PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TUPE)

Full Time (40 hours); Two Positions Available

Health Benefits Eligible. Open until filled​

About the Position: Under the direction of the Director of Agency Programs or designee, coordinate the implementation of evidenced-based tobacco education curriculum in K-12 classrooms throughout the Pajaro Valley School District and coordinate implementation of youth and family led community-level prevention activities.

 

About the Agency: Pajaro Valley Prevention & Student Assistance, Inc (PVPSA) has been the leader of youth prevention and intervention services in the Pajaro Valley. We believe that every young person in our community should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. We are committed to helping them identify those dreams and support them in that quest. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of students and families in the Pajaro Valley by providing health education, prevention services, mental health services, and by advocating for public policies that protect the health of our community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates implementation of evidenced based education services to students

  • Develops expert knowledge of specific primary and a secondary tobacco and substance abuse education educational materials, trainings and activities

  • Interfaces with school site administration to arrange for delivery of curriculum

  • Plans, preps and presents curriculum in the classroom setting

  • Collaborates with school site principals for sustained implementation of curriculum

  • Administers and collects program evaluation data

  • Trains and supervises staff to implement evidenced-based curriculum

  • Coordinates and writes routine reports that summarize the program activities and efforts

  • With support from the Programs Director, ensures that program related reports are submitted as required.

Employment Standards:

Knowledge of:

  • Educational practices and activities that meet the needs of a diverse student population, especially second language learners.

  • Lesson planning and pacing

  • School systems

  • Peer coaching model

  • Youth and community engagement strategies

  • Team building with peers

Ability to:

  • Teach curricula to meet federal requirements

  • Communicate effectively with school site personnel and Safe Schools/Healthy students and staff

  • Supervise, train, evaluate and motivate assigned professional staff

  • Develop work plans and monitor implementation of strategies and activities

 

Training and Experience:

Requires a BA degree and at least two years education implementation in a school setting or other youth/community service environment. Bilingual skills highly desired (Spanish/English)

Salary and Benefits:

Salary Scale: $ 35,606.27 - $43,783.17 commensurate with experience
Eligible for medical, dental and other employee benefits

If interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a minimum of three references (with contact information) to:

PVPSA c/o Human Resources
beatriz.collazo@pvpsa.org, 831-728-6445

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