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23 Sep 2020

Full-Time Prevention & Outreach Program Specialist

Hepatitis Education Project – Posted by HEPSeattle Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

Position title: Prevention and Outreach Program Specialist 

Reports to: Prevention and Outreach Program Manager 

Position type: Full-Time, Exempt; 35-45 hrs/wk, including evening and weekends as needed 

Salary: $48,000 Salary or DOE 

Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage; 401K; Generous PTO 

Application deadline: Open until filled 

WHO WE ARE: 

Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency committed to improving the health of underserved communities disproportionately impacted by viral hepatitis. Driven by the values of social justice and harm reduction, our programs include Prevention and Outreach, Medical Case Management, Correctional Health, and Policy and Advocacy.  

 

HEP is committed to being an anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-sexist organization. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

Under the supervision of the Prevention and Outreach Program Manager, this entry level position will provide viral hepatitis screenings and facilitate hepatitis A/B vaccinations to communities and populations disproportionately impacted by viral hepatitis at various community based organizations (including housing programs, methadone clinics, and syringe service programs), health fairs, drop-in centers, and shelters around the greater Seattle area. The Prevention and Outreach Program Specialist will also connect those living with viral hepatitis to local resources and services including HEP’s Medical Case Management Program. Additionally, the Prevention and Outreach Program Specialist will provide medically accurate health education about viral hepatitis to youth and adult clients and staff/providers at various service organizations and high schools utilizing a harm reduction framework. This position supports the Prevention Outreach Program Manager. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

  • Engage communities disproportionately impacted by viral hepatitis, including people who are experiencing homelessness and people who inject drugs (PWID), to provide resources, referrals, and linkage to care; 
  • Attendsupport coordination of, and provide infectious disease antibody screening at educational, testing, and vaccination events; 
  • Conduct outreach to people living in encampments, including delivery of harm reduction supplies and promotion of HEP’s other services such as its on-site medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) clinic; 
  • Provide overdose prevention education and distribute naloxone to syringe service program participants; 
  • Deliver harm reduction counseling and medically accurate and appropriate viral hepatitis education to patients, community members, and providers; 
  • Support the development of a referral network to facilitate warm hand offs for people with chronic hepatitis B and other health conditions as appropriate; 
  • Manage supplies and complete documentation of program activities; 
  • Perform other duties as required to fulfill the mission of HEP. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Lived experience or education that demonstrates understanding of homelessness or unstable housing, substance use, and/or incarceration 
  • One or more years of health educatioand/or community outreach experience 
  • Foreign language proficiency in one of King County’s top 20 most common languages strongly preferred 
  • Must be willing to work outdoors several hours per shift in various weather conditions 
  • A strong interest in public health, health disparities, harm reduction and nonprofit work 
  • Ability to work with self-direction and flexibilityin an environment that encourages collaboration among team and across programs to improve care continuity for clients 
  • Viral hepatitis knowledge preferred, but not required 

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to resumes@hepeducation.org.

Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

For questions, please contact the Hepatitis Education Project at 206-732-0311.

People of color, LGBTQ-identified folks, and individuals whose lived experience has been affected by drug use, homelessness or unstable housing, incarceration, and/or viral hepatitis are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: case management, Drug User Health, Harm Reduction, and Outreach. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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