Youth Developer, Teen Health Promoters (Full-Time, Washington, DC)
Latin American Youth Center - Washington, DC

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The Teen Health Promoters program trains students enrolled in the 9th-12th grades in health topics, peer education, and clinical skills. Participants participate in clinical internships at community clinics and develop and implement community health projects in which they practice health promotion with their peers and community members. In addition, participants receive one-on-one academic case management and are matched with mentors who are young health professionals. The Lead Youth Developer is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of youth involved in the Teen Health Promoters (THP) program. The Lead Youth Developer is also responsible for finding new and maintaining existing partnerships with clinics, hospitals, universities, and other youth-serving organizations, in addition to identifying peer education and career development opportunities for participants.

  • Makes revisions to the THP work plan, curriculum, and learning objectives;
  • Recruits and enrolls ~15 youth interested in health careers and health promotion and committed to meeting program requirements;
  • Coordinates THP workshop schedule, develops lesson plans, and facilitates workshops utilizing approved curricula; co-facilitates sexual health unit with Americorps Youth Developer, and identifies guest
  • organizations/individuals to facilitate (or co-facilitate) workshops outside own expertise for other health untis to meet program goals/objectives;

  • Facilitates development and implementation of youth-driven community projects and outreach activities;

  • Coordinates mentoring component of program, reaching out to universities to recruit young health professionals to mentor participants, and planning mentor-mentee events;

  • Hires, trains and supervises intern(s) to provide and document academic case management and goal-setting for participants;

  • Recruits clinic and hospital internship host sites, matches participants with internship placements, monitors attendance, and supervises participants’ work performance;

    Refers participants to health providers, including linking participants to STI, HIV, and pregnancy services and resources; Coordinates youth field trips;

  • Works with Learning and Evaluations team to make updates to the program evaluation plan, including revisions to the logic model and other evaluation documents.

  • Performs program evaluation tasks, including inputting statistical and narrative data in the LAYC internal evaluation system (ETO);

  • Manages program budget, including submitting and reconciling check requests, making all necessary purchases, and maintaining an up-to-date budget tracker;

  • Attends necessary national and local grantee meetings as required by Grant Officers;
  • Writes grant reports;
  • Prepares funder proposals, funding reports, and participates in meetings with current and potential funders;
  • Meets bi-monthly with the Health Promotion Team Manager to discuss programmatic issues;
  • Attends monthly Team and Department meetings;
  • Improves professional skills by attending workshops, conferences, and training sessions;
  • . Adheres to all LAYC personnel policies;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • III. Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required in health education, social work, or related field;
  • At least one year experience working in health promotion and/or program planning;
  • At least one year experience working with youth;
  • Experience working in a community-based and multicultural setting; and
  • Complete Medical, FBI, and Child Abuse and Neglect clearances
  • IV. Skills
  • Excellent oral and written English skills. Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate trainings for youth of diverse backgrounds and varied learning abilities
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse population
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills
  • Self motivated and able to balance multiple responsibilities with minimum supervision
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible schedule

  • Monday to Friday from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Weekends and/or evening hours as needed

To apply, please email a résumé and a cover letter to Maggie Lyons at maggie@ . L
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