Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Health Educator III for the Department of Pediatrics within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Medical Director, the Health Educator III will be responsible for stimulating public awareness of health needs, sound health practices, hospital and community resources. Promotes public awareness of HIV and STI for prevention and improved public health status.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts outreach and case management to clients that are lost to care and links those who are newly diagnosed with HIV to appropriate care and treatment programs.
Provides HIV counseling (ARTAS), testing and referrals for clients receiving services on the STOP mobile unit and on-site.
Serves as an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Counselor. Participates in the Youth Advisory Board (YAB).
Applies the CDC's Social Networking Strategy utilized to recruit clients for program participation and referrals for HIV testing.
Provides outreach to HIV positive individuals who are lost to care.
Provides PrEP counseling to high-risk HIV negative individuals.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, or a related field plus two (2) years of health education experience or a Master's degree plus one (1) year of health education experience.
Must have experience working with populations at risk for and infected with HIV.
Equivalent experience, education, and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of Newark and the Greater Essex County Community.
Must be able to work independently and as a team player.
Computer literacy specifically with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Certified phlebotomy technician.
Spanish proficiency in speaking and writing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
Must have completed or be eligible to successfully complete the Rutgers's Defensive Driving Training Course.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.