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PROGRAM ASSISTANT (Health Outreach Specialist)

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Hours of Work
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Official TSU Title
PROGRAM ASSISTANT (Health Outreach Specialist)

Grant Title
PROGRAM ASSISTANT (Health Outreach Specialist

Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision, the TSU SHAPE Initiative Bruthas Project is a grant-funded university and community-based partnership established to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minorities who are at-risk for HIV or HIV positive. The TSU SHAPE Initiative Program Assistant (Health Outreach Specialist) provides health screenings, education, community referrals, and conducts community outreach and engagement among campus and Greater Houston program participants. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and performance is based upon contribution to all program operations.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary
  • Conducts HIV, Hepatitis-C, STI screenings with the provision of general health and HIV / STI education and/or referrals to local community agencies as appropriate.
  • Provides support in maintaining safe sex practices reducing HIV / STI infection or re-infection.
  • Implements evidence-based interventions (EBIs) in accordance with program curriculum.
  • Conducts intake, monthly follow-ups, and discharge assessments face to face, virtually, or by phone.
  • Maintains accountability for program equipment, supplies, confidential client records, and performs quality management and assurance activities.
  • Provides targeted outreach, recruitment, and coordination of on-campus and external program activities and events.
  • Must be comfortable and culturally competent to work with special populations including the Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender ( LGBT ) community.
  • Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with community partners and program participants.
  • Attends team meetings and required trainings as scheduled.
  • Manages daily office operations, schedules appointments, and answers phones as appropriate.
  • Must have access to reliable and consistent transportation and able to travel locally.
  • Will require schedule flexibility to include some evenings and weekends.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Hiring Range
$18.280160 - $21.9357


Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Required Licensing/Certification

Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.
Certification as Community Health Worker ( CHW ) or Certified Health Education Specialist ( CHES ) preferred.
A minimum of 6-months paid or volunteer experience working with HIV / AIDS and/or substance using populations preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Federal, State, Local, and County laws.
  • General policies, procedures, and practices.
  • HIPAA Compliance.
  • Mobile technology.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Survey Monkey, and similar applications.
  • HIV / STI and related services, Homeless, and Mental Health/Substance Abuse community resources.

Skill in:
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Operating standard office equipment and mobile technology.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Secure and maintain human subjects and behavioral prevention/intervention training certifications.
Work Experience

Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience.
Fluent in Spanish preferred.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Stoop, bend, kneel, and lift.
Sitting or standing in one location.
Use of manual dexterity and fine motor skill.
Carry objects of light and moderate weight.
Will require some evenings and weekends.

Desired start date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date

Open Until Filled (overrides close field)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Open to all applicants.
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have six months (6) to one (1) year of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Certification as Community Health Worker (CHW) or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 6-months paid or volunteer experience working with HIV/AIDS and/or substance using populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you fluent in Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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