An exciting opportunity awaits an enthusiastic Health Educator. The Norfolk Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to become a member of our District Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Team.
The Health Educator will conduct community outreach activities regarding HIV Prevention Education including risk reduction and PrEP/nPEP education among populations at increased risk of HIV infection (men having sex with men, transgender persons and others at high-risk). The Health Educator will conduct HIV prevention presentations, participate in health fairs, provide case management to enrolled clients, and develop and utilize social media to promote risk reduction initiatives. The Health Educator will cultivate relationships with community organizations to assist clients with access to PrEP/nPEP services. NOTE: This is a "restricted position" which is solely funded by 1506/1509 program grant funds for a 1 year period ending September 30, 2019.
The availability of funding is scheduled for review before the grant expiration date and periodically thereafter. Employment is contingent on the continued availability of grant funds. Additionally, this is a WAGE position. Wage employees are limited to working no more than 29 hours per week on average (1500 hours total) over the course of twelve months (each May 1 through April 30 of the following year). The provisions of the Virginia Personnel Act do not cover wage employees; therefore, they are NOT ELIGIBLE for STATE BENEFITS or access to the grievance procedure.
Must have excellent communication, presentation and workshop design skills. Knowledgeable of health risk reduction strategies, and education principles.
Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/Powerpoint). Ability to work independently and as a team member. Available to work some evenings and weekends. Must provide own transportation.
Prefer a B.S. or B.A. in health related field or Master's Degree of Public Health. Community health work experience.
Sexual health knowledge. Experience counseling clients with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), and case management. Knowledge of epidemiology and community needs assessment. Bilingual in English/Spanish desirable.
Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service's Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify.
The selected candidate must complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interests as a condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code 2.2-3114). Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions. Applicants must be able to provide own transportation and possess a valid VA driver's license.
Applicants must maintain insurability. Some evenings/weekends will be required.
State Of Virginia