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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Health Educator/Youth Advisor - Kingston, NY in Kingston, New York

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Picture yourself here: We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.

This is a full-time position providing high-quality sex education to youth, young adults and parents located within Central New York State covering Orange, Ulster, and/or Dutchess counties. Educators conduct community outreach to raise awareness of PPGNY’s broad range of services and to connect clients to those services. As a part of our outreach strategy, the educator will collaborate with other team members to inform, educate and raise awareness about SRH and SRJ related topics. Educators provide support and technical assistance for special projects within the Education Department, as well as in partnership with other PPGNY departments and PP affiliates. The role also includes coordinating and supporting a group of approximately Peer Educators using a positive youth development framework. The role involves travel within the region and New York State about 35-50% of the time. Flexibility in work schedule is essential; some evenings and weekends required. This position is located in Region Two – Southern Central New York Oneida, Dutchess, Orange, Schenectady, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Education and Enhanced Community Outreach (40%)

  • Facilitate evidenced based (EBP) sex education curriculum with fidelity to youth and other approved curricula to youth, young adult and families in accordance with grant and work plan objectives.

  • Promote and engage in meaningful outreach programs to community members, organizations, parents and professionals in prioritized zip codes in accordance with grant and work plan objectives.

  • Provide assistance and/or referrals for youth to obtain comprehensive family planning services, health services or other essential support services as identified.

  • Maintain community relationships by representing PPGNY at community meetings, and engaging professionally with community stakeholders, organizations, youth, parents and professionals.

  • Participate in regular team meetings and engage in ongoing feedback with supervisor and colleagues.

Peer Education Coordination (40%)

  • Collaborate with the CAPP Health Educator to recruit and train Youth Health Promoters (YHPs).

  • Provide support and Supervision for YHPs.

  • Coordinate, plan, and prepare weekly meetings for YHPs to ensure they are well-trained and provided with opportunities to support their growth and development.

  • Collaborate with the CAPP Health Educator to schedule outreach and education sessions for YHPs and provide onsite support during these events.

  • Develop strong connections with youth-based agencies and groups (ie. local Schools, homeless shelters, youth serving programs, after school programs, public housing complexes, faith based, etc.)

  • Implement multi-dimensional educational, vocational, economic, and recreational opportunities for youth on multiple health and development topics that introduce them to new situations, ideas, and people, and challenge them to build or learn skills.

  • With YHP involvement, plan events that are youth driven and focused (ie. film screenings, sex ed trivia/bingo, youth panel events, youth fairs, etc.)

Program Administration (15%)

  • Coordinate and schedule requests for programming via phone, email and in person.

  • Complete administrative paperwork (timesheets, etc) related to the Peer Educators.

  • Collect demographic, monitoring and evaluation data from workshop and training participants; compile data appropriately and prepares submission and periodic reporting.

  • Complete required CAPP EBP reporting accurately and timely as designated.

Other (5%)

  • Stays current on research related to sexuality and reproductive health. Helps to identify articles to be read by other Education and Training staff.

  • Performs other educational and experience related duties or projects as outlined by the Education Department’s annual Work Plan or as outlined in grant applications.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • A demonstrated commitment to PPGNY’s mission related to bodily autonomy, health equity, and gender and racial justice

  • A demonstrated commitment to learning about and enhancing practices related to racial equity and its impact on healthcare systems.

  • Strong relationship building and communication skills, including an ability to work and build trust across cultural differences related to related to race, class, age,gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability; and to reflect on one’s personal identity with humility

  • Ability to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, medically accurate and

  • culturally responsive education across race, class, age, gender, gender identity

  • and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong public speaking and facilitation/teaching skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and be creative and flexible.

  • Excellent listening and relationship building skills across difference.

  • Understanding of and adaptability to needs of working with young people.

  • Understanding of and adaptability to needs of working with community.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience providing direct education to youth, coordinating youth programming/youth groups, and/or managing a community-based outreach program for youth preferred.

  • 1+ years of Positive Youth Development experience

  • Experience with communities impacted by adverse health outcomes, knowledge systemic barriers to sexual reproductive health and wellbeing faced by marginalized communities especially women, LGBTQ, poor/working class and communities of color.

  • Experience in working with diverse population and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health.

  • Analysis of how systemic oppression and racism impacts communities of color.

  • Access to private transportation is required, with a valid NYS driver’s license, inspection, registration, and adequate insurance

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in public health and /or education.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required

PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season and Covid-19) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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