Prevention Education Coordinator, Congreso

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on February 15, 2016

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a dynamic nonprofit, is currently seeking a full-time Prevention Education Coordinator within their Health Promotion and Wellness division. This position is responsible for the oversight of the prevention health education component of the Health Education department through three major functions: 1) Program Development: coordinate, oversee, and conduct culturally and linguistically competent workshops to high-risk youth, families, and professionals that focus on promoting awareness and providing tools to prevent substance abuse, teen pregnancy, transmission of STIs, and domestic violence, and promote healthy relationships, problem solving skills, communication skills, and other relevant life skills essential to living a healthy lifestyle; 2) Serve as the lead organizer and instructor for domestic violence education and professional trainings, including the 40-hour domestic violence training 3) Contract Compliance: working closely with the Manager of Health Education to assure quality services through staff training as well as preparing reports and other documents as necessary for program functions and evaluation. The Prevention Education Coordinator will report directly to the Manager of Health Education
and will participate in all department activities as necessary.

About Congreso
Congreso is a multiservice nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education, and health services; leadership development and advocacy. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, Congreso has grown into a national thought leader on nonprofit performance management with an expert focus on the Latino community. Congreso is anchored by its innovative Primary Client Model (PCM™), and provides direct services to residents of the Philadelphia region while providing consult to other nonprofits and government systems nationally.

Essential Responsibilities
 Educates clients on HIV, AIDS and STD’s and their implications via the program’s policies
 Schedule, coordinate, oversee and conduct trainings, educational workshops/series, and presentations to high-risk youth, families, and professionals that focus on promoting awareness and providing tools to prevent substance abuse, teen pregnancy, transmission of STIs, and domestic violence
 Assists in the preparation of program concepts, curriculum, assessment tools, and of actual proposals for continuation of grants and for new funding opportunities
 Collaborate, initiate and develop media resources, presentations and materials that are appropriate for various age groups, including bilingual materials
 Serve as the lead for Domestic Violence Education
 Attend planning meetings for the purpose of program design and implementation, and data analysis
 Responsible for assisting in contract compliance through maintaining a specified number of health education activities as specified by the agency and funding source and ensuring compliance with all program objectives contractually outlined in program work plans
 Participate in PCM education circles, observations, seminars and training and support integration of PCM framework into all services

Minimum Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree in Education, Community or Public Health or related field
 1-2 years of supervisory experience; and two or more years of in health education, preferably in the fields of substance abuse, sex education, and domestic violence
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaborate with groups in diverse settings; excellent written and oral communication skills
 Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite required; clear understanding of the special cultural and educational needs experienced by underserved urban and Latino populations

Preferred Qualifications
 Bilingual (Spanish/English) highly preferred
 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training

Certification/License: certified training in medical technology, nursing assistant, etc. with venipuncture training; valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record; must be certified and possess and active counselor identification number to conduct HIV testing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

A Career with Congreso: Your talent and passion + our mission = outcomes

Come grow our reputation. Employees come to Congreso because they hear the positive things our clients, employees, and supporters say about us. Congreso has served the neighborhoods of eastern North Philadelphia since 1977. We have built our reputation on trust and high-quality human service delivery. And now our expertise in client-centered, outcomes-informed service delivery is extending our reputation beyond
local borders to regional and national renown.

Come serve the community. Employees come to Congreso because of their passion to work directly with members of a vibrant and diverse community towards greater self-sufficiency. We have grassroots in Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican community and a commitment to strengthen all who live in the communities we serve. Our campus is located in the heart of the Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhoods we serve and
includes a charter school that houses college courses at night.

Come celebrate culture. Employees come to Congreso because of the diversity of our employees, clients, and community we serve. We seek to serve all clients through practices that show inclusion, empathy and understanding regardless of cultural identities.

Come be part of our “familia.” Employees come to Congreso for a working culture that reflects our family-centered service approach and our commitment to balance work and family. Our “mi casa es su casa” welcome extends to employees and all who seek services from us. Our employees value the feeling of being “like family” and the close and supportive relationships they have with co-workers.

Come grow professionally. Employees come to Congreso to gain experience, learn new skills, and grow professionally. Our Primary Client Model™ provides employees with continuous education and professional development in client-centered, data-informed, and culturally appreciative service delivery. We recognize supervisors as leaders and an essential link between retention and service quality. All supervisors engage in regular professional development and organizational strategy conversations with Congreso’s President/CEO.

Congreso has a reputation for leadership development, with many former employees now in leadership positions at the local, regional and national level.

To Apply
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements here. For more information about Congreso and other career opportunities pleas go to

Congreso is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Congreso is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. All employment decisions at Congreso are made without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability or military/veteran status, or any other protected class as set forth under applicable State, Local and Federal Civil Rights Laws.

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