The Community Health Apprenticeship Program (CHAP) builds healthcare infrastructure in communities most affected by HIV/AIDS by training young people from those communities to become leaders in HIV education, prevention, care and treatment, utilizing trauma-informed, strengths-based, and harm reduction strategies. The CHAP manager is responsible for facilitating the program, overseeing CHAP staff, engaging employer partners and working with Development staff to manage the evaluation and reporting of the program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manage CHAP - organize training schedule, speakers, and meet with apprentices as needed.
Interview potential apprentices and collaborate with Employment staff to link them to Career Specialists.
Maintain and facilitate curriculum, keeping it current with trends in employment and HIV/STI/public health work.
Manage CHAP staff, including potential CHAP Coordinator and interns.
Coordinate outreach efforts with Career Outreach Specialist for clients and employers.
Steward partner relationships as needed, visiting other sites and maintaining the network of partners.
Train and certify apprentices as HIV tester counselors in collaboration with HOPE Department staff.
Support apprentices in their jobs after they are hired.
Complete all required reporting for program.
Maintain evaluation tools for the program with the Data Manager.
Maintain records for apprentices, including attendance and case notes.
Meet as needed with Career Specialists to review participants’ progress in training and the employment program.
Attend Chicago House staff meetings and supervision meetings, as required.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, public health or a related field is required;
Two years experience in a teaching or training environment preferred;
Familiarity with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ populations, substance use, and mental health issues preferred;
Experience working with target population of the ages 18-29;
Outgoing personality and strong commitment to personal and professional development required;
Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent organization and documentation skills
Internal Number: CHAPM 01
About Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.