Health Educator, School Health Program - Academic Schedule
The mission of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The BPHC envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression. The BPHC sets an expectation that all staff and leadership commit, individually and as part of the BPHC team, to hold ourselves accountable to establishing a culture of antiracism and advance racial equity and justice through each of our bureaus, programs, and offices.
The Health Educator provides health education, counseling on relationship issues, health issues, pregnancy, family planning, education prevention, pregnancy counseling, and contraceptive compliance to young women and men at Boston Public Schools as identified by Program Director.
- Works with Child and Adolescent Health Services Program Director and team as per protocol for intervention with teens at risk, including for pregnancy, for becoming a father, or for STIs.
- Fills out appropriate forms as required in timely manner
- Follows-up with clients as appropriate or as designated in protocol.
- Attends all required trainings.
- Receives updates from ABCD on family planning counseling.
- Attends HIV counseling course as assigned and acts as a resource for training additional staff .
- Provides family planning services: counseling and dispensing as per MD/PA/NP at the Adolescent Center of BMC or another ABCD site.
- Coordination of care
- Community outreach
- Works with Program Director and team to develop a plan for low barrier access to family planning for students at all Boston sites (form, communications, protocol, etc.)
- Implements condom availability programs as defined by BPHC and the Boston Public Schools Meets established intervention productivity requirements
- Supports youth peer health educators at assigned sites
- Works closely with BPS personnel at school sites to integrate education and training activities
- Performs other duties as required
- BA/BS in related field preferred. ABCD Family Planning training.
- Two years experience working with teens.
- Familiarity with family planning methods.
- Ability to work well as a member of a team.
- Bilingual skills (Spanish, Cape Verdean, Creole, Chinese) preferred.
- Program development skills desirable.
- Completion of HIV test counseling course preferred.
City of Boston Residency Required, A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply.
$709.31 - $847.69/Weekly
Shift 35 hours/week; Academic Schedule