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Community Health Educator (103.1)

Company: Seven Hills Foundation
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewThe 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.ResponsibilitiesProvide direct client services including:Opioid overdose education & Naloxone trainings and enrollmentsHIV/ Viral Hepatitis / STI screening and TestingSyringe access and disposalReferrals 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.Conduct Group Level Interventions.Plan and participate in community events.Collect data, maintain program records and submit reports.Attend project staff meetings.Co-facilitate small groups on Health promotion and disease prevention for high risk populations as deemed necessary.Communicate with community organizations and agencies about program activities.All other duties assigned by the supervisor, his/her superior or the designee of either party.QualificationsHigh School diplomaKnowledge/experience in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention services and substance use and abuse issuesSound ability to work with all populations in an empathetic, comfortable and non-judgmental mannerStrong organizational skillsAbility to work as part of a team, take direction and remain flexibleDemonstrated skills in community education and organizingFamiliarity with health-related and social issues faced by high risk populationsKnowledge and experience providing educational outreach in public settingsValid Driver's license, ability to drive and means of transportationTravel to other cities and towns is required

Keywords: Seven Hills Foundation, New Bedford , Community Health Educator (103.1), Healthcare , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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