San Ysidro Health Center, Inc. – Casa, AR
Under the direct supervision of the CASA Services Supervisor, the High Impact Prevention Health Educator (HIPHE) is responsible for assisting in the promotion and implementation of High Impact Prevention (HIP) services. The HIPHE shall provide risk assessments and health education to Part C and EIS clients. The Health Educator will gather and disseminate accurate health education and HIV/STD information; work closely with HIV programs including HIV Primary Care and Case Management to ensure the continuum of care and adherence to HIV medication. The HIPHE will also offer partner services with special emphasis on 3rd party notification and dual disclosure. Keep program records/files, perform data entry and a wide variety of patient care activities as needed. Maintain client confidentiality at all levels. Represents CASA and the HIP Program in the community, interacting and networking with community service agencies that provide services to HIV positive individuals and their partners. Cultivates and maintains communication and networking with multi-ethnic organizations in the HIV/AIDS community.
Casa AR Health Educator San Ysidro Health Center
Essential Functions of the Job
- Focus services to target Prevention with Positive through conducting EBIs (Evidence based interventions) that address and re-enforce medication adherence, re-engagement and retention in care, and Partner Services for the following intervention types: Targeted Prevention Activities (TPA) contacts with HIV positive persons to enroll clients in EBIs; Group level interventions (GLI), and Individual level interventions (ILI).
- Provide 10 to 15 minute Health Education/Risk-Reduction/Treatment Adherence Counseling individual-level interventions (Options) to HIV-positive patients at San Ysidro Health Center – Beyer Site.
- Works with program staff and Supervisor to plan program components (i.e. outreach, social marketing, recruitment and clinic based interventions).
- Offer and document Partner Services to HIV-positive clients.
- Promote and track regular testing for those people unaware of their HIV status engaged in high-risk behaviors.
- Provide individual level interventions in both clinical and office settings.
- Provide group interventions in county detention facilities.
- Complete risk behavior assessments and track changes.
- Shall collect and enter process and outcome data for services in LEO and High Impact Prevention Outcome database (HIPOD) on revised LEO/HIPOD forms provided by the County.
- Follow intervention protocols and curriculums for EBIs.
- Enroll HIV-positive patients in benefit programs and conduct appropriate follow-up with the patients’ pharmacy as needed.
- Maintain program documentation in accordance with SYHC Quality Assurance Policy and Procedures.
- Participate in health and resource fairs as needed.
- Provides translation, verbal or written as necessary.
- Follow safety procedures and report unsafe conditions to supervisor and ensure minimization of risk factor and liability exposure for CASA facility.
- Represent San Ysidro Health Center and CASA .
- Prepare monthly accurate narrative and statistical program reports.
- Support and actively participate in all staff meetings, multi-disciplinary team, SYHC staff meetings and staff development trainings.
- Maintain a flexible schedule to allow for some after-hour/ weekend work as well as emergency coverage of shifts to meet the needs/demands of clients and service related activities and events.
- Contract compliance and quality assurance.
- Comply with professional boundaries.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
- Perform other related activities as required or assigned by the HIV Services Manager and/or CASA Services Supervisor.
- Required: High School diploma/ GED
- Preferred: HIV Test Counselor, Partner Services training or any other HIV prevention training.
- Required: Valid California Driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle. HIV Prevention trainings within six months of employment.
- Required: Combination of education and years of experience as specified above. Sensitivity to LGBT-related cultural concerns and the prevention certifications and training concomitant to HIV disease. Previous HIV field experience a plus. Experience in group facilitation and educational instruction.
Verbal and Written Skills Required to Perform the Job:
- Required: Good oral and written communication. Bilingual (Spanish/English).
Technical Knowledge and Skills
- Required to Perform the Job: Knowledge of prevention strategies and interventions, including individual and group level interventions. Demonstrate ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate in working with minority communities. Demonstrate respect for diversity. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and its physical, psychological & emotional effects on individuals and family units. Knowledge of health and social issues people with HIV/AIDS. Exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity, strategy and judgment in dealing with a variety of people with a variety of co-occurring disorders. Organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, family members, other professional staff and the public.
Equipment Used: Computer literacy required and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements : Standing, walking, sitting, lifting 40lbs, continuous contact with clients, travel to any satellite facilities, may work evenings and/or weekends.