Health Educator

Health Educator

TITLE:  Health Educator

DIVISION:  Huckleberry Youth Health Center

RATE:  $17.50 – $20.16/Hour DOE

STATUS/SCHEDULE:  Nonexempt Union/FT (40 Hrs/wk)

SUPERVISOR:       Community Health Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: The Health Educator is responsible for planning, executing, and documenting health education and health promotion activities, including the facilitation of workshops, creation and adaptation of curriculum, conducting community outreach, supporting intern and volunteer projects, and leading additional youth enrichment activities and programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

  1. Plan and facilitate health workshops in Middle Schools, High Schools, and community sites, on topics including HIV/STD prevention, pregnancy prevention, decision making, communication skills, and healthy relationships, in English and Spanish
  2. Create and adapt curriculum for health education workshops in English
  3. Support the training and professional development of school district teachers to facilitate health education classroom material
  4. Coordinate with teachers to schedule and organize workshops
  5. Develop health promotion tools and resources for youth, professionals, and parents
  6. Support the development and facilitation of Peer Health Education and youth health promotion opportunities, intern and volunteer projects
  7. Participate in community outreach and events
  8. Participate in staff meetings, trainings, in-services and regular supervision
  9. Maintain appropriate documentation for activities
  10. Occasional evening/weekend/early morning work required

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Experience training, teaching, or facilitating groups of youth
  2. Experience working in health promotion and sexual health
  3. Understanding of public health principles, ecological models of health behavior, and strategies for health behavior change
  4. Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  5. Experience working with professionals and adult allies to youth
  6. Commitment to adolescent health, equitable healthcare access, and reproductive options/choice.
  7. Ability to work as part of a team
  8. Highly organized, creative, innovative
  9. Ability to take initiative and work proactively
  10. High level of professionalism and ethical standards

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position operates out of the Huckleberry Youth Health Center. This role routinely includes driving and transporting youth to various appointments. This role meets clients in a variety of settings, including schools and community-based organizations. The position also includes the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Huckleberry Youth Programs is located in San Francisco and is accessible by public transportation.    

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  This role must be able to sit comfortably in a car when driving for up to an hour at a time. This role requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend, sit or stand as necessary and climb stairs. This role must be comfortable with public speaking and teaching in a classroom setting for 4-6 hours at a time.     

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Three years of related experience (education and/or work)
  2. Must be bilingual English/Spanish

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Bilingual English/Spanish, English/Cantonese or English/Mandarin with ability to teach workshops and to translate/develop materials.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. TB clearance
  2. Valid First Aid Training certificate
  3. Valid CA driver’s license & clear DMV record
  4. Transportation (for traveling to sites)

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

  1. Must pass DOJ/FBI background check

OTHER DUTIES:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

TO APPLY:  If interested, please email resume and cover letter to hehyhc2018@huckleberryyouth.org or fax to 415-751-6480.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Huckleberry Youth Programs is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing equal opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race; color; ethnic background; religion; gender; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical condition; disability, including HIV-related conditions; or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to every aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, advancement, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions.

FAIR CHANCE:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Huckleberry Youth Programs | 3310 Geary Blvd. | San Francisco, CA 94118 | (415) 668-2622