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Health Educator 2- HIV Prevention

Company: State of Georgia
Location: marietta
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

NOTE: The hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Online Employment Application. This job application can be found at: www.cdph-ess.com. Click on "Employment Opportunities" and locate this position, click "Apply" and begin your application process.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: Job responsibilities include promoting, maintaining, and improving individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors and preventing the spread of HIV. Perform testing, counseling, outreach, and linkage to care for high-risk residents in the community. Ensure implementation of timely disease intervention strategies to decrease the prevalence of HIV and STDs. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. Other duties as assigned. This is a grant-funded position under the HIV Prevention Program. Essential functions include, but not limited to: Assesses community health needs to focus HIV Prevention efforts on target populations. Conducts community outreach, including HIV Counseling & Testing events. Provides educational programs and in-service training sessions as well as participation in community health fairs to enhance public understanding of HIV/AIDS. Provides case management services, i.e., linkage to care, patient education/counseling, and partner services to clients with HIV. Prepares and disseminates educational and informational materials. Develops and maintains cooperation between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies for partnership for testing events and condom/safe-sex kit distribution. Performs HIV and STD reporting, surveillance, and analysis activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in public health education from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in education, social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience in public health education.

Preferred Job-Related Skills: Experience with HIV prevention activities, HIV Counseling & Testing certification, HIV and STD surveillance activities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We Offer: 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks each of annual and sick leave per year. A defined benefit retirement plan with full vestment after 10 years of full-time employment; includes an employer 401k match. Payroll deductible health benefits (medical, dental, vision, legal, long-term care, dependent life, AD&D, short and long-term disability, etc.). Medical and childcare spending accounts can be established in addition to deferred compensation options. Flexibility within our core operational hours of Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Learning and growth opportunities. Employee recognition program. Diverse workforce. And much more!

Salary Information: $ 34,255 annually / Pay Grade I

Cobb and Douglas Public Health a nationally accredited health department, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia since 1920 promotes and protects the health and safety of the residents of Cobb and Douglas counties in partnership with several other agencies. CDPH is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare services with special attention to the at-risk population. We work to achieve healthy people in healthy communities by: Preventing epidemics and spread of disease, protecting against environmental hazards, preventing injuries, Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, responding to disasters, assisting in community recovery, and Assuring the quality and accessibility of health care. By excelling at our core responsibilities, we will assist our residents in living healthier, longer and more rewarding lives.

Thank you for your interest in CDPH. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

Requirements for this position may be subject to: Pre-Employment Drug Screening, Criminal Background Check/Fingerprinting, Previous Employment Reference Check, Specific Immunizations, Motor vehicle check, and/or Education and/or Licensure verification.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: Melissa.Harteau@dph.ga.gov

CDPH has adopted the Council on Linkages Core Competency for Public Health Professionals.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Master's degree in public health education from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in education, social, behavioral or biological sciences or a directly related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience in public health education.

Keywords: State of Georgia, Marietta , Health Educator 2- HIV Prevention, Other , marietta, Georgia

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