Community Health Interventionist

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Community Health Interventionist

Closing Date/Time: Sunday, 4/14/2024, 4:30 pm

Salary: $29.31 to $40.41 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Community Health Interventionist works with County staff, outside agencies, surrounding counties and community resources to provide outreach, education, and testing for HIV and hepatitis C and provides prevention methods, treatment, resources and support to the community. This is a grant-funded position.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conducts direct point-of-care testing, client interviews, risk reduction counseling; delivers test results and provides post-test counseling; and makes referrals to appropriate prevention or care resources for clients at risk of or living with HIV or hepatitis C infections.

Seeks, establishes, and develops new relationships with local and surrounding counties service providers and community groups serving populations at risk or disproportionately affected by HIV/hepatitis C infection; works with groups to develop outreach and testing services suitable for each group or agency; educates partner agency staff about HIV/hepatitis C risks to generate appropriate client referrals; establishes condom distribution sites in the county and surrounding counties.

Provides and presents disease prevention information and education at health fairs, schools, worksites, and other community locations.

Identifies and implements new intervention programs to increase awareness of HIV/hepatitis C risk, prevention methods, and to encourage testing services.

Plans and implements large scale testing events; orders and organizes materials; schedules staff and volunteers; communicates with partner agencies and other community stakeholders to coordinate outreach for events.

Organizes and facilitates the development of program specific health education and outreach campaigns using multiple types of media.

Attends and participates in a variety of internal and external meetings, councils, and committees.

Assists in annual grant applications; completes grant requirements regarding reporting and documentation.

Orders and maintains an inventory of program and marketing supplies.

Participates in department efforts related to accreditation/reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or related field; AND two (2) years of public health services related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Grant planning and implementation.

Social media platforms.

Disease transmission, prevention methods, and treatment.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Records maintenance and retention policies, procedures, and practices.

Phlebotomy practices, methods, and procedures.

Community health resources and programs.

Skill in:
Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and the public.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation.

Preparing clear and concise reports.

Working efficiently both independently and as part of a team.

Following policies, procedures and protocols.

Gathering and analyzing data and statistics.

Delivering educational presentations and information to large and small groups of varying age and background.

Collecting capillary and venous blood samples.

Maintaining confidential information.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must maintain a First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification or obtain certification within three (3) months of hire.
Must successfully complete phlebotomy training within six (6) months of hire.
Must possess a valid Driver's license.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in clinical and office settings and at various locations throughout Scott County and surrounding counties.
Work requires exposure to seasonal weather conditions, potential harm from agitated clients, hazardous chemicals, and infectious diseases.
May be required to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.