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December 6, 2015, NY, NY –  HAF and its affiliates –The Latino Pride Center (LPC) and Queens Pride House (QPH) – announce several full time positions.  These positions respond to the growing needs presented by the LGBT community for culturally and linguistically competent health and human services.  LPC and QPH are seeking fresh talent and highly motivated career-oriented professionals who possess the competencies and commitment to actively participate in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of new programs and the expansion services that support our vision of a “healthier” LGBT community.

Located in East Harlem, NYC, the Latino Pride Center was established in June 2013 as the first organization in the USA fully devoted to providing comprehensive health and human services to the Latino gay community in New York City.  However, regardless of our name, LPC and QPH are inclusive and welcome everyone who seeks their services with open arms—nearly 35% of the participants identify as other than Latino. They are white, Europeans, African Americans, Africans, Caribbeans, and Asians; as well as non-LGBT.

As of July 2015, HAF (LPC’s parent company) entered into a strategic partnership with Queens Pride House to “merge’ their resources with a goal of expanding their reach and the offer of health and human services to LGBT populations in Queens, New York.

“Our hard work is beginning to yield good results and we are poised to replicate and expand services offered by both organizations at all three locations –Bronx, Manhattan and Queens, New York”; said Heriberto Sanchez Soto, HAF’s Executive Director, who is heading the strategic alliance.

Visit the JOBS page for details on each of the vacancies posted.

We want you on our team, our LGBT community needs your talent! 

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You are in luck! We have several vacancies.

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The Latino Pride Center (LPC), New York City,  was established in June 2013 as the first Latino organization in the USA fully devoted to providing health and human services to the gay community. We are seeking fresh talent and highly motivated career-oriented professionals who possess the competencies to actively participate in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of new programs and expansion services that support our vision of a “healthy” community of Latino gay and bisexual men and other Latinos affected by HIV and related conditions.

As of January 1, 2014, the Latino Pride Center opened its doors at its new location in Spanish Harlem, New York.  With this move we are seeking individuals to join our team in charting a new course as we re-invent our programming and services. If you are ready to lead as well as to follow with a genuine interest in making a difference, do not hesitate to apply.   LPC wants you, our gay community needs your talent!

The LPC is a division of HAF.

CURRENT VACANCIES 

All current vacancies require bilingual (Spanish-English) and bicultural competencies.

SITE DIRECTOR (1 FTE, MANHATTAN SITE) – Under the direction of the Executive Director, the incumbent manages HAF-LPC”s Manhattan Center and administers services delivery at this location. Leads the development and implementation of methodologies designed to maximize programmatic and human resources in the provision of quality services; and is responsible for program development activities, including but not limited to grant writing, program design, implementation and evaluation, staff support and training, and overall daily quality assurance in service delivery.

Candidates for this position shall be seasoned administrator with a proven track record of successful design and implementation of health and human services programs and services. Shall possess a valid NY license in CSW (LCSW) or equivalent, plus 8 years of relevant experience.  Bilingual/bicultural competencies (Spanish-English) a plus.

Coordinator, Gay & Bisexual Men’s Services (1FTE MULTI BORO) The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of NYC-wide comprehensive sexual health and wellness programming directed at Latino Gay / Bisexual Men & Youth.  Services include, but are not limited to, health promotion, personal growth, and leadership and community development.

Candidates for this position shall possess a Master’s degree in public health, social work, or related field plus 5 years field experience in conducting wellness promotion services, community organizing and public policy advocacy related to the LGBT community. Candidates must possess program and services planning and supervisory experience.  Bilingual/bicultural competencies (Spanish-English) required.

LIFE & WELLNESS COACH (1FTE- MANHATTAN SITE) – The incumbent is responsible for providing individual psycho-educational support counseling and facilitating support groups to gay/bisexual men geared at supporting gay./ bisexual men pursue their life goals and aspirations.. Develops, coordinates and conducts educational workshops focused on promoting knowledge, wellness and health in a holistic manner.

Ideally candidates for this position shall possess NY Sate valid license as CSW or be candidate for licensure.  Master’s in Social Work or related field is required in addition to 3 years’ experience providing supportive counseling services to gay/bisexual men and transgender women living with or at high risk for HIV infection. Bilingual/bicultural competencies (Spanish-English) required.

HEALTH & WELLNESS COUNSELOR (1FTE-Bronx Site) – The incumbent is responsible for the implementation and delivery of sexual wellness services. .Specifically, the incumbent develops and manages the retention of a caseload of Latino gay / bisexual men and youth and provides overall wellness coaching and holistic health education, STI screening and testing, and appropriate referrals and linkage to care services.  S/he conducts ongoing sexual health and wellness workshops and other related community education activities aimed at improving sexual health outcomes of the target audience.

Candidates for this position shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in health education or related field, plus 2-year proven track record of successful implementation of Sexual Health Education services to gay/bisexual Latino men. BA may be substituted with an Associate’s Degree and 5 years of work experience in the field. Bilingual/bicultural competencies (Spanish-English) required.

Intake Clerk (1FTE, QUEENS SITE) – The incumbent is responsible for receiving and scheduling clients / participants receiving at services at our organization. Conducts brief screening and directs participants to services, accordingly. Conducts data entry. One of these positions is housed at Queens Pride House, Queens, NY. Bilingual/bicultural competencies (Spanish-English) required.

Candidates for this position shall possess AA degree in human services and/or costumer relations. Degree may be substituted with a High School Diploma and a year of relevant experience. Must possess bi-lingual (Spanish / English) competencies, exceptional interpersonal skills, cultural competencies relevant to LGBTQ issues and good practical knowledge of computers.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST…

  1. Possess ability to role model for our diverse community of clients and program participants.
  2. Possess knowledge of and sensitivity to ethnically, culturally, and sexually diverse individuals, communities, subcultures, agencies, and organizations, including, but not limited to communities of color, youth, people of transgender experience, men who have sex with other men, injection drug users, and other subculture groups.
  3. Possess a high degree of organization, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, role-modeling ability; and be an exceptional team player.
  4. Possess knowledge, competence, and experience using MS Word and Excel.
  5. Have the ability to synthesize and translate HAF and LPC’s vision, mission, and services for public consumption.
  6. Have flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays with occasional travel out of state.

Direct all inquiries and / or cover letter and resumes to JOBS or via fax to (212)-868-6237

We are an equal opportunity employer!

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Latino Pride te invita a su primera fiesta de Halloween en El Barrio – East Harlem, NYC. RSPV a 212-563-4500.  Premios para la major Impersonacion, major Drag y major Disfraz.  

Latino Pride invites you to its first annual Halloween Party in East Harlem, NYC.  RSVP at 212-563-4500.  Prizes for best Impersonation, Best Drag and best Costume.

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HAF – LPC and Queens Pride House have entered into a strategic alliance

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Dear HAF – LPC friends:

We’re happy to share some exciting news with you. The Hispanic AIDS Forum – Latino Pride Center (HAF – LPC) and Queens Pride House (QPH) have entered into a strategic alliance, the aim of which is to expand resources for the LGBT community in Queens. As part of our new partnership, HAF-LPC will provide management, resources and strategic planning to QPH and will expand programs and services offered by QPH, with HAF’s executive director, Heriberto Sánchez Soto, serving as executive director of both HAF-LPC and QPH. Queens Pride House will remain a separate not-for-profit organization with the same mission of serving as the LGBT community of Queens. Pauline Park and Charles J. Ober, who were both co-founding members of the original QPH board that established the organization in 1997, will both join the board of directors that will oversee the two organizations.

As you may already know, Queens Pride House is the only LGBT community center in the Borough of Queens and provides free mental health counseling to members of the community as well as offering transgender and youth support groups as well as support groups for men and for LGBT people 50 and older. QPH also provides referrals to LGBT-supportive health care and social service providers and other professionals and has assisted clients in getting political asylum. QPH has also sponsored public policy forums on a range of issues, from LGBT rights to policing to human trafficking.

The Hispanic AIDS Forum has been the organizational leader in New York City’s Latino gay community and is the oldest Latino-run HIV/AIDS services organization in New York City. In June 2013, HAF launched the Latino Pride Center – a services division of HAF that is fully devoted to advancing a mission to inspire, empower and support gay Latinos to build and pursue their lives to their full potential. This mission is being pursued through the creation of comprehensive behavioral health and human services programs that affirm individuality, sexual identity and diversity; build family and community life; advocate for equality and justice; and support the pursuit of happiness free of oppression and violence for all people. “Our partnership with QPH represents an unprecedented opportunity for HAF-LPC to expand its services to Queens County. It also makes it possible to combine the existing resources of both organizations to expand services already offered by QPH, said Heriberto Sanchez Soto, HAF’s Executive Director.

“I am elated and humbled to have been entrusted to lead this endeavor; and am eager to get work with QPH to strengthen both organizations and their value to the LGBTQ community of Queens, NYC with programs and services that continue to legitimize, honor and affirm sexuality, diversity, LGBTQ rights and equality in our society, and allow to us to support healthier and stronger families and communities, and the individuals that make up these worthy institutions”, declared Heriberto Sanchez Soto.

Please come visit us at QPH or stay tuned to learn more as we make progress towards expanding services at QPH. Please visit us at www.queenspridehouse.org and / or www.latinopridecenter.org.

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LATINO PRIDE CENTER INVITES YOU!

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Diversity is our strength – We are One!
June 27, 2014, NYC, NYC

Hundreds of LGBTQ Latinos will share their pride with the largest, most energetic and colorful contingent at Gay Pride NYC, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The LATINO PRIDE CENTER invites you to celebrate it first anniversary since being established, as we “strut our stuff” down Fifth Avenue with an award winning float and sound system playing the best tunes of our favorite divas. Be part of our contingent with more than 300 LOUD, PROUD, QUEER marchers of all ages and help us make a resounding Latino LGBTI Pride statement in support our struggle for equal / human rights.

On Sunday, we will assemble, no later than 11AM, prior to the Pride March at East 37th Street, between 5th and Madison Avenues. Please make your own statement of Latino Gay Pride with a costume fit for the occasion. We will select the 10 best couples dressed alike to take turns on our float.

For more info call 212-563-4500 or find us at facebook.com/LatinoPrideCenter Read more ›

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