PrEP Navigator

Date Posted: Friday, December 1,2023
Full Time

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Who we are. We protect lives. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to preventing disease, injury, and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing the State of Georgia for responding to disasters.

What we offer. As a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health team, you will join a passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to making an impact.  No matter your role, you will individually contribute to protecting the lives of all Georgians while receiving a wide range of benefits, so you can:

  • Make a Professional Impact – Build your career where it matters and protect lives in the community where you live, work, and play
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  • Work with a Dynamic and Diverse Team– Collaborative and inclusive way of working where employees share ideas and leverage collective strengths
  • Achieve Career Longevity – Countless opportunities for continuous learning/development that support a long-term career
  • Take Part in a Hands-on Working Culture – Unique culture of active engagement and problem-solving, no matter your role
  • Feel Pride in Where you Work – Be part of making an impact in public health alongside dedicated people just like you

The Northeast Health District is seeking a PrEP Navigator to float and serve all 10 counties. The position is responsible for the planning and implementation of all prevention services related to PrEP including, but not limited to education assessment, evaluation, enrollment, data collection, financial assistance, and follow-up, and will work closely with the medical team for diagnostic testing and prescription refills.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the HIV Prevention Coordinator, the PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) Navigator will be responsible for helping clients navigate and access HIV testing, PrEP treatment and care, and other community resources. This position will primarily focus on communities that may be at high-risk for HIV. This position is part of a program that serves Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton counties.

Job Responsibilities:
– Provide in-house and community outreach to at-risk populations to support HIV prevention.
– Provide rapid HIV testing and risk assessment counseling to clients.
– Provide culturally competent educational support regarding HIV risk reduction and PrEP services.
– Assess clients’ level of risk as well as their intentions to initiate and comply with a PrEP regimen.
– Assist with benefit enrollment and access to financial assistance programs related to PrEP treatment and services.
– Conduct eligibility determination, enrollment, and follow-up for uninsured clients.
– Work collaboratively with program leadership, health department staff, and community partners to increase PrEP services within the district.
– Serve as a client advocate and liaison between the client and community organizations and healthcare entities.
– Make appropriate referrals to other healthcare services as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in education, social, behavioral, or biological sciences or a directly related field from an accredited college or university


Master’s degree in public health education from an accredited college or university

Annual salary $42,000 plus generous benefits include 13 paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plans.

This position is in Athens, GA, and does not offer relocation assistance. Must be within a reasonable commuting distance. If relocating to Athens, GA, please specify on the application.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. 

No phone calls, applications accepted ONLINE ONLY through the link posted.