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Health Educator

Care for the Homeless (CFH) is a growing not-for-profit health care and social service agency that serves the homeless population of New York City.  CFH operates Susan’s Place, a homeless residence and medical clinic, and provides medical and social services at thirty shelters, soup kitchens, and drop-in centers.

This position is responsible for screening and assessing the educational needs of our patient population and their families and for planning, implementing and evaluating effective methods to meet those needs. The position also involves developing and organizing materials for staff and coordinating all community outreach and educational programming, including lectures, classes and workshops. In addition, HE will provide one-on-one health counseling to clients.     

This employee will work as part of the PCMH team with the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform a needs assessment in assigned sites to determine programming and interventions;
  • Conduct outreach to clients in assigned sites to facilitate their participation in on-site medical, health education and social services;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with shelter staff at medical sites and medical professionals including: medical, mental and dental providers, and social services, case managers and social workers;
  • Serve as a link between shelter staff and medical clinic.  Provide staff with on-going updated information about interventions, programming and promotions;
  • Provide HIV/HCV counseling, referral, and partner notification services to clients;
  • Perform HIV/HCV rapid testing along with confirmatory results.
  • Provide linkage to care for clients reporting HIV/HVC positive through CFH and/or outside referrals.
  • Documenting all activities using agency’s data collection method ECW.  In addition, entered required data into NYCDOH database, eSHARES
  • Facilitate health education workshops and trainings for clients and staff on topics that may include sexual health, oral health, nutrition and chronic diseases;
  • Create/order educational materials for trainings;
  • Act as a resource person in health education to clients and staff and educate clients on their health care rights;
  • Serve as an active team player in health fairs, health promotions and other team events;
  • Attend and participate in meetings, trainings and staff development; and
  • Perform other duties as it relates to health education


Educational Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Health Education and Health Promotion, Community Health, or Public Health.  CHES certification preferred. 


  • 2 years prior experience working as a Health Educator in a medical clinic setting. 
  • Prior experience or training in health education
  • Prior experience in developing, implementing and evaluating programs
  • Prior experience in creating interventions for chronic illness

Skill Sets:

  • Strong organizational skills need to manage diverse responsibilities and provide services at various sites.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and contracted providers of health care services.
  • Ability to plan, organizes, implement, and evaluate needs assessments; action plans; and professional development activities.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to resolve issues or concerns regarding HIV/AIDS prevention education and health education services.
  • Compassion/understanding/desire to work with homeless individuals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills needed to provide counseling to clients, document case work and provide training.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality guidelines.


Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred but not required

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement

Care for the Homeless provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Care for the Homeless complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Care for the Homeless expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Care for the Home less’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


Care for the Homeless advocates for policies to ameliorate, prevent and end homelessness. We occasionally circulate policy information to employees and require that staff review it. While we don’t require it, we encourage every employee to become involved in supporting and advocating for our agency’s policy agenda and related activities.

Only one submission of your resume is required. Please do not send multiple submissions. Please send cover letter with resume to The subject heading should be the position you're applying for. Electronic submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format.

  Metro Area New York NY
  Job Location City New York
  Job Location State New York
  Job Location Zip 10016
  Job Category Education and Training, Health and Medical
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Jun. 16, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Care for the Homeless
  Organizational Focus Homelessness
  Contact Person Misratu Saka
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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