Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Community Health Promoter in Poughkeepsie, New York
At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.
Picture yourself here: We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.
When you join PPGNY as a Community Health Promoter you will bridge the gap between respective communities and the health care systems. You will conduct outreach and assist under/uninsured communities (particularly Black) throughout the City of Newburgh, the City of Poughkeepsie and Kingston to connect with PPGNY’s health centers and other sexual and reproductive health centers in their neighborhoods.
Additional responsibilities include:
Deepen partnerships with local community-based organizations and community leaders. This includes attending community coalition meetings and events when required.
Collaborate with other Community Engagement and Education staff on outreach events, community meetings, and workshops, as scheduled.
Work as a member of the Equity and Engagement Division and maintain high standards of professionalism. CHPs may represent the Department at selected internal and external meetings, and consortiums.
Promote FPBP through outreach and education at community events, programs, etc.
Encourage FPBP enrollment for community access to all methods of contraception.
Work effectively with volunteers, trainees and other agency personnel.
Assist clients in making appointments to PPGNY centers as appropriate; make general referrals for program participants to health and social services as needed.
Promote and provide referrals to PPGNY’s educational and advocacy programs.
Assist with outreach and group education planning and scheduling.
Prepare materials for workshops and outreach events, filing, setting up and breaking down special events, etc.
Compile outreach and data collection paperwork in a timely manner.
An ability equal to that usually derived from satisfactory completion of courses required for graduation from high school or GED completion
Evenings, weekends, and travel around the City of Newburgh, the City of Poughkeepsie and Kingston is required.
Valid driver’s license and daily availability to an automobile to meet the travel requirements of the position.
What makes you stand out:
Interested in learning and serving as a leader to teach others about sexual and reproductive health
Knowledge or fluency in additional languages/dialects
·Understand the barriers that people of marginalized identities including Black, Indigenous and People of Color face in accessing sexual and reproductive health care.
- $36,000-39,000 yearly
PPGNY's benefits package includes:
Generous PTO and holiday schedule
Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds
Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D
401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment
All positions at PPGNY require:
Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season and Covid-19) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.
At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.
PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.