The mission of Healthy Start is to improve maternal
and child health and to reduce poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in Allegheny
Background and Purpose
Start is looking to quickly fill this position serving adolescent
youth throughout Allegheny County. The Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®) promotes
the positive development of adolescents through curriculum-guided, interactive
group discussions; positive adult guidance and support; and community service
learning. Candidate must embrace the
principles of positive youth development and sexual risk avoidance education
and be able to attend training on August 17th-19th. Position may evolve,
to include mastery and delivery of other youth-focused sexual education, health,
or relationship curricula.
Essential Duties and
Facilitate the Teen Outreach Program in
accordance with the TOP curriculum—maintaining consistent youth engagement across
in-school, afterschool/summer and virtual settings.
Provide continuing contact and support to TOP youth.
Make presentations to school personnel,
community groups, parent groups and the business community on the benefits of
the Teen Outreach Program.
Maintain health and appropriate relationships
with TOP youth focusing on safety, support, interaction, and engagement.
Ensure accurate and timely implementation of TOP
program evaluation, reports and continual quality improvement activities.
Maintain accurate and up to date enrollment
forms, attendance records and service records on all youth.
Participate in planning for TOP sessions through
participation in weekly staff meetings.
Provide support in achieving goals, empowering
the youth and building their confidence along the way.
Establish a balance of power that builds mutual
respect and gives youth opportunities to lead.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
school diploma or GED and three or more years of experience working with adolescent
youth. Bachelors degree or advanced training in youth development, social work,
psychology, education or related field preferred; combinations of education and
experience will be considered.
and Knowledge Requirements:
· Understanding of positive
youth development and strong desire to work with youth.
· Ability to engage youth
while maintaining professional boundaries.
· Strong interpersonal, verbal
and written communication skills are mandatory.
· Ability to multi-task with
· Well organized and able to
meet deadlines for reporting, record keeping and documentation.
· Flexibly with an ability to
work evenings and some weekends.
· Ability to navigate and
guide youths through situation that may be sensitive in nature.
· Ability and desire to serve as
a positive role model with the community and to program participants.
· Ability to work and be
comfortable with a population that is economically, socially, spiritually,
culturally, ethnically, and physically diverse.
· Ability to work in neighborhoods
where socioeconomic conditions may contribute to undesirable conditions or
· Knowledge of prevention
strategies needs and risk assessment and family systems.
· Understanding of community
and service delivery systems.
· Emergency response and crisis
· Sounds analytical and
Professional demeanor is required as you will interact with persons at all
levels within the organization, outside of the organization and community.
Ability to follow instructions and take direction
from management and comply with the boundaries of the establish policy and
· Ability to plan and
facilitate group sessions.
· Ability to motivate and guide
TOP Groups in the community.
· Ability to work with
· Possess excellent
interpersonal and communication skills.
· Maintain an absolute
commitment to protecting the confidentiality of employee and agency information
handled on a daily basis.
· Must possess a valid
unrestricted Pennsylvania Driver’s License.
· Must possess current and
valid unrestricted automobile insurance and be listed as an insured driver.
· Personal transportation with
employee listed as an insured driver on the vehicle used for work.
position functions as a member of the Teen Outreach Program under the direction of the Program Manager.
- The work performed is 90% conducted in the
field. Candidate must possess the
ability to work at locales outside of the office environment.
- The other 10% of the position is office work
requiring sitting, keying, typing, and answering phones, with occasional
light lifting, carrying, stooping, standing, bending, walking, and filing.
- Intense mental, visual and aural attention is
required as the work involves responding to requests, planning or
performing work that is at times, can be fast-paced.
- Occasional out of town travel may be required.
$15-$17 per hour,
commensurate with experience. Includes
competitive benefits package.
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.