Nutrition Teacher & Teen Coordinator

Position Status

Open

Site

Florida

NHC Position Type

Health Education

Position Summary

The AmeriCorps member will provide nutrition education to children weekly during the school year at Tiger Academy YMCA in one of Jacksonville's low income areas. Member will facilitate education on topics like healthy eating, fruits, vegetables, lowered screen time, physical activity and injury prevention. The AmeriCorps member will conduct small group tutoring on reading for children at Tiger Academy in order to increase literacy. The member will create and develop lesson plans for a club of their choosing that focuses on health (body, mind, etc.). The member will conduct outreach to parents of alumni to Tiger Academy to collect data on their path beyond Tiger Academy. The member will also be responsible for taking photos and creating the 2022-2023 school yearbook. All of these activities will improve the health of the families living in this community as well as ensure the future health of the Tiger Academy children. The member will design and administer program surveys for Pre-Teen and Teen program participants that will be used to track progress and dictate program designs. Member will help design and deliver Teen Health Programming which will consist of Mental, Physical, and Nutritional Health. Member will lead Leaders Club and Youth in Government meetings and will have the opportunity to attend service and program trips as allowed by NHC. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing new programs or services to address community needs
  • Modifying organizational systems/practices to improve service efficiency and/or effectiveness Strengthening volunteer recruitment and/or retention efforts
  • Developing and/or implementing volunteer management strategies
  • Building relationships with community partners
  • Conducting research, mapping community assets, or reviewing data to strengthen the ability to meet community needs
  • Developing and/or providing staff education or training
  • Developing communications messages/strategies
  • Participating in working groups or other committees to identify gaps in practice or improve systems/processes/workflows
  • Creating tracking or data management systems

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Ability to effectively relate to diverse groups of people from all socio-economic segments of society.
  • Builds rapport and relates well with others.
  • Listens for understanding and meaning
  • Speaks and writes effectively
  • Drive to take initiative and be innovative in lesson planning and program components
  • Very outgoing and energetic; enjoys speaking in large groups of people
  • Works well with children/teens and has patience
  • Organized; familiar with data entry
  • Meets deadlines
  • Able to plan, organize, and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Team oriented

Knowledge Required for the Position

  • Understands how to conduct pre- and post- testing
  • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/National Health Corps member requirements
  • Skill with Microsoft Office or other software for a variety of data processing operations involving a range of problem solving, record keeping, correspondence, and service tracking options

Supervision

The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required.

Review

The service activities are reviewed for accuracy through spot checks, through complaints from customers, and through observation of the Member at service.

Guidelines

  • Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service.
  • Most instructions are easily memorized and require little interpretation.
  • Detailed guidelines exist, including regulations and directives, handbooks, precedents, industry standards and files of previous projects.

Complexity

The facts or conditions of the service position are clear cut, predictable, and apply directly to the assignment.

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

Service position assignments involve a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations that conform to established criteria.

Nature of Contacts

  • Students
  • Professional contacts with public, community groups and organizations 

Purpose of Contacts

To motivate, influence, or educate people to support change behaviors.

Special Considerations

  • Personal vehicle required
  • Unusual physical demands involving climbing, lifting, stooping, and reaching, etc.
  • Unusual service hours, involving evenings, weekends, or long shifts
  • Special dress code
  • Special safety regulations or precautions that must be observed
  • Language proficiency* (Complete Q16 if language proficiency is required)
  • Criminal history check requirements beyond those required by National Health Corps

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

DCPS Background Check

YMCA Background Check