Job posted by: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
Posted on: February 3, 2014
Date: February 2014
Job Title: Health Educator
Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
Position Reports to: Project Director, Adolescent Health Unit, Office of School Health
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family, and community health.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint Program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non 'public schools in the New York City.
The OSH Adolescent Health Program manages, among other programs, in-school reproductive health programs tailored for high school students. These programs include the 1) Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) Program which offers in-school pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, hormonal contraception and referrals for reproductive health care by OSH staff in the school medical rooms; 2) School –Based Health Clinics, which offer comprehensive primary care services that include mental health and reproductive health as critical components of adolescent health care services
3) Chancellor's Initiative which is a $30 Million project to develop and build 20 SBHC's over the course of 3 years.
The OSH received a 3-year grant (funded through December 2015) to implement a novel Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention initiative (APP). This grant-funded initiative includes offering expanded direct reproductive health services in select high school sites using Nurse Practitioners and Health Educators, enhancing services in existing CATCH sites, improving services in low performing SBHC sites and collaborating with consultant and other city agencies to increase access to reproductive services for teens in foster care. Under the direction of the Adolescent Health Project Director will be responsible for the day-to-day reproductive health education activities at multiple sites.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Salary is commensurate with experience. FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefit package.
FPHNY offers a competitive salary and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume, with cover letter including salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate "Health Educator and your name" in the subject line.
The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply