Health Educator

Position Status

Full

Site

Florida

NHC Position Type

Health Education

Position Summary

The AmeriCorps member will serve as the Violence Prevention Facilitator for Youth with elementary, middle, and high school youth in community-based after-school programs, charter schools, and other child-focused venues, as well as the residential shelter, H.A.R.K., and the One Love initiative.  Member will conduct one on one assessments and education with children on emotional regulation and behavioral issues that arise from witnessing domestic violence. They will be responsible for administering curriculum at current sites, serving as a liaison between the child-focused site and Hubbard House agency, developing new site relationships to expand curriculum delivery, training volunteers, and completing all required documentation and reports, and coordinate activities of the Community Action Team to support the initiative.  All of the youth violence prevention programs recognize and incorporate gender, ethnic, and racial diversity in their curriculums and are thus appropriate for all students. Member will also provide social service navigation for families experiencing domestic violence including referrals to mental health counseling, food banks, housing assistance, and financial assistance. Providing options for all students promotes the Hubbard House agency vision of Every Relationship Violence-free.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Hubbard House Children’s Services Manager supervises all community-based prevention programs for children and youth. Due to the lack of adequate funding, staffing, and resources, the prevention programs have utilized an AmeriCorps member to help promote healthy relationships in underserved child-focused venues. These activities are distinct from those of existing staff, interns, or volunteers, as there are no other staff, interns, or volunteers who perform any of the activities assigned to the AmeriCorps member. This successful partnership has enabled the program to incorporate small group sessions for at-risk students as well as community engagement through parent meetings and community-based resource and health fairs. To continue a successful partnership, Hubbard House prohibits members to engage in any of the prohibited activities as outlined in the member handbook.

 

The AmeriCorps member will address the need for promoting healthy relationships and reducing risk-taking behaviors through education via the administration of our Primary Prevention Curriculum called WAVE, Working Against Violence Everywhere!, the One Love curriculum, and our YCAT initiative venue permitting. The Primary Prevention approach begins with a multi-session proactive curriculum designed to help reduce violence in our communities and is in keeping with the principles of Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Another key component of this initiative is expanding prevention efforts to engage communities in creating positive changes that discourage violence and support efforts to create healthy relationships. The curriculum education sessions expand into leadership development and mentoring to prepare students to take an active role in reducing bullying behaviors and abuse in their schools and neighborhoods. The Children’s Services Manager trains and shadows the AmeriCorps member on the violence prevention curriculum ensuring the member’s training does not exceed 20% of the aggregate of total member service hours. The AmeriCorps member’s position of Violence Prevention Facilitator for Youth does not duplicate any existing employee jobs description, nor does it displace current or former staff positions that have been vacated in the last 12 months.  These positions do not supplement grant funding for any existing employee job descriptions.  An AmeriCorps member has filled this position since 2010. Hubbard House, Inc. confirms that the AmeriCorps position is not a duplicate position.  The member will not be doing the same activities as employees of Hubbard House. Hubbard House, Inc. also confirms that the AmeriCorps position does not displace an employee, volunteer or position including partial displacement. 

 

The AmeriCorps member, after successfully passing a criminal & background history check, will serve as the Violence Prevention Facilitator for Youth with elementary, middle, and high school youth in community-based after school programs, charter schools, and other child-focused venues, as well as the residential shelter, and the One Love initiative. Member will not engage in any fundraising activities for Hubbard House or at any of the child-focused sites. The member will however, be responsible for administering curriculum at current sites, serving as a liaison between the child-focused site and Hubbard House agency, developing new site relationships to expand curriculum delivery, training volunteers, and completing all required documentation and reports, and coordinate activities of the Community Action Team to support the initiative. The member will not supplant any state or public funds. All of youth violence prevention programs recognize and incorporate gender, ethnic, and racial diversity in their curriculums and are thus appropriate for all students. Providing options for all students promotes the Hubbard House agency vision of Every Relationship Violence-free. This position will be providing onsite services with some delivered via web conferencing and others in person. In the case of host site closure or COVID-19 exposure, the member will conduct services via teleservice.