TOBACCO PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Program Area: Tobacco/Nicotine Prevention & Education
Full Time (40 hours)
Health Benefits Eligible
Open until filled
About the Position
Under the direction of the Tobacco Program Coordinator 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 peer-led and community level education and 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 children and youth
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 and community setting
Administers and collects program evaluation data
Research, design and implement training and professional development information about tobacco and other related substances to collaborative partners, and community members
With support from the Program Coordinator, ensures that monthly program related reports are submitted as required.
Attend professional development trainings
Educational practices and activities that meet the needs of a diverse student population, especially second language learners.
Lesson planning and pacing
Training development procedures
Peer coaching model
Youth and community engagement strategies
Team building with peers
Teach curricula to meet funding requirements
Communicate effectively with school site personnel and engaged community partners
Develop work plans and monitor implementation of strategies and activities
Strong public speaking skills
Classroom management skills
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)
An AA and at least four (4) years of prior experience in a classroom setting or other youth and community-based environments demonstrating similar duties and responsibilities.
Bilingual (English/Spanish, preferred)
Salary and Benefits:
Salary Scale: $ 35,606- $42,099 commensurate with experience
Eligible for medical, dental and other employee benefits
How to Apply:
If interested, please submit your submit a cover letter and resume noting salary history and four references to:
PVPSA Human Resources
Mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076
PVPSA is a drug-free and smoke-free work place and an equal opportunity employer.