Peer Educator





Part Time



POSITION SUMMARY The Peer Educator is responsible to support the day-to-day management and activities of a substance abuse prevention program. The Peer Educator will facilitate a coping skills/ prevention class to middle and high school students and provide additional support to maintenance and sustainability of the program.





JOB FUNCTIONS AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES


The following list of duties is intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, is similar or closely related to another duty statement or a logical assignment to the classification.

Coping skills/Prevention Facilitator (80%)

● Teach coping skills/prevention to middle and high school students

● Administer pre/post surveys from students

● Work with youth group to disseminate successes of the program

● Outreach to school administrators to expand the program

● Communicate effectively with community members from multi-cultured and disadvantaged backgrounds.

● Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Community Relations/ Administrative (20%)

● Publicize activities and events throughout the community via social media.

● Attend appropriate outside meetings, events and tabling opportunities to promote the program and activities.

● Manage Outreach and Marketing Campaigns via social media as well as other marketing strategies. ● Perform other duties as assigned and agreed upon by the parties involved.

● Communicate effectively with youth from multi-cultured and disadvantaged backgrounds.

● Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)

● Ability to give presentations to groups such as local parents, other service providers, local service clubs, etc.Write and communicate clearly.

● Work with minimal supervision.

● Experienced in working with youth and/or families to access health-related services; and, to follow up to ensure that youth and families have accessed services successfully.

● Strong public speaking and meeting facilitation skills to teach classes and workshops to students, parents and at large community events.

● Knowledge of available health-related services in the community is a plus.

● With supervision from the program manager and coordinator, makes logical and judicious decisions and provides workable solutions to problems; weighs alternative decisions and reduces outcome risks.

● Strong interpersonal skills: ability to use collaborative approaches to build support for objectives; builds positive relationships within and outside the agency.

● Effective and timely dissemination of information and publicity for activities and events.

● Goal and result orientation; ability to meet time commitments and follow through to task/job completion.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE


● Provide evidence of adequate preparation, background, or experience for the position.

● Public Speaking Experience

● High School Diploma/ College Degree Preferred

● Two (2) years of directly related work experience in a service capacity in the nonprofit or public sector preferred


OTHER REQUIREMENTS / EXPECTATIONS

● Must have California Class C driver’s License in the State of California

● Reliable vehicle during work hours

● Fingerprinting and background check

● Availability to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

● Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds from underserved communities.

● EYFC expects employees to embrace its focus on inclusion of all members, regardless of ability or socio-economic position.

● Exercise significant initiative, discretion, independent judgment, personal awareness, professionalism, integrity and demonstrate confidence and confidentiality in all areas of performance.

● Must be able to multi-task and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

● Must present a professional image by dressing conservatively, professionally, and appropriate for the position.

● Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents and governmental regulations.

● Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.

● Must have the ability to make frequent decisions.

● Must interact successfully with team members to complete tasks assigned.

● Ability to lead others in completing assigned tasks with minimal direction from supervisors.

● Must be able to stand, sit, bend, twist, and stoop, up to two hours a day. Lifting of up to 10 lbs and some reaching above head occasionally.

● Must manage personal time to accomplish multiple assigned tasks in cooperation with team members.

● Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Some bending, stooping, stairs, and reaching required.

● Other related duties as specified by the Substance Use Prevention Manager and Executive Director. Reasonable Accommodations provided for individuals with disabilities.


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