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Adolescent Parenting Program Assistant

Robeson, NC (Robeson County)

Posted 07/26/2022

NCAPHA is actively recruiting for a Part-Time Adolescent Parenting Program Assistant placed at the Robeson County Health Dept.

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE:             Adolescent Parenting Program Assistant

REPORTS TO:                 Health Education Director

FLSA STATUS:                Part-Time (This is a 20 hour per week grant funded position that will be contracted through the North Carolina alliance for public health. Funding for this position will be renewed annually, subject to continued availability of funds and satisfactory program performance for a maximum of four years.  No benefits are included.)

SALARY:                          $12,440.00

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Adolescent Parenting Program Assistant supports the APP Coordinator which oversees The Adolescent Parenting Program (APP).  APP is a secondary prevention program (i.e., prevention of second or higher order pregnancies) that provides four-year annually renewable grant awards to projects to provide services for pregnant or parenting teens throughout North Carolina. This position will assist the APP Coordinator with using evidence-based or evidence-informed program strategies for secondary pregnancy prevention, drop-out prevention and child maltreatment prevention.

FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Essential Functions

The APP Assistant will support the APP Coordinator with the following duties:

  • Maintain hardcopy files of parental consent forms for program participants.
  • Enter data about program activities into the EZTPPI database in accordance with the EZTPPI database manual which can be found under the Help Menu.
  • Complete at least 20 hours annually of professional development training aimed at improving program outcomes (includes attendance at TPPI regional meetings).
  • Recruit CAC members, maintain a membership list, hold meetings at least quarterly, and upload the meeting minutes into EZTPPI.
  • Define and maintain cooperative ties with other community institutions in order to meet the needs of program participants.
  • Recruit, screen, train, supervise and recognize program volunteers.
  • Seek financial support from sources other than the TPPI funds, including sources in the local community.
  • Implement the chosen home-based curriculum with fidelity, and/or monitor other staff who are implementing the curriculum to assure fidelity
  • Participate in ongoing efforts within the scope of APP activities that promote the reduction of racial, ethnic, or socio-economic health disparities among program participants and within the community being served. Activities may involve academic assistance, parenting education, linkages with medical and prevention health services, parent (grandparent) involvement, career awareness, job skills development, individual counseling, cultural enrichment, and recreation.

Supervision

  • The APP Supervisor will support the activities of the APP staff
  • Conduct monthly supervision with APP Coordinator and Assistant to review current participants including case notes
  • Ensure that program operation is in accordance with the DHHS contract and this policy manual
  • Serve as a member of the CAC and recruiting additional members
  • Define and maintain cooperative ties with other community institutions in order to meet the needs of program participants
  • Seek financial support from sources other than the TPPI funds, including sources in the local community.

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in youth development, social work, psychology, education, or related field preferred; equivalent work experience will be considered.

Experience:  Minimum 1 year experience in teen program delivery.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven success in youth and family interactions.
  • Knowledge of the stages of youth development and positive approaches to behavior management.
  • Knowledge of reproductive health and safety education.
  • Program implementation experience with teens.  Experience implementing evidenced-based programs is preferred. 
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization, and partner organizations.
  • Ability to foster diversity and open communication within teams and programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a high performing team.
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, and web-based computer programs.
  • Successful co-facilitation experience preferred.

Equipment Used:

Standard office equipment, including computer, telephone, fax, and copy machine.

License(s)/Certifications Required: 

Ability to become trained as a certified Parent Educator

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands:

Ability to visually supervise youth within APP .

 

Qualified candidates apply at:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=8051017b-5cd0-4bd7-9972-7dc8ffcf752e&jobId=33312&lang=en_US&source=CC788055

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