Health Promoter (Community Educator) - Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Community Education & Outreach – Community Education & Outreach /
Full-Time Regular /
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is seeking an experienced full-time Health Promoter with excellent communication and customer service skills to work in our Downtown Los Angeles Headquarters office, as well as in Los Angeles County.  The Health Promoter is uniquely qualified as health worker who will educate patients and other members of the community through health center services, community-based organizations and/or schools by conducting outreach and curriculum-based health education workshops for Black Communities on sexuality and reproductive health and overall wellbeing. Under indirect supervision, this position works closely with medical providers at the Inglewood Health Center to assess client needs in accordance with established protocols, provide necessary information and appropriate referrals, as well as providing public health educational programming.

Over one hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that everyone should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Founded 57+ years ago, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County. The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) team works together to provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care to women, men, and young people across Los Angeles County. At PPLA, you will discover a culture of like-minded individuals who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Our Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • High school diploma, GED or 5+ years’ experience in reproductive health, family planning or related health field required.
    • Minimum one year of experience in outreach or field work throughout the community in areas such as schools, community centers, churches, etc. required Two years’ experience preferred. 
    • Strong commitment to the mission of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. 
    • Open and positive attitude about human sexuality, gender equality and human rights.
    • Commitment to and strong interest in helping people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, race, ethnicity, immigration or socio-economic status. 
    • Ability to follow all program protocols, curriculum and standards.
    • Availability to attend meetings, trainings and to facilitate workshops.
    • Must have knowledge and understanding of the needs of the community, schools and community partners they serve.
    • Must work well with others and have the ability to work as part of a team.
    • Ability to work independently and manage time to complete goals by due date.
    • Ability to deal with and speak in public about sensitive topics including comprehensive sexuality, STIs, FDA approved birth control methods, substance abuse.
    • Must have good communication skills with an aptitude for public speaking.
    • Ability to facilitate presentations to diverse groups.         
    • Ability to provide outreach and networking in their communities and willing to travel.
    • Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings as required.
    • Ability and willingness to travel within Los Angeles County.
    • Reliable means of transportation for onsite and off-site work.
    • If using a personal vehicle to drive for work purposes, a valid CA driver license and current auto insurance in compliance with the minimum requirements of CA vehicle code are required.
    • Must be able to meet Los Angeles County background check requirements via Live Scan fingerprint clearance.
    • Must supply documentation of completed negative TB screen within 60 days prior to start.

About the position:

    • Abortion patients are cared for at each of our health centers, and in part through the administrative, support, and other non-clinical services provided at all PPLA locations, and by all PPLA employees. Supporting these critical services is an essential job duty, and a fundamental responsibility of all employees and contractors.
    • Provide education and outreach on sexual and reproductive health, wellbeing and other topics to communities we serve through work with Community Based Organizations, Community Centers, Schools and other entities.
    • Provide education in sexuality and reproductive health, wellbeing substance abuse prevention to the parents/guardians using the curriculum and guides designed for Wellbeing Center schools.
    • With supervisor approval, identify and participate in community outreach, events, and activities to promote sexual health, wellbeing, and PPLA’s clinical services.
    • Perform the services in designated area, schools and or community partner locations.
    • Maintain a resource guide at all times to provide the community with information/services available to them that may or may not be related to health.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail when completing administrative tasks.
    • Keep current of reproductive health and sexuality education and substance abuse issues and attend PPLA trainings and professional development workshops as directed by Supervisor.
    • Advocate for reproductive health in various settings, as needed.

Generous salary and benefits package includes:

    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
    • Free basic life/AD&D policy with additional voluntary coverage options
    • Short Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident policies
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 3% employer match
    • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account plans
    • Public Transportation and Commuter Pre-Tax Reimbursements
    • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits
    • Hiring Range: $25.00-$26.40 per hour (Non-Exempt) 
Compensation Philosophy and Position Hiring Range:
At Planned Parenthood Los Angeles we continuously work towards our values of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion including with our compensation philosophy. PPLA recognizes that decisions about pay and benefits have significant impact on staff, so we are committed to ensuring all positions are rooted in a description that identifies competencies, duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and that they are compensated equitably which takes into account both internal organizational equity and market compensation data for similar roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity will be afforded to all applicants and other covered persons without regard to protected characteristics, including their perceived protected characteristic. Protected categories include: race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hair styles such as, braids, locs, and twists as examples but not exhaustive list), color, religion or religious creed (including religious belief, observation, practice, dress, and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/chestfeeding, or related medical conditions), reproductive health decision-making, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status (including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed service), and any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PPLA will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with the requirements of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.