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Job Title: Patient Educator/Community Health Organizer
Job Number:
Organization: Montefiore School Health Program,
Posted: 10/2/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 3
Location: Bronx,  NY    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: Through a comprehensive strategy, the Patient Educator provides leadership and support in developing health-promoting school environments to improve the well- being of all students and their communities. The Patient Educator is responsible for coordinating the effective delivery of classroom school and community –based health promotion and preventive initiatives in cooperation with the school, community partners, government agencies and community members. On a classroom, school and community level, the Patient Educator coordinates the implementation of MSHP developed and/or collaborative health promotion initiatives, conducts health education workshops, facilitates youth development groups, organizes outreach programs, conducts needs assessments and supports healthy policy development and implementation to improve students health and well-being

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education, Health Administration, or related field with a strong focus on Public Health. • Three – plus - years conducting health-specific programs and/or policy initiatives that involves children, adolescents, parents and one or more of the following constituents: school administrators, teachers • Proficiency in basic Public Health issues, methods and principles. Knowledge in developing and implementing strategies to reduce public health problems. • Leadership experience in planning, implementing and evaluating programs in the area of health and wellness • Subject matter expertise in at least two of MSHP’s priority service areas, (Reproductive and Sexual Health, Asthma Management, Fitness and Nutrition and/or Health Maintenance). • Skilled, engaging and confident communicator. Understands the concerns and priorities of diverse audiences. • Effective team building skills. Able to demonstrate leadership on projects by working independently. Able to work within a team environment and work collaboratively to accomplish common goals and objectives. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point • Excellent written and verbal communication including the ability to successfully interface with a variety of stakeholders • Strong facilitation skills and experiences in presenting training materials to small and large groups • Ability to work some evenings hours and weekends for community health related events and programming • The ability to speak Spanish is required. • Able to travel throughout Bronx, NY and work within NYC DOE public schools

Organization Description: As the academic medical center and University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence. Montefiore combines its deep commitment to the community with nationally-renowned expertise to reach people in locations easiest for them.

The Montefiore School Health Program (MSHP) provides comprehensive medical and mental health services at 22 school-based health centers in the Bronx with a growing number of sites providing dental and community health services. The Community Health Division (CHD) uses a public health approach to eliminate health disparities facing children living in the Bronx. The CHD is responsible for directing the effective delivery of classroom-, school- and community-based health promotion and preventive initiatives in cooperation with the school, community members and partners, and government agencies. The MSHP Community Health Division seeks to hire a Patient Educator facilitate work within the Bronx schools.

Closing Date: 1/2/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Briana Cousins,  Patient Educator/Community Health Organizer
Contact Location:

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Contact Email: bcousins@montefiore.org
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How to Apply: Qualified individuals, please send resumes and cover letters to: bcousins@montefiore.org with “Patient Educator” and your name in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters and applicants who do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.

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