Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps September 2022 – July 2023 Service Year Position Description
Family Education AmeriCorps Member
Member Position – Summary and Purpose The Family Education AmeriCorps Member will enhance programing for participants by facilitating education in nutrition, cooking and physical activity as well as coordinating volunteers and the logistics of the sessions. This member will also serve a portion of their time in the Healthy Schools Program and the Community Outreach Program and any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness. Member Duties and Responsibilities Family Education Program
Member will expand recruitment for family programing
Provide direct linguistically and culturally appropriate health education (nutrition, physical activity) to participants in the family education programs.
Member will serve in snack preparation and demonstrations during weekly sessions
Oversee logistics for sessions
Recruit and manage volunteers for the Family Education Programs and prepare recognition activities and evaluation data
Member will track patients BMI and behavioral changes and have data readily available for evaluations
Develop marketing materials to use in education and promotion of the program
Production of content for social media platform at our “Healthy Choices” Facebook page as well promote its growth.
Member will coordinate social media research and provide weekly education via social media, specifically in the Healthy Choices Facebook page
Participate in team meetings and one on one meetings with Program Supervisor on a weekly basis where feedback for program improvement is welcome and encouraged
Lead or co-lead education, advocacy, and/or outreach programs to expand capacity of the Dept. of Environmental Health & Community Wellness
Collect and report data of individuals served on a change of behavior or intent to change behavior for a healthier lifestyle.
Member will have the opportunity for mentorship, collaboration projects and event planning across Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.
Member will avoid all prohibited activities while serving or representing AmeriCorps.
Healthy Schools Program
Member will collaborate with the Healthy Schools Coordinator to provide education to children.
Community Leadership Program
Member will collaborate with the Community Advocacy AmeriCorps member to participate in different projects of the Community Leadership and Advocacy program (including but not limited to community assessments and outreach, bicycle and walking clubs, and education at neighborhood events)
Qualifications and Experience
Be a high school graduate, GED recipient, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during the term of service. Members must agree to obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award.
17 years old or older, no upper age limit
Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
Pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Experience (or high interest) in health education, nutrition/fitness programs, public health
Ability to relate well to and communicate well with people of various ages and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
Flexibility to work some evenings and occasionally on weekends as needed.
Able to work accurately under pressure both independently and in a team-based environment
Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Publisher)
Knowledge of social media and video production
Valid Wisconsin driver's license, use of an automobile, and current auto insurance
Bilingual (Spanish- English) preferred.
Line of Supervision The Family Education AmeriCorps Member will report directly to the Family Program Coordinator. Application Process Interested applicants should fill out the SSCHC application by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Erik Miller by phone at (414) 897-5609 during weekday office hours (8am-5pm) or by email at email@example.com
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request.