Community Health Educator I
Department: Sexual & Reproductive Health
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: M-T-W-Th-F from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Date Posted: 03/01/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-111318
The Cambridge Health Alliance's Sexual and Reproductive Health Program is a multi-grant funded program that provide clinical, education, and outreach services to clients at CHA health centers and in the surrounding communities. Education services include comprehensive reproductive and sexual health counseling services in clinical settings, education and outreach in CHA communities, and youth development programs in local school systems. Services are available to adolescents, adults, community organizations, and professionals. This mission of the program is to better the reproductive and sexual health outcomes of our communities.
Assists clients in exploring feelings and concerns about sexuality, pregnancy and other life style needs. Assists clients in making an informed decision by providing information, both oral and written, and helping clarify values and priorities.
Provides pre- and post test HIV antibody and STI counseling and testing in accordance with the HIV Program and the MDPH standards of care.
Links clients and providers with necessary school and community resources and agencies.
Maintains charts and all appropriate paperwork.
Coordinates the use of health education/counseling materials and medications at the site.
Creates a safe and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable discussing issues that are important to them.
Participates in outreach activities for the program as appropriate. Develops outreach and in-reach materials to promote services.
Implements education evaluation. Develops education materials as applicable. Leads youth development programming with fidelity as applicable.
Provides education that is culturally and developmentally appropriate and comprehensive. Education is offered not only to main stream academic classes and programs but to the bilingual, vocational, special education and alternative high school programs as well. Offers out of school time programs and occasional evening and weekend health education programs and support groups as indicated.
Attends health center site meetings, program staff meetings, trainings, and supervision meetings as appropriate. Participates in school or community committees as appropriate. Facilitates meetings when appropriate.
Submits FPERs, monthly staff reports and other requested data, in a consistent and timely manner.
Provide coverage at clinical and education sites as indicated.
Maintains competencies in the field o f sexual and reproductive health.
Integrates growth and development needs into the delivery of patient care
Good interpersonal and communication skills in order to relate well to a diverse patient population, other staff members, and the general public.
Sensitivity to reproductive and sexual health issues .
High level of self-awareness and an interest in gaining self-knowledge
An interest in learning and improving education skills
Ability to advocate for the program and the clients at the site
Ability to work in a demanding busy and stressful environment
Ability to work with people of different races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and experiences