Youth Health Educator, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on September 18, 2017

The Youth Health Educator is responsible for facilitating substance abuse, sex education, and violence prevention curriculum to high-risk youth. The Youth Health Educator will assist group participants with fostering supportive relationships and connecting to local community resources. In addition, the Youth Health Educator will facilitate one-time workshops for community groups, develop health campaigns, perform related outreach and information dissemination at community events, and assist with scheduling workshops at schools. This position requires flexible scheduling with notice and occasional evenings and weekends.

The Youth Health Educator will have internal contacts with the entire administrative staff and external contact with clients, community resources, and the community. This position has access to sensitive Congreso information and is expected to handle such information with integrity and professionalism. This position has regular contact with members of the community and is expected to represent Congreso in a professional manner.

The Youth Health Educator will report directly to the Manager of Health Education and will participate in all department activities as necessary. As a member of the Health Education Team, the Youth Health Educator is responsible for supporting other Health Education Department Programming as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitate curriculum on preventing substance abuse and promoting healthy relationships, youth sexual health, problem solving skills, communication skills, and other relevant life skills essential to living a healthy life style.
  • Assist group participants in developing and fostering supportive relationships and increasing general problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Identify and/or develop activities and educational materials to increase cultural relevance of curriculum with assistance and input of the Health Education and Training team.
  • Conduct outreach activities to recruit participants for the workshops and provide health information and resources.
  • Enter and maintain participants’ data in an up-to-date manner in accordance with agency and funder requirements.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with social and health care service providers as well as other community resources.
  • Develop and submit monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Maintain an ongoing record of position goals and work-plans.
  • Regularly attend and actively participate in staff meetings, training sessions, and meetings with funders.
  • Represent the project in external events as assigned by supervisor.
  • Support other Health Education Department Programming.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

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