Community Health Educator - Corner Health Center - Ypsilanti
The Corner Health Center seeks an organized, creative individual with a passion for learning and community engagement!
The Corner Health Center is Michigan's first, largest and most comprehensive adolescent and young adult health center. The Corner serves young people ages 12 through 25, and has nearly 40 years of experience providing care to individuals with complex needs. As a nonprofit organization, the Corner provides integrated primary and mental health care in a culture of dignity and respect, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay for care.
The Corner Health Center has an immediate opening for full-time Community Health Educator. This multifaceted 40 hour per week position coordinates community health outreach programs and materials, with emphasis on promoting the programs and services of Corner Health Center to all youth ages 12 – 25 years old. The Community Health Educator also facilitates health discussions for our Theatre Troupe as preparation for peer to peer health performances on topics such as depression, HIV/STI prevention, healthy relationships, bullying, and teen-parent communication. In coordination with the Theatre Troupe Director, the Community Health Educator will coordinate auditions, recruitment, and performances of the troupe, as well as provide support, resources, and training in health education. Additionally, the CHE will attend health-specific community meetings, coordinate the Corner’s outreach programming, and assist with grants dealing with the above mentioned areas.
- Schedule and administer all activities of the Theatre Troupe, including training, rehearsals, and performances
- Provide health education training to actors in troupe, Corner staff, and at relevant community events
- Assist with grant proposals and Theatre Troupe program budget; review and implement contracts; oversee expenditures; develop and coordinate evaluation; and report to funding agencies and foundations
- Develop and review health education materials for Corner outreach efforts
- Attend health specific community task force and coordinated meetings
- Coordinate Corner health outreach programming
- Provide staff support to Youth Leadership Council
- Create and implement year-round Health Youth Healthy Futures initiatives in person and virtually including facilitating the Summer Nutrition program in collaboration with community partners
- Prepare and distribute written and digital health education materials for Outreach and Education staff and volunteers under the direction of the Outreach and Education Manager
- Design and create digital health education materials and video using platforms such as Canva, Cyberlink, StoryBlock (training will be provided)
- Maintain information displays in the clinic
- Manage the Outreach and Education social media accounts
- Create monthly e-newsletter coordinating with Corner clinic staff, providers, and Youth Leadership Council for articles and ideas
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
- Bachelor degree in Public Health, Health Education, Social Work or Health Sciences or related field
- Prior work with youth programs
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with a diverse group of stakeholders
- Strong networking, relationship and customer service skills
- Willingness to learn new skills and educational techniques
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, social media platforms
- Appreciation and support of the Corner Mission
- Special interest and experience in partnering with young people
- Experience with program creation in a non-profit environment
- Prior success building relationships with a diverse group of people
- Video and design editing skills
At the Corner, we offer a full range of health care, mental health and supportive services for young people as they transition to adulthood. Corner staff—including physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, nutritionists and health educators—is well versed in young people's unique needs. We provide our services to young people regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for care.