Posted: Oct 30, 2018
Job Title: Educator
Reports to: Prevention Programs Coordinator & Lead Educator
Salary Range: $36K - $38K
Educator will support OIC’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP), which includes evidence-based pregnancy prevention curriculums: Reducing the Risk (RTR); Making Proud Choices In-Out-of Home Care (MPC) and Love Notes paired with positive youth development and trauma informed educational approaches serving at-risk youth ages 10 to 19. The Educator is responsible for delivering TPP program instruction with fidelity, collecting performance measurement data and implementing positive youth development activities. Support community saturation through community engagement and outreach in multiple settings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Effectively deliver evidence-based curricula for program participants, reinforcing age-appropriate language and medically accurate instructional strategies.
• Assist the Community Outreach & Mobilization Coordinator 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.
• Enter enrollment forms, classroom attendance and fidelity monitoring logs into program database on a daily/weekly basis.
• Assist in coordinating special events, such as the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community Mobilization Event for youth and community stakeholders and the Youth Leadership Council 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.), securing guest speakers, 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.
• Assist Project Coordinator and Lead Educator with the Youth Leadership Council.
• Attend community events as recommended by the Community Outreach & Mobilization Coordinator.
• Routinely review the most current CDC, NIH and state and local vital stats to ensure program materials adhere to medical accuracy and report any findings to the Programs Manager.
• Conduct research and develop/update program materials for ongoing improvement strategies.
• Prepare monthly reports, develop and maintain project resources.
• Attend professional development trainings and internal and community meetings deemed necessary by the Division Director, Prevention Programs Manager, Coordinator or lead educators. Attend monthly program team meetings.
• Follow all requirements and guidelines of the program funder under the guidance of supervisor.
• Share program and community resources with other team members as needed.
• Submit monthly statistics to Lead Educator in a timely manner as required.
• Complete Exit Surveys and Site Implementation Issue forms in accordance to policy.
• Attend scheduled meetings deemed necessary by the Project Director.
• Provide support for program sustainability and resource development efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Training, Psychology or related degree. Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience in education, counseling and/or providing training, mentoring, 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 Broward County School District.
Other Skills and Abilities:
• Competency working with adolescents. Strong presentation and classroom management skills with a proven ability to engage and retain program participants.
• Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships with other team members, school personnel, community/service providers. 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, and Prezi. Qualifications may be proven through exam. Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines. A 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 task 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.
Qualified applicants should email their resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
OIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer