Community Health Educator
Job Details
Entry
Health Center - San Francisco, CA
Full Time
$17.50 - $20.16 Hourly
Day
Description

Program: Health Education
Supervisor: Community Health Manager
Status: Non-exempt, Union
Schedule: Full-time
Hours/Week: 40

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

For over 50 years, Huckleberry Youth Programs has partnered with Bay Area youth and families to overcome adversity. Huckleberry strengthens families and empowers young people with services that promote safety in times of crisis, physical and emotional health and well-being, social justice in communities facing inequity, and educational success. We provide a continuum of services rooted in the fundamental rights of young people to be safe, healthy, educated, & treated justly.

Housed at the Huckleberry Youth Health Center in San Francisco, the Health Education Program is a multi-grant funded program providing young people comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and equity-based services in partnership with San Franciscos schools, the Department of Public Health, and community-based organizations. Services include counseling, educational and positive youth development programming, and outreach. All services are available to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 24 at the Health Center and throughout San Francisco. The Health Education program strives to improve the health outcomes of our communities by providing young people with the tools necessary to make the best decisions for their bodies and livelihoods as well as advocate for themselves and their communities.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a member of the Health Education team, the Community Health Educator is responsible for providing sexual and reproductive health counseling in clinical settings, providing and facilitating educational workshops at partner sites, and conducting community outreach and youth enrichment programming throughout the city. The Community Health Educator is expected to work collaboratively on curriculum development and adaptation, social media curation, and activity documentation both in-person and virtually. The Community Health Educator will also be expected to serve clients between the ages of 12 and 24, travel throughout San Francisco, and use various virtual platforms including Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist clients in informed decision-making around pregnancy and STI prevention by providing medically-accurate and comprehensive information both orally and written

  2. Provide options, pregnancy, STI, and other sexuality counseling and testing in accordance with SFDPH standards of care

  3. Refer clients to relevant support services and resources both at Huckleberry and in the community

  4. Create safer and supportive environments where clients and participants feel comfortable discussing sensitive topics in 1:1 or group settings

  5. Facilitate culturally and developmentally appropriate health education and promotion in Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, and community sites to fidelity

  6. Lead positive youth development programming, i.e. Peer Health Education and support groups, in schools and community settings

  7. Oversee Peer Health Educators, interns, and volunteers as directed

  8. Develop education and promotion materials as needed

  9. Participate in outreach and in-reach activities, in person and via social media, as appropriate

  10. Implement program and curricula evaluations as applicable

  11. Attend health center site meetings, program staff meetings, supervision meetings, agency meetings, and trainings regularly

  12. Participate in school or community committees as indicated

  13. Submit monthly staff reports, social media insights, and other requested data in a consistent and timely manner

  14. Enter programmatic data in Salesforce and EPIC accurately and promptly

  15. Support the training and professional development of community members including other Huckleberry staff

  16. Maintain up-to-date knowledge in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, reproductive justice, positive youth development, and client-centered care

  17. Occasional evening/weekend/early morning work required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to relate well to a diverse client population, other staff members, and the greater San Francisco community

  2. Sensitivity to and non-judgmental attitudes around various sexual and reproductive health concerns as they related to young people

  3. Comfort in clinical settings providing and advocating for client-centered care with emphasis on young people

  4. Understanding of public health principles around harm reduction, positive youth development, and behavior chance

  5. Commitment to equity and justice based approaches to adolescent and sexual and reproductive health services

  6. Experience in training, teaching, or facilitating groups of youth

  7. Ability to stay organize and work collaboratively or independently as needed

  8. Adherence to HIPAA, Healthy Youth Act, Mandated Reporting, and other clinical and educational laws, protocols, and best practices

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position is hybrid remote and in-person. When not working remotely this position operates out of the Huckleberry Youth Health Center, SFUSD Wellness Centers, and other community sites. This role might include transporting youth as well as meeting with 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, teaching in a classroom setting for 4-6 hours at a time, and sitting at a desk for long periods of time.

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Three years of related experience (education and/or work)

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree

  2. Sexual and Reproductive Health Counselor Certification (provided as needed)

  3. Sexual and Reproductive Health Educator Certification (provided as needed)

  4. Familiarity with Google Suite, Mentimeter, Salesforce, and EPIC Systems (training provided as needed)

  5. Ability to teach workshops and to translate/develop materials in one of San Francisco's threshold languages

 

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. TB clearance

  2. Proof of Covid vaccination

  3. Valid First Aid Training certificate

  4. Valid CA driver’s license & clear DMV record 

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

  1. Must pass DOJ/FBI background check. Due to our requirements with licensing, candidates with backgrounds including items on this non-exemptible crimes list will not be eligible for exemption at this time.  

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.

COMPENSATION

This position is full-time and non-exempt. The starting salary is $36,400 to $41,933 annualized. An additional bilingual stipend of $1,996.80 per year is available for qualified candidates whose language skills align with programmatic needs. 

BENEFITS

Huckleberry Youth Programs offers a benefits package to all team members who work 50% FTE or more that includes:

  • 100% contribution toward medical, dental, vision, acupuncture & chiropractic for employees and 50% coverage for eligible dependents

  • 16 Vacation days in the first year of employment - accruals begin day 1

  • 12 Personal Necessity Days

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programs

  • Flexible spending for medical, dependent care and commute

  • 403(b) retirement plan (non-match)

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Position may meet qualifications for Perkins Student Loan cancellation

  • Union staff are eligible for wellness and education reimbursements

 

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.

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