Prevention Project Assistant

Job Overview

Are you an empathic team player who loves to work with diverse communities? Do you value health promotion and disease prevention? Are you passionate about helping people make and sustain change in their lives? If so, HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a Prevention Project Assistant position at our Project Ohana in the Bay program with Asian American Recovery Services. The ideal candidate has experience with outreach, engagement, and following up with program participants, and a strong proficiency in social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, dating apps, etc.). We are looking for someone who is culturally competent and able to work with diverse populations. In this position, you will gain knowledge of co-morbidities (e.g. HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and substance abuse) and a good working knowledge of local community referral services, as well as experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. You'll also have a chance to develop skills set in community work.

This position is primarily responsible for outreach, engagement, and recruitment of participants into Project Ohana in the Bay. The Prevention Project Assistant will be facilitating cohorts and conduct/participate in various events. Workdays may include evenings and Saturday hours to better facilitate outreach.

This project is a multi-year federally funded prevention project targeted to 18-24 year old young adults who are at high risk for substance misuse and sexually transmittable diseases such as HIV, Hep C, and other STIs. The services will be provided in San Francisco County and Santa Clara County. The project has a robust program evaluation component and a social epidemiological framework to add knowledge about a unique population of young adults.


Key Responsibilities

• Facilitate workshops in the community, attend and table at community and social events, develop project flyers and brochures
• Connect, collaborate, and develop relationships with Community-Based Organizations, Health Departments, Community Health Centers
• Utilize and maintain social media platforms, and meet other young adults who share similar life experiences
• Actively participates in the development and implementation of the project
• Will provide orientation and do intakes for new participants
• Attends all meetings, trainings, collaborative efforts, and other project and agency-related functions as required
• Maintains confidential participants records, files, and other sensitive information both electronically and in paper form
• Collects and reports (NOMS and RBSS) at orientation, completion, and at follow-ups to support continued funding for the service
• And, other duties as assigned


Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on Social Science, Health Education or related field;
  • First Aid Certified within 60 days of employment; 
  • CPR Certified within 60 days of employment;
  • A valid driver’s license


  • Experience facilitating groups or workshops;
  • HIV Testing Counselor Certification preferred; 
  • Bilingual in an Asian, Native Hawaiian, and/or other Pacific Islander language(s)  

 Background Clearance  Required:

  • Must not be on active parole or probation  

Knowledge Required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and/or other Pacific Islander community health issues;
  • Culturally competent and able to work with diverse populations;
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet applications;
  • Strong proficiency with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, dating apps, etc.)

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of interdisciplinary team and independently assume responsibility;
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multitask and juggle multiple priorities;
  • Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks;
  • Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed;
  • Action oriented. Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while maintaining overall direction and structured priorities;
  • Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility, and reliability are imperative;
  • Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner;
  • Enter data into various electronic systems while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data


  • Familiarity and experience with group dynamics;
  • Knowledge of co-morbidities e.g. HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and substance abuse;
  • Understanding of mental health and substance abuse service system;
  • Good working knowledge of local community referral sources;
  • Ability to work evening and Saturday hours; 
  • Experience in compliance with federal, state, and local government contracts and grant requirements
Compensation: $17.30-$19.23
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Status: Full Time
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefit package
City: South San Francisco
Hours/wk: 40

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