Vista Community Clinic

  • Health Educator - HIV

    Req No.
    2018-1981
    Location
    US-CA-Vista
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Health Promotion Center
    Schedule
    40 hrs/wk (M-F 8am-5pm)
  • Overview

    Vista Community Clinic is a private, non-profit medical, dental, optometry, chiropracty, behavioral and social services center providing care in a comprehensive, high quality setting. We provide the highest quality services in seven clinics located in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties. We work to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services and education for those who need it most. We are looking for dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic team players who want to serve our population.

     

    We have a very competitive compensation and benefits program which includes health, dental, vision, company-paid life, flexible spending accounts and a 403(B) plan, for eligible employees. This position offers flexible hours.

     

    VCC is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    Every day you will make an impact on your community. Making difference in the lives of others working with homeless and recovery communities.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct outreach and provide HIV health education, counseling and testing services
    • Work with individuals to assess individual risk and needs, enrolling those appropriate into an individualized risk reduction program
    • Internal and external program reporting
    • Oversee completion of program objectives and recommend changes in scope as needed
    • Serve as liaison and assist with collaborative support activities with community agencies, local government representatives and other VCC project staff

    Qualifications

    Minimum

    • B.A./B.S. degree or A.A. degree with 2 years of experience in community education or
    • High school diploma or equivalent with four years of experience in community education and/or direct patient services
    • Valid California driver’s license, current vehicle insurance and reliable transportation
    • Knowledge of social and emotional issues related to HIV infection
    • Demonstrated competency working with culturally diverse, low/no income clients
    • Successful experience and demonstrated ability in general office skills and proficiency in MS-Windows, MS-Office, internet use and data entry

    Preferred

    • Experience assisting clients in social services and health care access; knowledge and experience providing HIV/AIDS education and information
    • Working knowledge of medical terminology as it relates to HIV disease
    • Bilingual English/Spanish 

    Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

    • Knowledge of HIV-related social and emotional issues, demonstrated competency in working with culturally diverse, low income or no income clients
    • Preferred skills include demonstrated competency working with LGBTQ, persons in recovery, homeless individuals, and other marginalized populations
    • Ability to present information accurately and effectively both orally and in writing to individuals and groups
    • Good verbal and written skills necessary for communication with patients/clients, providers and other staff
    • Basic computer knowledge, Internet use, MS Office and Excel, data entry
    • Ability to plan and facilitate internal and community meetings

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