AAW Health Educator

AAW Health Educator

Under the supervision of the Prevention Program Mgr. performs assigned duties relating to the implementation and evaluation of the Hyacinth Prevention Project POW!

 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Provide specialized health education/risk reduction, multi-session, group-level intervention to persons at high risk to reduce their risk for transmitting or acquiring HIV.
  • Conduct  individual-level  street  and  community  outreach  activities  to  engage  and  recruit  target populations in need of prevention services, including identifying outreach locations.
  • Identify community residents for involvement in Peer Education.
  • Assist in determining and documenting the HIV prevention educational needs of the community and at- risk populations in the target community.
  • Establish working relationships with community providers to promote prevention services and facilitate referrals.
  • Provide HIV counseling and testing and referral services.
  • Conduct HIV prevention educational training to community providers and for Peer Educators.
  • Actively seek and identify individuals or groups requiring the agency’s services.
  • Establish, maintain and update client files using approved agency forms and procedures.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all records.
  • Provide relevant and approved literature to clients and members of the community.
  • Prepare monthly reports in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

 Professional Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and supervisory conferences.
  • Maintain working relationships with other community providers.
  • Observe established administrative procedures.
  • Provide written reports and maintain statistics as required.
  • Represent the agency at community events, meetings and conferences.
  • Attend and participate in staff training opportunities.
  • Participate in evaluation activities based on program goals and objectives

 Qualifications:

  • Commitment to Hyacinth philosophy
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and interests.
    • Successful  and  demonstrated  completion  of  NJDHSS-DHAS  Test  Decision  Counseling,  Results Counseling and Partner Notification Counseling course.
    • Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience in HIV/AIDS or related field. A candidate, who has no degree but seems exceptionally suitable, will be considered if he/she has four additional years of relevant experience.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
    • Access to currently registered car and a valid driver’s license a plus.

 

Service

Community

Client Services Consistently demonstrates respect, responsiveness, and professionalism towards others while providing superior service for our clients Team Work Actively cooperates within the region and/or program and participates in the constructive resolution of conflict.
  • Treats each client as a priority
  • Respect’s each client’s right to quality service, confidentiality and dignity.
  • Works with co-workers to ensure integration of services
  • Displays a welcoming, helpful attitude to clients
  • Processes personal boundary issues in clinical supervision and not with clients or co-workers.
  • Works to minimize agency gossip and drama
  • Tries to understand the other person’s point of view when there is a disagreement
  • Works with all regional staff to provide a full continuum of services to clients.
  • Understands local community resources and can make appropriate referrals.
  • Is clear and tactful when dealing with others.

Accountability

Leadership

Job Knowledge Demonstrates understanding of objectives, duties and responsibilities in accordance with the job description. Leadership Assuming responsibility for one’s own self in the workplace and exhibiting commitment to the client and agency.
  • Understands job responsibilities
  • Keeps current on skills and information needed to meet new challenges
  • Works with team leader/manager on areas of job responsibilities that are unclear.
  • Takes pride in his/her work
  • Advances Hyacinth’s reputation for excellence.
  • Incorporates boundaries and ethical guidelines into decision making.
Informing Disseminating relevant information about decisions, plans and activities to team leaders and supervisors.  
  • Informs team leaders and/or managers about decisions that affect work.
  • Recognizes problems and complaints and informs team leaders and/or managers when necessary.
Results Delivers quality results and balances priorities to meet all project and team commitments in a timely manner.
  • Serves as a steward of the public’s trust and money.
  • Takes responsibility for timely decisions and actions.
  • Routinely checks for accuracy in his/her own work.
  • Evaluates how well an event or program was done (i.e. attendance and target audience specifications, asks clients to rate effectiveness, asks people what was good and what can be better next time).

 The Hyacinth AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, creed or religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, or veteran, sexual orientation or marital status.