Overview

POSITION SUMMARY Health Educator working under the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) program which is a project of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital and funded through a grant from the NYS Department of Health. In compliance with the NYS Department of Education Learning Standards for Health, CAPP provides evidence-based sexual health education to youth, parents and the community. Activities take place at schools, faith based institutions and community based programs through classroom presentations and after school programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES * 1. Implements age appropriate, evidence-based sexuality education in schools and community based organizations; responsible for all preparation and execution of lesson plans as written in the various curricula utilized by the CAPP program.

2. Accurately completes all required documentation for data collection and reporting to the NYSDOH and other oversight agencies (i.e. demographics, attendance records, curricula checklists, pre/post tests and satisfaction surveys).

3. Provides sexual health information to youth and community members through participation in school initiatives, community events and street outreach.

4. Provides educational, social and recreational opportunities to youth through service learning projects including but not limited to the creation and development of peer health education programs.

5. Provides sexual health education workshops for parents, teachers and other adults in the community

6. Actively engages clients in one-on-one reproductive health counseling in a school health center setting.

7. Provides options counseling to pregnant patients in a thorough, unbiased and confidential manner

8. Completes all essential patient documentation as required by Division of Adolescent Medicine, NYSDOH and other regulatory agencies. Writes complete notes in patient’s medical record at the time of each visit.

9. Maintains ongoing communication with other Adolescent Medicine team members regarding information pertinent to patient issues.

10. Represents the institution by attending meetings and events in the community, professional or lay organizations.

11. Relates to clients in a caring and respectful manner; protects patient confidentiality; is particularly sensitive to the unique strengths and challenges of adolescents and young adults.

12. Seeks out and is able to provide appropriate referral services for a variety of mental health and/or medical problems not treatable through the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

13. Identifies, obtains and maintains health education resource materials to be utilized by the Division of Adolescent Medicine.

14. Maintains a professional and ethical code of conduct.

15. Performs related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:
EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree required. Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Education, Secondary Education, Social Work or a health or teaching related field from an accredited school preferred. Minimum (1) one year experience working with youth in a group, classroom or clinical setting. Teaching experience with a variety of instructional modes preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of sexual/reproductive health required. Excellent classroom management skills a plus.

 

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