NHC Position Type
The overall objective of this position is to expand the capacity, reach, and scope of CAN Community Health’s Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program in Northeast Florida. This will be achieved via community networking, educational presentations, and coordination of HIV testing opportunities at opioid use recovery facilities, faith-based organizations, social services agencies, and private medical practices, amongst others. Additionally, this individual will be linking individuals at risk of acquiring HIV to CAN Community Health’s PrEP care and treatment services via education and by serving as a point of contact for community-based agencies. Member will identify financial resources to go towards supporting PrEP direct service programing. Member will abide by AmeriCorps guidelines related to acquisition of financial resources including not acquiring federal funds and not exceeding more than 10% of the member's total hours. Finally, the position will involve developing CAN’s educational materials focused on PrEP, and on the collection and tracking of data that shall support the services provided through the PrEP program. .
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Providing outreach to agencies to build awareness, actively participating in heath campaigns by monitoring health issue trends
- Developing and providing health education for the community
- Generating and disseminating findings/implementation reports
- Collecting, recording, and evaluating data to inform education on health issue
- Providing health education to at-risk populations, attending trainings and/or community events, identifying new sites to provide resources and materials
- Developing and distributing new materials geared towards patients, clients, and/or organizations
- Conducting interviews of community to adjust curriculum
- Providing outreach in the community to promote services
- Linking clients from community organizations to services
- Targeting groups that have a high number of clients, conducting medical testing during educational sessions
- Assessing and reporting on existing services in the target area
- Creating and implementing surveys to assess program effectiveness
- Developing new program materials to aid reach, scope, and effectiveness
- Networking with the community and doing educational presentations
- Coordinating with outside facilities, faith-based organizations, social services agencies, private medical practices, etc.
- Linking individuals and treatment services via education and by serving as a point of contact for community based agencies
- Developing educational materials and collecting and tracking of data
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
- Excellent communicator
- Experience with developing surveys
- Experience with developing programs/curriculums
- Experience with data analysis
- Good with diverse personalities
- Good interpersonal skills
- Background in health
- Ability to work in deadline-oriented environment
- Interest in health, social justice, and policy issues
- Team player
- Background in social justice or advocacy work
- Works well with others
- Good listener
- Thinks creatively
- Desires to empower community
- Social media experience
- Speaks language(s) spoken by patient populations
- Able to build relationships with experts
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Organized, sound organizational skills
- Good customer service skills
- Proficient computer and data entry skills (e.g., Microsoft suite)
- Passion for health topics
Knowledge Required for the Position
Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options
Member uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments following set procedures, independently. The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required.
The Member independently plans and carries out the projects and selects the approaches and methods to be used in solving problems.
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
Purpose of Contacts
To provide customer service
- 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.