Bilingual Trans Peer Navigator (English/Spanish)
Trans Services Position type: 20 hours (hours may increase in relation to projects/budget)
10 vacation days, 2 personal holidays, 12 sick days, and 8 paid holidays per year. Medical, vision, and dental insurance is instituted when position reaches 30 hours/week.
Entre Hermanos is a Latino-based LGBTQ nonprofit organization in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of the Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building. We have been aiding the Latino community since 1991. As an agency, we make it our mission to reflect our community, and we do so by hiring all Spanish speaking staff. Our immigration program provides a myriad of services to our community. We prioritize finding forms of relief for undocumented clients through asylum, U Visa, VAWA, Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal, and family petitions. Entre Hermanos also coordinates a program for LGBTQ asylum seekers (sponsees) in detention, pairing them with sponsors in King County, to ensure their release. As an organization, we also encourage citizenship and civic engagement. In addition to direct representation, we partner with community organizations from around Washington on education and advocacy projects.
Entre Hermanos is seeking a part-time Trans Peer Navigator to support transgender and gender nonconforming Latinos in the full spectrum of client needs. The position will start at 20 hours a week, with a goal to increase the position to full-time once additional funding is secured.
Duties will include:
• Direct Service Programming
o Working with staff and community partners to aid community members with amending their identity documents.
o Connecting community members with Coalition partners to receive comprehensive support with employment, healthcare, childcare, gender-affirming items, etc.
o Providing translation where/when necessary to assist community members navigating various systems.
o Connecting sponsors to helpful resources to better support their sponsee.
• Sponsee Support Space
o Helpirg with the planning and execution of social programming to engage community members.
o Creating a regularly occurring peer-led space, leading effective, free-ranging, confidential discussions.
o Referring community members to relevant resources to address needs.
o Empowering peers to self-advocate and encouraging/developing their self-determination as transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
• Health and social services navigation, ensuring linkage to medical care
• Making supported referrals to address the full spectrum of client needs
• Conducting short-term group navigation interventions
• Working collaboratively to design and conduct community outreach initiatives and screening events in bars or non-traditional outreach settings
• Organizing and facilitating group- and community-level interventions to provide education, support and health navigation to members of the transgender community who are at risk of HIV
• Providing education on gender affirming procedures, hormone treatment and risk reduction strategies and ensure linkage to risk reduction supplies
• Screening and triaging callers and walk-in clients
• Providing pre- and post-test counseling
Additional responsibilities include:
• Providing appropriate and accurate documentation in a timely manner
• Attending staff, department meetings and individual and clinical supervision as required • Collaborating with internal and external colleagues performing related work
• Attending trainings and supervision provided by outside agencies
• Participating in planning and implementation of new interventions
• Collaborating with clinical providers to provide quality care and a seamless continuum of services
• Attending continuing education seminars and staff in-services and staying abreast of relevant literature to maintain familiarity with trends in prevention services
• Experience in and/or working with transgender and gender nonconforming communities
• Ability to speak, read, and write in English & Spanish
• Experience in and/or working with queer and trans communities of color
• Knowledge about immigration topics and the asylum process
• Experience supporting and working with people with trauma and/or in crisis
• General knowledge of barriers our communities face in accessing gender affirming healthcare and equitable employment
• Experience in navigating resources and systems to overcome barriers and/or advocating for community members to overcome systemic barriers and challenges
• Experience in participating in coalitions and community collaborations
• Firsthand experience in managing volunteers and promoting leadership development
• Knowledge of and experience with peer support group models
• Experience in facilitating trainings focused on anti-oppression and social justice topics
• Experience with contributing to and/or running a community resource and referral program
• Experience in communicating with collaborators with varying perspectives and interests • Experience managing larger projects that span multiple months
• Experience planning and facilitating community engagement events
• Experience using Google Suite and Microsoft Office products and basic data entry tools
We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities, especially the LGBTQ and Latino communities, to apply. Entre Hermanos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Candidates for employment at Entre Hermanos should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality and sexual orientation are an integral part of our everyday prevention and care work and are often discussed openly. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at Entre Hermanos.
Terms of Employment
Washington State is an “at-will” state. This means that employers have the right to terminate an employee without notice, warnings, or reasons. It also means that the employee has the right to leave their job without giving warning, notice, or reasons.
All new Entre Hermanos employees are subject to a six-month probationary period. This period is used to determine if the employee demonstrates the necessary skills and knowledge to perform the tasks required of the position. At the close of the probationary period, the new employee will receive a performance evaluation. If performance is determined to be satisfactory, the employee’s status will change from probationary to permanent. Probation does not alter or supersede the “at-will” conditions of the previous paragraph.
In the course of employment with Entre Hermanos, employees will encounter confidential and proprietary information about Entre Hermanos, including information about its clients, donors, volunteers, service providers, Board members, services, plans, finances and sources of funding. All of this information is considered proprietary to Entre Hermanos and its confidentiality must be upheld by all employees. Such non-public information belongs solely to Entre Hermanos and not to the employee or any other entity. By law, a duty is imposed on employees to maintain the confidentiality of this information, and to use it only for Entre Hermanos purposes. This obligation is maintained during employment and continues after separating employment with Entre Hermanos.
Additionally, employees may not copy, distribute or use written or electronic materials owned by Entre Hermanos or prepared in connection with employment by Entre Hermanos except as authorized for the benefit of Entre Hermanos. When an employee leaves employment with Entre Hermanos, all copies of Entre Hermanos’ documents must immediately be returned as well as electronically recorded organization information and other tangible things belonging to Entre Hermanos.
How to Apply Entre Hermanos will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We will begin interviews on a rolling basis with a focus towards an early August start date. Please email a detailed resume, 3 references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the organization and position to: Eric Holzapfel, Deputy Director, Eric@EntreHermanos.org