Sexual Health Educator and Navigator

 

Position: Sexual Health Educator and Navigator

Department: HIV

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $35,000 to $40,000, annually

Duration: Full-time; Limited Term Employment

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)

Reports to: HIV Program Manager

 

For the last 32 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the HIV/AIDS service delivery gaps for Native American and other marginalized communities across the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, based on indigenous values and ways of knowing. Since 1987, our programs and services have grown to include services that drive a return to first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth, and natural resource healing and reclamation.

 

Job Summary

 

Prioritizing unsheltered individuals, this position works collaboratively with internal teams and community partners to conduct outreach activities that identify people living with HIV (PLWH), recently diagnosed and those not-in-care; actively navigate newly and not-in-care PLWH to HIV medical care and wraparound services that will decrease new transmissions and increase medical adherence and viral suppression.

 

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma with a working knowledge of HIV and STI modes of transmission, lifecycles, risk factors, and harm reduction strategies and best practices. Two or five years of experience in any or a combination of the following areas: HIV and STI education and awareness, HIV and STI screening, testing, counseling, and referral services, outreach in Indigenous and other communities of color, the LGBT+ communities, and other populations at high risk for HIV and STIs.

Experience collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, applied science, nursing, public health, health education, sociology, psychology, or any other closely related field(s).
  • knowledgeable of and experience with Indigenous ways of knowing and culture
  • Knowledge of the National Ending the Epidemic, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and the Ending HIV MN strategies
  • Working knowledge of and experience with navigating the HIV care continuum
  • Experience providing HIV linkage to care services
  • Experience collaborating with Partners Services to reengage People Living with HIV in care and treatment
  • Certified to provide HIV counseling, testing, and referrals services in Minnesota
  • Experience with group facilitation and dynamics
  • Experience with social media networking and outreach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suit and database management
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a criminal background check

 

Salary ranges between $35,000 to $40,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Indigenous Peoples Task Force offers a generous benefits package.

 

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, HIV Program Manager at calvinh@indigenouspeoplestf.org by 5pm Monday, February 22, 2021.