HIV STEP-UP Community Health Worker



This position is directly responsible for assisting in providing HIV prevention services to underserved youth and adults ages 13- 24 years, under the agency’s HIV-STEP-Up program funded by SAMHSA. The CHW will assist in engaging, testing and preventing the transmission of HIV and STIs to youth who are at high-risk of infection. Responsibilities include:

  • HIV prevention health education to community-school-faith-based at-risk youth/young adults
  • Assisting with community-based assessment and strategic planning
  • Outreach and community mobilization to engage high-risk youth
  • Assessment, case management/care cord., linkage with appropriate social/medical services
  • Health coaching and STEP-UP for HIV and STI testing and immunization services
  • HIV prevention rapid-testing and follow up referrals as necessary
  • Possible confirmatory laboratory testing
  • System navigation
  • One-to-one counseling using CLEAR
  • Life Skills training (BOTVIN)
  • Facilitating Red Ribbon and Hip-Hop 2 Prevent HIV and Substance Abuse EBPs
  • Data entry
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Position requires preferably a minimum of a BA in health education or health promotion or related or Florida Community Health Worker certification (related experience may be substituted for a BA degree on a year for year basis)
  • Minimum one-year experience as community health worker with HIV specialty
  • Post-hiring completion of agency OJT and CHW certification if not already certified
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural competence /ability to work effectively with youth and adults
  • Fully bi-lingual English/Creole. Tri-lingual English/Creole/Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of HIV health issues and conditions
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Good organizational and service coordination skills
  • Good computer and data entry skills
  • Good knowledge of prevention and environmental strategies
  • Good facilitation skills, health coaching and training/ability to teach
  • Good health promotion education and advocacy skills
  • Data gathering skills

Fields with (*) are compulsory.