Health Educator I
Posting Number: #1726
Position Title: Health Educator I
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Oakland, CA (Remote)
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.
As one of the Public Health Institute’s programs, Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP) conducts community-based research/programs for underserved populations (e.g., gender and ethnic minorities) in the field of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and trauma prevention and treatment. Through collaboration with targeted communities, HIPUP strives to have a significant impact on health promotion and human rights for underserved communities locally and internationally.
This is a remote, regular position that can be part time or full time. Applicants available to work between 50% FTE (20 hours/week) and 100% FTE (40 hours/week) are welcome to apply. The starting FTE will be determined upon hire.
The Health Educator I will work for the SAMHSA.CSAT project targeting high-risk transwomen of color in Alameda and San Francisco counties. The project aims to provide Motivational Enhancement Intervention and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reduce substance use and HIV risk behaviors and promote health and well-being by linking clients to appropriate community-based behavioral health services.
This position is currently remote and is required to travel to the San Francisco Bay Area (mainly Oakland and San Francisco) to attend meetings and conduct outreach activities a few times a week or more as needed. The person hired must reside within a 50-mile radius of Oakland or San Francisco, CA.
Full pay range for this position: $22.47 to $31.31 per hour. The typical hiring range for this position is $22.47 (minimum) to $26.89 (midpoint) per hour. The starting wage is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Conduct community in-person and online outreach targeting transwomen of color.
- Actively build collaborative working relationships with CBOs and other social groups.
- Provide Motivational Enhancement Intervention sessions to participants in order to reduce substance abuse and HIV risk behaviors.
- Refer participants to appropriate community-based organizations and health care services (e.g., substance use treatment, HIV/Viral Hepatitis (VH) testing, PrEP, HIV primary care, Hep B vaccination, and primary health care). Monitor and navigate referred services for participants.
- Enroll and navigate participants to complete the Stable Housing and Employment (SHE) in which they will gain skills and knowledge about the job application and finding affordable housing in a safe neighborhood.
- Conduct intake and follow-up risk assessments.
- Collect and enter assessment and outcome data.
- Manage materials and facility logistics for outreach events and activities.
- Facilitate support groups targeting transwomen.
- Process cash payments to participants.
- Travel to the San Francisco Bay Area (mainly Oakland and San Francisco) to attend meetings and conduct outreach activities a few times a week or more as requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- At least 1 year of relevant work experience.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Some working experience in the transgender communities.
- Strong knowledge of HIV, substance abuse, and health disparity issues in the transgender community.
- Ability to maintain accurate record keeping.
- Ability to recognize and resolve problems as they occur.
- Good attention to detail, self-motivation, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and good organizational skills.
- Ability and comfort in engaging in an open and nonjudgmental conversations with participants from diverse backgrounds (e.g., ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities) with sensitivity.
- Prior computer experience (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel).
- Some experience in peer counseling or case management.
- Knowledge of the HIV service system in San Francisco and Alameda counties is a plus.
- Ability to travel to the San Francisco Bay Area (mainly Oakland and San Francisco) to attend meetings and conduct outreach activities a few times a week or more as needed, and work some non-standard hours as required.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.
New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.
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