Vista Community Clinic

Health Educator - HIV

Vista, CA

Job description
Req No.2021-3174LocationUS-CA-VistaTypeRegular Part-TimeDepartmentHealth Promotion CenterSchedule20 hrs/wk (M-F 8am-12pm)
Overview

Vista Community Clinic is a private, non-profit, multi-specialty outpatient clinic providing care in a comprehensive, high quality setting. Located in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties, we work to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic team players who want to make a difference in the community. Our competitive compensation and benefits program includes health, dental, vision, company-paid life, flexible spending accounts and a 403(B) plan, for eligible employees. VCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities
  • Conduct outreach and provide HIV health education, counseling and testing services
  • Work with individuals to assess individual risk and needs, enrolling those appropriate into an individualized risk reduction program
  • Internal and external program reporting
  • Oversee completion of program objectives and recommend changes in scope as needed
  • Serve as liaison and assist with collaborative support activities with community agencies, local government representatives and other VCC project staff
Qualifications

Minimum

  • High school diploma or equivalent with four years of experience in community education and/or direct patient services
  • Valid California drivers license, current vehicle insurance and reliable transportation
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Preferred

  • B.A./B.S. degree or A.A. degree with 2 years of experience in community education
  • Experience assisting clients in social services and health care access; knowledge and experience providing HIV/AIDS education and information
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology as it relates to HIV disease

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Knowledge of HIV-related social and emotional issues, demonstrated competency in working with culturally diverse, low income or no income clients
  • Preferred skills include demonstrated competency working with LGBTQ, persons in recovery, homeless individuals, and other marginalized populations
  • Ability to present information accurately and effectively both verbally and in writing to individuals and groups
  • Good verbal and written skills necessary for communication with patients/clients, providers and other staff
  • Experience/familiarity with computers, Microsoft Office products (Word/Excel), business e-mail communication systems and internet search capabilities
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