The Men’s Health Educator is responsible for developing and implementing outreach activities to reach high risk populations in the service region providing HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other disease Prevention Education, and to make individuals and communities aware of the services available for individuals who are affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other disease complications. Critical functions of this position are networking, coordinating, and providing prevention programs to the community at-large about the health impact of HIV and other disease issues with a focus on Men health and MSM. Must create programs/events that will educate MSM on HIV/STI prevention The Men’s Health Educator must be able to work independently, but reports to the Division Manager of Community Education. This position requires extensive nights and weekends along with frequent travel. This position has limited access to HIV and other screening test results.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Education, Social Work or other people related field.
Two years experience in Public Speaking; basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C preferred.
- Maintain a professional relationship with clients and client confidentiality.
- Ability to adapt to schedule changes and maintain flexibility.
- Strong ability to interact with diverse groups and cultures.
- Identify at-risk populations with a target of young men and MSM, for a variety of healthcare issues maintaining contact through periodic education programs and coordination of risk reduction programming with other agencies/organizations.
- Complete all prevention activity sheets to document completion of the program as assigned; reschedule/cancellation form if program is rescheduled or cancelled. The Health Educator’s signature verifies the validity and accuracy of the information contained therein.
- Collect sign-in sheets for all programs, complete activity sheets and required reports to turn in to the Division Manager of Community Education.
- Submit required program documentation in accordance with policy and procedures.
- Ability to work weekends and evenings. Ability to travel to program/event locations.
- Network with other organization, agencies, schools and universities that also work with the target population in order to provide information and make referrals.
- Provide Pre and Post Test Education and Counseling for the HIV antibody test Hepatitis C screening test and STI Testing.
- Administer OraQuick non-invasive HIV tests, Hepatitis C Quick Test and complete pertinent paperwork.
- Educate clients/patients and the communities at large in the area of safer sex, HIV/AIDS and general communicable disease prevention, needle safety, healthy living, PrEP and other issues.
- Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects to include National Testing day and World AIDS day events.
- Must seek out grant opportunities and help coordinate fund raisers for department.
- Must be comfortable working with LGBTQ community.
- Must facilitate prevention groups with men to encourage safe sex practice and healthy lifestyle changes.
- Performs any other department or agency related duties as assigned by Management.
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Education, Social Work or other people related field.
- Two years experience in Public Speaking. College course work related to this area may be considered as a part of this requirement.
- Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C preferred.
- Must have valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance.
How to apply
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to DaQuentin Davis, HR Director, at DDavis@maoi.org
Questions relating to this listing may also be directed to (334) 280-3349.