JOB TITLE:               Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocate
DEPARTMENT:     Sexual and Reproductive Health
REPORTS TO:         Manager, Women’s Health Services

FLSA STATUS:        Full-time; Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Advocate will manage recording and reporting duties under the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer grant.  The SRH will provide support, advocacy and information to lesbian/bisexual/queer/trans women, gender nonconforming individuals, young people, women living with HIV and women of color to increase opportunities for access to sexual, reproductive and preventative health services. The Reproductive Health Advocate will continue developing resources and services at Howard Brown Health (HBH) for women and TGNC folks that empowers healthy, informed decision-making about bodies, sexuality, reproductive, prevention and family planning services from a holistic, affirming perspective.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide patient navigation and support around breast/chest/cervical cancer health and prevention for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP), including: coordinate services and medical care with providers, follow-up with outside collaborative partners regarding screening and treatment, appointment scheduling navigation and facilitate ongoing team meetings.
  • Coordinate IBCCP billing with appropriate staff. Work with finance, medical providers and billing teams to maintain billing of services, including HBH billing of third party collaborative partners.
  • Manage daily, monthly and quarterly data entry work for the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) grant in Cornerstone Database and EMR, including records and reports.
  • Participate in sexual, reproductive and prevention Quality Assurance processes via data collection, evaluation of services, results and the implementation of recommendations.
  • Document all interactions with patients and clients as necessary to ensure best practices.
  • Provide health justice, feminist and harm reduction frameworks for patient care when communicating with patients, families of choice and health care providers.
  • Provide client referrals to sexual, reproductive and family planning providers, both onsite and offsite, including: HBH counseling and testing, STI screening/treatment, BYC, medical services, BHS, IBCCP/SAC/Clinic for routine breast and cervical cancer screenings, elder services, fertility and reproductive specialists, abortion/adoption/parenting resources. 
  • Coordinate all monthly Sexual & Reproductive Health Drop-In Nights with WHS team where patients access breast/chest/cervical cancer screenings, HIV/STI screening, pregnancy testing, conception counseling and management, IUD insertion, health insurance enrollment, health workshops and more.
  • Facilitate and support breast/chest/cervical cancer health education via community outreach, educational workshops and screening services.
  • People of color, trans, and gender nonconforming people highly encouraged to apply.


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIRED:

Required:

  •      3-5 years’ experience in women’s health working with the LGBTQIA community and reproductive justice, Bachelor’s degree in social work , public health, or gender/women’s studies.
  •      Familiarity with data management systems including, but not limited to, Cornerstone and Centricity.
  •      Must have good working knowledge of sexual, reproductive and preventative health; the LGBTQIA community; gender, women and HIV health with specific understanding of the disparities faced by these populations.
  •      Familiarity with medical issues of people Assigned Female at Birth.
  •      Must be able to work some evening and weekend hours.
  •      Fluency in Spanish highly regarded.


ADA SPECIFICATIONS

  • Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively.
  • Requires ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment.
  • Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • May require occasional bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • May require periodic travel.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please start the application process using the link below. Applicants should submit both their cover letter and resume into our ADP system for consideration.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Howard Brown are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.