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Title: Health Educator – Ending the HIV Epidemic
$19.28 - $29.50 / Posted thru: 3-4-21
Employee Name: TBD
Work Location: Remote During COVID / Detroit, MI After COVID
Purpose: The person in this position will work on Ending the HIV Epidemic (ETE) projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They will support education and training efforts with the ETE activities in Wayne County.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- In consultation with funded agencies in Wayne County, develop and promote educational tool kits for determined priority populations (PLWH, YBMSM, Trans-individuals, women, youth and adolescents, PWID) stressing the importance of medical care, preventing further transmission or acquisition of HIV and STIs, HIV treatments, advocating for their health, managing healthy lifestyles, identifying provider, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, housing, education and employment resources in the community.
- Collaborate across the division with HIV Prevention, HIV Care, STD, HIV Surveillance and Epidemiology, Viral Hepatitis and with established CDC partners to provide Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) and Technical Assistance (TA) to sub-recipients on established ETE activities.
- Develop strategies for the promotion of HIV prevention and identify most effective methods in reaching diverse priority populations.
- Provide consultation and training on evidence-based interventions (EBIs) taking place at sub-recipients in Wayne County. EBIs currently taking place in Wayne County are Anti-retroviral Treatment and Access to Services (ARTAS), Healthy Relationships, Brothers Saving Brothers, Mpowerment, and Popular Opinion Leader (POL).
- Serves as a liaison between sub-recipients and DHSP to coordinate with healthcare and community agencies to develop health education programs and stigma reduction activities via media campaigns, social media platforms, and websites.
- In partnership with Detroit Health Department (DHD) and Wayne County Health Department (WCHD), promote and facilitate health education events, workshops, conferences, and presentations. Due to COVID and ongoing mitigation efforts, this activity will not take place in person until Division leadership states that in person meetings can resume.
- In collaboration with Viral Hepatitis, promote data driven approaches to identify areas of need for additional syringe services programs (SSP) in Wayne County, with a specific focus in Out-Wayne County.
- Create brochures, FAQs, and/or guidance on ETE activities as needed within the Section.
- Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to promote data driven approaches to determine areas of need for ETE activities and HIV prevention and care education in Wayne County.
- Contribute to Division activities including development of strategic plans, quality improvement activities, grant writing and staff engagement activities.
- Support Section and Division activities by participating in required meetings, committees, confidentiality and security trainings and other trainings as needed.
- All other duties as assigned.
Education: Requires a high school diploma or equivalency and two years of professional experience in an equivalent position of this type or positions with experience in program development. A bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
- Experience working with PLWH, LGBTQ, PWID, or other vulnerable populations.
- Knowledge of HIV and STIs.
- Demonstrated experience of social media marketing or promotional campaign strategies.
- Demonstrated facilitation or presentation skills to varying audiences.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Able to work well in team situations.
- Ability to complete work in a timely manner.
- A positive attitude and professional demeanor.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Due to COVID and ongoing mitigation efforts, all employees are working from home until otherwise stated by Division leadership. Standard office environment. Job may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment of <50# and involves viewing a CRT or VDT screen 25–75% of the time
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES, AND OPERATIONS: The person in this position interacts with healthcare workers via meetings, telephone conversations, and site visits. This position is responsible for developing education materials concerning healthcare-associated infections, and infection prevention and control. Employee will have a direct impact upon the healthcare facility and state-level HAI surveillance.
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”
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