Promotores de Salud-Schenectady, NY in Schenectady, 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.
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.
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When you join PPGNY as the Promotores de Salud you will be responsible for advocating for and providing health education to Spanish dominant immigrant and under/uninsured communities. You will build and deepen trust within these communities by identifying, compiling and disseminating resources throughout areas surrounding Schenectady, Amsterdam and Saratoga to connect community members to Planned Parenthood of Greater New York.
Additional responsibilities include:
Full time Promotores de Salud will conduct outreach in the Schenectady, Amsterdam and Saratoga and/or other counties in region 2 neighborhoods
Support the Director of Community Engagement in building partnerships with local businesses, community leaders and community-based organizations
Conduct outreach and facilitate workshops and other group education activities at various community venues such as community-based organizations, laundromats, salons, etc.
Supports the Director of Community Engagement in identifying and developing group education activities using community feedback
Assists the Director of Community Engagement in partnering with the Clinical Services Department to further develop the Promotores’ role in linking Latinx immigrants to PPGNY’s services and supporting Spanish-speaking patients in PPGNY’s health centers
Collaborates with other Community Engagement initiatives.
Works as a member of the Community Engagement department and maintains high standards of professionalism. Represents the Department at selected internal and external meetings, and consortiums
Provide assistance to patients in the PPGNY health center waiting room and outside mobile health centers, including providing Spanish language support services as needed
A demonstrated commitment to PPGNY’s mission related to bodily autonomy, health equity, and gender and racial justice
Bilingual in English and Spanish and knowledgeable of Latin American customs and cultural norms
Well-known in and have strong ties to Latin American communities (i.e. South American, Central American, Mexican, or Caribbean) in the vicinity of Schenectady, Amsterdam or Saratoga.
Familiar with prevailing attitudes toward sexual and reproductive health issues among Latinxs
Patient, good listener, and open to opinions and values that may be different from their own, without being judgmental
Flexibility in work schedule a must; mornings, evenings, and weekends on occasion
Willingness to work on site
What makes you stand out:
- Other additional languages/dialects a plus.
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 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.