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Peer Educator/Case Finder Chicago
      #82526 - 01/27/04 07:13 PM

Peer Educator/Case Finder
(Two openings)

DEPARTMENT: Peer Educator/Case Finder



REPORTS TO: Youth Services Manager.



FLSA: Exempt



The Organization Founded in 1974, Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) provides the finest cutting-edge, comprehensive healthcare services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community through primary medical care, counseling, social services, education, prevention, outreach and research. With locations in Uptown and Lakeview, HBHC serves more than 30,000 people annually. HBHC is the leading private provider of HIV and AIDS services in the Midwest and the GLBT health center in the region. Further information can be found at

www.howardbrown.org.



Responsibilities: Peer Educator/Case Finder will provide health education and HIV test counseling sessions to racially/ethnically diverse youth in Chicago and connect them to appropriate treatment and/or care systems.



Working Conditions

Required: Must be able to demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills and he ability to work effectively with diverse staff and populations. Basic PC skills plus Internet knowledge needed for on-line services. Desired: Experience working in HIV/AIDS or other prevention services preferred. Bilingual – Spanish/English highly regarded Experience in working with GLBT population.



Qualifications: Generally pleasant environment. Space is limited and must be shared for most efficient usage. Must be able to work evenings and weekends with irregular schedule. Must be able to perform outreach in diverse locations, which include bars, clubs, social events and other venues. Must be able to carry outreach bag and lift supply boxes of 25 pounds. Access to personal transportation preferred.



Equal Opportunity: Howard Brown Health Center affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, veteran or marital status.



Application Details Please send cover letter, résumé and salary history to:



Human Resources

Howard Brown Health Center

4025 N. Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL 60613

Email: jobs@howardbrown.org


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