Your passion makes the difference!
The Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties team consists of medical professionals, health educators and advocacy and corporate positions all working together to provide the community with high quality health care and education, regardless of personal circumstance or ability to pay.
We are looking for passionate individuals that value reproductive rights and who are eager to make positive contributions to the community and our mission.
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties has a full-time opportunity for a Youth Program Specialist.
Generous vacation, sick and paid holiday benefits
Comprehensive benefits package; including 401(k) matching contributions up to 8%
Implement and lead Community Education & Outreach youth programs including the High School and College level Peer Programs. Will also provide youth-based classroom and community sexual and reproductive health education.
Provide overall coordination of Peer Program content related to trainings, meetings, and activities to ensure uniformity among OC and SB Peer Programs.
Provide sexual and reproductive health education presentations to youth participants that align with the requirements of the California Healthy Youth Act.
Assist with outreach events to promote Community Education & Outreach services and to recruit youth participants for the Peer Program.
Knowledge of and ability to assist in and/or raise awareness about the Community Education Programs and Planned Parenthood services.
Conduct scheduled presentations and/or facilitate workshops as assigned..
Remain current on pregnancy prevention, STI, and HIV research/information; design, implement, and evaluate intervention program, ensuring that program information is accurate and updated with most recent public health information.
Work with community education manager to identify program opportunities and areas of improvement.
Work with community education manager to develop and implement systems to evaluate program's effectiveness, and revise program accordingly with frequent status updates.
Act as liaison between Planned Parenthood and professional organizations/agencies to ensure maximum involvement with community projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Health Education preferred, or a combination of education and experience in related field 2-3 years preferred; or training & experience in human sexuality education, STD/HIV prevention, healthcare setting (client contact), peer (teen or young adult) sexuality education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience facilitating or leading a group-based training program, 2 years preferred.
Ability to think tactically and creatively to provide vision to the program(s).
Possession of Essential Access Health’s Family Planning Health Worker certification or ability to acquire certification within the first three months of employment
Advanced knowledge of reproductive health issues, birth control methods, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, safer sex practices and communication/negotiation skills
Experience creating lesson plans and learning content.
History of effectively working with adolescents in a group based environment.
Knowledge of social media formats to communicate with and engage youth participants.
Strong commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills along with accuracy and attention to detail is essential.
Be able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and motivate youth audiences to achieve deliverables of the Peer Program.