On the outside, Trillium Health may look like a neighborhood health center that provides accessible, affordable services to the community. On the inside, we’re focused on caring for all of an individual’s needs. “Extraordinary care, always,” is not just our noble purpose at Trillium Health, it’s our operational system. Our mission targets the complex vulnerabilities of our community, as we address the social, physical, and behavioral needs of those we serve, all under one roof.
Born from the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Trillium Health has grown into a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look A-Like, allowing us to expand our reach and serve those who too often face barriers to care. From primary medical care, to LGBTQ affirming care, we are committed to our community. If you are interested in an organization that truly cares, Trillium Health may be for you.
We are currently recruiting for a Community Health Specialist.
Responsible for providing health education interventions to diverse populations, especially those at increased risk of health disparities.
Provide community-based testing (including HIV/STD/HCV counseling and testing services) as scheduled
Work with Care Management, Clinic and other Trillium Health staff to link patients to appropriate care and/or services
Schedule, plan, and present educational and risk reduction programming to individuals and groups of clients/patients, staff, volunteers, and community members within the Finger Lakes Region
Assist with the development and implementation of new community health programs within the Finger Lakes Region
Participate in outreach and link contacts to appropriate care and/or services
Operate assigned vehicles, including outreach mobile unit
Distribute and market current and appropriate educational materials
Demonstrate developing knowledge of HIV and other health-related issues
Compile and report program and service data in electronic database(s) and/or electronic medical record, as required
Represent agency at community events
Participate and provide Trillium Health/Community Health Initiatives representation on relevant coalitions, committees, networks, etc.
Requires the ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, races, sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions
Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all patient, client, proprietary, and protected information
Must have a reliable vehicle and meet the agency driving policy requirements for this position, including a valid NYS driver’s license and proof of required automobile insurance
Employees are accountable for meeting performance standards of their departments. They participate in compliance audits and quality improvement plans
Other specific duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree preferred in Health Education, Health and Human Services or related field OR Associate’s degree in Health Education, Health and Human Services or related field and 2 years of related experience.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Occasionally the employee must stoop, bend and lift or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.