Community Health Worker – Sexual Health Education Unit

  • Company:
    Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland)
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
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Are you experienced in providing and promoting community sexual health and wellbeing education? Or do you have an interest in this area?Are you a champion of change and like providing a space to help shift and shape people’s attitudes to sexual health as a component of general health?Do you desire to have courageous conversations with people based and driven by a belief in empowerment, equality and open and honest communication?This permanent part time (24 hours per week) Community Health Worker position is a diverse role suited to a person with engaging facilitation skills and the ability to adapt and be responsive to the needs of stakeholders. This role requires autonomous management of projects and portfolios while still being a part of a small cohesive team. You will need to be driven to champion and promote positive sexual hauora in your role.As a member of the education unit at Auckland Sexual Health Services you will have two main areas of focus:Being a programme coordinator and mentor of the Peer Sexuality Support (PSSP) Programme within a variety of secondary schools in the Auckland regional area including the delivery of three residential hui at the start of each year.Deliver high-quality sexual health education and promotion events for priority populations and those agencies, organisations or supporting services engaging with them, including; training institutes, tertiary providers, schools, community organisations and iwi based providers within the Auckland regional area.Āhurutanga, Rangatiratanga, Mōhiotanga and Manaakitanga are the four guiding values that underpin the education unit’s practise. We are committed to creating:Safe spaces for all people, whanau and communities we work with.The ability for people to achieve autonomy over their sexual wellbeing.The capacity and space for people to gain insight and awareness through education, health promotion and appropriate support.The chance for nurturing and reciprocal relationships to uplift people’s mana.Professional and effective communication is a must, and you’ll need to be able to do so with varied age groups, walks of life and internal/external agencies.There is also an expectation that you will be able to create and nurture relationships within the communities the Education Unit work with, therefore culturally appropriate engagement experience is desired. Actively creating networks with public and sexual/reproductive health organisations regionally and nationally is also an integral part of the role.A relevant qualification related to this area of work would be advantageous (youth work, education, nursing, social work) as is previous engagement with the PSSP programme and evidence of previous facilitation work. However, we are looking for a star that will fit within a small team, while still being able to shine.Click here to see the position descriptionFor assistance, please contact Will Brosnan – Recruitment Coordinator on WBrosnan@adhb.govt.nz