DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES:
In the Division of Community Wellness, the Social Services Specialist (Health) will be assigned to appropriate programs. This employee will be trained to draw blood, obtain oral swabs or other appropriate specimens on persons who may be infected with a variety of diseases and must demonstrate competence during his/her probationary period. This employee will be expected to handle blood and other potentially infectious materials in a proper manner, following safety requirements established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other responsibilities include: counseling clients regarding pre-and post-testing results; referring clients for appropriate follow-up care and delivering specimens and other materials to various locations. This employee may also be required to develop and present educational and news media materials to the public and provide in-service training and lectures to a variety of groups regarding the transmission and prevention of AIDS, STD's and other diseases. Other duties include following epidemiology trends; coordinating program activities, disseminating of program information; developing and designing of educational materials.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The County of Wayne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability.