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Western Pennsylvania

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2016 Health Center Advocacy Intern

Who We Are:  Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates and Association (PPPA) is one of 21 state public affairs offices of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPPA staff coordinate political and issue education efforts with public affairs staff at Pennsylvania’s Planned Parenthood affiliates who serve over 100,000 patients a year. Our goal is to ensure legislative, issue, and political advocacy efforts are integrated into a coordinated statewide strategy.

The Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP) Inside health centers, volunteers and staff educate patients about the political world in which the services they are receiving exist. Outside the health centers, volunteers and staff disseminate information about our health services to the surrounding communities.

Requirements

  • Commitment to reproductive health and rights for all Pennsylvanians, and to Planned Parenthood’s mission
  • Willingness to participate actively in all planned community or grassroots outreach events, such as phone banking, door-to-door and crowd canvassing
  • Outgoing team player, independent worker, who is well organized and who can self-motivate
  • Desire to engage underrepresented populations and Planned Parenthood patients through community engagement and grassroots organizing tactics
  • Commit to ten hours a week in an administrative office and/or health center
  • Maintain a regular, but flexible, schedule with hours that suit both the intern and the office staff
  • Access to a car; willingness to navigate public transportation a must
  • Possess computer skills, including data entry; attention to detail
  • Positive attitude with exceptional teamwork and strong interpersonal skills

Job Description:  Applicants must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to reproductive freedom and family planning services. Familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and GoogleDocs is necessary.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks and others as assigned for the duration of the internship:

  • Implement and cultivate affiliate’s Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP) in the following ways:
    • Create and set up advocacy stations in health centers
    • Train and support health center staff in Health Center Advocacy best practices
    • Organize and participate in “Healthy Neighborhood” canvasses to drive patients to health centers
  • Collect and enter data from postcards and petitions
  • Serve as a liaison between designated public affairs staff and health center staff
  • Participate in bi-weekly or monthly check-in calls with statewide organizers
  • Complete office related tasks
  • Assist the office staff with day to day operations as appropriate
  • Collect, share, and utilize patient experiences and stories to build supporter base
  • Participate in voter registration efforts in health centers and within the local community.


This internship requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week, and stipends are available for a limited number of positions. We strongly encourage People of Color, working-class, and LGBTQ+ individuals to apply. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2016.


 

Violence Prevention Specialist

Reports To: Vice President for Education

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Planned Parenthood of Western PA is seeking a compassionate individual to fulfill the full-time position of Violence Prevention Specialist. The position is a two-year grant funded position. This person will be committed to delivering relationship and sexual violence prevention curricula and programming in schools and community organizations, with youth 14-22, particularly young men, as well as with youth-serving professionals in Allegheny County. The Specialist’s daily schedule will be flexible, as it caters to after-school and weekend activities. In Year 1, the position will be dedicated 90% to violence prevention activities and 10% to staffing IOTAS (It’s Okay to Ask Someone), Planned Parenthood’s textline.

Responsibilities:

(Gender Violence Prevention Tasks - Year 1: 90%, Year 2: 100%)

  • Creates and coordinates youth and parent programs on sexual and relationship violence prevention curricula, including sexual health education sessions where requested.
  • Collaborates with community partners.
  • Provides support and training to youth-serving professionals involved in PPWP’s Violence Prevention Initiative.
  • Works with VP for Education and the Violence Prevention Team to schedule speakers, times, and dates for program requests and ensure that community needs are met.
  • Provides networking and outreach to schools and community organizations to  promote the program and secure speaking/program engagements. Attends agency and  community meetings as required.
  • Produces a bi-monthly newsletter to inform Violence Prevention partners about our activities and to give updates. 

(IOTAS Textline Tasks - Year 1: 10%)

  • Assists the VP for Education with tasks related to the IOTAS sexual health textline, including but not limited to staffing the textline, management of social media properties, digital content creation with youth, and outreach to youth-serving organizations.

(General Responsibilities - Years 1 and 2)

  • Responsible for representing Planned Parenthood at health fairs and community exhibits that take place in the community.
  • Reads and stays current on all information concerning reproductive health care, gender violence, and sexuality education.
  • Assists VP for Education in completing annual department work plan by carrying out other duties as requested.
  • Knowledge of and participation in the PPWP Quality and Risk Management Program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience and/or training working with youth and/or risk-reduction programs.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups of people (both teenagers and adults) and able to adapt to the needs of audiences.
  • Ability to act as a role model for youth, especially young men, from communities across Allegheny County.
  • Competence in addressing issues of relationship and sexual violence.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with teens, parents and school/community leaders from diverse communities.
  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to self-motivate and motivate others.
  • Possess strong writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of, and comfort with, issues relating to human sexuality, violence prevention, family planning, and a commitment to reproductive and social justice.
  • Commitment to the goals, mission, standards and objectives of Planned Parenthood.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to use telecommunications.
  • Ability to type and be computer literate.
  • Ability to verbally communicate publicly in a professional, effective manner.
  • Ability to establish rapport and communicate effectively with adults and young people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Must work collaboratively with diverse staff.
  • Actively demonstrate commitment to diversity goals.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearances:

  • Must have access to a car and maintain a valid Pennsylvania license and insurance.
  • Must maintain current Pennsylvania Act 33/34 clearance.
  • Must pass pre-hire drug screening.
  • Must be willing to sign and consistently adhere to PPWP confidentially, security and HIPAA policy statements.

Performance Criteria:

  • Accurate and timely completion of tasks.
  • Cooperative effort to assist in accomplishing education goals.
  • Satisfactory completion of programming based on education goals.
  • Adherence to education department and agency policies.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in an effective, timely manner.
  • Understands and is comfortable with diversity—racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, sexual orientation, etc. 
Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] to apply. PPWP offers an excellent benefit package including paid time off, employer paid medical, dental and vision benefits, life insurance and a 401(k) plan.   PPWP encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. PPWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Health Care Assistant - Moon/Bridgeville Health Clinics

PPWP is seeking intelligent and compassionate person to work for a mission driven organization as full time Health Care Assistant in our Moon and Bridgeville health centers.  

Planned Parenthood’s Moon and Bridgeville health center team provides gynecologic exams, birth control and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment services to men and women. Responsibilities include both front and back office duties: registering clients, working in the lab, preparing the client for their visit and providing client education.  The staff also support the call center making appointments for clients who are seeking medical services at Planned Parenthood.

We are looking for people with excellent customer service skills and attention to detail.  Venipuncture skills are preferred.  

PPWP offers an excellent benefit package including paid time off, employer paid medical, dental and vision benefits, life insurance and a 401(k) plan.  

PPWP encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. PPWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email Alicia Romano at [email protected] with your resume and cover letter to apply.


 Health Care Assistant - Greensburg Health Clinic

PPWP is seeking intelligent and compassionate person to work for a mission driven organization as full time Health Care Assistant in our Greensburg health center.  

Planned Parenthood’s Greensburg health center team provides gynecologic exams, birth control and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment services to men and women. Responsibilities include both front and back office duties: registering clients, working in the lab, preparing the client for their visit and providing client education.  The staff also support the call center making appointments for clients who are seeking medical services at Planned Parenthood.

We are looking for people with excellent customer service skills and attention to detail.  Venipuncture skills are preferred.  

PPWP offers an excellent benefit package including paid time off, employer paid medical, dental and vision benefits, life insurance and a 401(k) plan.  

PPWP encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. PPWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email Alicia Romano at [email protected] with your resume and cover letter to apply.


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