WJCS is searching for a part-time, 28 hours per week, YPA Coordinator to work in Sleepy Hollow and White Plains High School. Under general supervision of the Director of Youth Services, the Coordinator will provide culturally sensitive and clinically sound leadership to the YPA and Peer Impact program. The YPA program’s components include case management, supportive counseling, group psycho-education, professional staff development and other intervention work with pregnant and parenting teens as well as prevention work with youth around healthy decision making. Responsibilities include network with and outreach to community-based organizations and creating and delivering training and workshops for parents and families.
Responsibilities for the Peer Impact program include recruiting and supervising peer educators at both schools; facilitating and adhering to Peer Impact Program Curriculum (a Youth Development Program) which will run after school one day per week at each site; and providing outreach to adolescents (particularly Latino Youth) to become future leaders and advocates and to increase community awareness of pregnancy prevention, dating and substance abuse, the impact of peer pressure, and the value of healthy relationships
The ideal candidate must possess a Master’s degree in Human Services field. Must have experience working with adolescents and families; able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing a plus; and good knowledge of the Latino community in Westchester County and Ossining in particular.
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