Sea Mar Adolescent Clinic located in Seattle is seeking to fill the position of a Teen Peer Advocate. This position is open for ages 16 years or older. A Washington Driver’s License is preferred but not required.
This is a PART-TIME position and does not offer healthcare benefits. The Teen Peer Advocate (peer advocate) is a position funded by the Washington Department of Health (DOH) in association with Sea Mar Community Health Centers (Sea Mar). The peer advocate will work closely with the Adolescent Health Education Coordinator (AHEC) and community partners to help expand health education programming and advance Sea Mar Community Health Center’s mission.
The peer advocate will be responsible for reviewing educational materials addressing historical and the role of systematic racism in reproductive and sexual health. Reviewing current educational materials for reproductive and sexual health and other associated adolescent concerns. Working directly with AHEC on development of new written, media, and educational materials, and dissemination of these materials. Assist the AHEC in collecting feedback and recommendations from community partners. Assist the AHEC with the development of new materials that meet equity goals and assist in community presentations.
The peer advocate position works mostly within community, office and clinical settings, providing staff support and services to Sea Mar Community Health Centers’ clients on-site and off-site from their primary working location. The position will require travel between program locations. The position usually works regular working hours at Sea Mar Community Health Centers (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm), but flexibility is expected.
* This is a grant funded position and subject to the availability of funding.
As a Sea Mar employee, the individual in this position commits to adherence to these values to their utmost ability and endeavors to strengthen and embody this mission daily.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Review education materials developed by the AHEC.
- Provide feedback on education materials, in regards to peer relevance and equitable messaging.
- Develop new materials with messaging inclusive of gender-diverse, LGBTQIA+, and BIPOC youth.
- Develop skills in the development of educational materials.
- Develop skills in data collection.
- Strengthen presentation skills.
- Work closely with the AHEC on material and curriculum evaluation.
- Present sexual health education materials to community members in person, online, social media, or radio.
- Elicit community feedback after presentations.
- Restructure presentations and written or media materials with the AHEC based on community feedback.
- Other tasks and duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Experience working with gender diverse and BIPOC populations.
- Have a valid Driver’s License and an ability to travel to different locations during the workday.
- Expertise or advanced proficiency in culturally and linguistically affirming instructional teaching practices and the pedagogy required to engage all students in learning experiences that enable them to synthesize complex knowledge and skills in sexual health.
- Maintain professional demeanor in challenging situations
- Passion for and dedication to working with community members
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
- Typing proficiency of at least 55 wpm and fluency in computer applications such as MS Office.
- Fluency in creation of spreadsheets, styling spreadsheets, creating and using spreadsheet formulas, especially for organizing and keeping track of hours and funds and resources
- Ability to learn new programs as may pertain to use of electronic health records.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.