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Health Educator - Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV-HEALTH

Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Department 

Pay:  $37,055.00 annually  

Work Schedule: 8 AM - 5 PM Some work outside of business hours can occur  


The Health Educator – Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV is a professional position in the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) that provides and evaluates trainings and educational materials to reduce the spread of disease. The Health Educator plans, implements, and provides trainings to Sedgwick County residents, community organizations and medical providers. The Health Educator attends outreach events, promoting STI prevention and other SCHD services; refers clients and community organizations to services; and tracks performance indicators of the program. The position develops prevention messages, evaluating them for health literacy, cultural appropriateness, diversity, inclusion and equity. The position maintains a good working relationship with internal partners, community partners and the public.


Coordinate and Provide Education about Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV to Community Partners and the Public

  • Provide trainings using evidence-based or promising practice methods and curricula
  • Create presentations for different audiences, including youth and adults in high risk populations and medical providers
  • Work with Disease Intervention Specialists and SCHD clinic staff to educate clients and contacts, as needed


Collaborate and Communicate with Community Partners and the Public

  • Conduct, participate in and support community-based outreach programs in a variety of venues which may be after normal work hours including weekends. These venues include but are not limited to churches, bars, clubs, LGBTQIA+ (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual) events, and other public events.
  • Promote understanding of SCHD comprehensive STI services, including the Disease Intervention Specialist role, and other SCHD and county services
  • Identify clients and communities in need of referral to services
  • Work with SCHD Communications to develop and communicate health messages around sexually transmitted infections and HIV to medical professionals, community partners and the public


Evaluate the Effectiveness of the STI and HIV Education and Associated Activities

  • Collect qualitative and quantitative data on community knowledge and needs
  • Incorporate the needs and feedback of clients within SCHD programs and different communities
  • Evaluate communications materials and trainings in terms of health literacy, cultural appropriateness, and diversity, equity and inclusion.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in public health, school or community health education, social work, communications, project management, health-related or other related field. Degree may be substituted for relevant work experience in the above fields with one year of work experience substituting for one year of education. Two years of experience presenting information, providing trainings and/or promoting healthy behaviors. Two years of experience providing customer service to the public. One year of experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 


Preferred Qualifications: Master of Public Health or other master’s degree with a concentration in health, science, communications, or related area. Three or more years of health education experience such as in a health educator role or instructing staff or the public about disease prevention. Two years of work experience with data analysis or data management. One year of work experience in public health or medical field. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Certified in Public Health (CPH).


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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