Health Educator
Thursday, 06 April 2017 00:00

TITLE:               Health Educator

REPORTS TO:    Health Education Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY:
The Health Educator is responsible for conducting outreach in an effort to provide health education to youth in the community at large. The Health Educator is also responsible for understanding and implementing programing in line with grant and department goals.   

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Educate youth on topics such as: healthy human sexual development, decision making around pregnancy and childbearing, STD and HIV transmission and prevention, relationships and communication, consent, sexual violence, and sexual identity including gender and sexual orientation
  • Develop curricula including lesson plans and materials that are appropriate to the population being served in terms of culture, educational level, age, and developmental level
  • Perform outreach and relationship building with youth in the East Metro area as well as youth service professionals, teachers, government agencies, parents and families, human service agencies, and healthcare providers
  • Develop a thorough understanding of assigned grant goals and perform all assigned grant duties, including but not limited to:

    • Outreach to meet grant goals
    • Implementing programs with fidelity and best practice in mind
    • Timely and accurate data entry
    • Writing grant reports as required
  • Implement evidence based curriculums for the PREP grant with fidelity
  • Complete HIV risk assessment with clients
  • Provide rapid HIV testing and counseling with best practice in mind
  • Cultivate referral relationships with human service agencies, schools, community colleges, and others, informing them of the services available at Face to Face
  • Maintain regular contact with key community partners to schedule programming and outreach
  • Attend and staff relevant health fairs and community events and provide information regarding sexual health and F2F services
  • Model behavior that is consistent with, and supportive of healthy adolescent development
  • Make referrals and provide resources for youth
  • Collaborate with other staff and maintain professional working relationships with clients or other outside agencies or contacts
  • Comply with the agency’s written employment policies
  • Perform other tasks or projects as requested


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in public health, social work or human services
  • At least one year of experience providing outreach and/or community education services
  • Ability to work respectfully and effectively with adolescent from every socio-economic and ethnic group represented in our community
  • The ability to work independently and exercise good judgment when involving others
  • The ability to handle confidential information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to present information well
  • A valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a good driving record are required


Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to travel in all weather conditions in MN
  • Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens through the HIV screening process.
  • Flexible schedule: must be able to regularly accommodate evening and weekend work
  • Able to perform duties and responsibilities as outlined on the job description
  • Responsibilities outlined in this job description may be adjusted in order to meet grant requirements
  • Appropriate accommodations to these physical demands will be made for disabled individuals.


Hours and Benefits:
This is a full-time position at 37.5 hours a week. Benefits include generous PTO, Holiday Pay, Health and Dental Insurance, Short and Long term disability, and Employer paid life insurance.  

If Interested:
E-mail cover letter and resume to Stephanie Reinitz, Clinic Operations Manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Subject line: Health Education Supervisor

Candidates from diverse and underserved populations encouraged to apply

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

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