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Health Educator I

Public Health Institute

Posting Number: 131-19

Position Title: Health Educator I

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a Health Educator I for the Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP).

The Health Educator will work for the SAMHSA.CSAT-funded study, “Mariposa TCE (Targeted Capacity Expansion)”. The study aims to reduce substance use and HIV risk behaviors and increase access to HIV/VH testing and treatment and trauma informed treatment services for transwomen of color (18 years and older) in Alameda and San Francisco counties.

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following:

• Conduct community/online outreaches targeting transwomen

• Build collaborative working relationships with CBOs and other social groups

• Provide Motivational Enhancement Intervention sessions to participants in order to reduce substance abuse and HIV risk behaviors

• Refer participants to HIV/Vital Hepatitis testing at Asian Health Services or other collaborating clinics

• Enroll and navigate clients to complete the Stable Housing and Employment (SHE) in which they will gain skills and knowledge about job application and finding affordable housing in a safe neighborhood.

• Conduct intake and follow-up risk assessments

• Collect and enter assessment and outcome data

• Work closely with Asian Health Services and Instituto Familiar de la Raza to implement various Mariposa TCE activities

• Manage materials and facility logistics for outreach events and activities

• Work with transwomen for intervention activities to increase community level awareness through media campaigns and social network platforms

• Facilitate support groups targeting transwomen

• Process cash payments to participants

• Work includes some non-standard hours, such as evenings and weekends

• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

• Required: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent experience

• Preferred: BA in social/health sciences or equivalent experience At least 1 year of relevant work experience required

• Some working experience in the transgender communities

• Strong knowledge of HIV, substance abuse, and health disparity issues in transgender community

• Public speaking and advanced facilitation skills for leading large and small group presentations and activities

• Ability to maintain accurate record keeping

• Ability to recognize and resolve problems as they occur

• Good attention to detail, self-motivation, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and good organizational skills

• Ability and comfort in engaging in open and nonjudgmental conversations with participants from diverse backgrounds (e.g., ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities) with sensitivity

• Prior computer experience (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel)

• Must be willing to and able to commute to various locations other than the assigned office, mostly in Alameda County and San Francisco County.

• Ability to work some non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends.


• Some experience working for social and AIDS service agencies

• Some experience I individual counseling or case management

• Knowledge of the HIV service system in San Francisco and Alameda counties

Important Information

• This is a full time (40 hours/week) position based in Oakland, CA.

This job is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off.

How to Apply

• To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link listed at the top of this advertisement. In your cover letter, please describe the extent of your health education experience and why you feel you are an excellent candidate for this position

The Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. We recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs and sexual-orientation. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly support applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.

Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Please do not email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our career site. Given the high volume of responses we receive from a combination of job boards, please allow up to one week for a reply.