Mental Health Services –The Member will play a role in helping to develop on-site mental health services by distributing brief mental health assessments to young people at the Sexual Health Clinic, Health Connections and Club YASS, including the GAD-7, PHQ-9 and the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The member will review all assessments with Site Supervisor and work to support youth who are struggling by assisting them in connecting to local mental health resources.
Health Education –The member will expand the JASMYN youth center program offerings for LGBTQ youth by creating a health education workshop monthly and more frequent one-on-one conversations or small group short presentations on health education topics. The member will create capacity for expanded health education in the youth center through the development and implementation of workshops in topics such as healthy eating and fitness, smoking cessation, healthy body image, gender and sexual identity, substance use and abuse topics, healthy relationships, and sexual health.
CyberCenter/Club YASS– The Member will serve the CyberCenter and develop additional programming and an expansion of hours for direct assistance with applications to employment, social services, insurance, health care resource assessments and scheduling health appointments. The time at Club YASS is key for relationship development with young people, which will increase their access to all health services. Through the member’s role in the Sexual Health Clinic and Health Connections, they will expand the clinic services by building community partnerships to bring additional health care services for youth people into the JASMYN clinic. The member will also strengthen JASMYN’s STI/HIV clinic connections to the afterschool Teen Health Clinics (THC) sponsored by Duval County Public School / FDOH-Duval by representing JASMYN at regular meetings and sharing resources with the THCs.
The member will increase access to mental health services by providing the initial assessment for individuals and an opportunity to shadow existing group sessions. The member will serve with the site supervisor to develop outcome measures to track successful referrals and outcomes for young people, and will coordinate partnerships with mental health providers to build up a variety of resources for youth who need mental health services. The member will also help create Primary Care expansions, by attending community meetings with local providers, coordinating with on-site medical providers and by touring free/low-cost community clinics for future client referrals. To augment the health education and make it more “user-friendly” for teens and young adults, the member will also research and develop online surveys and health education tools and
apps appropriate for young people and incorporate these tools in short educational sessions for one on one and small group audiences. The member will provide direct assistance and support services and will focus on empowering youth to make smart choices about their health and lead healthier lives through health education, skills building, and obtaining needed health and social services and employment to better their lives.
All of the Members activities are focused on improving the health outcomes of LGBTQ youth, focusing on the LGBTQ youth that are considered the highest risk. The Members position description and performance measures all include a focus on health and wellness, comprehensive and sex positive health education as well as the goal to improve access to health services by reducing the common barriers all youth face in navigating the healthcare system. The Member will engage in weekly clinic activities: STI intake and assessment, HIV testing, PrEP screenings, and weekly follow-up treatment coordination. During the term of service, the member will serve 50 youth with clinic services. The Member will conduct intakes, assessments, and referrals for 20 youth, build and support 2 partnerships for mental health services, and facilitate the coordination of appointments for 10 high risk youth.
The Member will complete assessments of youth health education interests and needs and conduct one health education workshops / quarter for 8 youth and create and conduct two short educational sessions / month using online tools for 12 youth. The member will work weekly in the CyberCenter; Assist 10 youth / month with access to health or other social services or job support and provide additional support to youth in case management.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Upon successful completion of the AMR20 service term, members will receive a $5920.00 education award that can be used for financing higher education or payment of existing student loans.
High School Graduate
Subject to criminal background check