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Reports to: LHVPN Youth Services Manager

Position Summary:
The Youth Educator is responsible for co-facilitating weekly Project AIM sessions, working with community partners, providing overall support for teens enrolled in the Project AIM Program and to carry out the mission of the Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network and fulfill the work plan and requirements of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Initiative contract.
The mission of the LHVPN’s PREP program is to significantly reduce rates of teen pregnancy, existing disparities and conduct activities to ensure access for youth to comprehensive reproductive health care and family planning services in Haverstraw and Spring Valley, Rockland County.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager:

  • Recruit youth participants.
  • Co-facilitate the Project AIM Program Model with fidelity.
  • Conduct orientation meetings to parents and community about Project AIM.
  • Schedule and assist with the planning of special events for youth participants.
  • Provide “continuing contact” support to designated Project AIM teens (keeping them connected to the program, serving as a liaison with their parent/guardian) through email, phone calls, and personal interaction.
  • Participate in planning for Project AIM sessions & program evaluation and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Maintain healthy and appropriate relationships with Project AIM teens, focusing on safety, support, interaction, and engagement.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in health education or health-related field or at least 3 years of related experience in comprehensive sexuality education with youth.

  • Knowledge of positive youth development principles.
  • Ability to navigate partnerships in the community and school-based settings.
  • Ability to administer youth programs and experience working with adolescents.
  • Knowledge of reproductive health, anatomy, and physiology, and family planning.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation of discussion and/or teaching classes to youth in varied settings on goal setting, career development and reproductive health topics such as reproductive anatomy, contraceptive methods, STDs, and HIV/AIDS, etc.
  • Ability to relate to a wide variety of individuals.
  • Non-judgmental approach and experience working with racially and ethnically diverse groups.
  • Experience in program implementation, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Proficient in data entry and record keeping.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize project details and tasks, and to organize and lead community groups.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Excellent classroom management skills.
  • Proficient in data entry and record keeping.
  • Highly effective verbal, listening, presentation and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to problem-solve while minimizing conflict.
  • Excellent organizational and time and stress management skills.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to operate computerized spreadsheets, word-processing, and graphics at a proficient level.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Other Conditions of Employment:

  • Commitment to Project AIM and its effectiveness.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable personal transportation are necessary to fulfill job requirements.
  • Must have schedule flexibility to include occasional early morning, evening, and some weekend activities.
  • Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:
    • Ability to visually supervise youth within the PREP Initiative.
    • Walk, bend, kneel, and reach.
    • Lift 20 – 30 pounds.
    • Conduct both outdoor and indoor activities, in both warm and cold

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or marital status.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirement by December 16, 2019, to Laura Achkar, Youth Services Manager, LHVPN, Achkarl@lhvpn.net indicating “Youth Educator – your name” in the subject line.

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