Youth Health Educator, Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Posted by Congreso de Latinos Unidos on October 10, 2016

Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., a dynamic nonprofit, is currently seeking a Youth Health Educator to work within its Health Promotion and Wellness division. 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.

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 Functions
1. 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.
2. Assist group participants in developing and fostering supportive relationships and increasing general problem solving and decision-making skills.
3. 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.
4. Conduct outreach activities to recruit participants for the workshops and provide health information and resources.
5. Enter and maintain participants’ data in an up-to-date manner in accordance with agency and funder requirements.
6. Connect workshop participants with local community resources, as needed, including making referrals to the drug and alcohol case management program.
7. Develop collaborative relationships with social and health care service providers as well as other community resources.
8. Develop and submit monthly reports to supervisor.
9. Maintain an ongoing record of position goals and work-plans.
10. Regularly attend and actively participate in staff meetings, training sessions, and meetings with funders. Represent the project in external events as assigned by supervisor.
11. Support other Health Education Department Programming.
12. Performs related duties as assigned.

Experience, Education, and Licensure
Minimum Experience:
 1-2 years of group facilitation with youth required.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish preferred.

Minimum Education:
 Bachelor’s degree in education, public health, social work or related fields required.

 40+hours domestic violence training certificate from an approved PCADV training program a plus.

Certification/License: Completion of the Domestic Violence 40 hour training provided by an approved PCADV membership program. Maybe completed post hire.

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.

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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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