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Health Educator

at HRHCare

Posted: 5/20/2020
Job Reference #: 2235

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Yonkers - Park Care

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Hudson River HealthCare provides the highest quality of comprehensive primary, preventative and behavioral health services to all who see it, regardless of insurance status and ability to pay, especially for the underserved and vulnerable. Hudson River HealthCare (“HRHCare”) is a Federally Qualified, Non-Profit Health Center serving communities in Suffolk, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia and Westchester County. HRHCare is currently seeking a full time  Health Educator to join our Patient Engagement, Community & Population Health team in Yonkers.

The Health Educator will work with the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program serving youth between the ages of 10-13 and their parents or caregivers.  The goal of SRAE is to provide messages to youth that promote the health behavior of avoiding non-marital sexual activity.

The Health Educator will deliver evidenced-based programming with fidelity to youth in a variety of settings including afterschool programs and onsite and community-based organizations huring times youth are not in school. The Health Educator will additionally engage program participants in activities designed to provide career exploration activities and arrange for trips to local cultural events.  The Health Educator will provide parent education workshops with the goal of improving parent-child communication to support the development of positive health behaviors among youth including avoiding sexual activity.

General Statement of Duties:

The Health Educator duties and responsibilities include:

  • Completing orientation and trainings prior to delivering evidence-based programming
  • Delivering evidence-based programming with fidelity to youth and parents in a variety of community-based settings
  • Providing youth development programming including career exploration and service learning activities
  • Coordinate and engage SRAE program participants in annual local cultural events
  • Conducting community outreach and education
  • Serve as an active member of community coalitions; participate in local health fairs and community events
  • Maintain program participant records and submit required data for monthly, quarterly, and annual education reports
  • Represent HRHCare and the SRAE program at local community events and coalitions

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be a team player who works cooperatively and effectively with other SRAE Program staff, schools and community-based partners that serve youth and families
  • Ability to facilitate discussion/teach classes to youth and parents in a variety of settings on various health topics including sexual risk avoidance
  • Respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance; understands and applies principles of cultural competence
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments and take initiative to plan and complete projects effectively
  • Strong presentation and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Health Educator Qualifications:

  • Minimum: Associate degree in health education or health related field
  • Ability to facilitate discussion/teach classes to youth and parents in a variety of settings on various health topics including sexual risk avoidance
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Bi-lingual, English/ Spanish, speaking skills are a plus but not required

We are a network of 40 community and migrant health centers located in Peekskill, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Amenia, Dover Plains, Pine Plains, Hudson, Middletown, New Paltz, Goshen, Greenport, Haverstraw, Spring Valley, Nyack, Monticello, Walden and Yonkers, Amityville, Southampton, Wyandanch, Shirley, Patchogue, Coram, Huntington, Brentwood, Riverhead. and the five boroughs. Annually, we serve over 185,000 patients and over 500,000 encounters.

We offer a competitive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, Life and AD&D insurance, ongoing training opportunities and a wellness program.

Interested candidates please submit your resume.