Youth Engagement Program Coordinator

Position Status

Open

Site

Pittsburgh

NHC Position Type

Health Education

Position Summary

The purpose of the member will be to engage with youth through the CHANGE (Children’s Hospital Advisory Network for Guidance and Empowerment) program and 412 Youth Zone in the following ways:  

  •  Creating and facilitating health-related educational programming about:  
    • The opioid crisis and responsible prescription drug use  
    • Nutrition, access to nutritious foods, and healthy lifestyles  
    • Emergency preparedness 

  •  Identifying and coordinating community partnerships to foster active, accessible community engagement for youth 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engaging in outreach and promoting health education topics and healthcare services
  • Collaborating with pre-existing patients and partner organizations
  • Identifying hosts and sponsors in various communities to form new partnerships
  • Scheduling and coordinating intervention/class logistics
  • Facilitating interventions and classes about health issue prevention and management and overall wellness
  • Creating healthcare and wellness educational materials,
  • Facilitating and conducting healthcare and wellness trainings and classes
  • Planning and preparing for classes, engaging in program planning, developing community relationships

 

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Compassionate,
  • Experience with public speaking,
  • Open-minded,
  • Non-judgmental,
  • Self-starter,
  • Multi-tasker; ability to balance,
  • Coordination and/or great project management skills,
  • Good verbal and written communication skills,
  • Proficient computer skills and data entry skills,
  • Passion for community outreach or helping others to improve their health a plus

Knowledge Required for the Position

  • Knowledge of AmeriCorps/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

  • Member uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments following set procedures, independently.
  • The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required.
  • The supervisor assigns service activities in terms of project objectives and basic priorities and is available for consultation in resolving controversial issues.

Review

  • The Member independently plans and carries out the projects and selects the approaches and methods to be used in solving problems.
  • Completed projects are reviewed very generally to determine that objectives have been met and are in compliance with policies and regulations.

Guidelines

  • Written and oral guides provide specific instructions for doing service.
  • Guidelines are generally applicable, but the Member independently makes adaptations in dealing with problems and unusual situations.

Complexity

The Member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments.

Purpose and Impact of Service Position Assignments

  • The Member’s service output is necessary in order to facilitate the service of other staff.
  • Member provides timely services of a personal nature to others.
  • The service position product or services affect the social, physical, and economic well-being of a substantial number of people on an ongoing basis.

Nature of Contacts

Community Groups

Purpose of Contacts

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

Special Considerations

Unusual service hours, involving evenings, weekends, or long shifts

In the space below, provide additional information or explanations: Member will need to occasionally serve during evenings.

Criminal History Check Requirements Beyond NHC Standard Checks

In addition to NHC Standard Checks, all NHC Pittsburgh members are required to complete and pass criminal history checks for Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute/Diversified Care Management (DCM). Great Lakes/DCM is a third party vendor contracted with the Allegheny County Health Department (operating site for NHC Pittsburgh) to distribute NHC Pittsburgh member stipends. NHC Pittsburgh members are onboarded to Great Lakes/DCM system only when the checks have been completed and the member has passed those checks. 

The checks that all NHC Pittsburgh members would be required to complete and pass for Great Lakes/DCM are the following: 1) Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance), 2) National Sex Offender Registry Clearance, 3) Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance, and 4) Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance - ONLY completed via Identogo PA). 

NHC members do not have to pay for the completion of these checks. Great Lakes/DCM will distribute payment codes for the Act 33 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance) and Act 73 (FBI Criminal History Clearance which is conducted through Identogo PA ( PA FBI fingerprinting agency). The National Sex Offender Registry Clearance and Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance) will be completed by Great Lakes/DCM upon receiving requested information that members will be asked to submit.