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- An integral part of Mount Sinai Medical Center’s health care team, Health Educators are crucial liaisons with individuals and communities, providing information, education, linkage and navigation services in an effort to maintain, improve and adopt healthy lifestyles. Mount Sinai’s Institute for Advanced Medicine is recruiting a Health Educator for the YASS! (Young Adult Sexual Services) program, funded by New York State AIDS Institute, which seeks to connect with young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx, offering HIV and STI education and programming, testing, treatment, linkage to and navigation to medical care, education about and access PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), PrEP (pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis), and HIV care. The Health Educator will work closely with the program coordinator and prevention program manager, and spend significant time providing outreach, education, and testing services to young MSM in our catchment areas, and ensuring linkage and navigation to the team and the IAM clinics for any clients engaging in care or participating in YASS! program activities. The Health Educator will provide navigation and a warm hand-off and will serve as the field-based liaison to clients and community groups.
1. Organizes and orchestrates opportunities to outreach young MSM of color in the community for health education and promotion.
2. Develops, adapts and presents relevant health education and promotion programs such as training workshops, conferences, in small groups as well as individual field-based sessions.
3. Provides HIV, HCV and STI testing at community-based events and sessions, while educating clients around PEP, PrEP, clinic-based group interventions, primary care, mental health care, and other IAM services.
4. Documents activities in client records, program and reporting tools, recording information such as the numbers of services completed, presentations conducted, persons tested, etc. Tracks linkage navigation and follow up.
5. Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with relevant agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
6. Scouts, prepares and distributes health education materials, including reports, bulletins, and visual aids such as films, videotapes, photographs, and posters.
7. Develops operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services, in conjunction with other program and clinic staff.
8. Collaborates with health specialists and community groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services, and to develop goals for meeting needs.
9. Designs and conducts monitoring and CQI evaluations and diagnostic studies to assess the quality and performance of program services, and implement appropriate changes, with support from IAM leadership.
10. Provides program information to the public conducting social media campaigns, and/or maintaining program-related web sites.
11. Performs other related duties as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience may substitute for the degree when the experiences are closely related to the duties of the job.
HIV testing experience and phlebotomy training/certification strongly preferred, though willingness to become certified may substitute.
*Significant experience and cultural intelligence with LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth of color is critical
Excellent communication skills with a wide variety of consumers, clinic staff and collaborating partners
Independent worker with excellent organizational skills and the ability to responsibly follow-through on multiple tasks, projects and assignments
Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
Computer and medical documentation skills required
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS etiology, transmission, prevention and associated issues a major plus