Public Health Job Opportunities

Adolescent Health Educator

Deadline: Nov 1, 2017

Charles Drew Health center is seeking an Adolescent health Educator (AHE), to promote, maintain and improve individual and community health by assisting individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.

Position Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other health specialists and community organizations to determine community health needs and the availability of services, and then develop goals for meeting the identified needs.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with agencies and community organizations with like-goals.
  • Develop and present health education and promotion programs in a multitude of community venues, frequented by adolescents and young adults.
  • Prepare and distribute health education materials, including reports and visual aids such as videos, photographs and posters in a format and language relevant to adolescents and young adults.
  • Develop and maintain health education resources for adolescent health care team and community agencies.
  •  Collaborate with other members of the Reproductive Health team to coordinate and provide counseling for external STI testing sites.
  • Collect and document patient and partner information.
  • Follow up with positive patents identified as needed.
  • Collaborate with Public Health Program Coordinator to monitor, report and properly audit inventory for state funded STI medication.
  • Network and participate in community outreach activities associated with STI and contraception/family planning education.
  • Participate in major community screenings for STI testing in non-traditional locations.
  • Document activities, recording patient encounters, outreach activities, number of tests performed, treatments, etc.; this information will be forwarded to the Reproductive Health Administrator to prepare reports for funders.
  • Work with the Reproductive Health team to develop and implement policies and procedure to improve STI and contraception/family planning operational efficiencies

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health, behavioral science, sociology, psychology or related field required.
  • Experience in public and/or Adolescent Health preferred.
  • 1-2 years, minimum, experience working with youth/young adults with preference to experiences in the CDHC service area.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with individuals at various levels both inside and outside of the organization, often in sensitive situations. Previous facilitation experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office – particularly Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with an Electronic Practice Management (EPM) and/ or Electronic Health Record (EHR) or similar system.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills both written and verbal, as well as, exhibiting strong organizational skills and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor when responding to patients/customers.
  • Hearing – must be able to respond to telephone calls and face to face interactions. Near vision – to type on computer.
  • Hours of Work: Monday-Friday 9:00-6:00pm, subject to change based on outreach events and needs of population being served. Expect to work 40 hour a week minimum.

View the job description and apply online here. 

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