Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.

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Youth Peer Educator

Youth Peer Educator

Job ID 
2017-2080
# Positions 
1
Department 
Youth Education & Employment Services (YEES)
Type 
Part-Time, Regular

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Overview

 

COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC.

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:

Youth Peer Educator

Department:

Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

Reports To:

Tribal PREP Coordinator

Supervises:

None

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

Pay Grade:

C3

Job Type:

Regular, Part-Time, (1) Year Temporary Position

 

General Functions:

The Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) Youth Peer Educator works in multiple CITC service area sites to teach the Strengthening OUR Youth curriculum. As part of the CITC Tribal PREP Strengthening OUR Youth program, the Youth Peer Educator will serve as a resource for peers regarding reproductive health, sexuality and other health concerns.

 

Hours and locations will vary. The Youth Peer Educator is expected to help explore choices in provided curriculum and/or one-on-one encounters with peers as they occur naturally. The Youth Peer Educator will provide co-facilitation of group sessions on a regularly scheduled basis. This position is a year-long position.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in training using the Strengthening OUR Youth curriculum.
  • Learns and maintains updated information on family planning, growth and development, sexually transmitted infections and other adolescent social, sexual and health-related issues.
  • Provides accurate and factual information on family planning, growth and development, sexually transmitted infections and other adolescent social, sexual and health related issues to other teens and community groups.
  • Co-facilitates and/or assists with informational and educational sessions.         
  • Keeps accurate records of activities.       
  • Performs recruitment activities via presentations, phone calls and community events.
  • Attend monthly Roundtables, Curriculum Working Groups and other Strengthening OUR Youth events.
  • Document peer contacts and provide quarterly reports.
  • Work with staff in planning, presenting and evaluating sessions.
  • Turn in time sheets and other required documentation promptly.
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • The Youth Peer Educator will successfully complete specified hours of training on multiple subjects related to the curriculum and working with at-risk youth.
  • The Youth Peer Educator will provide thoughtful, thorough and factual answers to individual inquiries from peers.
  • The Youth Peer Educator is willing and able to represent the agency in the community in a positive manner.
  • Ability to get along well with others.
  • Ability to listen well and be non-judgmental.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences of different ages and gender.
  • Ability to make and keep commitments.
  • Ability to work independently, responsibly and reliably.
  • Ability to cultivate good leadership skills.
  • Ability to speak publicly.
  • Must be able to cope with and handle conflict appropriately.
  • Must be comfortable discussing ‘sensitive issue’ subject matter.
  • Must be accepting, understanding and able to maintain and respect confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 20 years old.
  • High School Diploma/GED, attending High School or College in good academic standing, or enrolled in a GED/HS Completion program.
  • Continued employment status will be contingent upon receipt of a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check report in compliance with the 1990 Indian Child Protection Act.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in youth development, social service, and/or non-profit programs.
  • Experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people, knowledge of their values and belief systems and ability to provide culturally competent services.

Additional Information:

Preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act.

 

Disclaimer

The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

 

 

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