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Job Details

Community Health Educator II

Category: Human and Social Services
Location:
1035 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Department: HIV-Middlesex Sheriff''s Office
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days with Evening Hours
Work Days: flexible
Hours/Week: 32
Date Posted: 04/17/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-88565

Job Details

  • Present lessons on various topics including but not limited to: a. HIV/AIDS b. Hepatitis C c. Sexually Transmitted Infections d. MRSA e. PrEP e. Tuberculosis & other relevant topics that inmates may be interested in. Answer questions related to discussion Counsel inmates regarding HIV/ HCV/TB and STI as needed. Provides community based and Cambridge Health Alliance wide education and outreach for counseling and screening services. - Provides services from a harm reduction/risk assessment approach in a non-judgmental manner. Be available to all Cambridge Health Alliance clinical sites to perform education to staff and to counsel clients about HIV, HCV, and STIs. - Refer to range of services throughout the Alliance as appropriate. 1. Provides HIV, HCV, and STI counseling and screening in accordance with the HIV Program and the MDPH standards of care. 2. Provides HIV, HCV, and STI counseling and screening sessions at CHA and CBO sites targeting individuals at high risk for HIV infection. 3. Performs a risk assessment on all clients, makes appropriate Referrals, and documents referrals in the referral log. 4. Completes paper work in a consistent and timely manner. 5. Remains current on HIV, HCV, and STI information so as to be a resource to the substance abuse community, HIV community & other organizations. 6. Attends all the regular program staff meetings, in-service trainings, and outside training programs as appropriate.

    Qualifications:

    Prior experience providing counseling and screening, education, and/or outreach experience with HCV, HIV, and STIs required. Experience with relevant community groups and/or in a multicultural setting preferred. Candidates with experience in field of health or human services are also encouraged to apply. Proficient written and oral skills in English and strong presentation skills Ability to work with linguistically and culturally diverse communities Ability to work in a house of correction to screen at risk individuals and provide linkage to care. Experience conducting outreach and/or organizing events Demonstrated familiarity with HIV-related issues and the HIV community Demonstrated familiarity with the MSM communities [cha072516]

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