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YOUTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Program Area: Youth Substance Use Prevention & Education

Full Time (40 hours)

Health Benefits Eligible

Open until filled

About the Position

Under the direction of the Youth Policy 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  

  • Implements summer programming activities with youth leadership group

  • Awareness of healing centered and culturally relevant strategies

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

  • Training development procedures

  • Public School systems

  • Peer coaching model

  • Youth and community engagement strategies  

  • Team building and collaboration efforts with team members and partners

Ability to:

  • Teach curricula to meet program requirements

  • Communicate effectively with school site personnel and engage community partners

  • Develop work plans and monitor implementation of strategies and activities

  • Strong public speaking skills  

  • Classroom management skills  

Training and Experience Required

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)

OR

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)

Annual Salary Range

Salary Scale: $ 48,360 ‐ $53,316 yearly commensurate with experience   Eligible for medical, dental and other employee benefits

How to Apply

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

PVPSA Human Resources

Email: adminhr@pvpsa.org

Mail: 335 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076

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