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Health Educator

Iowa City, IA

Job Information:

Basic Function and Responsibilities:  

Under the supervision of the Teen Parent Program Coordinator, provide health education services and sexual health education and training with multiple collaborative providers and youth participants in community and school settings that includes activities designed to prevent adolescent pregnancy and promote good health habits.  

Characteristic Duties:

  • Provide comprehensive curriculum and evidence-based health education and sexuality education in the school and community settings, with an emphasis on adolescent pregnancy prevention.
  • Train youth as peer educators and mentors so they can provide positive peer support and information to other youth.
  • Collaborate with other UAY staff to provide youth development programming at the Youth Center, schools and in the community enhancing leadership opportunities for young people.
  • Provide youth with resource and referrals for health education information, family planning and sexual health services
  • Provide presentations to PTO groups, the faith community and other community groups on health education issues, including age appropriate sexual behavior, increasing parent comfort level and improving parent/child communications about health issues and sexuality.
  • Provide teacher in-service trainings on best-practices in health education including teaching sexuality education.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and assist with quarterly reports.
  • Work with a team approach, collaborating with the Youth Development Team and other UAY staff through participation in weekly team meetings, bi-weekly staff meetings and quarterly Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Advisory meetings.

Related Duties:

  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator. 
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of resources, services and opportunities available to youth and families.


Qualifications:  Masters level education in Public Health preferred, or a Bachelors level in Public Health, Social Work or related human services field; prior experience in health education with youth and in community settings or significant prior experience in youth services.  Demonstrated experience in community collaboration, communication skills, work with social media platforms, utilization of experiential education concepts, and group facilitation skills. Valid Driver’s License is required.

Pay & Benefits:

  • Starting at $33,000 with full benefits. 

Application Instructions:

Send resume and cover letter to: UAYjobs@unitedactionforyouth.org

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Health Educator

United Action For Youth

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Posted 04/26/18

Job ID: 64093