th is National Day of Silence

Silence is Power on this Day

 

National Day Of Silence is a yearly student-led demonstration involving members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. This year the day falls on April 9. It is a day in which students participate by being silent throughout the day to show their support and recognition for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people, but can also be used as a day to recognize anyone that is silenced. Anyone can organize an activity or event, and it can be a powerful way to join together and take a stand and make your voice heard. Many communities are silenced each day, by : anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying , harassment , discriminatory state laws and among many other forms of silencing. Silence is a symbol for oppression, inaction or avoidance. “Silencing” is synonymous with shutting down or leaving behind, but not today, our silence will speak POWER.

 

History of the day

The National Day of Silence was first celebrated in April 1996. National Day of Silence was created by a student named Maria Pulzetti who wanted to make an impact on many people at schools and other places. Students organized the first event at the University of Virginia in 1996. In 1997, organizers took efforts to take the event to the national level, with almost 100 colleges and universities participating in them. In 2000, Pulzetti’s classmates and GLSEN National Student Organizer developed the proposal for the day to become an official project of GLSEN. And in 2001, the GLSEN became the official organizational sponsor with new funding, staff, and volunteers. GLSEN developed its first-ever student leadership team as part of the National Day of Silence. In the last several years, over 10,000 participants have registered their participation with GLSEN each year who are from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. They include students from the U.S.A. as well as students from all around the world.

 

How can you celebrate the day

  • You can wear a unique shirt for the day in solidarity of a group or people that’s being silenced.
  • Be silent for the day.
  • Highlight communities that’s being silenced.
  • Contact your schools GSA ( Gay-Straight Alliance) to see how you can be apart of planned events ( virtually or distanced) .\
  • Sharing speaking cards that raise awareness of anti-LGBT bullying

 

National Day Of Silence

SMYAL LGBTQ Youth Leadership Awards

SMYAL has launched the applications for their annual Youth Leadership Award for LGBTQ+ youth getting ready to start their first year of higher education.

The SMYAL LGBTQ Youth Leadership Awards provides financial support (up to $5,000) to offset the costs of continuing one’s education, whether at a technical or trade school, or a two or four year college or university. Funds may be used for everything from tuition to housing, room and board, or materials required for the program. The award is open to youth who will have graduated high school or completed a GED by Spring 2021, and will start their next educational program by the Spring of 2022. To apply, visit www.SMYAL.org/Scholarship. See the attached flier for more details, or reach out to Ty Kitchen (ty.kitchen@smyal.org) for more information.