Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!
About the Role:
Under general supervision, prepares and offers direct individual and community services, client advocacy, and providing both general and specific health interventions in the community, clinic and home settings. Work assignments are in-depth and of a broad scope requiring a moderate degree of responsibility and independence of action.
Location: 2400 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL
Hours: 37.5 hours a week,
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday (8:30am-4:30pm)
- Thursday (10:00am-6:00pm)
FLSA STATUS: Hourly
Skills and Experience
- Complete and maintain all certifications required by the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV Section to provide Counseling, Testing and Referral services; Linkage to Care services, Group Prevention and Support services, HIV Navigation Services, Medication Adherence counseling, Surveillance Bases Services, Health Education and Risk Reduction Counseling services; and, provide HIV test results to individuals seen through the Program.
- Complete and maintain all certifications required by the Illinois Department of Public Health STD Section to provide Comprehensive Risk Counseling services; STD Clinic services; Disease Investigation Services; and, appropriate surveillance functions.
- Provide comprehensive, competent and individualized one-on-one HIV/HCV/STD counseling and testing to individuals in an office and/or outreach environment as regulated through the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Provide group prevention and support related to STI, HIV and HCV transmission/prevention IVHIV to a group of individuals choosing to attend a program sponsored support group.
- Maintain daily reporting responsibilities for all job responsibilities.
- Accurately maintain and update information in the STI Program’s database daily.
- Accurately maintain and update information in the Lake County Health Department & Community Health Center’s NextGen data system.
- Have oversight and management of a specific program area of responsibility including, but not limited to Syphilis surveillance, Hepatitis surveillance, STI services, Routine HIV Testing, HCV and PrEP case navigation, special events, community relations and outreach.
- Schedule appointments for the clinic services, counseling services and nursing services using approved protocols and algorithms.
- Maintain a collaborative and friendly working relationship with all other programs you would have contact or interaction with at any point of a normal business day.
- Participate in representing the STI Program to other sections within Lake County government, the community, other professionals, other organizations, State agencies, etc., in the most positive and responsive manner.
- Maintain an exceptionally high level of patient confidentiality as to never create lists of patients; send names of patients through correspondence including email, voice mail or written word; discuss patient information with another patient; identify an individual is a patient in a public or private setting; and respect all wishes of patients as to their confidentiality as long as it is within the realm of permissible actions of a LCHD/CHC employee.
- Assist the STI Program Coordinator with programmatic analysis, project design, organization, implementation and review.
- Assist the STI Program Coordinator with training and educational opportunities for all staff within the Program.
- Promptly return all phone call messages, handwritten messages, e-mails, faxes and other forms of communication from families, providers, program staff and others consistently within 48 business hours of their arrival.
Education, Qualifications, and Certification:
- Bachelors, masters degree, or high school diploma or GED equivalent preferably in a related field (public health, health education, social work, psychology, sociology, early child development, communications, etc.)
- Bachelor’s degree two years of experience.
- Master’s degree, no experience required.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent, 7 years of experience.
About the Perks:
Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.
If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.
Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.
The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.