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Job Title: Health Outreach Specialist
Job Number:
Organization: Knox County Health Department
Posted: 4/1/2024
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN    USA
Compensation: 20.65
Position Description: Purpose of Job The purpose of the position is to conduct field outreach to people experiencing homelessness in Knox County and assisting with the mobile medical unit as appropriate. Essential Functions The Health Outreach Specialist is responsible for the following essential functions:

Conduct field screenings and assessments for SUD, HIV, viral hepatitis, and other conditions associated with chronic substance use.

Conduct rapid HIV, hepatitis C, and other field screening tests as well as perform appropriate pre- and post-test counseling.

Facilitate linkage to and retention in care for clients living with HIV, viral hepatitis, SUD, and other conditions associated with chronic substance use.

Facilitate linkage to community resources for unmet social needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, etc.

Document all client encounters in HMIS as well as in the KCHD electronic health record, where indicated.

Collaborate with homeless service providers, harm reduction agencies, MH/SUD providers, and other agencies as appropriate to provide the highest quality care possible.

Ensure regular, punctual attendance during scheduled work hours.

Respond to and report immediately if called upon by local, regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Mayor’s Office

Perform other duties as required

Qualifications: Minimum Training & Qualifications

High School diploma or GED required: Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Minimum of one year of related work experience

Frequent local travel is required.

Possession of a valid Tennessee driver’s license is required.

Must have reliable transportation and carry appropriate insurance coverage on personal automobile

Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered for employment into the position Specialized Knowledge

Skill, experience, and knowledge of working safely in a street environment.

Excellent communications and conflict management skills including verbal, written, presentation, and listening including motivational interviewing.

Knowledge of and experience with at-risk communities

Organization Description: Type : INTERNAL & EXTERNAL


Posting Start : 03/28/2024

Posting End : 04/11/2024


Closing Date: 7/1/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jennifer Robbins,  Health Outreach Specialist
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave

Knoxville   TN  37917
United States
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave
  Knoxville   TN  37917
  United States
Contact Phone: 18652155284 
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How to Apply: Apply through employer website.

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Web Site Delete Date: 4/11/2024