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Adolescent Health Promoter

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 1, 2020 - August 5, 2022

Application Window

May 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Location

  • Guyana

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

Peace Corps Guyana’s Health project aims to support Guyana’s National Adolescent Health Programme to improve adolescent health and well-being. The project dovetails with the Ministry of Public Health’s vision that “All people of Guyana are among the healthiest in the Caribbean and the Americas” by the year 2020 and is aligned with its strategy to build health literacy, and positive attitudes and behaviors that will lead to healthy life choices and sustain health throughout the life course.

Adolescent Health Promoters work in a secondary school 5 days per week during their first year. During their second year, they work approximately 4 days per week at the secondary school and approximately 1 day per week at a local healthcare facility. At the secondary school, they:

• Collaborate with teachers to co-plan lessons and co-deliver the Ministry of Education’s Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum to adolescents 10 – 14 years old

• Work with school staff and other work partners to co-develop and co-lead activities for youth in after school clubs and summer camps

• Partner with teachers, the PTA and/or healthcare workers to facilitate sessions with parents on strategies for communicating with youth

At the healthcare facility, they:

• Enhance the ability of healthcare workers to provide youth-friendly health services

• Collaborate with healthcare workers to increase youth awareness of and access to services offered

In implementing the Health project, Adolescent Health Promoters will likely collaborate with staff from a variety of agencies and organizations over the course of their service. These may include:

• Ministry of Education’s Health and Family Life Education Coordinator, Parent Teacher Association Coordinator, and Regional Education Department

• Ministry of Public Health’s Adolescent Health Unit, National AIDS Programme Secretariat, and Regional Health Department

• Ministry of Social Cohesion’s Department of Youth, Regional Youth Officers

• Non-governmental organizations supporting youth

Peace Corps Guyana’s Health project aims to support Guyana’s National Adolescent Health Programme to improve adolescent health and well-being. The project dovetails with the Ministry of Public Health’s vision that “All people of Guyana are among the healthiest in the Caribbean and the Americas” by the year 2020 and is aligned with its strategy to build health literacy, and positive attitudes and behaviors that will lead to healthy life choices and sustain health throughout the life course.

Adolescent Health Promoters work in a secondary school 5 days per week during their first year. During their second year, they work approximately 4 days per week at the secondary school and approximately 1 day per week at a local healthcare facility. At the secondary school, they:

• Collaborate with teachers to co-plan lessons and co-deliver the Ministry of Education’s Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum to adolescents 10 – 14 years old

• Work with school staff and other work partners to co-develop and co-lead activities for youth in after school clubs and summer camps

• Partner with teachers, the PTA and/or healthcare workers to facilitate sessions with parents on strategies for communicating with youth

At the healthcare facility, they:

• Enhance the ability of healthcare workers to provide youth-friendly health services

• Collaborate with healthcare workers to increase youth awareness of and access to services offered

In implementing the Health project, Adolescent Health Promoters will likely collaborate with staff from a variety of agencies and organizations over the course of their service. These may include:

• Ministry of Education’s Health and Family Life Education Coordinator, Parent Teacher Association Coordinator, and Regional Education Department

• Ministry of Public Health’s Adolescent Health Unit, National AIDS Programme Secretariat, and Regional Health Department

• Ministry of Social Cohesion’s Department of Youth, Regional Youth Officers

• Non-governmental organizations supporting youth
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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