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Posted Mar 15

Health Educator

New York, NY, United States Full Time

Overview:

The Door’s mission is to empower young people ages 12-21 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment. The Health Educator is a professional counselor/educator who provides individual and group counseling to adolescents around issues of birth control methods, pregnancy options, STD testing, HIV testing and referrals.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual and group education/counseling with adolescents around birth control, pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, and making healthy choices.
  • Participates in health care delivery and case management, in collaboration with other health center staff, including the clinician, social worker, lab staff and medical assistants.
  • Provides HIV education, and pre- and post-test counseling and referrals to adolescents.
  • Represents The Door and the mission at schools, health care agencies, community-based organizations, health fairs and community meetings.
  • Provides counseling prior to and following a pregnancy test, and provides appropriate pregnancy options referrals.
  • Participates in case management
  • Maintains appropriate logs, i.e. HIV & Pregnancy, etc
  • Responsible for community-based assignments, conducting classroom presentations and small group sessions, and providing counseling and referrals other services and programs at The Door.
  • In conjunction with a NYSDOE/NYCDOE certified teacher, teaches health education sessions with an emphasis on age appropriate sexual health topics in schools.
  • Maintains accurate records and logs of education sessions and outreach activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Health Education, Public Health, Public Administration or related field. Relevant work experience and some college credits will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in family planning, reproductive health care, adolescent health services or counseling.
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Proficiency in Spanish required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills a must.
  • Training in youth empowerment philosophy and harm reduction
  • Additional Application Instructions

    Submit cover letter and resume

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