Health Educator

Birmingham, AL
Education
FT/PT
The Health Educator facilitates sexual health education activities for Planned Parenthood Southeast, works with community partners to build relationships and improve health, and attends outreach events to promote affiliate programs and services.
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
DUTIES
        Work with Director of Education to achieve communications, education and outreach goals
        Provide health education programs in the Birmingham area
        Coordinate a peer health education program for high school students, including recruitment, training, budgeting, and planning monthly meetings and events
        Cultivate relationships with community groups and affiliate partners
        Maintain data related to health education programs for regular reports to grantors and other stakeholders
        Assist with staff training as needed
        Work with Public Policy department on outreach, health fairs, and other community activities
        Represent PPSE at health fairs and community events
        Submit reports in a timely way
        Be forthcoming and truthful in responding to Alabama department of Public Health inquiries and requests for information
        Other duties as required
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education
        B. A. Degree in Community Health, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Human Sexuality or related field
 
Experience
        Experience working with people of all ages
        Knowledgeable about issues of health, sexuality, education, diversity, sexual orientation and social justice
 
Skills
        Comfort discussing, teaching, and training on human sexuality
        Exceptional interpersonal skills
        Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access essential
        Ability to demonstrate public speaking and training skills
        Ability to work independently and as part of a team
        Excellent writing skills and verbal communication skills required
        Ability to manage data and produce reports
        Attention to details and follow through on assigned projects essential
 
Physical Demands
        Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel within the community for programs
        Ability to lift 50 pounds to carry items to and from health fairs and community events.
        Flexibility in work hours as some evenings and occasional weekend hours are necessary       
 
Languages Spoken
        English required, some Spanish speaking skills preferred    
 
Essential Characteristics
        Professional demeanor and appearance
        Ability to provide / support the provision of objective information to women about all the options available to them (abortion, adoption, or parenting) in the event of an unintended pregnancy
 
Additional Information:
        Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.
        Planned Parenthood Southeast is a smoke-free workplace, and smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on PPSE property.
        Planned Parenthood Southeast is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.