Public Health Institute
Posting Number: #228-19
Position Title: Health Educator
The Public Health Institute’s, Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP) is seeking a Health Educator to support the SAMHSA/CSAP-funded study, “SHIFT Project”. The study aims to reduce substance use and HIV risk behaviors and HIV/STI incidence among trans young adults of color (18 to 24 years) in Alameda and San Francisco counties. This can be a part-time or full-time position.
HIPUP aims to improve substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research and services for underserved populations, such as transgender persons, sex workers and substance users. Through collaboration with targeted community members, community-based organizations and public health departments, HIPUP, led by Dr. Tooru Nemoto, strives to have a significant impact on health promotion and human rights for underserved communities locally and internationally.
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. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit www.phi.org.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Conduct community/online outreaches targeting trans youth communities
• 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 HIV/Vital Hepatitis testing at Asian Health Services or other collaborating clinics
• Conduct intake and follow-up risk assessments
• Collect and enter assessment and outcome data
• Work closely with Asian Health Services to implement various SHIFT Project activities
• Manage materials and facility logistics for outreach events and activities
• Work with trans youth for intervention activities to increase community level awareness through media campaigns and social network platforms
• Facilitate weekly support groups targeting trans youth
• Process cash payments to participants
• Work includes some non-standard hours, such as evenings and weekends
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience
• At least 1 year of relevant work experience required
• Working experience in the transgender communities
• Strong knowledge of HIV, substance abuse, and health disparity issues in transgender community
• Some experience in working with youth particularly with LGBTQ youth
• Public speaking and advanced facilitation skills for leading large and small group presentations and activities
• 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 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)
• Must be willing to and able to commute to various locations other than the assigned office, mostly in Alameda County and San Francisco County.
• Ability to work some non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends.
• BA in social/health sciences or equivalent experience
• Some experience working for social and AIDS service agencies
• Some experience I individual counseling or case management
• Knowledge of the HIV service system in San Francisco and Alameda counties
• This is a part-time or full-time (20-40 hours per week) position based in Oakland, CA.
• This position is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous time off.
How to Apply
• To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link listed at the top of this advertisement.
• In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.
The Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. We recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, disability and sexual-orientation. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly support applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.
Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Recruitment@phi.org. Please do not email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our career site. Given the high volume of responses we receive from a combination of job boards, please allow up to one week for a reply.