Health Educator

Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI)

About the organization

Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI) drives dramatic improvements in the health of New Yorkers by feeding people who are hungry, healing families broken apart by violence, and bridging the gaps between people and the compassionate health care they deserve. CHASI serves the most vulnerable individuals, families, and communities with critical services and programs. CHASI provides outreach, education, prevention, and direct support services for populations most affected by health disparities – the poor and working poor, low income people with chronic illnesses, persons with criminal justice involvement, substance users, domestic violence survivors, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.

Duties

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Ryan White ESS Community Based Case Management and Health Education Program assist Persons Living with HIV/AIDS to improve overall health and establish self-management through case management, peer navigation, and health education services. These program elements are goal-driven and focus on improving medical outcomes, achieving viral suppression, and self - management skill development.

The Health Educator provides group and individual health education sessions that focus on strategies for achieving positive health outcomes (i.e., viral suppression) independently. Sessions are curricula-based with an emphasis on basic HIV-related knowledge, treatment education, health literacy (e.g. understanding blood work results and treatment regimens, self-advocacy with medical providers), building support systems, and transmission prevention.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinates and facilitates individual and group treatment education
Conducts intakes and health assessment screenings
Develop and implement health education service plans
Develop health education curricula and activities
Manage Health Education tools and materials including incentives and Metrocards
Responsible for the timely completion of Health Education documentation, reports and documentation as assigned
Recruit individuals for the intervention by conducting program outreach
Assist in the oversight and delegation of tasks to the Community Health Worker
Serve as coordinating member of the clients interdisciplinary team
Conduct services in the field, including partnering agencies, medical facilities and at home visits when necessary
Provide information about maintaining and increasing health and wellness
Responsible for the recording and tracking of primary care status measures of clients
Collaborate with the Case Manager in assessing client need, developing service plans, and participating in case conferences
Align all activities with CHASI’s mission, core values, and culture
Other duties as assigned
Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications

Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree, B.A. or B.S. preferred, with 2 years of experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, substance abuse, health education, or other chronic illnesses required
1-2 years of experience facilitating health education related activities
Cultural and linguistic competence for the population served
Experience and comfort with public speaking and facilitation group activities
In-depth knowledge, understanding and ability to communicate HIV disease progression, treatments, and adherence strategies
Deadline driven and detail-oriented, ability to juggle multiple priorities
Ability to communicate effectively with other team members
Computer literate in Word, Excel, Outlook and ability to navigate the Internet
Effective oral and written communication skills, including ability to listen and follow instructions; able to organize thoughts logically and explain themselves clearly; ability to manage communications tactfully and professionally with high attention to detail and accuracy
Experience and proven ability to think strategically, plan effectively, and manage productively to achieve multiple high-priority goals

Salary

$37,000-$41,000 annually; commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package

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