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Reproductive Health - Health Educator

Department: Glendale Medical
Location: Glendale, CA

JOB SUMMARY

This position provides sexual and reproductive health presentations and outreach activities at school sites, academic institutions, homeless shelters/organizations, parks and recreation centers, and community based organizations in the CCHC service area and adjacent communities. The Title X Health Educator is responsible to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate health education activities to address topic areas to include family planning, unintended pregnancy/teen pregnancy prevention, and prevention and screening of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).  These activities are performed in accordance with the clinic’s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, develops, and facilitates educational activities including presentations, mass marketing, and outreach to adults, teens, and agencies in the community.
  • Develops curricula and facilitates classes regarding family planning and other reproductive health topics, including but not limited to birth control, HIV/STI, preconception care, healthy relationships, sexuality, intimacy, values, and communication.
  • Provides in-service trainings for staff regarding the Title X program and family planning education.
  • Participates in community events including health fairs, street outreach, and other special events to promote clinical linkages.
  • Researches and utilizes fact-based, non-biased information to inform educational activities.
  • Translates scientific language and concepts into clear, simple and understandable information.
  • Works collaboratively with CCHC providers, clinical managers, support staff and Outreach department to promote access and utilization of Title X services.
  • Conducts evaluation activities for program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Participates in internal and community agency meetings to improve service delivery.
  • Keeps records and performs data entry duties as required.
  • Assists in formulation, planning, and implementation of policies, procedures and programs.
  • Develops and participates in the spread of new programs as needed.
  • Attends trainings and conferences as needed.
  • Travels to service locations as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors level education in Public Health, Health Sciences, or related field.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience providing group/class training/teaching.
  • Experience working with adolescents, and/or low-income culturally diverse populations.
  • Experience with social network media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, etc.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Oral/written fluency in English/Spanish or English/Armenian required.
  • Knowledge of family planning/reproductive health education and services.
    • Excellent public speaking, presentation and communication skills.
    • Ability to present information in an easily understandable manner.
    • Possesses genuine respect for others and acceptance of their individual, social and cultural beliefs.
    • Demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, and willingness to cooperate while working with others in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to find solutions when barriers are identified.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize when needed.
  • Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Experience and work ethics that supports working within a high functioning, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to work under supervision.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with staff.
  • Ability to use computer and learn new software programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills reflecting clarity and diplomacy and the ability to communicate accurately and effectively with all levels of staff and management.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a regulatory climate that includes oversight of state and federal entities, payer contracts etc.
  • Possesses ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Possesses genuine respect for others and acceptance of their individual social and cultural traits.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook.
  • Able to travel and attend professional meetings, conferences, trainings and clinic sites.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Requires a full range of body motion including handling and lifting, manual finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Involves standing and walking. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.

NOTE: The essential job functions for this position include, but may not be limited to those listed in this job description. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential functions of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.

 

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