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AYPS Youth & Family Educator

PositionAYPS Youth & Family Educator (1.0 FTE)
Salary$20.00 – $22.00 per hour ($41,600 – $45,760 per year) plus benefits
Reports toProject Director
StatusFull Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Youth & Family Educator will work under two programs – Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS) and Asian Pacific Islander Violence Prevention Services (APIVPS).

AYPS is a partnership between community-based organizations throughout the city. The goal of Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS) is to prevent, delay, and reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) among Asian youth in San Francisco. To achieve this goal, the program has designed activities that enhance the skills and abilities of participants to effectively make informed decisions about ATOD and other risk behaviors. The Youth and Family Educator is responsible for conducting interactive life skills workshops to elementary aged youth and co-facilitating family workshops on Friday nights.

APIVPS is a program that offers case management services, SEL support groups, and enrichment activities for in-risk/ at-risk API youth as well as youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System (ages 10-24 years old) and their families. APIVPS works to reconnect them with caring adults and peers by providing financial, social, and recreational resources in addition to building individual strengths and promoting youth and family communication.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Outreach to youth, community members, and schools.
  • Build positive relationships with both parents and youth.
  • Act as liaison amongst school personnel, community agencies and CYC.
  • Provide case management for comprehensive services and linkages, advocate for clients, family access to services, and collaborate with all systems involved with the family.
  • Prepare and complete required written documentation and reports.
  • Maintain close contact with teachers and school staff to monitor participants’ progress
  • Assist in implementing youth-led, community-level projects addressing media messages to reduce underage drinking among SF youth.
  • Empower and foster the youth leaders to possess good decision making skills as well as make responsible choices and actively participate in group decisions.
  • Follow curriculum and co-facilitate weekly sessions for parent programs in evenings and weekends.
  • Facilitate presentations regarding various behavioral health topics to youth and parents/adults at various agency-wide and community-wide events.
  • Assist in planning and organizing field trips and recreational activities.
  • Make appropriate referrals to CYC programs and other agencies.
  • Participate in planning and coordinating with funders and collaborating agencies.
  • Attend community initiatives and advocacy meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or other relevant fields and minimum of two year experience working with youth, preferably including group facilitation.
  • Bilingual in Cantonese and English is PREFERRED.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable discussing HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and other sensitive topics with youth and parents.
  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of low-income youth and English learners.
  • Ability to work with parents, teachers, and school administrators.
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and outdoor activities.
  • Ability to lift or move at least 25lbs.
  • Knowledge in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is a plus.
  • Ability to pass Criminal Background/Live Scan and TB Clearances.

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume to CYC Main Office via email: [email protected]

Attn: Youth & Family Educator

 

To apply for this job email your details to job@cycsf.org

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