PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN, INC.
YOUTH HEALTH EDUCATOR
At Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (PPWI), we work to provide quality, affordable health care services, comprehensive education, and strong advocacy. We serve over 60,000 patients annually in 21 health centers statewide, making us the largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider in Wisconsin. Our goal is to help keep Wisconsin safe, healthy and strong!
This is an excellent opportunity for a Youth Health Educator (12 hours/week) at our Jackson Street Administrative Office in Milwaukee, WI.
PURPOSE of POSITION:
This position will further the department’s mission of creating sexually healthy communities with a focus on reducing the rate of teen and young adult pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS. More specifically, this position will provide one-on-one health education to youth in our Youth Health Clinics, assist with providing direct sexuality education to youth during outreach and act as community advocates regarding issues of responsible sexuality education among adolescents and young adults (ages 13-24).
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills and organizational skills; ability to relate to and influence peers and previous leadership role(s) with other youth programs; availability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends; willingness to travel; and comfort discussing sexuality issues in a confidential manner. Must be at least 14 years of age and not more than 24 years of age.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Must have completed 8th Grade. Public speaking and presentation experience is a plus. Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills are a plus.
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.
The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk. May require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing and repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard. Sometimes requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet. Sometimes requires standing with option to sit intermittently for 1-4 hours while conducting education or outreach.
Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision conditions include close vision reading. Requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine and adding machine or calculator.
The position is generally performed in an office or community environment and may involve frequent interruptions. The noise level is generally moderate. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position
Evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary.
This position requires occasional travel, therefore a valid driver’s license and auto insurance in accordance with agency liability standards may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Co-facilitate educational outreach programs on sexual health topics, following a script and curriculum for groups of youth or adults. Must be comfortable with public speaking, running games, talking to people of all ages and backgrounds about sexual health and reproductive rights.
- Provide 1:1 sexual and reproductive health education to teen (age 13-18) and/or young adult (age 19-24) patients at Youth Health Clinics (YHCs) in PPWI Youth Health Clinics and in partnership with Community-Based Organizations.
- Assist adult Education staff with follow-up, including calls, texts and/or emails regarding intervention/education received at the YHCs to youth patients (age 13-24).
- Answer questions from teens and young adults, providing medically-accurate, age-appropriate sexuality information and resources, including information/linkage to PPWI clinics, as appropriate (i.e., need for testing/screening services, questions for clinicians, etc.)
- Provide accurate and complete documentation through the Activity Log and YHC paperwork.
- Attend regular trainings on sexuality/reproductive health issues, healthy relationships, anti-oppression and other topics related to sexuality education at least quarterly.
- Use new and existing social networks to provide medically-accurate, age appropriate sexuality information and spread the word about PPWI services among teens.
- Attend all required staff meetings. Youth program will have staff meetings 1-2 times per month. Additional full department meetings may be optionally attended.
- Assist with planning outreach events and activities, such as GYT and conference workshops.
- Provide Education Department with input on programs and material relevant to youth age 13-24.
- Other duties as assigned.