Community Health Educator (103.1)

US-MA-New Bedford
6 days ago(12/12/2017 3:37 PM)
SHBH
801514
Job Code
103.1
Type
Regular Part-Time
Job ID
12162
Schedule
20 hours/week - Flexible schedule to include days, evenings, nights, and occasional weekends.

Overview

The Community Health Educator will be responsible to conduct client outreach and facilitate small peer-led and non-peer-led groups.  The Community Health Educator will recruit and engage populations at risk and their partners in Individual Level Interventions.  The Community Health Educator will recruit, screen and test individuals for HIV, HEP C, and STI’s.  The Community Health Educator will recruit and engage individuals and their partners on Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Enrollment and will assist the Program Manager or Assistant Program Manager with data collection and reporting.

Responsibilities

Provide direct client services including:
      - Opioid overdose education & Naloxone trainings and enrollments
      - HIV/ Viral Hepatitis / STI screening and Testing
      - Syringe access and disposal
      - Referrals to health care, behavioral health care, recovery resources,

        social services, etc.
 
Participate in the design and preparation of client outreach recruitment activities.

Organize and plan weekly client outreach recruitment sessions.

Conduct  client outreach recruitment in high risk areas

Conduct Individual Level Interventions.



Qualifications

High School diploma

 

Knowledge/experience in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention services and substance use and abuse issues

Sound ability to work with all populations in an empathetic, comfortable and non-judgmental manner

Strong organizational skills

 

Ability to work as part of a team, take direction and remain flexible

Demonstrated skills in community education and organizing

Familiarity with health-related and social issues faced by high risk populations

Knowledge and experience providing educational outreach in public settings

Valid Driver’s license, ability to drive and means of transportation

Travel to other cities and towns is required

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