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Cedars-Sinai Community Health Educator - Supporting LGBTQ+ Community in West Hollywood, California

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Cedars-Sinai Cancer remains fully committed to community outreach, engagement, and partnerships to reduce cancer health disparities in Los Angeles. As a result, Cedars-Sinai Cancer has launched efforts and is embedded in the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity where we conduct research, outreach, and policy initiatives to reduce health disparities in Los Angeles County.

You will conduct direct outreach with identified communities and populations (e.g. LGBTQ, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, API, and immigrant populations) in an effort to provide cancer education and develop bonds, relationships, and partnerships. You will seek community and health leaders to help guide outreach activities and advise cultural tailoring of cancer education programs. A key goal will be to coordinate communities around initiatives that reduce cancer health disparities and encourage prevention and early detection programs.

You will support patients and their social and health needs by helping them navigate and access community resources, social services, and medical systems! Serves as a liaison between Cedars-Sinai and the community to facilitate access to services through assessment, care coordination, and other case management activities. You will be community-based but will often partner cross-functionally with Cedars-Sinai team members, including but not limited to, medical providers, social workers, and case managers to provide intensive personal support to patients to ensure that all health needs are met.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify LGBTQ+ tobacco users through outreach, partnerships, and outside select social venues.

  • Conduct tobacco use assessments and surveys

  • Follow up with tobacco users to support quit attempts.

  • Develop a registry to tobacco users in compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations.

  • Provide support to address barriers to access.

  • Provide input on research protocols from the community perspective as well as materials, messages, and cessation interventions.

  • Collaborates to problem solve and make decisions to achieve desired outcome.

  • Establishes effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)

  • Represents the company with external constituents

  • Ensures practices and procedures are inclusive of interpersonal and cultural diversity

  • Cultivates and maintains strong customer relationships and rapport with collaborators

  • High School Diploma or GED is required. Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, Public Health, Community Health or related major preferred.

  • Community Health Worker Certification - Preferred

  • 1 year of Experience in community-level health education or related field required

  • 2 years of experience working with vulnerable populations, homeless individuals/families, people with mental illness, and substance use disorders preferred

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.