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Community Health Educator

Department: Education and Outreach
Location: Columbus, OH

ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

At Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, you will find an organization that supports both your professional goals and your personal passions. We strive to create a workplace where you feel valued and empowered to be more than just an associate, but also a changemaker. Go to work each day feeling like what you’re doing matters. Because really it does!

Compensation is competitive and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits program. It has been designed to provide you and your family valuable resources to protect and enhance your health and financial security.

Why Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio…

  • 100 Years of providing safe accessible & affordable health care
  • We utilize a team centered approach to patient care
  • Opportunity to assist in leading the growth of our primary care services
  • 360 Approach – Impact our communities through high quality health care, education and public policy
  • In This Together – Bringing associates together and fostering an inclusive culture
  • 100,000+ Patient visits to our health centers in 2018
  • A progressive health organization committed to adhering to medical standards well above national requirements
  • We fight every day to provide safe, high quality and affordable health care to everyone – no matter what

SUMMARY

Plans, markets, implements, and evaluates community education and outreach programs to groups in classroom and community settings on a variety of topics related to reproductive health. Must have a demonstrated ability to establish networking relationships in the community. Job requires commitment to quality healthcare and excellence in customer service. High energy needed.

 

Experience or training in the area of reproductive health, human sexuality, adolescent development, and learning theory preferred. Training in group dynamics helpful. Experience working with youth and diverse populations, speaking in public, and implementing, coordinating, and evaluating programs preferred. May occasionally require negotiating skills and use of discretion. Self-motivation, self-direction, teamwork, and organizational skills required.

 

CULTURAL AWARENESS:

All employees are required to demonstrate the importance of the ethical and cultural awareness commitment of Planned Parenthood by:

  • Demonstrating empathy; recognizing inherent worth, and treating individuals with respect
  • Protecting confidentiality of staff
  • Appreciating the Planned Parenthood culture and its function in human behavior, and recognizing cultural strengths
  • Seeking to understand patient’s cultures and value of diversity to be able to provide competent services

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directly recruits patients and promotes PPGOH services in specific grant-funded counties.
  • Plans, markets, implements, and evaluates community health and education activities for the PPGOH service area.
  • Participates in planning, marketing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating designated education programs, workshops, and conferences.
  • Writes and adapts lesson plans and curricula for specific programs and diverse populations.
  • Develops and presents information on family planning, STD/STI prevention and treatment, and promotes sexual health to adolescents and adults in school and community settings.
  • Plan and implement education and outreach initiatives that respond the cultural and linguistic characteristics of persons living in the PPGOH service area.
  • Visits outreach sites such as businesses, schools, churches and community service agencies to establish referral relationships, partnerships, and outreach activities.
  • Represents PPGOH at community meetings and coalitions as assigned.
  • Promotes PPGOH services at local health fairs and other community events.
  • Conducts STD/STI tests and processes samples for health center review and follow-up.
  • Serve as in-house resource for PPGOH staff training on issues of expertise.
  • Maintains current demographic, cultural, and epidemiological profile of the communities served by PPGOH.
  • Maintains accurate records of education and outreach activities.
  • Collects feedback from program participants on a regular basis.
  • Assists in the preparation of department goals, objectives, planning, evaluation, and reports.
  • Uses Community Leadership Councils as a resource in client base recruitment.
  • Attends regular departmental meetings and assists with department maintenance and other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Job is not routinely supervisory in nature. May occasionally require recruitment and coordination of volunteers for education activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

LEVEL TWO: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Service, Community Health, Communication, or related field. Minimum of 4 years of related work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Presentation and training skills required.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

LEVEL THREE: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHMATICAL SKILLS

LEVEL ONE: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.

 

REASONING ABILITY

LEVEL TWO: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Frequently requires creativity, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and independent judgment. May occasionally require negotiation skills and use of discretion.

 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS

Requires evidence of valid Ohio driver’s license and automobile insurance in accordance with agency and liability policy.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Work requires occasional bending and stooping. Rarely requires repetitive motion of the feet. Must be able to occasionally lift, push and/or carry up to 30 lbs., operate a computer including keyboard, and operate multi-key telephone. During peak activity periods work in excess of 7.5 hours per day and/or 37.5 hours per week.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Job involves frequent interruptions, occasional overtime, some evening, early morning, and weekend hours, and frequent travel throughout the PPGOH service area. Work is performed in an office environment as well as in a variety of community and school settings. The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate. Reliable transportation necessary.

 

This is not necessarily and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

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