Health Educator 1

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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education 2-year degree

We are currently recruiting for a Health Educator 1.

Programming

· Schedule, plan, and present culturally-competent educational and risk reduction programming and HIV/STI/HCV prevention and treatment education to individuals and groups of clients/patients, staff, volunteers, and community members

· Ensure PrEP/PEP and HIV, HCV, and STI prevention are integrated into programming and outreach programs

· Assist with the development and implementation of new and established culturally-competent programs/education and outreach sites with the purpose of increasing community awareness regarding HIV prevention services at The MOCHA Center and Trillium Health

· Distribute current and appropriate educational and service materials at outreach events, one-on-one meetings, and programming

· Demonstrate developing knowledge of HIV, priority populations, and other health-related issues

· Learn and implement Evidence-Based Interventions or other structured programming

· Serve as an ambassador of all services of Trillium Health and The MOCHA Center during community based outreach, education and testing

Service Delivery

· Participate in physical and/or digital outreach and link contacts to appropriate care and/or services and increase community awareness regarding HIV prevention service at The MOCHA Center and Trillium Health

· Operate assigned vehicles, including outreach mobile unit

· Identify patients appropriate for PrEP/PEP

· Assess patients/clients for barriers to linkage and adherence to appointments and medication and develop plans to reduce barriers

· Educate current PrEP/PEP users about side effects, safety, and discontinuation criteria, under the guidance of a provider or clinical pharmacist

· Provide PrEP/PEP linkage to care services

· Facilitate linkage to additional services needed (internal or external) as indicated by screening or assessment (including, but not limited to primary care, psychosocial and other supportive services)

Testing

· Responsible for providing HIV/HCV and STD screening and testing services, as per protocol, for walk-in clients, patients, special events and community testing events

· Conduct a behavioral risk assessment, assessing risk for HIV, HCV and STDs

· Connect client to services if they are a candidate for Post- or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

· Ensure the client is aware of how HIV/HCV/STDs are transmitted, how to reduce their risk and/or prevent transmission

· Discuss the meaning of a nonreactive and reactive test result

· Discuss strategies for risk reduction, including Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and assist client in creating a practical risk reduction strategy to employ following the test encounter

· Provide risk reduction supplies to client/patient, as needed

· Demonstrate developing knowledge of HIV/HCV/STDs, factors affecting people who use drugs, health disparities and other health-related issues relevant to the mission and vision of Trillium Health

· Document testing services provided as required by funders

Administrative

· Compile and report program and service data in electronic database(s) and/or electronic medical record

· Participate in training and continuing education initiatives to build understanding of evolving treatment and service delivery issues

Community Networking

· Represent agency at community events

· Participate and provide Trillium Health/Innovation Institute representation on relevant coalitions, committees, networks, etc.

Miscellaneous

· Requires the ability and commitment to respect and support inclusiveness and diversity including but not limited to individuals of different backgrounds, cultures, races, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, experiences, opinions, etc.

· Requires individual demonstration of commitment to the One Trillium behaviors and business impacts and modeling them in the organization.

· Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all patient, client, employee, protected and proprietary information.

· Employees are accountable for meeting the performance standards of their departments and must participate as requested in compliance audits, process improvement and quality improvement plans.

· Other specific duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred in Health Education, Health and Human Services or related field OR Associate’s degree in Health Education, Health and Human Services or related field and 2 years of related experience.

Trillium Health offers employment to all employees & applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, age, color, marital status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, status as a domestic violence victim, genetic condition or predisposition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Trillium Health offers employment to all employees & applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, age, color, marital status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, status as a domestic violence victim, genetic condition or predisposition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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