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 Community Health Specialist - Ryan White in Geneva, NY.
Responsible for group and individual education sessions that focus on strategies for achieving positive health outcomes for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.Sessions are curricula-based with an emphasis on basic HIV-related knowledge and treatment decision.
Facilitation of Health Education Curriculum
Schedule, develop and plan Health Education curricula and activities for education groups for HIV positive patients and clients.
Facilitate health education groups focused on treatment education, health literacy, and transmission prevention.
Individual Health Education
Collaborate with Care Management and Supportive Services, Clinic, Behavioral Wellness and Day Health in assessing patient/client health education needs, and participate in case conference.
Provide patient/client-centered, quality driven, culturally appropriate Health Education to HIV+ patients/clients in compliance with agency policies and funder requirements.
Create, document, execute and update an individualized patient/client centered health education plan of health for each individual who participates in services.
Health Educators must develop a health education plan that includes health education goals, specific activities, and regularly updated needs and outcomes.
Build relationships with patient/client and all members of the treatment team to support continuity of care and promote health.
Coordinate and participate in case review meetings that include all members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate.
Orient patients/clients to services available within the agency and to the mission at Trillium Health.
Group Health Education
Demonstrate developing knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related subjects
Plan and organize HIV/AIDS educational programming for group sessions
Complete an Initial assessment for all participants of group sessions.
Deliver professional quality presentations on sexual health and other HIV/AIDS wellness topics
Compile and report program data/demographics as required by funder(s)
Collaborate with Care Management and Supportive Services, Clinic, Behavioral Wellness and Day Health in assessing patient/client needs
Adhere to all government and funder regulations
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 drivers 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
Bachelors degree required in Health Education, Health and Human Services or related field with 2 years of related experience. At least 2 years experience developing and facilitating health education programming. Understanding of community level work as well as importance of collaborating and coordinating with other organizations. Effective communication and documentation skills. Fluency in Spanish and/or ASL preferred. Must be accustomed to diversity.
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.
apply online at https://www.trilliumhealth.org/en/291/careers