ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Face to Face Health and Counseling is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing economic and health equity for youth ages 11–24. We do this work through a comprehensive approach that includes housing, mental health, medical, youth justice, education & employment, and community services. We take a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to our work and center the needs of young people impacted by racism and other forms of oppression and marginalization. Founded in 1972, Face to Face serves more than 3,000 youth annually.
The Health Educator is responsible for sexual and reproductive health education and outreach, HIV prevention education and testing, and health insurance navigation. The Health Educator: 1) conducts outreach to youth and educates on reproductive and sexual health topics; 2) conducts outreach to people experiencing homeless and housing instability to educate on STI and HIV prevention and provide HIV testing; and 3) conducts outreach and assists youth and community members with enrollment in comprehensive health coverage.
This opportunity is a grant funded position and may evolve with changing funding streams.
This position is 37.5 hours a week and requires a flexible schedule to regularly accommodate evening and weekend work.
LOCATION: Community-Based: This role involves extensive time in the community including outreach sites, partner organizations, community events, etc. Work location will vary week to week. Employees may be required to be fully onsite during the initial three-month training period.
PAY & BENEFITS:
The pay rate for this position is between $26 – $26.75 per hour, based on qualifications.
Face to Face offers benefits which include health, dental, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, 403b account (3% employer match) as well as 23 days of PTO and 11 paid holidays.
Face to Face is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse groups, including persons of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply. Former clients are also encouraged to apply.
Health Education • Educate youth with a harm reduction approach on topics such as sexual and reproductive health, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, family planning and birth control, healthy relationships, immunizations, and COVID-19. • Educate people experiencing homelessness on HIV prevention, complete risk assessments, and provide rapid HIV testing and counseling in accordance with best practices. • Maintain regular contact with key community partners to schedule group education, programming, and outreach activities. • Make referrals to Face to Face programs, Ramsey County services, and community resources. • Model behavior that is consistent with, and supportive of healthy adolescent development by adopting a harm reduction approach that empowers youth to make healthy choices.
Outreach • Perform community outreach to youth with information on sexual and reproductive education and services available through Face to Face and Ramsey County. • Perform community outreach to people experiencing homelessness and housing instability with information on HIV prevention and testing. • Represent Face to Face at health fairs and community events to provide information regarding Face to Face services. • Cultivate and maintain referral relationships with human service organizations, schools, community colleges, healthcare professionals, etc., informing them of the services available at Face to Face and Ramsey County.
Health Insurance Navigation • Educate youth and community members (consumers) about health insurance programs. • Obtain information about consumers and direct them to the health plan that meets their needs. • Provide guidance on available health coverage programs. • Assist consumers with the MNsure application process and navigate the system on their behalf. • Assist with health plan enrollment and reporting changes. • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of MNsure policies and Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules.
Other • Develop a thorough understanding of assigned grant requirements and use best practices to meet grant goals. • Document work accurately and complete reports in a timely manner. • Provide all services guided by the evidence-based principles for helping youth overcome homelessness. • Step in and help to "get the job done" when short-staffed. • Perform other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: • Ability to perform the duties outlined in the job description. • Must be able to travel in all weather conditions in MN. • Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens through the HIV screening and testing process. • Flexible schedule to regularly accommodate evening and weekend work. • Face to Face is subject to the government mandate requiring employee COVID vaccination. All employees will be required to get vaccinated.
Appropriate accommodations for physical demands will be made for individuals with disabilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Three years of relevant work/life experience or a minimum of B.A. or B.S. in public health, social work, or human services. • At least one year of experience providing outreach and/or community education services. • Ability to work respectfully and effectively with adolescents. • The ability to work independently and exercise good judgment. • The ability to handle confidential information in accordance with state and federal regulations. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to present information well. • A valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a good driving record required. • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. • Current MNsure Navigator certification; or the ability to be certified and pass a background check. • Strong computer skills with a high level of attention to detail. • A valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a good driving record required.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Face to Face we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
Face to Face
Saint Paul, MN 55106