Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford NX Professional Community Teacher (0.001 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

Patient Services

.001 FTE, 8-hour Day Shift

Heart to Heart: For Boys Only curriculum, a class on puberty for kids 10-12 years of age and their parents.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

The Professional Community Teacher is trained to teach in the variety of programs we offer in this department. This position sets up, teaches and evaluates curriculum, meets with families, both adults and children, establishes positive relationships between the hospital and the community through the vehicle of community education.

The Heart to Heart program for boys consists of classes for pre-teen boys, ages 10-12 to attend with their dads (or other adult resources) to learn about puberty and growing up. The classes cover a broad range of topics such as body changes for boys during puberty and those for girls during this time, myths and facts, sexuality, how a baby is made, making good decisions, and knowing your resources. We stress the importance of the parent as a primary resource for the child’s questions or concerns while honoring the individual values and traditions of each family. More information can be found on our website at

The classes are two hours in length each typically held over two weekday evenings. The instructor position requires someone who can relate well with youth and with adults and who can discuss the topics above in a frank and open manner --- the curriculum is fun, involving role-playing games and often personalized with stories from the different instructors. Humor is used very effectively to put everyone at ease. The ideal instructor will have experience with public speaking to large groups as the classes are often held for 30-50 pairs. We are licensed to teach the curriculum from Great Conversations ( in Seattle. You can see sample videos of the classes on their website. We currently hold our classes in San Francisco, Belmont, Morgan Hill, Campbell, Menlo Park and at Stanford.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Teaches specific curriculum in community classes that the hospital has established to present. These classes are for preteens and their parents and older adolescents.

  • Answers curriculum questions of class participants as well refer them to other resources including the resources of the hospital/enterprise.

  • Trains to stay current with information necessary for the accuracy of class content in keeping with standards of the hospital.

  • Prepares classroom set-up, a-v, resource materials to the enhance class experience.

  • Attends meetings necessary to stay abreast of current hospital information and program information.

  • Works with the community at large to represent the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Associates’ Degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible directly related work experience.

License/Certification: None

Preferred: Spanish Speaking

Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesThese are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.

  • Knowledge of the over-arching topic’s effect on the life of a family’s health.

  • Knowledge of Health English, spelling and pronunciation.

  • Ability to teach a diverse group of adult learners.

  • Ability to stay abreast of current information and objectives of our hospital and clinicians for information dissemination.

  • Ability to translate to a lay audience the position of the hospital and the resources necessary to learn a specific content.

  • Ability to inspire class members through a variety of teaching methods.

  • Ability to explain terms from the clinical to the lay language in oral as well as written communication.

  • Skill in a variety of teaching modes including lecture, auditory-visual and experiential/ role-playing techniques for effective learning across a broad spectrum of learners.

  • Skill at translating health information into lay terms.

  • Skill in communicating information in a way that will be internalized and practiced by the class attendee.

  • Skill in clear expressive language.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.