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Children's Aid Health Educator in Bronx, New York

Health Educator 7/8/24Full Time--Bronx

Job ID: 007152
Description:

Charles Drew Campus (3630 3rd Ave)

$47,000 - $50,000

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Family Planning & Pregnancy Prevention and School-Based Health Center Program Manager, the Health Educator will provide age appropriate individual and group health education counseling at our SBHC on topics such as pregnancy prevention, including abstinence and birth control method counseling; sexual decision-making; STI and HIV counseling; and other reproductive health topics. The Health Educator functions as part of a clinical team that provides comprehensive health services for adolescents. The Health Educator will be responsible for follow-up efforts for all patients on their caseload, and will collect and report education outcomes for the SBHC. Additionally, the Health Educator will conduct classroom presentations and assists the schools we serve in the implementation of evidence-based programming curricula, as well as conduct outreach efforts to assist in reaching and sustaining enrollment goals for the SBHC and create awareness among the school population of the services provided at the SBHC. This is an 11-month position and follows the DOE schedule.

Essential Duties:

  • Understand and promote the organization’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values to ensure alignment with organizational policies and procedures.

  • Provides individual counseling services (sexual decision-making, growth and development, pregnancy prevention, STI’s and HIV pre and posttest counseling) to youth in CAS program sites (community schools and youth centers), other school, and community-based settings.

  • Conducts FPBP screening, facilitates enrollment and monitors decisions from Human Resources Administration (HRA)

  • Conducts evidence-based health education sessions/groups to youth and parents at CAS, DOE and other CBO program sites.

  • Develops and implements workshops and outreach presentations for youth and parents within the schools serviced.

  • Conduct evidence-based programming to youth in the classrooms and/or after-school programs and complete all documentation required to fulfill the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program requirements

  • Will do outreach for SBHC enrollment at school functions i.e. Parent-Teacher conference, open house, Community Forum, etc.

  • Participates in the process of developing, obtaining, evaluating and maintaining written and audio-visual health education materials as required by program.

  • Documents all group/workshops and individual counseling services, as requested by the Project Director.

  • Offers and arranges for family planning services at our SBHCs and other CAS Health Centers for youth

  • Participates in SBHC advocacy activities

  • Participates as part of a team with other staff to provide quality patient care.

  • Must abide by privacy laws including HIPAA, etc.

  • Attends training sessions conducted by other agencies in order to develop skills and knowledge required of an educator in a CAS program.

  • Contributes to program planning and evaluation by maintaining up-to-date records and collecting, managing and maintaining program outcomes data.

  • Provides coverage as needed at other family planning clinics or outreach activities

  • Recruits, trains, and manages the school-based peer health education group.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

* Minimum Qualifications:*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education, Public Health, or related discipline or at least four years’ experience in sexual health education.

Key Competencies:**

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

It is the policy of Children's Aid to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and is dedicated to maintaining a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Children's Aid will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on any basis, including race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, gender/sex (including pregnancy), disability, religion, source of income, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, familial status, caregiver status, military status, marital or partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest or conviction record, credit history, unemployment status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Children’s Aid is committed to complying with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Children’s Aid will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of all allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or any violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy in a confidential manner and will take appropriate corrective action, if and where warranted. Children’s Aid prohibits retaliation against employees who provide information about, complain about, or assist in the investigation of any complaint of discrimination or violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

The incumbent is expected to work a schedule, whether in-person or hybrid, as determined by the department's needs to facilitate effective collaboration with the team. This flexibility is essential for maintaining seamless communication, fostering teamwork, and ensuring the smooth operation of the department's processes. The position's requirements are subject to periodic review and adjustment based on organizational needs and changes in work dynamics.

Requirements:

Job Type Full Time

Location --Bronx

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