Health Educator

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As a PHE Health Educator, you will act as a near-peer to fellow young people. HEs learn workshops, receive training on mindset and facilitation skills, and deliver workshops/health information and content to young people. This content will be delivered via live virtual workshops, live chat Q&A, social media platforms (TikTok, youtube, Instagram). The workshops and content will center health ,primarily socio-emotional learning with a large emphasis on equity and social justice.

Duties to perform
  • PHE Health Educators will: 
  • Provide a needed service to public high school students who are not receiving health education 
  • Help build an effective, replicable model of health education 
  • Undergo Teaching Skills Evaluations (TSEs) for workshops to continue to track improvement 
  • Learn PHE health content and how to teach them effectively 
  • Attend the mandatory volunteer orientation 
  • Attend the mandatory training retreat on a pre-designated weekend 
  • Attend mandatory weekly Workshop Group meetings 
  • Incorporate direction and evaluation from their staff members in order to develop and improve their teaching skills 
  • Support the PHE program through additional volunteer opportunities 
  • Build quality relationships with the students in your class 
  • TBD- leaving open for describing any specific connection to case management,  
  • Occasional Opportunities: 
  • Attend PHE's annual Career Development Event and other professional development opportunities PHE coordinates with professionals from other organizations 
  • Attend or support on advocacy opportunities throughout the year

Key skills and competencies
  • Socio-emotional learning
  • Mental health information
  • Professional development skills
  • Learning management
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Teaching/Facilitation skills
  • Social justice and advocacy action

The ideal candidate
Someone committed to the pillar of PHE: health education and socio-emotional learning that centers young people made vulnerable by social inequities.

Available and/or required working hours

  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM   
  • Pre-Service: 15-17 hours (September) 
  • Attend an 8-10 hour orientation and Health Educator training retreat. 
  • Receive additional training from staff for orientation, partnership management, ways of working 
  • Complete a Teaching Skills Evaluation (30-45 min) prior to teaching in order to get a baseline of areas for improvement 
  • After Orientation, ~15 hours/week (October-December- approximately ) 
  • Weekly Independent Prep-Time (approximately 1-2 hours/week) 
  • Utilize this time to become familiar with the upcoming workshop content and prepare getting  
  • Add an additional hour for prep-time if you’ve been tasked with facilitating your upcoming workshop group meeting 
  • Weekly Workshop Group Meeting (1-1.5 hours/week) 
  • Attend one workshop group meeting each week with your local workshop group meeting to build community, cover logistics, practice, give/get additional training and feedback. 
  • Partnership Management (30 min/week) 
  • Regularly communicate with partners 
  • Direct-Service (4-5 hours/week)  
  • Depending on availability between 8 AM-3 PM, deliver workshops each week to the same students at your assigned school/s.  
  • Personal Project (2-4 hours/week)
For more information, please reach out to Nayah Harper!
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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