Teen Pregnancy Prevention Health Educator

Location
Macon, Georgia
Salary
$30K-$40K
Posted
Sep 04, 2020
Closes
Oct 04, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Job Title – Teen Pregnancy Prevention Health Educator  

Reports To: Project Director 

Job Status: Full-time 

Schedule: Monday to Friday 

KEY ROLE 

The Health Educator will support the Macon-Bibb Aligning Community Systems for Optimal Adolescent Health (ACSOAH) Project. ACSOAH seeks to promote optimal health and reduce teen pregnancy rates among vulnerable youth. The project includes the implementation of evidence-based pregnancy prevention curricula such as Reducing the Risk (RTR) paired with positive youth development and trauma-informed educational approaches serving at-risk youth ages 13-19 in the Macon-Bibb county in GA service area. The Educator is responsible for delivering TPP program instruction with fidelity, collecting performance measurement data, and implementing positive youth development activities. In addition, the Educator is expected to support community engagement and outreach in multiple settings. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Effectively deliver evidence-based curricula for program participants, reinforcing age-appropriate language and medically accurate instructional strategies. 
  • Assist in identifying and securing middle and high schools, alternative schools, and community-based sites to host TPP educational programming for project youth. 
  • Coordinate strengths-based youth development activities, which include the following: skits and role plays, role model presentations, and referrals to community resources. 
  • Employ trauma-informed educational practices. 
  • Ensure that program activities remain inclusive, promote cultural and LGBTQ sensitivity and enforce anti-harassment protocols. 
  • Collect and enter attendance data and submit fidelity monitoring logs into program database on a daily/weekly basis. 
  • Assist in coordinating special events for youth and community stakeholders and the Youth Community Action Team (Y-CAT) meetings and events. 
  • Assist team in coordinating educational support meetings for parents of project youth, which include encouraging parental involvement, facilitating relevant topics of interest (STIs, determinants of teen pregnancy, etc.), and providing resources and referrals as needed. 
  • Assist Lead Educator in coordinating special events and positive youth development activities, which include the following: skits and role plays, role model presentations, and end-of-program recognition events. 
  • Attend virtual and in person community meetings (when feasible) 
  • Conduct research and develop/update program materials for ongoing improvement strategies. 
  • Attend professional development trainings and internal and community meetings deemed necessary by Project Director. Attend weekly program team meetings. 
  • Provide support [e.g. data collection] to the Project Evaluators 
  • Attend scheduled standing internal and external meetings deemed necessary by the Project Director. 
  • Provide support for program sustainability and resource development efforts. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Training, Psychology or related degree (preferred) OR minimum of two to three years of relevant experience in education, counselling, and/or providing training, mentoring, and support to at-risk youth 
  • Because of the nature of our work with youth, all applicants must be able to pass a Level II Background Screening as required by the State of GA 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • A minimum of 3 years providing counselling and/or support services to youth 
  • A minimum of 3 years as a youth teacher/instructor 
  • A minimum of 3 years functioning as a youth-facing Youth Development Specialist 
  • Some experience facilitating youth development programs (preferred) 
  • Familiarity with Macon-Bibb community and existing relationships with diverse partners representing, Schools, Healthcare, Philanthropy, local businesses etc. 

Skills and Abilities 

  • Competency working with adolescents. Strong presentation, public speaking, and classroom management skills with a proven ability to engage and retain program participants. 
  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships with young people, team members, school personnel, and community/service providers.  
  • Existing relationships with diverse Macon-Bibb key stakeholders including individuals representing school, business, health care, religious community, etc.  
  • Knowledge of adolescent pregnancy determinants and youth development principles. 
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic and social groups. Bilingual skills (English, Spanish, French, Creole) are a plus. 
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Willingness to learn new content, demonstrated knowledge and ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines.  
  • Team orientated, creative and resourceful individual who is a strategic thinker, problem solver with strong decision-making abilities. Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Performing the duties of this position requires the ability to walk, sit, stand, reach, talk, hear, and lift presentation materials, including equipment. This position will require independent travel between local schools and other venues. Must maintain valid Driver’s License and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment. 

BENEFITS 

  • Health insurance. 
  • Dental insurance 
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan 
  • Paid time off 
  • Flexible schedule 

Please submit application to hr@gcapp.org