HIV/Hep C Health Educator

Position Status




NHC Position Type

Health Education

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engaging in outreach and promoting health education topics and healthcare services
  • Identifying hosts and sponsors in various communities to form new partnerships
  • Implementing and executing program using established protocols
  • Conducting data collection, providing health counseling and coaching, keeping and organizing documentation and records, developing community relationships

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Compassionate
  • Open-minded
  • Non-judgmental
  • Self-starter
  • Multi-tasker
  • Ability to balance
  • Proficient computer skills and data entry skills
  • Passion for community outreach or helping others to improve their health a plus


Knowledge Required for the Position

Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements


Member uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments following set procedures, independently.


The service activities are reviewed for accuracy through spot checks, through complaints from customers, and through observation of the Member at service.


Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service.


The Member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

  • Member provides timely services of a personal nature to others.
  • The service position product or services affect the social, physical, and economic well-being of a substantial number of people on an ongoing basis.

Nature of Contacts

Community Organizations

Purpose of Contacts

To provide customer service

Special Considerations

  • Unusual physical demands involving climbing, lifting, stooping, and reaching, etc.
  • Unusual service hours, involving evenings, weekends, or long shifts
  • Personal vehicle required

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

Background checks notifies host site of any violations in the last 7 years. Supervisor reviews all candidates and consider them for employment. With felony convictions, CAN Community Health’s 3rd party investigation firm asks us if they want to send out a rejection letter. Offenses including theft, assault/battery and anything to do with children are heavily scrutinized.