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Sexual Health Testing Specialist (FT-Kona)

Job Details

$18.00 - $20.00 an hour



Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Paid time off
401(k) matching
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Mileage reimbursement
Free parking

Job Summary:

Kumukahi Health + Wellness (KHW) is seeking to hire a full-time Sexual Health Testing Specialist in the West Hawai'i area to join our dynamic team of health advocates. This position is responsible for creating community awareness on topics of HIV and other infectious diseases; educating the community about KHW services, and forming partnerships with our West Hawai‘i community. This position entails testing people for HIV, STI's, and viral hepatitis (training provided). This position also involves face-to-face and online outreach to people living with HIV, gay and bisexual men, transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs. Peers of this community are highly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs HIV, STD and hepatitis prevention and education, which promotes safer sex and safer injection practices based on Harm Reduction principles.

  • Provides face-to-face and online outreach to the target populations: people living with HIV and their partners, transgender individuals, gay and bisexual men, sex workers, and people who inject substances.

  • Distribute harm reduction materials, including condoms, clean syringes, and educational resources.
    Facilitate presentations, support groups and safer sex workshops for target populations, including administering pre/post quizzes.

  • Maintains accurate and complete log sheets/field notes, including the number and type of contacts made, the number of participants in support groups and workshops, and detailed demographic information for evaluation purposes.

  • Participates in workshops and in-service training at agencies, prisons, and other facilities.

  • Stay informed about the latest research, trends, and best practices in HIV/STI prevention and harm reduction.

  • Provides clients with advocacy and referral assistance.

  • Conduct community outreach to raise awareness about HIV/STI prevention and harm reduction strategies.

  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, making recommendations for improvements as needed.

  • Advocate for policies and practices that support harm reduction and the rights of individuals affected by HIV/STIs.

  • Serves as a liaison to other service organizations

  • Refer uninsured individuals to medical insurance.

  • Assists with quarterly reports.

Abilities & Experience:

  • Basic understanding of HIV/STI/viral Hepatitis transmission, prevention, and treatment.

  • Ability to connect with members of the target population, including sex workers, persons at risk of STIs, people who identify as LGBQ+, transgender people, unsheltered people, people who use substances, people who are non-binary or gender non-conforming, and those who are justice involved.

  • Commitment to promoting health equity and reducing stigma associated with HIV/STIs and substance use.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to connect with diverse populations.

  • Cultural sensitivity with a willingness to work with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, as well as people with HIV

  • Proficiency in data management and reporting.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Promptness to staff and team meetings

  • Flexibility with schedule and willing to work at events, as needed

  • Valid HI driver’s license

  • High School Diploma or two years of experience serving individuals of the target population as listed above.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience or education in harm reduction, public health, or related fields.


35 hours per week
Flexible scheduling may be available, with occasional evenings and weekends required.

Work Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Some nights and weekends

Work Location: 

In office, with some events in the field.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. There will be frequent requirements to drive and/or walk on unpaved roads. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  •  Problem Solving:

    • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves issues promptly and effectively.

  • Self-Development:

    • Actively pursues skill enhancement and shares expertise.

  • Customer Service:

    • Manages difficult situations, responds promptly, and solicits feedback.

  • Interpersonal Communication:

    • Handles conflict, listens actively, and remains open to new ideas.

  • Communication Skills:

    • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Teamwork:

    • Balances responsibilities, welcomes feedback, and supports team success.

  • Diversity and Ethics:

    • Demonstrates respect for diversity and upholds ethical standards.

  • Organizational Support:

    • Follows policies, completes tasks accurately, and supports organizational goals.

  • Judgment:

    • Makes sound decisions and involves appropriate stakeholders.

  • Motivation:

    • Sets and achieves goals with persistence and adaptability.

  • Planning/Organizing:

    • Prioritizes tasks, plans efficiently, and sets realistic goals.

  • Professionalism:

    • Reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect, and follows through on commitments.

  • Quality and Quantity:

    • Demonstrates accuracy, strives for productivity, and seeks improvement.

  • Adaptability:

    • Manages changes and unexpected events effectively.

  • Attendance and Dependability:

    • Consistently punctual and reliable, takes responsibility for tasks.

  • Initiative:

    • Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Innovation:

    • Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

  • Language Skills:

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients, families, or employees of an organization.

  • Reasoning Ability:

    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Computer Skills:

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the Google suite of office tools: Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc as well as Microsoft Office, and Internet software as well as some Social Media knowledge.

Work Environment:

​The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In the course of performing the duties of the Sexual Health Tester it is not unusual to see, engage or be confronted with the following: violence and threats of violence; profane, racists and/or sexist language; bodily fluids; conflict; interactions with First Responders; alcohol and other street drugs; cigarette smoke; death of service participants; nudity of service participants; people involved with sex work; people involve in the drug trade; persons used against their consent, will or knowledge; people in conflict with the law; and/or other situations that may be unsettling. Measures are taken to train staff to appropriately deal with these situations, but those in the position should reasonably expect these types of things to occur and your supervisor must provide appropriate direction and support to these situations.

Application Process

Submit resume and cover letter via email to and or mail to:

Mika Mulkey

Director of Harm Reduction Services

101 Aupuni Street, PH 1014C

Hilo, HI 96720


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